Enrique Iglesias really can`t sing?

Submitted by: raffe 10 years ago Funny
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Listen to him without the backing track.
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Female 307
Nice try. Crappy voice-over.
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Female 81
wow.
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Male 41
My god. This is sooo old. He even proved it wrong by calling a radiostation and sang live on the air. He CAN sing.....
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Female 155
That was painful.
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Male 1
Yep, it`s fake and the Swedish TV program that made this didn`t inted to make it look real. The video clip and the sound don`t have much to do with each other.

The story is that one of the producers for Enrique Iglesias got tired of listening to his voice and wanted the world to hear what he really sounded like. This was during the recording of his album and not when this video clip was recorded. Why they did put it together is because it`s TV and they have to show something on the screen. Maybe not so smart.

The question is if it`s really Enrique Iglesias singing or not. The sound clip have been known about for a long time but I guess it`s more difficult to spread a sound clip on the net than a video.

It still not might be a real clip but can anyone tell me why he, just like many other famous singers, always uses playback when they sing live?
And the fact that all big artists uses some kind of voice quality enhancer. (Still no such thing as computer generated voices though.)

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Female 158
I don`t care if it`s fake, it`s hilarious.
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Male 21
and get real ppl,face the facts,HE SUX ASS and there is NOTHING you can do about it...besides,he sucks anyways,even if it was fake.THIS GUY SUCKS,GET USED TO HIS CRAP, OR LISTEN TO SUMTHING THATS A HELL OF ALOT BETTER...even micheal-freekin-jackson is better than this love-crazed jackass!
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Male 21
lol...this guy sux the hairy cherry factory on willy wonka "SPECIAL" dark chocolate lane huh?
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Female 411
Sounded pretty bad.
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Female 15
That`s fake! >-(
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Female 145
mole mole mole mole
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Female 1,697
newsflash people: he can`t sing right, wow who shocking...
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Female 12
It`s a JOKE!
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Female 1,572
Does noone hear the poor sound quality.
It`s obvious someone took a $5 mic and dubbed over him for fun.
FAKE!
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Female 584
It even looks fake.
But anyway, I don`t like him, bakcing track or no backing track.
And not all music nowadays is computer generated. Listen to The Magic Numbers or The Strokes of Green Day or Red Hot Chili Peppers for some real music.

So...did anybody know what the narrator was saying? I heard a bit of English but couldn`t make it out...

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Male 213
PHOTOSHOPPED.
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Male 1,385
very fake, so far out of sync it`s not funny
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Male 161
oh, poo, it was fake, they have a coughing sound that happens somewhere in when they play his "real" voice that couldn`t ever happen even if they did edit his voice to make it sound good. The thing is fake, burn it!
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Male 161
XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD it`s like all the other fake singers who are there just to look good.
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Male 154
that was funny. buts eriously? i think it was fake. however he was defientetly using a "bacling track" since when can you sing while echoing?
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Male 570
He ain`t no Julio Iglesias.
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Female 7
That. Was painful.
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Female 1,426
aagh! my ears! save me!
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Female 130
what? today`s pop stars can sing worth a shiat?! i`m shocked. SHOCKED!
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Female 218
Hmm, I still say he`s one sexy latino man.
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Male 272
even if its a fake video or watever he`s still a queer
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Female 368
FAKE...FAKE...FAKE!!!!
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Female 318
Wow
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Male 25
You know, I used to think that someone writing their own songs was a big issue, but I`ve since been convinced otherwise. Whether or not a performer writes their own music should go towards defining who they are as an artist. There are tons of great song-writers out there who would be terrible performers (and know it); how can we discover their talent if we only permit ourselves to enjoy and approve of those who must both be able to sing and write their own music?

As to the video, I`d be willing to bet that it was rigged for sensationalism as the synchronization was off, and I don`t believe it was due to poor editing. Even so, the man sadly is a big enough loser to begin with; the days of teeny-bopper pop are over (thank goodness), so why don`t we just let him and the Backstreet Boys and the A-Teens to their misery?

