Duet - Zhang Wei - Whataya Want from me Dec 15, 2012 0:39:18 GMT -5
Post by nikki on Dec 15, 2012 0:39:18 GMT -5
These Special Adam Performances threads consolidate covers and duets sung by Adam post American Idol, during the GNT and Trespassing eras.
Duet with Zhang Wei - Whataya Want From Me
The Voice of China
Shanghai Stadium, Shanghai, CHINA
30 September 2012
Adam appeared on the finale of The Voice of China, a televised event and performed Trespassing, together with this duet. There was an audience of 80,000 people in the Shanghai Stadium, 100 million television viewers and 400 million online viewers.
Adamtopia news thread
However, it IS interesting to hear Adam "dry." One of the wonderful things about his voice is how much natural resonance he has. A well trained singer learns how to focus the sound of his voice towards the resonant chambers in his body; his chest and his head. Particularly in the front part of his face, called the "mask" (facial bones and sinuses.) Done correctly, it gives the voice a natural ring and almost reverb. In the dry feed of TP, listen to Adam's voice, and you will still hear that ring, that brightness, that warmth, even tho he has no "help" from the sound system. It is Adam's trademark; it takes a lot of technique to do as consistently up and down his range as Adam does; and it is one of the things that makes his voice so milk chocolate yummy.
You can also really hear it clearly in the duet of WWFM. It becomes more noticeable when singing with someone else who has less natural resonance (or none, a la KA singing We Are the Champions next to Adam). Even when Adam adds a little rasp or grit to his voice as he does in WWFM, the ring is still evident.
The other thing about these techniques is that it makes the voice sound "effortless," even when Adam sings with full power. Untrained singers often tense their vocal cords tightly and then forcefully push air thru them to belt out notes, especially high ones. You can hear that in the voice and often see it in their strained muscles in their neck and contorted, even red face. Adam, with his masterful technique, does almost the opposite. he expands his chest and torso for full resonance, relaxes his throat and mouth, focuses the sound and sings with great power, but no "push." The reviewer who described Adam's voice as "angels on ice skates" sort of had it right. When you sing correctly and tap into your body's resonance, it is like skimming across a smooth surface with no friction, instead of slogging thru thick snow. Effortless? Yes. Easy? No way. We are hearing years and years of training and practice.