Le coach vocal de Whitney Houston sur plusieurs décennies, Gary Catonna, juge la performance de Christina Aguilera et lui donne un B- comme note.
Voici sa critique:
Christina Aguilera deserves a “B-” for her AMAs Whitney Houston tribute, this according to Houston’s former voice coach.
Gary Catona, who coached Houston for years tells The Blast he gives Aguilera an “A” for effort, but there were a handful of issues, like pitch, with her tribute performance.
He says he “would have advised her to sing the song in her own way and not try to copy Whitney as much as she did.” Catona says a simpler, more personal approach would have been successful, because “Whitney is the gold standard vocally and artistically, so in my opinion, Christina fell below that.”
The coach added, “On top of that, Christina had some pitch issues, phrasing difficulties, and she over-used Whitney’s trademark ‘melisma’ singing (moving between notes on certain syllables or vowels).”
As for who could’ve pulled it off, Catona thinks Adele would’ve nailed it. In the end though, Catona says it’s “a fool’s errand” for any singer to try to compete with Whitney’s version of the song, however he thinks Whitney would have appreciated Aguilera’s effort.