So I was on youtube last night, skipping through some random tunes as I do, and I came across a Katy Perry song, californian girls. I'm not a huge fan of hers, but the song was ok, the video looked really nice and she was cute as always. I made the mistake I always make of surfing some comments as I was watching, and I was as usual greeted by the usual fangirls, the haters and what I now think is the stupidest group of them all, the musical snobs. People who genuinely post just to say that the singer/artist is not a very good singer, and there are far better singers elsewhere and therefore you shouldn't listen to them.
I tended to agree with the comments, they are on the whole correct, most famous artists cannot sing very well. But is that really the point? If you actually think about it for a minute, how many of the most famous acts in history were lead by a really great singer? There are not very many. And for every example of a quality singer, I can think of 3 or 4 that were not. For every Fleetwood Mac, there is a Black Sabbath, a Beatles(Yes, even Paul says they were not great singers), BoB Dylan or Neil Young. Singing quality is not what it is all about, this can be easily proven with a copy of the charts from the last 40 years and a calculator.
I shudder to go back to Ms Perry, but she has some real personality and character. Yes, she's pretty attractive, but there are a lot of girls who cant sing with large breasts out there, and they're not all famous. But she is a performer, she knows how to entertain people whilst doing her best to sing in tune and people like that! Viva la differance!