Les Mis may be one of the front runners to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards, but that doesn’t mean everyone who saw it is a huge fan. Former American Idol contestant Adam Lambert took in a showing over the weekend, and he just could not get past the singing which he considered shotty and amateurish.
Sounding off on his Twitter, Lambert said he’s sick and tired of Hollywood studios hiring actors and having them sing rather than hiring singers and having them act. He thinks if the situation were reversed, it would make for a far better product and a better moviegoing experience for everyone.
Here’s an excerpt of his rant…
”I felt like I should ignore the vocals and focus on the emotional subtext- but the singing was so distracting at times it pulled me out.”
The singer is a fan of what Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, Samantha Barks and Aaron Tveit did, but beyond that, he thinks the movie would have benefited by recording the vocals in a studio and mixing them rather than having the actors sing live. What do you think? Does Lambert have a point about the singing not being up to par in Les Mis or is he way off base with his aggressive critique? Let us know your thoughts by voting in the poll below…
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