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Male 70
From Wikipedia: "In June of 2000 radio personality Howard Stern received a tape of a supposedly off-key Iglesias singing along to the track "Rhythm Divine". Stern played this humorous clip throughout the week on his radio show insinuating that Iglesias lipsynched and couldn`t sing well outside the studio, even suggesting that Iglesias himself did not sing on his albums, comparing him to Milli Vanilli. Iglesias flew straight in to New York to appear on Stern`s show, singing acoustic versions of "Rhythm Divine" and "Be With You", after which Stern told Iglesias he had silenced his critics. Iglesias would go on to say that controversy and his appearance on the show was the best promotion he could have."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enrique_Ing...

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Female 87
Whether it`s fake or not isn`t the real issue. The real issue is why all these talentless pop singers haven`t been taken out and shot yet.
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Female 573
AH! Headache! I couldn`t even watch the whole video..i doubt that`s fake, someone can get sued for ruining his reputation/career...who would risk that just to make him look terrible for a few weeks? seriously.
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Male 4,393
O WOW he sucks :-(
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Female 878
me no habla espanol.
me no gusta Enrique.
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Male 1,521
BullCrap!
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Female 412
yeah nothing new, many singers cant sing 4 their life, thats y i always hear my favorite bands live somehow, and even if they sound a BIT different life, if they suodns generally the same i know theyre good....and if they rite theyre own songs and evrything..LIEK SYSTME OF A DOWN
plus theyre really active in today`s world so yeah
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Male 651
That`s why pop music sucks so much.

Also, trello, nice analysis. You in the music business?

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Male 651
"They`ve been doing that for years. C`mon, who actually believed all these boy bands could ACTUALLY sing?!"

It`s not just boy bands; no pop artist can sing. At all.

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Male 2,781
HAHAHAHHAHA O MAN WHEN THE OTHER VOICE CAME IN I STARTED CRACKING UP!!! MAN I KNOW ALL THE POP SONGS BY HEART. I HAVE 2 SISTERS AND A NIECE, SH`TLOAD LADY FRIENDS WHO LOVE THAT. THEY HAVE THE DAMN MUSIC PLAYING FULL BLAST ALL THE TIME. I LIKE ALL KINDS OF MUSIC, FROM CLASSICAL AND CHURCH MUSIC TO HARDCORE METAL AND COUNTRY MUSIC.
I`VE GOT A PREFERENCE RIGHT NOW FOR VOCAL TRANCE BECAUSE IT REMINDS ME OF THIS POLISH CHICK I MET IN TEXAS.

ANYWAY I CAN PICTURE SOME DUDE RECORDING HIS VOICE OVER ENRIQUE`S. TONE AND DUBBING IS OUT OF SYNC

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Male 1,526
im swedish, so i know what was going on.
and SVT is a national swedish channel, and the program it was on, musik *something* i know it to be a pretty good musical program.
dont think this is fake, they didnt say the sound and the video were the same, but the sound was recorded from a mike on another show by the soundman, who got tired of hearing him sing like that and wanted to expose him. so video and sound, from two shows and mashed
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Male 637
[quote]On 8/23/2006 3:51:38 AM upendy wrote: i thought that was fake, the dubbing was off.[/quote]
True that.
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Female 135
ummmm... the second part doesnt match with his mouth movement so ya he can sing it was just a joke.
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Male 36
Who cares if it`s fake or not, That is very funny!
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Male 237
Bleh. Old. But to answer, it`s probably not fake, happens in shows when the soundman does a crap job. It sounds like he could not hear himself in his earplug, and when you cannot hear yourself, you do not have any point of reference and you tend to over-shout like he is doing. One reason he might not be hearing himself is that it`s his One song. Everyone knows that one. Only the slight miscalculation or mispronounciation will be picked up by fans, so these songs tend to be pre-recorded and lip-synched, to make sure everyone enjoys the show.

I remember that incident, and it was a roadie that recorded that during such lip-sync song.

