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S.CHARRON
Nov 19th, 2006, 02:05 PM
Both ladies have amazing voices.

But whos the better singer? Not song selection, but talent wise who have the stronger voice????????

My pick? CELINE DION?

WHY?

I think Whitney is overated, besides the fact that recently she has not been able to sing the high notes of her early career. A side affect of over prolonged drug useage . Also i find that Celine has very subtly melodies that she can control, her voice never cracks and she has a wider range on her vocals.


May i also add that Celine treats her voice like it should be treated. With Respect.

She sings 5 shows a week, and she is NEVER off key. Thats impressive.

Also, I believe that most everyone in the Music Business refer 2 Celine as "the top notch female vocalist" of her time (cher)

However i have a friend who believes Whitney Houston is a tier above Celine and her voice is more powerfull. Your thoughts?

Sam L
Nov 19th, 2006, 02:11 PM
They used to be equal but now Celine's far and away the better.

Viktymise
Nov 19th, 2006, 02:13 PM
Whitney, a better one would be who's she got better pipes, Whitney or Mariah :D

timafi
Nov 19th, 2006, 02:13 PM
both have amazing pipes(well W doesn't have the same voice cuz of the cocaine and pot she smokes) and 2 diff genres
W is RnB/gospel:worship: :worship: , god knows where W wouldn't been and done if she didn't get involve with that asshole of BB:sad: :sad: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Celine is just:bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

Farina Elia Fan
Nov 19th, 2006, 02:15 PM
no one has ever rivaled Whitney at her peak and I dont think anyone ever will!

The Dawntreader
Nov 19th, 2006, 02:21 PM
I like celine Dion's voice, very ' clean' as i like to call it, very pure voice. Still my vote goes to whitney i just love her soulish tone:worship:

Kart
Nov 19th, 2006, 02:36 PM
I prefer Whitney's voice but I haven't heard her sing for ages.

I doubt she'd ever be able to do the five shows a week that Celine does though :worship:.

Nicjac
Nov 19th, 2006, 02:46 PM
no one has ever rivaled Whitney at her peak and I dont think anyone ever will!

I prefer Whitney's voice but I haven't heard her sing for ages.

I doubt she'd ever be able to do the five shows a week that Celine does though :worship:.

Two important points to take into consideration.

No one will ever beat Whitney at her "I will always love you" phase. That song is the most played song ever - and it is funny to listen to other people trying to sing that song. :tape:

Celine is a dependable workhorse with an incredible voice - but voice is not everything. Charisma and putting emotions in a song are also important. In that department Whitney - used to win. No way to know yet if she still has it in her.

Kart
Nov 19th, 2006, 02:55 PM
^ I don't disagree that if both were at their best, Whitney is a better performer than Celine.

The fact is though that Whitney's best may not be forthcoming any time soon if ever again.

I remain ever hopeful of a successful mega-comeback though.

honeyke
Nov 19th, 2006, 03:05 PM
I love both...But nevertheless, I prefer Whitney´s voice:hearts:

controlfreak
Nov 19th, 2006, 03:08 PM
Who's got the better pipes? Well to be honest I've never had the opportunity to closely inspect the plumbing of either one. :o

skanky~skanketta
Nov 19th, 2006, 03:22 PM
whitney without a doubt!

someone talked about putting emotions into a songs and IMO whitney was excellent at that. i remember when she sang i have nothing...it sounded like well, like she really had nothing!

celine though, has a very "pure" voice.

still, nobody beats my girl MARIAH!

JonBcn
Nov 19th, 2006, 03:35 PM
If we're talking crack pipes, probably Whitters. I wouldn't put anything past Dion though, she's a sly one...

DemWilliamsGulls
Nov 19th, 2006, 03:45 PM
Man whitney hands down...though celine has a beautiful voice...its somethiing about Whitneys voice (b4 the drugs and shit ruined it) she set the standard of how R&B ballads suppose to sound. Whitney is one of the greatest vocalist thats walking the earth.

Shimizu Amon
Nov 19th, 2006, 03:49 PM
I love them both. Celine earns more respect, but Whitney has a warmth in her voice that Celine just doesn't have. Even though I think Celine has an amazing voice as well.

