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Date: 06/19/10 11:36 AM

117 Responses to Americas Got Talent Audition

  1. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    June 19, 2010 at 6:47 am
    Link: Americas Got Talent Audition - If you haven`t seen it, we`d like to introduce Prince Poppycock.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7462 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 11:44 am
    weird as all hell, but guys got talent.
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    Chibi_Ichigo Female 18-29
    986 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 11:45 am
    :D I saw him. He was awesome.
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    bobclean Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 11:45 am
    That was weird, but actually quite entertaining!
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    beckpratt Female 18-29
    204 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 11:55 am
    I LOVE Prince Poppycock! I can`t wait to see what he`ll do next!
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    bonjour2010 Female 18-29
    24 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 12:04 pm
    Is it odd that he kinda turns me on? lol
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    ElDavo Male 18-29
    2149 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 12:08 pm
    What the drat just happened?
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    choonma Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 12:15 pm
    Pure amazing! :D
  9. Profile photo of jondegi
    jondegi Female 18-29
    188 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 12:18 pm
    We`ve found the male version of Lady Gaga
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    WolfStar Female 18-29
    455 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 12:19 pm
    If only Americans did Pantomime, he`d be perfect.
  11. Profile photo of Levyn
    Levyn Male 18-29
    210 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 12:21 pm
    He`s got GREAT talent. Holy poo that blew my mind, as a classically trained singer. LOVE that persona.
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    AndelleRae Female 18-29
    837 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 12:23 pm
    Ahh! This is fantastic. I was expecting something much worse when I read the caption.
  13. Profile photo of APJ311
    APJ311 Male 13-17
    749 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 12:24 pm
    He`s awesome, I want him to win! :D

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    alk3v Male 18-29
    340 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 12:27 pm
    @jondegi
    "We`ve found the male version of Lady Gaga"

    Not quite. That`s Marilyn Manson.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3431 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 12:40 pm
    Yeah, uh it`s not my sorta gig. Kinda Cirque du Soleil meets Team Edward with a little Paul Potts, but you know, I can`t argue with his passion. More power to you P.P.
  16. Profile photo of Evil_Eye
    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
    1442 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 12:40 pm
    We have three guys like him in every class? Hell no! I went to a private school... so basicly it was everyone.

    Largo al factotum della citta.
    Largo! La la la la la la la LA!
    Presto a bottega che l`alba e gia.
    Presto! La la la la la la la LA!
  17. Profile photo of fnkychkn
    fnkychkn Female 40-49
    855 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 12:42 pm
    More like Princess Poopchute if you ask me.
  18. Profile photo of Mantolwen
    Mantolwen Female 18-29
    387 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 12:51 pm
    Why are there so many British judges on America`s got Talent? Are there no talented American judges?
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    Porcelain93 Female 18-29
    34 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 12:58 pm
    Reminds me of visual kei bands over in Japan
  20. Profile photo of Valynn
    Valynn Female 18-29
    71 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 1:05 pm
    He`s quite the handsome man without all that make up on!
  21. Profile photo of Evil_Eye
    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 1:23 pm
    Mantolwen: I would joke that to judge talent you need talent, but Piers Morgan is there so no.
    I think it is because America doesn`t take derogatory well, so the judges are going to look like bad guys to alot of Americans. And Americans love getting English people to play the bad guys...
  22. Profile photo of han5nah
    han5nah Female 13-17
    735 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 1:25 pm
    THAT WAS AWESOME! GO HIM!
  23. Profile photo of Tehorn
    Tehorn Male 18-29
    53 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 1:30 pm
    "Why are there so many British judges on America`s got Talent? Are there no talented American judges?"

