.... Sorry, that is my automatic reaction to anyone who lists her as a favorite singer. About 99.9 % of the time I mention her as my favorite, people go 'who?', so I have learned to appreciate it when other people bring her up first.
So yeah. I was going to list her as my fav too.
As for the actual options...
Ke$ha doesn't sing. She speaks to a beat.
Darnit, I am going to have to vote Michael Jackson, aren't I? He's the only one I listen to on here. I grew up with BS (oddly appropriate initials), but never liked her stuff, and I do listen to a couple Perry songs (ET IS A MUST FOR GIRL GEEKS, OK?!? *Shrinks in shame*) but although I respect her business savvy, I see them more as brilliant marketers rather than singers. Same with GaGa. Though they both have pretty great voices.
Savannah is a really good singer. Due to this I am exposed to many types. Neither of us are big on the current pop stars. Too much glam and not enough talent for my taste. I will add links in case some of the younger folks aren't familiar with who I like :wink
One extremely talented singer is Evanescence. I know many don't like her and I was surprised I did. Savannah LOVES her. I like the fact she vows never to wear skimpy stipper clothes on stage. She wants to be known for her talent and not her chest. Having a young girl who loves music, this is a huge plus for me.
Nothing beats Billie Holiday when it comes to sultry singers.
Run a bubble bath, throw in a Billie Holiday CD and nothing is better. Climb out, throw that bath robe on and brush out your hair. Pour a glass of wine, sway a bit to the tunes, climb into bed and LIGHTS OUT! Nothing can relax you more then her voice
I also like Pat Benatar. Savannah does too so Its not an old thing :wink
She has an incredible vocal range.
Christina Aguilera has an incredible voice. I don't care for her glam publicity stunts but if you ever hear her sing unplugged .. that woman can sing! Here she is at 11. The talent it takes for an 11 year old to have such a deep soul voice... incredible.
The best current vocal singer in the entire world (IMO) is Lisa Kelly of Celtic Women. Who needs hoochie mama publicity when you have pipes like her!
Praline, I think Savannah has a lovely voice! :love2
My favorite singer, is most likely no one elses on this forum, heh. His name is Gackt and he's a Japanese J-Pop singer. His voice makes me melt, and his looks...well lets just say they aren't bad either. Here's two of my favorite songs by him:
For the poll, I voted MJ...none of the others even come close.
My favourites depend on what I'm doing. Occasionally these cross category, but it's pretty rare. I'm a creature of habit.
Long drive in the country? Likely something big band or classical.
Housework or crafty stuff? Show tunes, Colm Wilkinson, Elaine Paige, Lea Salonga, Michael Ball.
Traveling or commuting? This is where it gets bizarre. MJ, Westlife, NKOTBSB (and their precursors!) N'Sync, Michelle Tumes, Jaci Valasquez, Garth Brooks, Katy Perry, Sam Tsui, 80's super ballads, Kelly Clarkson, and a bit of Aerosmith. Particularly if I'm driving long distance I like something I can sing along and car-dance to. I find it keeps me most alert.
Ultimately pretty much anything I can belt out along with whatever is playing. I chose MJ for the poll since I know a fair amount of his stuff.