¤CharlDa¤
Nov 19th, 2006, 04:04 PM
I think Whitney was born with an amazing voice, but just the fact that she ruined them should make her lose that title against Celine.

But Celine is just :worship:

Nicjac
Nov 19th, 2006, 04:44 PM
still, nobody beats my girl MARIAH!

:speakles:

Nicjac
Nov 19th, 2006, 05:28 PM
On another note - Ruth Brown died today :sad:

WHAT A VOICE!

"Teardrops in My Eyes" :sobbing:

Gooner
Nov 19th, 2006, 05:39 PM
My vote is for Celine.

Venus_Serena
Nov 19th, 2006, 05:43 PM
Whitney is clearly the most talented between the two but Celine right now has the better voice

CondiLicious
Nov 19th, 2006, 05:46 PM
Used to be Whitney. But now it's Celine. Her voice is still awesome and her Vegas show is incredible.

!<blocparty>!
Nov 19th, 2006, 05:57 PM
Mariah!

mandy7
Nov 19th, 2006, 06:11 PM
celine

whitney used to be good
same goes for mariah
but i like her latest album better than the 2 she released before that one
so she's on her way back i guess

~Cherry*Blossom~
Nov 19th, 2006, 06:41 PM
at their best: Whitney

now: Celine

StarDuvallGrant
Nov 19th, 2006, 08:22 PM
Whitney, the voice and range. Celine is great but when she trys anything outside of her genre, it's painful.

Barrie_Dude
Nov 19th, 2006, 08:23 PM
Gimme Whitney

Maria Croft
Nov 19th, 2006, 08:32 PM
Whitney 'used' to have the better voice, but not anymore, so I'm going with celine.

LoveFifteen
Nov 19th, 2006, 08:45 PM
Whitney might be tired and busted now a la Venus, but ...

Peak Whitney def. Peak Celine 6-3 4-6 6-2

No Name Face
Nov 19th, 2006, 11:26 PM
at their best, whitney pwns everyone vocally

harloo
Nov 19th, 2006, 11:35 PM
Whitney, the voice and range. Celine is great but when she trys anything outside of her genre, it's painful.

I remember Celine on VH1 Divas trying to outsing Aretha and it was awful. I like her voice but she has to stay with the slow pop songs. Whitney is kind of universal where that is concerned, never heard any better voice when she was at her peak.

quasar
Nov 20th, 2006, 12:05 AM
I thought "pipes" was british slang for "breasts"! Am I way off here?

Cheers,

Carlos

StarDuvallGrant
Nov 20th, 2006, 12:56 AM
I remember Celine on VH1 Divas trying to outsing Aretha and it was awful. I like her voice but she has to stay with the slow pop songs. Whitney is kind of universal where that is concerned, never heard any better voice when she was at her peak.

I was thinking of the VHI special while I was typing :lol:

Sir Stefwhit
Nov 20th, 2006, 07:19 AM
To make it easier to compare:

Best Grammy Performances:
Celine (98)-http://youtube.com/watch?v=hFPEnkZbe1I
Whitney (89)-http://youtube.com/watch?v=8EbYmMb4lR4

GOD BLESS AMERICA:
Whitney's version- http://youtube.com/watch?v=_FvLkEbk-4c&feature=RecentlyWatched&page=1&t=t&f=b
Celine's version- http://youtube.com/watch?v=49gvXbRjXTc

Singing Christmas classics:
Celine- "O Holly Night" (live):http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ge9D6yzqXho
Whitney- "Do You Hear What I Hear" (live):http://youtube.com/watch?v=AXEv5K4o8lo&feature=RecentlyWatched&page=1&t=t&f=b

Comparing them live at the age of 20 (also Aguliera, Babs, Lara, and Carey):
http://youtube.com/watch?v=XSA2xBvCI9E

The two of em' are definitely tops in their class. With Celine she's always able to deliver and that's something I've got to respect. I was fortunate enough to see her Vegas show this year and all I could say is, "WOW"! I also respect her work ethic. She's a disciplined singer and the hard-work shows. With Whitney, from the year 2000 and on you never know what you'll get. Between the two Whitney is obviously the lazier and doesn't take as much care or pride in voice as Celine, but with all that said it's still no contest. Whitney at her best is the best. And even when she's a little off, she's still hard to beat. The way she can bring new life to a song and make it her own is something she can do better than anyone. What it really comes down is your own preferences, music is something between the artist and listener. No other singer touches me like Whitney.

