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MrSerenaWilliams
Nov 11th, 2006, 07:42 AM
Vonzell Solomon of American Idol fame's rendition of the Star Spangled Banner.

FSC would be proud

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWwoVdkU4JI&mode=related&search=

Brooklyn90
Nov 11th, 2006, 07:49 AM
wow she's amazing :worship:

~Cherry*Blossom~
Nov 11th, 2006, 07:54 AM
not better that Whitney but still really good.

I just piss myself thinking that Carrie Underwood beat her :lol:

MrSerenaWilliams
Nov 11th, 2006, 08:14 AM
She SO should have won

skanky~skanketta
Nov 11th, 2006, 08:25 AM
vonzell!she was definitely my fave of that season. while carrie may have been better at hitting those big notes, vonzell was just so lovable. and just stunning.

Sam L
Nov 11th, 2006, 08:34 AM
Apparently she didn't get enough votes because the camera kept showing her family looking like pimps in the crowd?!? Anyway, I've heard her sing and she's not better than Whitney. In fact, there are so many better than her.

Sir Stefwhit
Nov 11th, 2006, 08:38 AM
Vonzell has definitely got some mad vocals, no doubt about it. Enough to make you forget Whitney Houston?... well not quite, but good nonetheless.

Whitney's version will forever be the version to which all others will be compared, but here's another version of her singing it from her HBO concert back in 1991. It's just as moving as her rendition during the Superbowl:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unFxDyrBnOM

MrSerenaWilliams
Nov 11th, 2006, 08:51 AM
OK, I just saw the Whitney Houston version...:tears: that was beatiful, but Vonzi's was top 5 for sure.

Rocketta
Nov 11th, 2006, 12:16 PM
Apparently she didn't get enough votes because the camera kept showing her family looking like pimps in the crowd?!? Anyway, I've heard her sing and she's not better than Whitney. In fact, there are so many better than her.

So you're saying America stereotypes black people and then doesn't vote for them? Who knew you would admit racism existed on that level Sam L. ;)


Anyway, :rolleyes:

That performance was really good. One thing Vonzell had going for her is that she was singing live and Whitney was singing to taped vocals at the Superbowl. :worship:

I also think this Video shows that Vonzell has been working on her singing. It was quite clear as the season went on her vocals kept getting better and better. Kudos Vonzell. :rocker2:

Bayo
Nov 11th, 2006, 12:21 PM
Do we know for a fact that Whitney was singing to a recording at the Super Bowl?

Rocketta
Nov 11th, 2006, 12:25 PM
Do we know for a fact that Whitney was singing to a recording at the Super Bowl?

yes, I've seen reports about it but most recently when the whole Ashley Simpson debacle happened.

Sam L
Nov 11th, 2006, 12:25 PM
So you're saying America stereotypes black people and then doesn't vote for them? Who knew you would admit racism existed on that level Sam L. ;)

Actually that's what I read on another board, so no that's not what I think.

Anyway, :rolleyes:

That performance was really good. One thing Vonzell had going for her is that she was singing live and Whitney was singing to taped vocals at the Superbowl. :worship:

I also think this Video shows that Vonzell has been working on her singing. It was quite clear as the season went on her vocals kept getting better and better. Kudos Vonzell.

Whitney was NOT singing to taped vocals. :rolleyes:

Rocketta
Nov 11th, 2006, 12:40 PM
OH, SAY, CAN SHE SING

By BILLY HELLER

January 31, 2004 -- Most eyes may be on the Patriots and Panthers leading up to Sunday's Super Bowl, Beyoncé is facing as much pressure as any player: She's singing the national anthem before the game. No, she doesn't have to weigh punting or going for the first down with the championship on the line, but she has until just before kickoff to decide whether to sing live or lip-sync.

Because a performer went blank - pregame show executive producer Bob Best won't name names - during the commercial break right before the anthem, "We make a 'protection copy,' " explains Best.

So Beyoncé cut a recording a couple of weeks back at the 20th Century Fox scoring stage in Los Angeles with a 65-piece orchestra.

"We always check with the artist the day of the performance, and basically say, 'What are you comfortable with?' " says Best.

"Some artists feel that they may have achieved - in their mind - perfection on the performance copy and perhaps they would not be able to reach that level in the rather stressful, rather rushed, busy environment they find themselves in."

