The way these guys over-enunciate, they all sound like Clay Aiken singing the national anthem.
1 week ago
Ix-nay on the excessive enunciation. It's an embarrassment.
1 week ago
...nothing if not consistent.
The first thing that struck me was that at least the a cappella group and the guitar girl both had other, more pressing things wrong with their singing (the girl also avoided singing the "into the light" part completely, which makes me think she can't sing it). Still, while I see what you mean a little bit, would you rather not be able to understand them? Poor enunciation is a mark of a poor performance, and to be honest except for maybe the girl none of the other videos seemed to have that much more enunciation than the originals. When performing live you don't have the luxury of a group in a recording studio; that is, it can't be listened over if you missed something, there's no lyrics pamphlet, you don't know for sure whether people can understand you or not each time, and in the case of broadway shows there's a story that has to be told.
Anyways, when you said over-enunciation, this was the first song that came to mind:
Which has very strong enunciation (live rather than studio recording, I have it on itunes but I don't know how to upload it) through most of it but certainly is not emotionless.
edited 20th Apr '11 10:10:31 PM by spasticgecko