This week’s That Grape Juice Cover Star comes from Cortez Shaw. Watch as the Texan takes on Chris Brown‘s latest hit single ‘Fine China’:
Go Mr. Shaw!
Anyone who follows us knows that we are a sucker for run-and-riffers – if used effectively and not abused. Placement is everything, and when not solely relied on to sell a song (or disguise one’s actual vocal worth), they can be used to decorate a tune without overkill. The former ‘Idol’ contestant effortlessly accomplished this.
Cortez let his melisma take off here and there, but much like the ‘Run It’ singer, he didn’t drown the melody with runs. For this, we say ‘bravo’!
For more on Cortez Shaw, check out his Youtube page.
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