    Like David Hasselhoff?! looool
  24. Profile photo of Ani187
    Ani187 Female 30-39
    4448 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 1:34 pm
    Very nice. Not what I expected from the link description, so very surprised. I hope he does well in competition.
  25. Profile photo of unlk
    unlk Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 1:39 pm
    that was pretty cool. im kinda impressed the judges and the crowd liked it too...i dont think he will make very far on the show though...
  26. Profile photo of PopsySoku
    PopsySoku Female 18-29
    388 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 1:43 pm
    i loved him! i hope he wins the whole thing :)
  27. Profile photo of Ricgus3
    Ricgus3 Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    Woho Poppycock!
  28. Profile photo of Kaagan
    Kaagan Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 1:57 pm
    lady gagas boyfriend
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    techgeek07 Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2010 at 1:57 pm
    ummm, good singer, but, I think I want to blame either Britian or Italy for the rest of it.
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    robinm1chell Female 18-29
    104 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 1:59 pm
    isn`t the hoff german.
  31. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 2:04 pm
    eh, he`s okay, but not amazing.
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2010 at 2:07 pm
    He did well, I appreciate his commitment, and he definitely did not look like that kind of dude initially. That getup took work
  33. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36647 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 2:08 pm
    Didn`t Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd do this song?

    I like their version better.
  34. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 2:12 pm
    I was expecting that to go off the rails, But he`s really good.
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    xlnc14 Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 2:20 pm
    ummm, good singer, but, I think I want to blame either Britian or Italy for the rest of it.

    haha couldn`t have said it better myself
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    beenyweeny Female 18-29
    304 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 2:23 pm
    I hope he puts the same, uh, passion? into other characters or something like that. Then he might have a chance. But really, whos going to pay to see an hour long Vegas show of "Prince Poppycock"?
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    OmgZelda Female 18-29
    1593 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 2:26 pm
    His hair, as John, is beautiful.

    Damn, he`s got stage presence! And his voice is amazing!
  38. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 2:26 pm
    But really, whos going to pay to see an hour long Vegas show of "Prince Poppycock"?
    People who like Opera? Doesn`t seem that absurd to me.
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    froggyhare46 Female 18-29
    70 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 2:28 pm
    This country, I swear, has a really screwed up definition of talent. This might be a fun trick for someone`s vaudeville dinner party, but id really prefer this country donate at least a fraction of the attention given to shows like AGT to singers who can actually do Rossini justice.
  40. Profile photo of CateyPaige
    CateyPaige Female 18-29
    20 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 2:43 pm
    =D I like this
  41. Profile photo of Lamiacraor
    Lamiacraor Female 18-29
    231 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 3:08 pm
    Hahaha I do not watch such a stupid and meaningless show, where every singer sounds EXACTLY the same. But, this was refreshing. He is amazing and I loved watching him!
  42. Profile photo of artistchick7
    artistchick7 Female 18-29
    963 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 3:12 pm
    ..... REPRESENTING VA! YEAAAAAH.

    He was amusing. Good parody of opera.
  43. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 3:18 pm
    His voice is 6/10 as far as singers go.

    Interesting for the show, but I think it`s mostly novelty.
  44. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 3:24 pm
    Erm.
    Pop Idol was British which changed its name to American Idol for the USA. It is produced by Simon Fuller. He is British.

    America`s Got Talent was produced by Simon Cowell, a brit. It was originally Britain`s got talent (though the British release was delayed for legal reasons, and America`s got talent was actually therefore first).

    Basically, it`s run by Brits, who bring in people they want. Simon brought in Piers. Simon brought in Sharon from X factor.
  45. Profile photo of green_batman
    green_batman Female 18-29
    728 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 3:30 pm
    He started off a little poorly, IMO, with a lot of sliding around the notes, but he finished strong. That was good. Certainly better than any other singers I`ve seen from those sorts of talent shows.
  46. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 3:54 pm
    When I was a student, I shared a flat with an amateur opera singer who was singing in a production of the Barber of Seville. So, of course, he practiced singing this aria. Several hundred times. He was so much better than this performance that the comparison is farcical, and he was an amateur doing it for his own enjoyment. He wasn`t top tier.

    This guy is a pop singer trying to sing opera with some quite silly costuming. Maybe he`s a good pop singer. He isn`t a good opera singer.

    This is a very poor quality recording of a brilliant performance. I`m going to look for a good recording on CD:

    John Rawnsley

    This is a good quality recording with an excellent singer but I think the music is too loud.