Frankly, it doesn`t remove anything from the artist. Besides, the "repair" machines don`t really work professionally, it`s only used for very bad and un-re-recordable samples you absolutely need.

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Female 2,552
Who`s Enrique Iglesias?
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Male 1,383
it`s probably fake, but it`s funny nonetheless!
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Female 854
fake?
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Male 131

Finally, there`s the dynamics. Now most singers will use compression when they`re singing, you`d need to use a hell of a lot of compression on a voice that bellows out "All I NEEEHHEEEEEDDD". Now I haven`tlistened to an Enrique Inglesias tune, but from the clip, the full song does have elements of dynamics, and when the backing was taken away, the dynamics were all wrong.

Personally, I think either:
a) Enrique Englesias is being defamed by haters
b) He is singing into a `silenced`mic, and has had a backing track with someone else singing his part. - The mic has not been silenced, but isn`t wired into the PA.
c) He had a sore throat.

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Male 131
Much as I`d like to see that posing twat debunked and ridiculed, that was definitely faked.

It`s more than just pitch going on when you sing. Where you breathe, the timing of the singing, the point of origin of the note (throat or diaphragm) and dynamics all play a major factor.

Now, autotune can do a pretty good job in realtime analysis of a singer`s pitch and match it to the music, but if the pitch is off by any more than a tone (and it was in that clip), then autotune would set the pitch at a different note in the chord.

On top of that, it would also have to do a realtime quantise of the singer`s voice, and as good as sound systems and recording software/hardware gets, there isn`t a program yet written that can predict a singer`s note if the singer comes in late on the beat.

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Male 586
The elements are real, but the explanation is fake. This was first heard on Howard Stern. Most times, when a singer is doing a mainly dance number, they will lip sync, or just sing along muted to a track while dancing. It`s near impossible to do both. He even explained himself on the show, too.
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Female 111
Not real.
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Male 598
THAT LOOKED DUBBED! but im glad he cant sing if its 4 real
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Male 363
They`ve been doing that for years. C`mon, who actually believed all these boy bands could ACTUALLY sing?!
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Male 1
This is extremely old. The first I heard of it was on the Howard Stern show years ago. He challenged Igelias to prove himself and Enrique flew out from somewhere overseas; came into the studio in the morning and played acapella on the guitar for about an hour to prove that he can sing it;
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Female 663
It`s a total fake. The dubbing is way too loud, and it doesn`t match with the video footage.
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Male 1,478
In all fairness, it looks fake. However, it is ture that a lot of singers digitally enhance their voice.

Thinking about it... the probably all do.

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Male 1,265
You have problems, devi. Big ones.
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Female 920
Yeah.. That`s totally fake.. totally. B-|
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Female 9
can you say RUB A DUB DUB
someone just recorded themselves into a cheap radio shack microphone and tried to sync it with the video. nice try, tho
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Female 1,784
can`t prove if its fake or not with all the stuff we have today can make anything sound great.
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Male 30
...wow?
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Female 1,398
fakity fake fake fake
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Female 23
that is sooo fake ive heared him sing so many times without backin track n his voice is pretty much the same
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Male 11
Might be fake, might not. But if anybody has ever tried to take background music out of a song, it will sound funny and distorted. You need the masters to get only his voice without any music. And for his voice not matching up, damn, you people use the net, how many times have you watched a video where the voice wasn`t in sync with the person talking. That`s just a bad video.

Not saying it`s real, not saying it`s fake.

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Male 162
Even if it was true, at least he doesnt lip sync.
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Male 39
fake, not very funny either.
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Female 411
i know everyone else already said this already, but i feel blah without saying it. :D

tis fake

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Male 68
arghhh still very bad hehe my mum won`y like him anymore hehehe
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Female 216
definitly fake...who ever did it dodn`t match up exactly you can see that his lips move a bit after the sound.
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Female 21
Erm, whether fake or not, his voice doesn`t match up to his lips, because on stage he is miming to the pre-recorded song. If it is real, they have taken the music away from the original track (not him on stage). Music tracks are made up of several layers of one singers voice sort of overlapped, and then if they are really crap machines are used to pitch the voice correctly. They have taken all the other layers of voice out and just left one in. Probably is fake, but it would be possible to be that bad and still sound good on your released song.
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Male 23
this has to be fake. (im not a fan tho
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Male 448
Ya....
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Male 3,014
SPANISH!!! ENRIQUE IGLESIAS ES ESPAN~OL!!!
My old Spanish teacher had a poster of him up in the classroom. And besides that, his name sounds spanish! Enrique, Iglesias (`churches` in spanish)!