So what advice do past performers have for Beyoncé?
Kathie Lee Gifford, who sang the anthem nine years ago at Super Bowl XXIX, offers Beyoncé the same words of wisdom she says she got from Barry Manilow (Super Bowl XVII):

"No matter what, do not look up at the scoreboard telling you how many billions of people are watching the broadcast."

Cheryl Ladd (Super Bowl XIV) says Beyoncé doesn't need singing advice from her, but concedes "the song is a challenge because of its huge range."

Beyoncé should just, she says, "enjoy every second of the experience and let 'er rip."

Of course, just like the game itself, things don't always go smoothly in the "Star-Spangled Banner" department.

Garth Brooks left the stadium just 45 minutes before he was scheduled to sing at Super Bowl XXVII, at Pasadena's Rose Bowl, in a dispute over his music video, which he wanted NBC to play in the pregame show.

That left NFL execs scrambling like a desperate quarterback - until one spotted Jon Bon Jovi in the stands and was ready to draft him into anthem duty, when Brooks was coaxed back.

Another year, Julio Iglesias was going to sing the anthem, "but bowed out," says Best.

"He made an attempt to do it in advance and he was concerned that his English pronunciation was not sufficient to be able to do it justice." That was the year Manilow stepped up to the mike.

The humid conditions in Tampa in 1991 contributed to Whitney Houston's decision to go with the recording, and it's that performance that remains "the benchmark," notes producer Rickey Minor, who's working with Beyoncé.

"Singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl was one of the highlights of my career," says Houston.

"Beyoncé told me she remembers listening to Whitney's version over and over and over again," says Minor, "and I believe that there will be definitely some similarities based on where we are as a country, being at war. And like Whitney, Beyoncé has an incredible voice."

When Beyoncé was rehearsing with Minor, she told him when she got to "the land of the free and the home of the brave" she wanted "all of the families who have lost loved ones [in the war] to feel that she feels passion and appreciation of their sacrifice."

The first time Beyoncé sang the anthem in the studio, it was almost 31/2 minutes long.

"Generally they [the NFL] like it in the 2-, 21/2-minute range," says Minor, "and it was too slow for my taste too. I was falling asleep," he laughs.

But the recording session wasn't all serious all the time.

"At one point," says Minor, "instead of singing 'whose broad stripes and bright stars,' she sang 'whose broad stripes and broad stars,' so I told her there was one too many broads in the room.'"

Vanessa Williams (Super Bowl XXX) says Beyoncé has nothing to worry about.

"I know she's from Houston," says Williams, "so she'll have the whole hometown girl factor, which will give her a lot of support."

Among her supporters is Rudy Rasmus, the pastor of Beyoncé's hometown church, where she sang in the choir at age 12.

"I was proud to hear that she was selected," says Rasmus. But, he adds, "I actually would have preferred to have seen her perform during halftime."


What's in a name? It might mean a win.

Financial analysts have noted that which conference wins the Super Bowl affects the stock market.

And a close study of the last 10 national anthem singers reveals that every time a single-named singer has performed (Cher, Jewel), an AFC team has won.

So The Post predicts that Beyoncé will sing the AFC's New England Patriots to victory.

YEAR//PERFORMER//WINNER

2003//Dixie Chicks//Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFC)

2002//Mariah Carey//New England Patriots (AFC)

2001//Backstreet Boys//Baltimore Ravens (AFC)

2000//Faith Hill//St. Louis Rams (AFC)

1999//Cher//Denver Broncos (AFC)

1998//Jewel//Denver Broncos (AFC)

1997//Luther Vandross//Green Bay Packers (NFC)

1996//Vanessa Williams//Dallas Cowboys (NFC)

1995//Kathie Lee Gifford//San Francisco 49ers (NFC)

1994//Natalie Cole//Dallas Cowboys (NFC)


http://www.classicwhitney.com/newsfile/reports/starspanglesbanner/nypost_ohsaycanshesing_31jan2004.htm

Rocketta
Nov 11th, 2006, 12:41 PM
Actually that's what I read on another board, so no that's not what I think.



Whitney was NOT singing to taped vocals. :rolleyes:

Like with most things, you don't know what the hell you're talking about. :haha:

Bayo
Nov 11th, 2006, 12:45 PM
Wow. That's a let down. I always thought it was live.