    Ta
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 19, 2010 at 4:02 pm
    Hmm...I made myself listen right to the end (thanks, green_batman) and in the last 10 seconds or so it sounds like he can sing.
  48. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 4:34 pm
    Wow didnt expect that!
  49. Profile photo of Yadarfyn
    Yadarfyn Female 18-29
    191 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 4:46 pm
    I think... I think I love him.
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    alexander_xx Male 18-29
    339 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 5:34 pm
    dont know who the american judge is, but wow hes drating ignorant, three in every drating class? does he still think were still think were led by a monarchy?

    and for another point, this `fashion` was started by france, not britain
  51. Profile photo of jak22
    jak22 Male 18-29
    154 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 5:42 pm
    that was awesome.
  52. Profile photo of K3vin
    K3vin Male 18-29
    487 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 5:55 pm
    alexander, the `american` judge is actually a canadian. It`s Howie Mandel
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    alexander_xx Male 18-29
    339 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 6:01 pm
    K3vin, yeah i just checked it up on the net, suprised to see that there are NO american judges in americas got talent...

    my point still stands, hes ridiculously ignorant of other cultures. and if hes gonna be working with two brits, he should prolly do some homework, at least enough to realise that modern day britain is not 18th century france
  54. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    June 19, 2010 at 6:16 pm
    @ alexander_xx, Say what you want, I saw Britains got talent winners and they were entertaining if you`ve never been to a circus. The queen has probably seen Cirque du Soleil she`ll be completely unimpressed.
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    alexander_xx Male 18-29
    339 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 6:24 pm
    madest, haha dude you seen the queen? shes always unimpressed, a german decendant kept around for the amusement of the country and the sake of tradition!

    and i totally agree, the winners of britains got talent were very entertaining and i also wholeheartedly agree that Cirque du Soleil is a far greater act

    also i think Prince Poppycock is a very talented individual, and i hope he does very well for himself, as my quarrel was not with him but rather with the judges general ignorance when it comes to britain
  56. Profile photo of moefreak
    moefreak Female 18-29
    1963 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 6:56 pm
    I think he`s kind of awesome. Clearly not the best singer, but highly entertaining. I would like to see what he could do with a whole show.
  57. Profile photo of EdiMesic
    EdiMesic Male 18-29
    594 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 7:32 pm
    I. LOVE. THIS. GUY.

    Great voice, refreshing, and a true performer and artist. You can tell he`s very passionate.

    Thank you I-A-B for posting this. Really made my day! : D

    Really hope he gets far.
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    EdiMesic Male 18-29
    594 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 7:39 pm
    Oh and Baalthazaq; You`re obviously very talented in evaluating people and their ability to sing.

    Oh wait, NOT.

    Drop the evaluation. It makes you seem arrogant.

    Besides, this guy didn`t only impress the judges, but clearly got the audience`s attention as well. Which is more than most of the contenders.
  59. Profile photo of WingedZebra
    WingedZebra Female 18-29
    47 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 7:55 pm
    That was prrrrretty much awesome. xD
  60. Profile photo of NightHack
    NightHack Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 8:18 pm
    He`s a turbofop! I super ultra love him. He`s good, too. He can actually sing very well!
  61. Profile photo of fallenangelv
    fallenangelv Female 18-29
    21 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 8:26 pm
    Wow. That was awesome.
  62. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 8:34 pm
    If you are impressed by this, you are probably not very familiar with opera. I`ve seen the Barber of Seville performed three times in person (two of which were rather amateur productions), and all three of the performers of this piece had better stage presence, better acting and better voices. This is a mediocre performance and it only went over so well because it was "unique" in the eyes of that audience. Seriously, if this delights you, I urge you to go out and see a real opera performed by real opera singers. You`ll love it!
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    WtfDorkFace Female 18-29
    180 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 8:46 pm
    I LOVE HIM!!
  64. Profile photo of Avalessa
    Avalessa Female 13-17
    491 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 8:47 pm
    This man deserves all the cookies in the world...
  65. Profile photo of IssaTheFiend
    IssaTheFiend Female 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 8:52 pm
    This guy is the most normal person I`ve seen on this show.
  66. Profile photo of dramaeco
    dramaeco Male 18-29
    305 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 9:02 pm
    Well sink me, he`s a real dandy!
  67. Profile photo of dramaeco
    dramaeco Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 9:03 pm
    Somehow I think he`s a long way from bring back fop though.
  68. Profile photo of Barbarossa69
    Barbarossa69 Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 9:04 pm
    Saw him when it was on, he was awesome ^_^
  69. Profile photo of leciel120
    leciel120 Female 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 9:14 pm
    Weird Al got pretty.
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    krieg_fox Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 9:22 pm
    Wow, I would love to meet this person, that was awesome. I admit at first, when he walked on stage, I was like WTF, but once he really got into signing, i was amazed. This person has real balls for going out there like that. I have the utmost respect for him. Though my top places of respect lie with those whom have given their lives for freedom.
  71. Profile photo of bananajojo
    bananajojo Female 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 9:25 pm
    he was a great singer, I would go to an opera to see him
  72. Profile photo of AmberJayne
    AmberJayne Female 30-39
    56 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 9:47 pm
    This made me happy. Much like watching Velvet Goldmine makes me happy. :D
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 10:19 pm
    Hahah awesome! XD
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    CmdrBittles Female 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 10:27 pm
    Loved it :)
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    Zepher Female 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 10:52 pm
    Since the winner gets a show in vegas... i could definitely see him doing a 1-3 hour show with that character... its pretty damn awesome
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    sleepyjoey Male 18-29
    122 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 11:24 pm
    basically my weekend job
  77. Profile photo of iceblack
    iceblack Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 11:30 pm
    He is great...

