Perhaps in response to the industry’s increasingly disposable nature, the question of talent remains ever present - fueled by the head scratching ascent of many a contemporary act.
Unashamedly lacking any discernible gift or skill worthy of their notoriety, gone are the days where an artist did one or the other and if ‘the fan’ was lucky – both.
Instead, barring the likes of Alexandra Burke, Beyonce, Lady GaGa, Jessie J and Adele, it’s safe to say the actual ‘talent’ of most entertainers finds itself in disrepute, backed not by their skills but chart feats and in some cases…Twitter followers.
So now we ask:
Are vocalists – gifted singers – on the decline? Or are they just a little harder to find in the blur that is the Hot 100?