Rocketta
Nov 11th, 2006, 12:47 PM
Wow. That's a let down. I always thought it was live.

naw, you really shouldn't considering how difficult a situation singing at the superbowl is and how difficult a song it is. :shrug:

Bayo
Nov 11th, 2006, 12:50 PM
naw, you really shouldn't considering how difficult a situation singing at the superbowl is and how difficult a song it is. :shrug:
True. It's still Whitney singing.

mykarma
Nov 11th, 2006, 01:02 PM
Vonzell Solomon of American Idol fame's rendition of the Star Spangled Banner.

FSC would be proud

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWwoVdkU4JI&mode=related&search=

DAMMMNNN!!!

mykarma
Nov 11th, 2006, 01:08 PM
Apparently she didn't get enough votes because the camera kept showing her family looking like pimps in the crowd?!? Anyway, I've heard her sing and she's not better than Whitney. In fact, there are so many better than her.
What does your damn family look like? :smash:

mykarma
Nov 11th, 2006, 01:11 PM
Like with most things, you don't know what the hell you're talking about. :haha:

:worship::worship::worship::worship::worship:
Wonder if a white family had on the same thing that Vonzell's family had on would he have said they looked like pimps. Saml is an idiot.

rockstar
Nov 11th, 2006, 01:13 PM
vonzell was my favourite during that season (which one again? :scratch: )

and wow, the crowd sure is super rowdy during their national anthem...

Sam L
Nov 11th, 2006, 01:42 PM
What does your damn family look like? :smash:

Wow, I guess you didn't read my post that said that it wasn't my opinion and that I just saw it on another thread.

:worship::worship::worship::worship::worship:
Wonder if a white family had on the same thing that Vonzell's family had on would he have said they looked like pimps. Saml is an idiot.

Fact is, they don't.

CrossCourt~Rally
Nov 11th, 2006, 01:44 PM
:bowdown: Amazing voice! :cool:

Sam L
Nov 11th, 2006, 01:44 PM
OH, SAY, CAN SHE SING

By BILLY HELLER

January 31, 2004 -- Most eyes may be on the Patriots and Panthers leading up to Sunday's Super Bowl, Beyoncé is facing as much pressure as any player: She's singing the national anthem before the game. No, she doesn't have to weigh punting or going for the first down with the championship on the line, but she has until just before kickoff to decide whether to sing live or lip-sync.

Because a performer went blank - pregame show executive producer Bob Best won't name names - during the commercial break right before the anthem, "We make a 'protection copy,' " explains Best.

So Beyoncé cut a recording a couple of weeks back at the 20th Century Fox scoring stage in Los Angeles with a 65-piece orchestra.

"We always check with the artist the day of the performance, and basically say, 'What are you comfortable with?' " says Best.

"Some artists feel that they may have achieved - in their mind - perfection on the performance copy and perhaps they would not be able to reach that level in the rather stressful, rather rushed, busy environment they find themselves in."

So what advice do past performers have for Beyoncé?
Kathie Lee Gifford, who sang the anthem nine years ago at Super Bowl XXIX, offers Beyoncé the same words of wisdom she says she got from Barry Manilow (Super Bowl XVII):

"No matter what, do not look up at the scoreboard telling you how many billions of people are watching the broadcast."

Cheryl Ladd (Super Bowl XIV) says Beyoncé doesn't need singing advice from her, but concedes "the song is a challenge because of its huge range."

Beyoncé should just, she says, "enjoy every second of the experience and let 'er rip."

Of course, just like the game itself, things don't always go smoothly in the "Star-Spangled Banner" department.

Garth Brooks left the stadium just 45 minutes before he was scheduled to sing at Super Bowl XXVII, at Pasadena's Rose Bowl, in a dispute over his music video, which he wanted NBC to play in the pregame show.

That left NFL execs scrambling like a desperate quarterback - until one spotted Jon Bon Jovi in the stands and was ready to draft him into anthem duty, when Brooks was coaxed back.

Another year, Julio Iglesias was going to sing the anthem, "but bowed out," says Best.

"He made an attempt to do it in advance and he was concerned that his English pronunciation was not sufficient to be able to do it justice." That was the year Manilow stepped up to the mike.

The humid conditions in Tampa in 1991 contributed to Whitney Houston's decision to go with the recording, and it's that performance that remains "the benchmark," notes producer Rickey Minor, who's working with Beyoncé.

"Singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl was one of the highlights of my career," says Houston.