Swedish, please.

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Male 1,623
swedish...
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Female 471
K, I really don`t believe that. But it`s still amusing I guess.
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Male 1,929
^Easy now! Insult people with logic, not names. Then they can see that they are truely stupid.
But knowing how the music factory works nowadays, i wouldn`t be too suprised if that was true.
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Female 1,496
You all are morons. What the drat is wrong with you stupid people? INTERWEBS DUUUURRR! It`s fake. They are making fun. IT`S JUST A JOKE YOU STUPID TARD BUTT WIPERS! Go to the site they are advertising and see more of these things. JEEZUS help the interweb children see the light!
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Male 316
It`s fake. I mean, just stop and rewatch it. How come his voice doesn`t match up with the mouth? How come his voice is a shout into a microphone and you can hear the microphone screwing up. If that was the actual voice, his face would be a lot closer to the microphone than it is. And why is the beginning with the background music the EXACT angles that the end has without the background music? Hrm? I conclude the fakiness of the video.
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Female 299
There`s no point even pointing out it`s fake because it`s obvious.

That clip wasn`t even funny it just hurt my ears.:-/

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Female 3,001
that was very obviously fake spoonfork is right everyone take notice of him
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Female 455
Most pop music is fake anyway- have you heard the ones who don`t lip-sync in concert? They sound terrible, most of them don`t even write their own songs. And their voices are computer generated.
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Female 799
I dont like his music anyway.
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Female 52
god, so off key! looks like my own career could take off any moment *warble*
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Female 546
It sounds faked.
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Female 14
that is sooooooooooooooooooo fake. the `bad singing` is out of time with him actually singing on stage.
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Female 113
That`s a big fakey fake. I remember watching Much More Music a few years back and they talked about how someone found a tape of Enrique Iglesias singing really badly. It was either a huge joke and he was purposely singing bad or it isn`t him... or so they say. (DUNN DUNN DUNN!)
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Male 1,265
Listening to it again, it sounds as if they slowed down his voice. I figure that`d make anybody sound like crap.
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Male 1,265
I think it`s fake, for whatever that`s worth. Not much.
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Female 811
I`m not surprised if he can`t sing.
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Female 1,211
i thought that was fake, the dubbing was off.
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Male 2,567
o.O
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Female 706
ahahahahahahahahahaha music today is nothing but computer generated. They take an (if you can call them) "actresses" that have a popular kiddie show, and dumb preteens will listen to her dribble that was really someone else writing and a computer singing, and they call it music.
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Male 1,407
What language is that? Swedish?
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Male 645
That was more of a high pitched yell.
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Female 123
wow he SUCKS hairy balls!!!
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Male 1,354
That`s a bunch of bull. Those machines can`t fix your pitch. You need Paris Hilton`s computer program to do that: Anteres Auto-Tune 4 Pitch Correcting Plug-In
http://www.antarestech.com/products/auto...
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Female 190
He still sucks monkey ass though.Backing track or not.
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Female 190
Eh,Quack you are right.But some singers can do pretty damn well w/o music.
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Male 438
its actually easier to sing at a pitch if you can her the music so he does what pretty much every singer does and and matches his voice to the music
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Female 1,172
Is this real? Not that I`m a fan or anything..I find his music too mushy for me, but I`d think he would have to be able to sing on key at least...I mean, how does he do concerts then?
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Male 11
Link: Enrique Iglesias really can`t sing? [Rate Link] - Listen to him without the backing track.
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