5 reasons why Nicole ain’t a “shit singer”

Over the years many people have passed off Nicole Scherzinger as either not being a very good singer (dubbing her Nicole “Shitsinger”) or completely overlooking her vocal abilities – probably due to her more sexualised image she portrayed during the time she was in the Pussycat Dolls. However, recently some people have just come to finally realise that not only can she sing but she can do so VERY WELL. She’s probably the best current female vocalist out there right now when it comes to range, power and technique and can even blow Christina Aguilera (who trumps her in tone, versatility and artistry – in my opinion) and especially Beyoncé out of the water. And here are five simple reasons why:

Nicole

5) She can take on Whitney Houston songs

You should never attempt to sing a Whitney Houston song (especially “I Will Always Love You”) if you can’t sing very well, let alone at all. Here is Nicole spontaneously belting out the chorus on the US X Factor, displaying control, technique, power and dynamics in a very similar way that Whitney did and probably only Jennifer Hudson’s version has been just as good as this in recent years.

4) She can sing Britney better than Britney can sing Britney (not hard…)

Britney used to be able to sing quite well and had a alright voice (nothing special, but she was once far better than she is now, believe it or not) but here is Nicole imitating Britney (out of “flattery” apparently, but seems to be a hilarious pisstake instead) better than Britney herself can sing. Note the “Britney voice” is Britney’s fake voice that she employs to sound girly and whiny, while her real voice is lower. Even though she’s only singing a small part of this basic song, she shows control over her voice that Britney simply does not have (well, she doesn’t need it since she rarely sings live anyway).

3) She has RANGE!

Nicole has so far displayed a vocal range that spans 3.5 octaves and while her lower register is weak (because she’s a soprano), she makes up for it with a very powerful belting range that can go up to a B5 with consistency and ease (far higher and better than Bey) and a beautiful head voice that can reach the mid-6th octave (comparable to Xtina, though used more frequently than her).

2) She is classically-trained

There are very few popular singers out there who are brilliant technical singers but Nicole is one of them and here she is showing how her classical training (which a lot of people didn’t know about) has helped her become a voice to be reckoned with; her range, tone, control and technique here are flawless.

1) She can overshadow even the so-called “best” vocalist on The X Factor

A lot of people have hyped up about Sam Bailey from The X Factor being a great singer (and she is, don’t get me wrong) but in comparison to true vocalists such as Whitney and Céline (she attempted to sing their songs earlier in the show and they came off as sub-par karaoke versions) she isn’t that amazing. In fact, she reminds me of Leona Lewis and Alexandra Burke on the show – poor wannabe imitations of Whitney and Mariah. Many people scoffed at the idea of Nicole being teamed up with Sam to sing “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” from Dreamgirls without knowing Nicole’s real talents and abilities but when it came to, Nicole not only proved them wrong and stunned everyone, she stole the show. Sam was taken to singing school and eaten alive, just as she did to Jahméne Douglas last year when they sang Whitney’s “The Greatest Love of All”.

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3 Responses to “5 reasons why Nicole ain’t a “shit singer””

  1. boog3rsugar Says:

    Reblogged this on Jessie Spencer's Blogspot.

  2. She isn’t that great and all the singers you compare her to are overrated. All the X Factor winners have been shit (without exception).

    Christina Aguilera may well be a good singer, I wouldn’t know because she has completely destroyed every song she has ever recorded by trying to show off with her vocal gymnastics (something Whitney Houston was also guilty of to a lesser extent).

    When the song becomes secondary to the singers ego it is always ruined.

    The main reason people call her Nicole Shitsinger is because it’s funny, not because it’s true.

    • While you are of course entitled to your own opinion, if you’re going to rebut my statements, at least say how/why you think she’s not great. For example I listed facts based on simple vocal techniques and musicianship and her proficiency in these areas of singing cannot be denied by someone who understands them. Beyoncé overrated? I’m not a fan of hers but she is a great technical singer.

      And no, in regards to her nickname that is not necessarily true since I used to read/hear a lot of comments on social media about her lack of singing ability because they dismissed her when she was in PCD as just another oversexualised pop star. When she then showed off her chops on X Factor and after that a lot of people did not know her talents and versatility go beyond mediocre pop songs.

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