"Beyoncé told me she remembers listening to Whitney's version over and over and over again," says Minor, "and I believe that there will be definitely some similarities based on where we are as a country, being at war. And like Whitney, Beyoncé has an incredible voice."

When Beyoncé was rehearsing with Minor, she told him when she got to "the land of the free and the home of the brave" she wanted "all of the families who have lost loved ones [in the war] to feel that she feels passion and appreciation of their sacrifice."

The first time Beyoncé sang the anthem in the studio, it was almost 31/2 minutes long.

"Generally they [the NFL] like it in the 2-, 21/2-minute range," says Minor, "and it was too slow for my taste too. I was falling asleep," he laughs.

But the recording session wasn't all serious all the time.

"At one point," says Minor, "instead of singing 'whose broad stripes and bright stars,' she sang 'whose broad stripes and broad stars,' so I told her there was one too many broads in the room.'"

Vanessa Williams (Super Bowl XXX) says Beyoncé has nothing to worry about.

"I know she's from Houston," says Williams, "so she'll have the whole hometown girl factor, which will give her a lot of support."

Among her supporters is Rudy Rasmus, the pastor of Beyoncé's hometown church, where she sang in the choir at age 12.

"I was proud to hear that she was selected," says Rasmus. But, he adds, "I actually would have preferred to have seen her perform during halftime."


What's in a name? It might mean a win.

Financial analysts have noted that which conference wins the Super Bowl affects the stock market.

And a close study of the last 10 national anthem singers reveals that every time a single-named singer has performed (Cher, Jewel), an AFC team has won.

So The Post predicts that Beyoncé will sing the AFC's New England Patriots to victory.

YEAR//PERFORMER//WINNER

2003//Dixie Chicks//Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFC)

2002//Mariah Carey//New England Patriots (AFC)

2001//Backstreet Boys//Baltimore Ravens (AFC)

2000//Faith Hill//St. Louis Rams (AFC)

1999//Cher//Denver Broncos (AFC)

1998//Jewel//Denver Broncos (AFC)

1997//Luther Vandross//Green Bay Packers (NFC)

1996//Vanessa Williams//Dallas Cowboys (NFC)

1995//Kathie Lee Gifford//San Francisco 49ers (NFC)

1994//Natalie Cole//Dallas Cowboys (NFC)


http://www.classicwhitney.com/newsfile/reports/starspanglesbanner/nypost_ohsaycanshesing_31jan2004.htm


Why should I believe this article? :shrug:

Sam L
Nov 11th, 2006, 01:48 PM
And plus Carrie Underwood is SO MUCH better than Vonzell anyway. :haha: She's even sold more records than Fantasia who became famous a whole year before her! :eek:

Viktymise
Nov 11th, 2006, 01:50 PM
Vonsell should have won, Simon did not like her at all and the last song he had to choose for her which was "on the radio" she was always 10 times better at ballods :( anyway she's much better than carrie underwood

Rocketta
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:45 PM
Why should I believe this article? :shrug:

I agree, why should you believe an article on a Whitney fan sight quoting an actual article that appeared in the New York post with actual quotes from the Producer? It's never convinced you before....but now If I had posted something Wikipedia, now that would be gospel? Right? :haha:

I wonder what it feels like to be sooooooo wrong? :lol: :haha:

Paneru
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:49 PM
Better than Whitney?!? :tape:

Yes, Whitney had pre-recorded vocals during the
Super Bowl but it's still her and it's unmatched
in her genre.

However, if people want to hear Whitney sing it
Live, here you go; Whitney performing at her
HBO 91' Special "Welcome Home Heroes".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unFxDyrBnOM

The entire concert was sheer and utter perfection!
The troops were showing her mad love! :cool:

Sam L
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:53 PM
I wonder what it feels like to be sooooooo wrong? :lol: :haha:

Really?

Whitney fan sight

Well now you know. :)

Sam L
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:55 PM
Better than Whitney?!? :tape:

Yes, Whitney had pre-recorded vocals during the
Super Bowl but it's still her and it's unmatched
in her genre.

However, if people want to hear Whitney sing it
Live, here you go; Whitney performing at her
HBO 91' Special "Welcome Home Heroes".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unFxDyrBnOM

The entire concert was sheer and utter perfection!
The troops were showing her mad love! :cool:

Thank you for getting straight to the point!! :D Vonzell is already forgotten. :lol: Better than Whitney... :lol:

Rocketta
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:57 PM
Thank you for getting straight to the point!! :D Vonzell is already forgotten. :lol: Better than Whitney... :lol:

:lol:

yeah, still saying Whitney's vocals were live at the Superbowl? :haha:

Rocketta
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:59 PM
Really?



