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17th Jan '17 6:16:32 AM Jeduthun
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* Played straight in the film ''Film/FlorenceFosterJenkins'', a {{biopic}} of the famously GiftedlyBad opera singer mentioned above. Creator/MerylStreep (who is of course a trained and experienced singer, as seen in [[Film/MammaMia some of her other film roles]]) does a spectacularly bad job at screeching and warbling entirely out of key and tempo, reducing several characters to [[{{Corpsing}} helpless giggles]]. However, the trope is {{averted}} a bit as far as the "Hollywood" aspect goes-- although it sounds completely over the top, the real Florence [[RealityIsUnrealistic really did sing that badly]], and Streep is doing a dead-ringer imitation of her recordings.

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* Played straight in the film ''Film/FlorenceFosterJenkins'', a {{biopic}} of the famously GiftedlyBad opera singer mentioned above.below. Creator/MerylStreep (who is of course a trained and experienced singer, as seen in [[Film/MammaMia some of her other film roles]]) does a spectacularly bad job at screeching and warbling entirely out of key and tempo, reducing several characters to [[{{Corpsing}} helpless giggles]]. However, the trope is {{averted}} a bit as far as the "Hollywood" aspect goes-- although it sounds completely over the top, the real Florence [[RealityIsUnrealistic really did sing that badly]], and Streep is doing a dead-ringer imitation of her recordings.
17th Jan '17 6:15:48 AM Jeduthun
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* Played straight in the film ''Film/FlorenceFosterJenkins'', a {{biopic}} of the famously GiftedlyBad opera singer. Creator/MerylStreep (who is of course a trained and experienced singer, as seen in [[Film/MammaMia some of her other film roles]]) does a spectacularly bad job at screeching and warbling entirely out of key and tempo, reducing several characters to [[{{Corpsing}} helpless giggles]]. However, the trope is {{averted}} a bit as far as the "Hollywood" aspect goes-- although it sounds completely over the top, the real Florence really did sing that badly, and Streep is doing a dead-ringer imitation of her recordings.

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* Played straight in the film ''Film/FlorenceFosterJenkins'', a {{biopic}} of the famously GiftedlyBad opera singer.singer mentioned above. Creator/MerylStreep (who is of course a trained and experienced singer, as seen in [[Film/MammaMia some of her other film roles]]) does a spectacularly bad job at screeching and warbling entirely out of key and tempo, reducing several characters to [[{{Corpsing}} helpless giggles]]. However, the trope is {{averted}} a bit as far as the "Hollywood" aspect goes-- although it sounds completely over the top, the real Florence [[RealityIsUnrealistic really did sing that badly, badly]], and Streep is doing a dead-ringer imitation of her recordings.
17th Jan '17 6:14:32 AM Jeduthun
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* Played straight in the film ''Film/FlorenceFosterJenkins'', a {{biopic}} of the famously GiftedlyBad opera singer. Creator/MerylStreep (who is of course a trained and experienced singer, as seen in [[Film/MammaMia some of her other film roles]]) does a spectacularly bad job at screeching and warbling entirely out of key and tempo, reducing several characters to [[{{Corpsing}} helpless giggles]]. However, the trope is {{averted}} a bit as far as the "Hollywood" aspect goes-- although it sounds completely over the top, the real Florence really did sing that badly, and Streep is doing a dead-ringer imitation of her recordings.
11th Jan '17 5:42:32 PM nombretomado
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* Sarah in ''{{lonelygirl15}}'' sings a tuneless, croaky rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" in "Mission Gamma". Actress Alexandra Dreyfus is a classically trained singer.
* In Whateley, Merry has a rather unique version of this. When drunk on electricity, she sings ''exactly'' off-key, enough that they're pretty sure that's it's part of her abilities. Unfortunately, she's a prankster, so she's probably doing it on purpose.

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* Sarah in ''{{lonelygirl15}}'' ''WebVideo/Lonelygirl15'' sings a tuneless, croaky rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" in "Mission Gamma". Actress Alexandra Dreyfus is a classically trained singer.
* In Whateley, ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'', Merry has a rather unique version of this. When drunk on electricity, she sings ''exactly'' off-key, enough that they're pretty sure that's it's part of her abilities. Unfortunately, she's a prankster, so she's probably doing it on purpose.
10th Jan '17 1:59:31 PM ZimFan89
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* In ''FanFic/QueenOfShadows'', Jade's kitsune slave handmaiden Koeri is eventually shown to be both absolutely awful at singing, and completely oblivious to this fact, much to the aggravation of Jade and all the other Shadowkhan.
2nd Jan '17 3:30:16 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* In Episode 89 of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', almost the entire cast of characters is shown to be wonderful singers... but most other episodes show them singing horribly off-key.
23rd Dec '16 6:34:33 PM smittykins
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** [[https://youtu.be/nMBgRZMagHw Carroll O'Connor was no slouch, either.]]
22nd Nov '16 9:34:52 AM DrOO7
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* Played straight in all versions (film, theater, TV movie) of ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', where we are lead to believe that Carlotta is a terrible singer, when in reality, she sounds almost exactly like any opera singer would.

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* Played straight in all versions (film, theater, ([[Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera2004 film]], [[Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera theater]], [[Series/ThePhantomOfTheOpera TV movie) movie]]) of ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', ''Franchise/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', where we are lead to believe that Carlotta is a terrible singer, when in reality, she sounds almost exactly like any opera singer would.
15th Nov '16 10:41:40 AM IvanovTroping97
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** She fakes bad again as [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Leela]].

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** She fakes bad again as [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Leela]].Leela]] (see below).
6th Nov '16 2:17:15 PM nombretomado
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* [[TheJackBennyProgram Jack Benny's]] violin playing. In reality, he was a very talented violinist, and counted virtuoso Isaac Stern among his friends. Jascha Heifitz, another virtuoso violinist and friend of Benny, once remarked of him "It takes a ''lot'' of practice to play as badly as he does." (i.e. that a genuinely bad violinist would play in a way that was unlistenable rather than laugh-out-loud funny)

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* [[TheJackBennyProgram [[Radio/TheJackBennyProgram Jack Benny's]] violin playing. In reality, he was a very talented violinist, and counted virtuoso Isaac Stern among his friends. Jascha Heifitz, another virtuoso violinist and friend of Benny, once remarked of him "It takes a ''lot'' of practice to play as badly as he does." (i.e. that a genuinely bad violinist would play in a way that was unlistenable rather than laugh-out-loud funny)
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