Kunal
Nov 20th, 2006, 07:21 AM
that bodyguard song was better than the titanic song

Shimizu Amon
Nov 20th, 2006, 08:25 AM
Mariah!

I totally agree on that :)

http://www.mariahdaily.com/photogallery/2006/wishnight/35.jpg

Shimizu Amon
Nov 20th, 2006, 08:27 AM
To make it easier to compare:

Best Grammy Performances:
Celine (98)-http://youtube.com/watch?v=hFPEnkZbe1I
Whitney (89)-http://youtube.com/watch?v=8EbYmMb4lR4

GOD BLESS AMERICA:
Whitney's version- http://youtube.com/watch?v=_FvLkEbk-4c&feature=RecentlyWatched&page=1&t=t&f=b
Celine's version- http://youtube.com/watch?v=49gvXbRjXTc

Singing Christmas classics:
Celine- "O Holly Night" (live):http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ge9D6yzqXho
Whitney- "Do You Hear What I Hear" (live):http://youtube.com/watch?v=AXEv5K4o8lo&feature=RecentlyWatched&page=1&t=t&f=b

Comparing them live at the age of 20 (also Aguliera, Babs, Lara, and Carey):
http://youtube.com/watch?v=XSA2xBvCI9E

The two of em' are definitely tops in their class. With Celine she's always able to deliver and that's something I've got to respect. I was fortunate enough to see her Vegas show this year and all I could say is, "WOW"! I also respect her work ethic. She's a disciplined singer and the hard-work shows. With Whitney, from the year 2000 and on you never know what you'll get. Between the two Whitney is obviously the lazier and doesn't take as much care or pride in voice as Celine, but with all that said it's still no contest. Whitney at her best is the best. And even when she's a little off, she's still hard to beat. The way she can bring new life to a song and make it her own is something she can do better than anyone. What it really comes down is your own preferences, music is something between the artist and listener. No other singer touches me like Whitney.


NICELY SAID!

MrSerenaWilliams
Nov 20th, 2006, 08:34 AM
that bodyguard song was better than the titanic song

no WAY

shirley
Nov 20th, 2006, 02:53 PM
whitney is the best

ToeTag
Nov 20th, 2006, 04:25 PM
Celine! Far more range than the over-rated Houston.

Paneru
Nov 20th, 2006, 04:31 PM
no one has ever rivaled Whitney at her peak and I dont think anyone ever will!

Spot on!

I remember David Foster talking of both Celine & Whitney.

He said, the great thing about Celine is that in recording with her
she can give you the same exact song the same exact way note
for note ten times over never missing a beat. And the great thing
in working with Whitney is that she can give you 10 different
versions of the same song and each one equally amazing as the last.


IMO, Whitney has more versitllity, better phrasing, and more
soul in her singing than Celine. Celine is great, but Whitney
in THE BEST! :worship:

"A Song For You"
http://sjl-static7.sjl.youtube.com/vi/Za9i_iEJ8xk/2.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Za9i_iEJ8xk

"A Quiet Place"
http://sjl-static6.sjl.youtube.com/vi/VeQFz8rAh3w/2.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeQFz8rAh3w

"La Donna E Mobile"
http://sjl-static10.sjl.youtube.com/vi/byEZJvtZzmE/2.jpg

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

tennisjunky
Nov 20th, 2006, 09:54 PM
"La Donna E Mobile"
http://sjl-static10.sjl.youtube.com/vi/byEZJvtZzmE/2.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byEZJvtZzmE
:eek: whitney can sing opera. never knew that. does she sing more, would like to see the rest.

tennisjunky
Nov 20th, 2006, 09:55 PM
To make it easier to compare:

