In what will be sure to strike up debate in all corners of PopCultureVille, British boyband JLS have defended artists who have come under criticism for using auto-tune.
Find out what they had to say below…
On the criticism they have faced for their alleged dependency on the tool, lead singers Aston and Oritse commented:
“If you get critics come and see the show, we can sing it live, so what’s the problem? It’s kind of pointless for them to criticise, we are in a new school generation and [for] that generation, stuff like music effects, auto tune and sampling is part of that.”
These comments come after the quartet were accused of using auto-tune to disguise their otherwise thin vocals, especially in their smash hit ‘The Club Is Alive’.
Whilst their habitual lip syncing and use of the widely debated production tool haven’t done any the band any critical favours, it is worth remembering that they were indeed contestants on the X Factor UK where their collective singing was often heralded as being some of the best the show had heard.
Even giving winner Alexandra Burke stiff competition up until the finals.