All I could think for most of the songs was "Holy Auto-tunage, Batman!" The song choices were excellent - the songs sung were FAIL, because they hardly sounded anything like the normal singers. I was hoping for some great songs, but instead I got robotic versions that didn't feel the mood at all. Mercedes is going to sing a riveting song during church? No, wait, instead it sounds like she turned on a boombox and just sat back. Finn is going to bust out some REM to show his feelings? Nope, just kidding. It sounds like he's alone in a sound room, recording his voice without any emotion, inflection, or interference. The auto-tuning took all the heart, emotion, and sentiment out of the songs.
the sole exception was the last song, which started off amazingly... and ended after ONE VERSE. I was so disappointed.
The subject matter itself was incredibly emotional, but the songs ruined it. And not because the singing was bad - but because it was TOO good. A total lack of emotion or change in the songs made it ruined. When people are upset of desperate, they don't sing better than ever - they get raw, crackly, and emotional. NONE of that came through.
BRB, going to listen to the original "What if God was One of Us" to really get into the music.
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