Best Grammy Performances:
Celine (98)-http://youtube.com/watch?v=hFPEnkZbe1I
Whitney (89)-http://youtube.com/watch?v=8EbYmMb4lR4

GOD BLESS AMERICA:
Whitney's version- http://youtube.com/watch?v=_FvLkEbk-4c&feature=RecentlyWatched&page=1&t=t&f=b
Celine's version- http://youtube.com/watch?v=49gvXbRjXTc

Singing Christmas classics:
Celine- "O Holly Night" (live):http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ge9D6yzqXho
Whitney- "Do You Hear What I Hear" (live):http://youtube.com/watch?v=AXEv5K4o8lo&feature=RecentlyWatched&page=1&t=t&f=b

Comparing them live at the age of 20 (also Aguliera, Babs, Lara, and Carey):
http://youtube.com/watch?v=XSA2xBvCI9E

The two of em' are definitely tops in their class. With Celine she's always able to deliver and that's something I've got to respect. I was fortunate enough to see her Vegas show this year and all I could say is, "WOW"! I also respect her work ethic. She's a disciplined singer and the hard-work shows. With Whitney, from the year 2000 and on you never know what you'll get. Between the two Whitney is obviously the lazier and doesn't take as much care or pride in voice as Celine, but with all that said it's still no contest. Whitney at her best is the best. And even when she's a little off, she's still hard to beat. The way she can bring new life to a song and make it her own is something she can do better than anyone. What it really comes down is your own preferences, music is something between the artist and listener. No other singer touches me like Whitney.
on the grammy clips you listed whitney wins, but on god bless america celine does a better job. at the age 20 i like celine better and on the christmas song whitney did the best. they both sounded amazing. if i have to chose i pick whitney by a hair.

VeeReeDavJCap81
Nov 20th, 2006, 11:02 PM
No one was better than Whitney circa 1992, but who knows if she can even hold a note now :sad:

meruvien
Nov 21st, 2006, 01:51 AM
To make it easier to compare:

Best Grammy Performances:
Celine (98)-http://youtube.com/watch?v=hFPEnkZbe1I
Whitney (89)-http://youtube.com/watch?v=8EbYmMb4lR4

GOD BLESS AMERICA:
Whitney's version- http://youtube.com/watch?v=_FvLkEbk-4c&feature=RecentlyWatched&page=1&t=t&f=b
Celine's version- http://youtube.com/watch?v=49gvXbRjXTc

Singing Christmas classics:
Celine- "O Holly Night" (live):http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ge9D6yzqXho
Whitney- "Do You Hear What I Hear" (live):http://youtube.com/watch?v=AXEv5K4o8lo&feature=RecentlyWatched&page=1&t=t&f=b

Comparing them live at the age of 20 (also Aguliera, Babs, Lara, and Carey):
http://youtube.com/watch?v=XSA2xBvCI9E

The two of em' are definitely tops in their class. With Celine she's always able to deliver and that's something I've got to respect. I was fortunate enough to see her Vegas show this year and all I could say is, "WOW"! I also respect her work ethic. She's a disciplined singer and the hard-work shows. With Whitney, from the year 2000 and on you never know what you'll get. Between the two Whitney is obviously the lazier and doesn't take as much care or pride in voice as Celine, but with all that said it's still no contest. Whitney at her best is the best. And even when she's a little off, she's still hard to beat. The way she can bring new life to a song and make it her own is something she can do better than anyone. What it really comes down is your own preferences, music is something between the artist and listener. No other singer touches me like Whitney.

I agree at their best Whitney is the best technically. I love Whitney but Celine's voice touches me more than Whitney's.
I think that Celine made a better job with God Bless America.
You chose the 1998 grammy performances for Celine but i think celine's performance in 1997 when she sang All By myself is much better than My heart will go on performance where she was a bit off.

