Adam Lambert criticized singing of ‘Les Miserables’ stars


American Idol alum Adam Lambert took to Twitter to criticize the hit musical/movie adaptation of Les Miserables, saying the movie is full of “great actors pretending to be singers.”

Lambert, who is known for his acclaimed theater-style vocals and background in theater before joining the singing competition, ranted about the Golden Globe-nominated musical Sunday. He said, “Les Mis: Visually impressive w great Emotional performances. But the score suffered massively with great actors PRETENDING to be singers. It’s an opera. Hollywoods (sic) movie musicals treat the singing as the last priority. (Dreamgirls was good).”

While he said good things about the performances of Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen, he criticized the decision of director Tom Hooper to let the actors sing live. Adam explained, “And I do think it was cool they were singing live – but with that cast, they should have studio recorded and sweetened the vocals. I felt like I should ignore the vocals and focus on the emotional subtext – but the singing was so distracting at times it pulled me out.”

Adam finishing off his rant with: “The industry will say ‘these actors were so brave to attempt singing this score live’ but why not cast actors who could actually sound good?… Sorry for being so harsh but it’s so true!”

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