Well now you know. :)

Now I know what? I already knew the vocals were taped and that talk out of your ass before this thread. So please inform what do I know now? :rolleyes:

No Name Face
Nov 11th, 2006, 04:01 PM
some of you guys would argue with your own shadow if you could. and what's even worse is how old some of you are.

anyway, vonzell was awesome. she's so gorgeous and i loved her voice. i don't really watch AI but my family was raving about her.

CondiLicious
Nov 11th, 2006, 04:05 PM
anyway she's much better than carrie underwood

I strongly disagree :)

Cat's Pajamas
Nov 11th, 2006, 06:25 PM
Vonzell :hearts: :hearts: :inlove:

I was madly in love with her for S3! I got a bit teary when she got cut before Bo Bice :smash: :tears:


Great performance and the crowd was loving it :worship:

Whitney is stil the queen though :eek: :bowdown:

G1Player2
Nov 11th, 2006, 06:27 PM
And plus Carrie Underwood is SO MUCH better than Vonzell anyway. :haha: She's even sold more records than Fantasia who became famous a whole year before her! :eek:

Carrie is NOT better than Vonzell. I refuse to buy it. Vonzell had more personality, stage presence, charisma and charm in her pinky than Carrie did in her whole body. I will even argue that she sings better than Carrie. Carrie, while she can sing, can't do much else. She has ZERO stage presence, her interviews are boring, while Vonzell is much personable and infectious ON and OFF the stage. ANYONE can be a great singer. But you have to have something more. And Carrie unfortunately doesn't. Here in the States they call her Carrie Robot and she didn't get that name for nothing.

G1Player2
Nov 11th, 2006, 06:28 PM
some of you guys would argue with your own shadow if you could. and what's even worse is how old some of you are.

anyway, vonzell was awesome. she's so gorgeous and i loved her voice. i don't really watch AI but my family was raving about her.

I didn't like that season but Vonzell was on and I was :hearts:

No Name Face
Nov 11th, 2006, 08:09 PM
I didn't like that season but Vonzell was on and I was :hearts:

yeah she was truly a beauty. i want to see more of her.

Justin
Nov 11th, 2006, 11:45 PM
not better that Whitney but still really good.

I second that.

mykarma
Nov 12th, 2006, 03:37 AM
I agree, why should you believe an article on a Whitney fan sight quoting an actual article that appeared in the New York post with actual quotes from the Producer? It's never convinced you before....but now If I had posted something Wikipedia, now that would be gospel? Right? :haha:

I wonder what it feels like to be sooooooo wrong? :lol: :haha:
:haha::haha::haha:

Sir Stefwhit
Nov 12th, 2006, 04:01 AM
That performance was really good. One thing Vonzell had going for her is that she was singing live and Whitney was singing to taped vocals at the Superbowl. :worship:

I also think this Video shows that Vonzell has been working on her singing. It was quite clear as the season went on her vocals kept getting better and better. Kudos Vonzell. :rocker2:
Kudos for Vonzell!!! She definitely deserves them and I hope we hear from her soon, talent like hers should be shared with the world. In the post above yours I included a link to a version where Whitney was singing live to give a better comparison. During the Superbowl Whit was singing to a pre-recorded track, but as you can see with the other version- she can sing it live just as good, no problem. Vonzell has got a bright future ahead of her, but she aint no Whitney!

harloo
Nov 12th, 2006, 05:32 PM
Kudos for Vonzell!!! She definitely deserves them and I hope we hear from her soon, talent like hers should be shared with the world. In the post above yours I included a link to a version where Whitney was singing live to give a better comparison. During the Superbowl Whit was singing to a pre-recorded track, but as you can see with the other version- she can sing it live just as good, no problem. Vonzell has got a bright future ahead of her, but she aint no Whitney!

I saw Vonzell's version a while back and was blown away. However, I don't understand how anyone can say her version is better than Whitney's? I remember after 9/11 people buying her version of the Star Spangled Banner in huge numbers. Personally I think it's the best in history.

I'm wondering what is Vonzell up too? I hope she's releasing an album in the near future.

MrSerenaWilliams
Nov 12th, 2006, 06:21 PM
it was an overstatement, but VS's version was AMAZING!