1997 Grammy Performance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G17Ew1qFOhk

A little bonus the best performance of all by myself i ever heard (it was during the let's talk about love tour in Long Island) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ykmIhDeheg

XaDavK_Kapri
Nov 21st, 2006, 02:18 AM
At their best, they're both stunning. In some songs, Céline moves me more than Whitney. And the opposite is also true. That performance by Céline in the early 90's is my personal favorite live performance. It's breathtaking. Too bad the video quality and sound suck. But Céline does not suck that's for sure. :p
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbeD0OJ56q0

darrinbaker00
Nov 21st, 2006, 03:35 AM
In English, Whitney. In French, Celine. I would have to hear them sing in a neutral language to know for sure.

tonythetiger
Nov 21st, 2006, 03:55 AM
She sings 5 shows a week, and she is NEVER off key. Thats impressive.

That's because she's lipsyncing Sherlock. Whitney is the queen who set the stage for Mariah and Celine. Both of them were sought out by their record companies to be the next Whitney. That's a fact.

Sir Stefwhit
Nov 21st, 2006, 05:15 AM
That's because she's lipsyncing Sherlock. Whitney is the queen who set the stage for Mariah and Celine. Both of them were sought out by their record companies to be the next Whitney. That's a fact.
Whitney re-defined what success could mean for female artists. You better believe the other companies wanted their own Whitney. Keep in mind, however, Celine has been the business for a really long time. Whitney paved the way for her here in the states, but Celine was already doing her thing in other parts of the world. One thing I never got into was all the diva fans feuding, as if there isn't enough room at the top. In todays music scene I wish there were artists like Whitney, Celine, Mariah, Kelly Clarkson, and others who truly have the gift to sing. Music is so bland and souless these days thanks to the likes of artist who put more effort into dancing than singing. I can't wait until we put more emphasis back on actual talent.

...oh and I sat in the second row center and can say without doubt and with much certainty, Celine is singing live.

Jakeev
Nov 21st, 2006, 05:17 AM
They are both great singers but in different ways. They are two DIFFERENT types of singers so you can't really compare the two.

I will say though I do prefer Celine's voice live than I do Whitney's. In their recordings though, they both have sang songs that seem rather overwrought, (ie. Whitney's Didn't We Almost Have it All and Celine's The Power of Love) but they have sang wonderful stuff too. (Love Whitney's You Give Good Love and Moment of Truth and Celine's Because You Loved Me)

As for Whitney though, I hope she finds the range in her voice again.

winone23
Nov 21st, 2006, 05:39 AM
Whitney!!!! Her voice was simply beautiful. Celine is good too.

Her live performance of didn't we almost have it all was so beautiful.

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

Paneru
Nov 21st, 2006, 12:29 PM
Whitney re-defined what success could mean for female artists. You better believe the other companies wanted their own Whitney. Keep in mind, however, Celine has been the business for a really long time. Whitney paved the way for her here in the states, but Celine was already doing her thing in other parts of the world. One thing I never got into was all the diva fans feuding, as if there isn't enough room at the top. In todays music scene I wish there were artists like Whitney, Celine, Mariah, Kelly Clarkson, and others who truly have the gift to sing. Music is so bland and souless these days thanks to the likes of artist who put more effort into dancing than singing. I can't wait until we put more emphasis back on actual talent.

...oh and I sat in the second row center and can say without doubt and with much certainty, Celine is singing live.


Go figure.

Yet, Whitney/Mariah/Celine have always squashed the notion of
any petty jealousy that IMO many want their to be. Just isn't there.
And if anything, that shows you three secure women whom don't need
to knock others with talent to make themselves feel surperior or anything
like that. So, fans could stand to listen and learn.

Different strokes for different folks. All amazing talents and
it simply comes down to each's own personal preferance.

Wigglytuff
Nov 21st, 2006, 12:34 PM
before crack Whitney wins hands down. but NOW. i dont know.

Paneru
Nov 21st, 2006, 12:39 PM
before crack Whitney wins hands down. but NOW. i dont know.

We'll begin to get some answers
the 1st half of next year. :cool:

She clean and sober working on
her album as we speak. Clive &
Whitney know what they are doing.

IMO, the fact that Whitney before
10 years-old nearly lost her voice completely
and became who she is I find amazing and believe
what is meant to be will be regardless of the many setbacks.

