Sometimes songwriters and singers forget that. They get a melody in their head and the notes will take precedence, so that they wind up forcing a word onto a melody. It doesn't ring true.
I'm so thankful for the Internet because actors and singers and performers now have a way to connect with their fans on a very personal level which I think is quite special.
The way I see it, all the popular singers are strippers.
I would love to make a bunch of country demos and write country songs for really great country singers.
You know, fame is a funny thing, man, especially, you know, actors, musicians, rappers, rock singers, it's kind of a lifestyle and it's easy to get caught up in it - you go to bars, you go to clubs, everyone's doing a certain thing... It's tough.
When I sing along with Britney Spears I will sing in an American accent. But eventually I found my own voice. My songs are so brutally honest, it would be alien to sing in any accent other than my own. Don't get me wrong - I can imitate singers. I can do bar mitzvahs and weddings.
I don't really have a style icon but I really admire the way people dress like Gaga, Rihanna and Gwen Stefani. It's good to be inspired by singers who write music and dress incredibly - rather than models and people in the fashion industry who dress immaculately anyway because it's their style.
I've always said that Adele has turned so many people on to British singers - whether female singers or just like music from this country in general.
I have a lot of friends who do what I do. Either they're actresses or singers or things like that.
I think a lot of singers are shy people. I suppose singing on stage is not like talking; you are not as exposed.
I try to steal something from the great singers. Of course, I don't want to imitate their sound, but I try to do a sort of compromise.
The Italians are not indulgent, as Americans are. They don't have the patience to teach young singers how to move. They think you should learn in school.
So many singers want to act, and so many actors try to sing.
It worries me that young singers think you can shortcut the training and go straight to fame and fortune, and programmes like Pop Idol have encouraged that.
For Hunchback, we needed this live, gigantic choir. So we went to London and said, This is Disney! I need singers who can sing high D's, hold them for 18 seconds, and do it 60 times!
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