    On the other side...
    I HATE how American people are so damn
    uneducated. Starting clapping from the
    start, ridicule dancing and screaming

    I know this is a joke-show, but I`ve seen
    it a lot of times or very very classy events
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    tlshaman Male 13-17
    378 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 11:42 pm
    shopped
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    June 20, 2010 at 1:56 am
    F*ck, The and What, though not necessarily in that order.
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    acanatane Female 18-29
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    June 20, 2010 at 2:27 am
    I liked it, He was good at singing, and I can see why he did it, if hed just got up on stage and done opera dressed normally, doing it normally, ppl owuld have been bored and not appreciated it much, as he did it, ppl were giving standing ovations! wd.
  81. Profile photo of rachcake1
    rachcake1 Female 18-29
    54 posts
    June 20, 2010 at 2:30 am
    omg this guy is amazing!
  82. Profile photo of kimkio
    kimkio Female 18-29
    877 posts
    June 20, 2010 at 3:19 am
    he reminds me of tim burton`s hatmaker
  83. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 20, 2010 at 3:23 am
    If you are impressed by this, you are probably not very familiar with opera. I`ve seen the Barber of Seville performed three times in person (two of which were rather amateur productions), and all three of the performers of this piece had better stage presence, better acting and better voices. This is a mediocre performance and it only went over so well because it was "unique" in the eyes of that audience. Seriously, if this delights you, I urge you to go out and see a real opera performed by real opera singers. You`ll love it!

    Absolutely, to all of that. The image I`m getting is of a chariot racer from the past being highly impressed with a cheap modern town car because it`s powerful compared with the chariot they`re used to and they don`t know what a racing car is like.

    Even if you just watch this aria done properly on Youtube, you`ll see the huge difference. I gave two links - there are many others.
  84. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    June 20, 2010 at 3:42 am
    Talking of just watching just part of an opera on Youtube, here`s a suggestion:

    Diana Damrau - Queen of the Night

    Skip to ~2:10 if you want to miss the dialogue and get straight to the singing.

    I don`t usually like soprano - the pitch is just too high for my tastes - but she does this difficult aria so well. The imperious fury is superb. Bear in mind this is on Youtube and therefore the sound quality is inferior. Also bear in mind that this is live as performed. No editing, no autotune, no allowance for error.

