I’ve never seen this show—should I start watching it? I happened to stumble across an online article this afternoon about how the show has now produced the most Billboard 100 singles for a non-solo act. It included a link to a video showing one of the cast members singing I Want to Hold Your Hand in tribute to his deceased mother, which I found intriguing. I faithfully watch Idol every season—is Glee something that I would likely find interesting? I actually know so little about the show that I had to go read its wiki article as a primer.
I voted for Kurt because his voice is the most (pleasantly) unusual. Matthew Morrison is good (though I wish he’d stop rapping) but he’s had years of training so I took him out as a ringer, and Rachel’s voice is beautiful but I can think of several singers who can do as well- she’s a bit Liza, a bit Barbra, a bit Patti Lupone, etc… Kurt has a unique sound- about as close as you’ll get to the castrati today I would think.
I’m on Team Kurt, although the only songs I’ve downloaded are “One Less Bell to Answer” and “A House is Not a Home.” I think Lea Michele has a terrific voice, but her style is too theatrical for me, and Amber Riley just won’t stick to the damn notes. Mark Salling has a nice natural style but isn’t all that much to write home about except he’s hot and Matthew Morrison is very good stop rapping!. I like Artie’s voice but the songs they’ve given him don’t give me enough of an idea to decide.
That was the first show I saw. It’s made me tune in whenever I see Glee on TV. I’m not a huge fan of the show (the heavy workload forces a reliance on autotune which really grates on my ears), but there are a lot of gems in there. Rachel is fantastic, except when singing the quieter ballads. Her strength is her…strength. For all around talent, I think Mercedes would be my go-to.
How to choose? Nearly every one of them has had knockout songs. My favorite might still be Kurt & Rachel singing Gravity. That said, I don’t care much for Finn’s singing voice, and Puck’s doesn’t make me take notice.