Since her dismissal from the X Factor , Cheryl Cole ‘nation’s sweetheart’ gimmick has-unfortunately for her- become all too easy to see through.
Indeed, if comments made on her performances on ‘The Voice UK’ and the Queen’s ‘Jubilee concert’ are anything to go by, the issue of Cheryl’s talent- and not aesthetic as had previously been the case- has taken centre stage, forcing many to question her validity as a singer.
Now she has hit back at these criticisms, insisting that she does perform her vocals live.
Her defense below…
Speaking to the BBC, she explained:
If you think my live vocal sounds so good it must be mimed, I’m happy
I take it as a compliment.
Going onto add:
There’s a track on the Super Deluxe edition of the album called Teddy Bear. When we were recording it, I just sat eating Oreo Cookies and Pinkberry frozen yoghurt, and In and Out Burger all day.
I was singing in the morning and everything was fine. Then I went in after having a burger and I was singing [exaggerated Batman growl] down there.
You have to use your stomach when you sing. If it’s digesting, it’s not a happy place to be.
Clearly bothered by the backlash she is facing from her Gary Barlow assisted ‘Jubilee’ set, it’s interesting that Cheryl’s decided to dwell on the matter when everyone else established her voice wasn’t the business back in 2009.
At the moment, her biggest problem isn’t lip synching but the fact that people wish she did when she does opt to sing live.
For, while the likes of Rihanna know how to hold a note despite having Grade F voices, Mz. Cole is guilty of being unable to sing live and having a poor singing voice.
A shame, as her Grade A music is deserving of so much more.