    *she* can actually sing very well. Listen to this and then compare.
  85. Profile photo of perhapsmaybe
    perhapsmaybe Female 18-29
    446 posts
    June 20, 2010 at 5:15 am
    winwinwinwinwinwinwin!
  86. Profile photo of taelmx
    taelmx Female 18-29
    247 posts
    June 20, 2010 at 5:28 am
    Whoa haha....and POPPYCOCK!!! I love that name...
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    aseirinn Male 70 & Over
    877 posts
    June 20, 2010 at 7:18 am
    i like her...she gah spunk, it all ova er facey
  88. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    June 20, 2010 at 7:25 am
    @Angilion, people do not even appreciate how difficult that aria even IS. My singing teacher (who is a former tenor of the Opéra de Montréal and has over 50 years of experience in performing classic music) won`t even let me TRY singing that yet, and I am a professional singer who has been studying privately with him for over 10 years. I have performed pieces as difficult as Mozart`s Alleluia, but I`m only 23 and still very young in the opera singing world. My voice just is not mature yet.

    It makes me sad to see so many people think this performance is impressive, because it means they haven`t ever seen better. They`re missing out.
  89. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 20, 2010 at 8:00 am
    I have performed pieces as difficult as Mozart`s Alleluia

    My mother sang that in the Royal Albert hall, many years ago. She was terrified (she was very young and it was her first performance in such a venue) until just before she started. Then it was all about the singing and the venue didn`t matter. She must have been absolutely bricking it - she was only 16.

    She doesn`t talk about music much and even less about her singing (cancer nearly killed her and left her too weak to claim the scholarship she was offered for Covent Garden, family far too poor to pay for professional tuition at that level, no real way to self-promote a la Youtube in the 1950s - that level of loss isn`t something you completely get over), but she has mentioned Mozart`s Alleluia for being very hard to do well, especially in the RAH as it was then. Apparently, the acoustics were bad from the stage, with multiple echoes.

    If I could pick one talent, it would be singing.
  90. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    June 20, 2010 at 8:24 am
    I found this Youtube video interesting. There`s a fairly famous scene in The Fifth Element in which an alien opera singer sings some odd techno-opera fusion that does sound quite alien. There`s argument about whether it`s possible for a human to sing it as in the film and it`s probably edited. I`m not expert enough to say for certain, but I think it is.

    Anyway, someone decided to have a go at it while sitting in their house and put it on Youtube. A probably humanly impossible piece of opera, sung sitting in the bedroom and put on Youtube. Oh dear. Surprisingly, she does a good job of it:

    Diva Dance

    Here`s the film scene. ~4:24...that`s been fiddled with.

    Diva Dance - original
  91. Profile photo of TheSharpest
    TheSharpest Male 18-29
    1767 posts
    June 20, 2010 at 8:26 am
    Wait a second, we can say "cock" now?
  92. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    June 20, 2010 at 8:41 am
    Wait a second, we can say "cock" now?

    Maybe all the references to roosterroaches on IAB attracted attention from authorities, who suspected Fancyclad of running an illegal genetic experimentation facility :)
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    dreadqueen00 Female 18-29
    331 posts
    June 20, 2010 at 12:40 pm
    I think he was pretty damn good...but that`s only my musically uneducated and uncultured philistine opinion.
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    6point02 Female 18-29
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    June 20, 2010 at 12:41 pm
    pui, just because "other people are so much better" that doesn`t mean he ISN`T good. i think it`s awesome that you know your opera, but let the rest of us enjoy this without being an opera snob.
  95. Profile photo of iceblack
    iceblack Male 18-29
    551 posts
    June 20, 2010 at 12:42 pm
    Everybody saying this is not impressive
    and that there are better singers. Well,
    yes... You are giving PROFESSIONAL names

    What were you specting in this kind of
    contest? Pavarotti?

    This is Amateur, the guy clearly is out
    of tone in many occasions, but he has a
    good voice considering he probably spends
    his day dealing with drunks and thieves
    instead of practicing his performance
  96. Profile photo of iceblack
    iceblack Male 18-29
    551 posts
    June 20, 2010 at 12:44 pm
    @6point02

    Two thumbs up for you. I tried to
    be respectful, but that`s totally
    true...

    Anybody can just google "Opera"
    and think they can judge now
  97. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
    3574 posts
    June 20, 2010 at 2:06 pm
    @iceblack, like I said I`ve seen two AMATEUR performances of The Barber of Seville (As in people who have day jobs, they don`t do this for a living but more as a hobby) and both those performers were better than this guy.