Singing like this at 12 speaks volumes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_95B8Iv1eQU

CondiLicious
Nov 22nd, 2006, 01:17 AM
Celine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qU1TAYZS2O8

A.M.A.Z.I.N.G

WhatTheDeuce
Nov 22nd, 2006, 01:38 AM
Celine for sure. She's got the prettiest vocals pretty much ever.

WhatTheDeuce
Nov 22nd, 2006, 02:07 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rS9ivoZHOTI

I love this song. And the video is cool too. Her voice is sooooo pure, all the time. For me, Whitney is way overrated and her voice isnt pretty, its just powerful. And she also extends her runs much too long. Same with Mariah Carey.

WhatTheDeuce
Nov 22nd, 2006, 02:32 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPlaeK8zdlI

two AMAZING VOICES together, wow that was great

Dominic
Nov 22nd, 2006, 04:12 AM
Ive always had trouble with terms in music and singing. What does it mean to sing well exactly? I mean I can easily tell you if someone sings well or average or bad but cant really say why. And what does it freakin' mean to have a pure voice? and a powerful voice? Ive been told that i have a powerful voice when i sing but that i sound a little nasal. can anyone please enlighten me.

WhatTheDeuce
Nov 22nd, 2006, 04:50 AM
Ive always had trouble with terms in music and singing. What does it mean to sing well exactly? I mean I can easily tell you if someone sings well or average or bad but cant really say why. And what does it freakin' mean to have a pure voice? and a powerful voice? Ive been told that i have a powerful voice when i sing but that i sound a little nasal. can anyone please enlighten me.
Singing well is being on key when you sing, which basically means hitting the right notes. A pure voice is one like Celine Dion's, thats the best example. Very smooth, doesnt ever go off key, it's just very angelic sounding. It's hard to explain. A powerful voice would be one like Whitney Houston's, which means she can basically hit extremely high notes, at the same time rather than being soft and angelic, it's more LOUD and STRONG. It's a matter or taste on which you prefer I guess.

If you have a powerful voice it's a compliment, you have a voice that can grab an audience's attention just because of it's sheer power. If you sound nasal when you sing it's because you're singing through your nose rather than your mouth, which affects the tone of your voice.

LOL that explanation was the best I could do, hopefully someone more musically intelligent can clear it up more.

Dominic
Nov 22nd, 2006, 05:30 AM
Thanks for your explaination but I basically already knew that its just that its not that concrete to me.For example I dont understand how some ppl can not have a powerful voice. I mean just sing louder! I know it doesnt work like that but somehow I dont really get it. And I used to not be really that interested in finding out but now my friend has told me when I was singing (kidding) in a really loud and exagerated way that I sang really well and so powerfully and that I only sound a little nasal. and I know its because the air goes through my nose as well but how the hell can I control that.

Dominic
Nov 23rd, 2006, 05:58 PM
bump

VeeReeDavJCap81
Nov 23rd, 2006, 06:40 PM
Thanks for your explaination but I basically already knew that its just that its not that concrete to me.For example I dont understand how some ppl can not have a powerful voice. I mean just sing louder! I know it doesnt work like that but somehow I dont really get it. And I used to not be really that interested in finding out but now my friend has told me when I was singing (kidding) in a really loud and exagerated way that I sang really well and so powerfully and that I only sound a little nasal. and I know its because the air goes through my nose as well but how the hell can I control that.

His explanation however is very biased. Both women have beautiful voices, and Whitney isn't all about power. An example of a singer who uses purely power would be someone like Patti La Belle, or Deborah Cox. Whitney IMO has more variety AND control than does Celine Dion. Not to take anything away from Celine, but Whitney can do everything that Celine does and more. It does not work however the other way. Whitney can sing pretty much any genre from pop, R&B, soul, jazz, opera, classical etc; Celine Dion is much more limited in what she can do, she's just very good at what she DOES do.

CondiLicious
Nov 23rd, 2006, 06:58 PM
His explanation however is very biased. Both women have beautiful voices, and Whitney isn't all about power. An example of a singer who uses purely power would be someone like Patti La Belle, or Deborah Cox. Whitney IMO has more variety AND control than does Celine Dion. Not to take anything away from Celine, but Whitney can do everything that Celine does and more. It does not work however the other way. Whitney can sing pretty much any genre from pop, R&B, soul, jazz, opera, classical etc; Celine Dion is much more limited in what she can do, she's just very good at what she DOES do.

