Shania Twain!

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    Mar 26, 2012 3:51 AM GMT
    So finally, Shania is back!...somewhat. She will be featured on Lionel Richie's upcoming album where he will duet with major country stars on some of his most popular songs.

    He recreated "Endless Love" (originally w/Diana Ross) with Shania Twain, and the music video is beautiful, with Shania sounding and looking better than ever.

    She'll be doing a 2-year residency at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas starting December 1 this year!

    What do you think of their video?

  • BlackBeltGuy

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    Mar 26, 2012 4:40 AM GMT
    she sounds horrible. A friend of mine played that with his computer turned around so i couldn't see who it was and I said it sounds like shania twain with a whisper of downs syndrome.

    she has Spasmodic Dysphonia and you can hear it.
    She wont pull off vegas for that length of time.

    im a fan dont get me wrong, it is just not the authentic voice I feel in love with. You can hear where she was mechanically corrected.

    (((go ahead aim and fire... but it is true))))


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    Mar 26, 2012 4:50 AM GMT
    Beautifully-shot video. That's it.

    This country version isn't good. She sounds ok. He sounds ok. No connection between the two to convey the true emotion of this song. The video was even worse. So, she came in on her horse in order to sing a duet with him on the beach?? I'm just shaking my head. But this video is typical of both of their past work. Shallow and no depth.
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    Mar 26, 2012 4:54 PM GMT
    Y'all are trippin.

    It may not be the best video in the world, but with a song like this, there isn't much of a storyline you can convey. I think her voice sounds 10x better than it did on those singles from Greatest Hits album in 2004. I hope her dysphonia is cured, or will be. Because I think her vocals on her "The Woman In Me" and "Come On Over" albums were beautiful. She may not be thought of as a "big voice" like Mariah, Christina, or Whitney, but I really love her tone and emotion she puts into her songs, especially her ballads (You're Still the One, From This Moment On, You've Got A Way).
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    Mar 26, 2012 5:05 PM GMT

    I love me some Shania but this stuff sounds like karaoke bar central. icon_confused.gif
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    Mar 26, 2012 5:08 PM GMT
    Cheesy cover BUT my god is she beautiful.

    I don't know what the fuck Mutt Lange was smoking when he cheated on her.

    I liked that last album of hers 'Up!'. She needs to release another solo album but the cynical side of me says that the majority of her success was due to her husband's talents as a producer.
  • Mepark

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    Mar 26, 2012 8:06 PM GMT
    Shania's voice makes me go in the best mood. I just love. It's perfect.
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    Mar 26, 2012 8:14 PM GMT
    This song is SO SO cheestastic but it's a big guilty pleasure of mine. Shania's sophisticated take on our 'consumer culture' icon_lol.gif

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    Mar 26, 2012 8:34 PM GMT
    Shania's cheese factor just keeping getting higher and higher while her voice just gets more grating. I love her slow songs, but can only listen to one or maybe two at a time, afterwhich I just get irritated because her voice just sounds like it's dragging. And I think I've had enough of lyrics that sound like she's writing an elementary school ditty or something. Not to mention the constant sound-alike production for almost 20 years.

    Not that I want to turn this into a heated comparison, but, I've always seen Shania as the country Madonna. Like Madonna, Shania wouldn't have been successful had she not been so super-sexy. Unlike Madonna, Shania has shown little to no growth as an artist, either in production, writing (though, based on recent released singles, some might question Madonna - her album cuts are her brilliance), or vocals.
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    Mar 26, 2012 8:50 PM GMT
    I was just singing Shania and then I saw this thread... icon_eek.gif
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    Mar 26, 2012 9:04 PM GMT
    EastCoastNAZ saidShania's cheese factor just keeping getting higher and higher while her voice just gets more grating. I love her slow songs, but can only listen to one or maybe two at a time, afterwhich I just get irritated because her voice just sounds like it's dargging. And I think I've had enough of lyrics that sound like she's writing an elementary school ditty or something. Not to mention the constant sound-alike production for almost 20 years.

    Not that I want to turn this into a heated comparison, but, I've always seen Shania as the country Madonna. Like Madonna, Shania wouldn't have been successful had she not been so super-sexy. Unlike Madonna, Shania has shown little to no growth as an artist, either in production, writing (though, based on recent released singles, some might question Madonna - her album cuts are her brilliance), or vocals.


    I do agree that she has some cheesy songs, especially from her Up! album. But I've always thought she had a beautiful voice. It's not always about being able to hit the highest note. I think she has one of the most beautiful tones I've ever heard, and she knows how to convey emotion.

    Yes, Mutt Lange's production was a huge factor in her success, but she had a ton of fans back in the day and was still a superstar. Her Come On Over album is the best-selling album by any female artist in history (and the best-selling country album of all-time). And I feel like that album was nothing short of musical genius.

    She broke the boundaries between country and pop music. She was so ahead of her time in that respect...her sexy image along with songs that were a little less "traditional" country than those in Nashville were used to, a lot of people didn't care for her and she faced a lot of criticism. In her own way, she was sort of like a 90s country version of Madonna or Lady GaGa. She paved the way for today's crossover artists like Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, etc and even helped those in the past cross over (Faith Hill, LeAnn Rimes).

    Despite some cheesy lyrics here and there, she managed to create some of the catchiest songs I've ever heard and has managed to sell over 75 million albums based on relatively few released (only 3 major solo albums and 1 Greatest Hits compilation), making her the best-selling female country act of all-time. All of her ballads are beautiful. She's a likeable, down-to-earth and private person. And I wish her the best of success and hope to see another album from her in the future.

    If she's not your cup of tea, that's cool. But you can't deny her likeability, success, and talent. And there's certainly no need to bash her.
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    Mar 26, 2012 10:14 PM GMT
    Some queens are so like the pommies, nothings ever good enough; even with abilities they themselves do not have.