    Why exactly should I be impressed by this guy`s mediocre voice and acting ability? What does he do that is so special that hasn`t been done before? It`s an enjoyable performance, but hardly amazing.

    He`s trying to get into the professional opera world. In that case, he`s got a lot of work to do because I doubt his voice would even carry without a microphone. Overall his performance is a novelty people who know nothing about opera will enjoy very briefly, and the people who appreciate opera won`t notice.
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
    3599 posts
    June 20, 2010 at 3:43 pm
    wow i`m totally stunned... i thought that was gonna be bad.. so bad... but everyone really got into it!!! that`s awesome.
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    JimmyRocks Male 30-39
    145 posts
    June 20, 2010 at 5:03 pm
    I keep seeing Daffy Duck bouncing around.
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    KMeatPiLover Female 18-29
    129 posts
    June 20, 2010 at 5:55 pm
    I have to agree with Pui. He`s a good performer but he doesn`t have the voice for opera.

    Maybe he could have a future as a drag queen.
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    sarahjanae Female 30-39
    91 posts
    June 20, 2010 at 6:16 pm
    I love Prince Poppycock!
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    whipplefunk Male 30-39
    1044 posts
    June 20, 2010 at 10:02 pm
    Pui`s last statement is true. He`s got a ways to go, but it was still entertaining.
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    Arvz Male 18-29
    236 posts
    June 20, 2010 at 11:30 pm
    What has been seen... cannot be unseen :|
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    obhwfgirl Female 18-29
    582 posts
    June 20, 2010 at 11:42 pm
    not a great singer, but he`s interesting and that`ll boost TV ratings

    The show is just like any other tv show -- isn`t about talent, it`s about viewership
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    AlANeptune Female 18-29
    264 posts
    June 21, 2010 at 1:04 am
    Ha. The closing statement`s awesome. Yay culturality.
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    Tirassi Female 18-29
    35 posts
    June 21, 2010 at 2:39 am
    I was skeptical when he came on, but as he left the stage, I was rooting for him. I can`t wait for his next performance.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    June 21, 2010 at 2:51 am
    iceblack:

    Yes, he`s amateur. And he`s not very good for amateur. Besides, he`s entering a national talent competition, i.e. he`s essentially claiming to be the best amateur. That makes it reasonable to compare him with professionals.

    People are giving professional names because it`s easier to find examples of them performing. The point was that if you like this performance, which is opera done not particularly well, you`ll probably very much like opera done well.
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    vampyre459 Female 18-29
    52 posts
    June 21, 2010 at 4:17 am
    He is adorable! Much love <3
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    Lukgeezy Male 18-29
    606 posts
    June 21, 2010 at 6:27 am
    WOW!!...unexpected...thought another bad singer!!Touche!!
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    June 21, 2010 at 7:14 am
    Certainly did not see THAT coming. Bonus points for the unexpected.
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    MarzyMraz Female 13-17
    24 posts
    June 21, 2010 at 9:25 am
    Sharon is right..He is fabulous! :D
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    JeffBeau Male 30-39
    180 posts
    June 21, 2010 at 2:12 pm
    Awesome costume, awesome performance.
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    kittehdee29 Female 18-29
    803 posts
    June 21, 2010 at 11:26 pm
    Loved it! I hold opera singers, especially good novice singers, in the highest regard.
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    izzielee Female 18-29
    94 posts
    June 21, 2010 at 11:58 pm
    I so thought he would be awful yet funny. I was wrong and I must say I would like to see him preform live.
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    Amurika Male 30-39
    282 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 3:27 pm
    uhh.....Lady Gaga called, she wants her look back.
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    BRITATTACK Female 13-17
    198 posts
    June 28, 2010 at 11:29 am
    I have to say, that was interesting...but PLEASE can we have a NORMAL person come from Va. Not more abusive rappers or this. PLEASE!!!!!!
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    PopsySoku Female 18-29
    388 posts
    July 30, 2010 at 10:22 am
    ;P I am such a big fan of his now, he`s absolutely AMAZING. If he doesnt win the whole thing, It would be a shame.

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