Celine has done jazz, she's done opera, she's done classical. She's not limited at all.

VeeReeDavJCap81
Nov 23rd, 2006, 07:01 PM
Celine has done jazz, she's done opera, she's done classical. She's not limited at all.

But can she do all those as good as Whitney can, that's the thing. That's why I say Whitney can do everything Celine does AND more.

Venus_Serena
Nov 23rd, 2006, 07:02 PM
Celine is a better singer in french ... sometimes she seems mecanical when she sings in english

!<blocparty>!
Nov 23rd, 2006, 07:06 PM
Whitney bores me. I tried watching her live rendition of Bridge Over Troubled Water and another couple of YouTubes Paneru posted. But blah.

Celine wins hands down now, when was the last time Whitney performed? :tape:

CondiLicious
Nov 23rd, 2006, 07:06 PM
But can she do all those as good as Whitney can, that's the thing. That's why I say Whitney can do everything Celine does AND more.

It's a matter of opinion. To me Whitney is a zzzzzzfest. I don't think she's better than Celine in any way shape or form. Cept maybe in looks but even that's up for debate now.

LH2HBH
Nov 23rd, 2006, 07:40 PM
Mariah Carey. Period.

mykarma
Nov 24th, 2006, 02:08 PM
I remember Celine on VH1 Divas trying to outsing Aretha and it was awful. I like her voice but she has to stay with the slow pop songs. Whitney is kind of universal where that is concerned, never heard any better voice when she was at her peak.
Aretha has made many look bad. Remember when she had Mariah screeching? Poor Mariah, it was pretty bad.

mykarma
Nov 24th, 2006, 02:24 PM
To make it easier to compare:

Best Grammy Performances:
Celine (98)-http://youtube.com/watch?v=hFPEnkZbe1I
Whitney (89)-http://youtube.com/watch?v=8EbYmMb4lR4

GOD BLESS AMERICA:
Whitney's version- http://youtube.com/watch?v=_FvLkEbk-4c&feature=RecentlyWatched&page=1&t=t&f=b
Celine's version- http://youtube.com/watch?v=49gvXbRjXTc

Singing Christmas classics:
Celine- "O Holly Night" (live):http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ge9D6yzqXho
Whitney- "Do You Hear What I Hear" (live):http://youtube.com/watch?v=AXEv5K4o8lo&feature=RecentlyWatched&page=1&t=t&f=b

Comparing them live at the age of 20 (also Aguliera, Babs, Lara, and Carey):
http://youtube.com/watch?v=XSA2xBvCI9E

The two of em' are definitely tops in their class. With Celine she's always able to deliver and that's something I've got to respect. I was fortunate enough to see her Vegas show this year and all I could say is, "WOW"! I also respect her work ethic. She's a disciplined singer and the hard-work shows. With Whitney, from the year 2000 and on you never know what you'll get. Between the two Whitney is obviously the lazier and doesn't take as much care or pride in voice as Celine, but with all that said it's still no contest. Whitney at her best is the best. And even when she's a little off, she's still hard to beat. The way she can bring new life to a song and make it her own is something she can do better than anyone. What it really comes down is your own preferences, music is something between the artist and listener. No other singer touches me like Whitney.
Nobody can bring the chills like Whitney. She tore up "One moment in time".

WhatTheDeuce
Nov 24th, 2006, 08:53 PM
Mariah Carey has the most overrated voice in the history of voices, in my honest opinion. Christina Aguilera, for example, can sing much, much, much better. I dunno, just personal taste.

WhatTheDeuce
Nov 24th, 2006, 08:56 PM
She tore up "One moment in time".
Yeah that was quite impressive, I take back what I said earlier that Whitney's voice is "all power," I guess I just hadnt heard her in a while. :tape:

I still think Celine's better though.

Stamp Paid
Nov 24th, 2006, 09:51 PM
I like Patti Labelle and Mariah Carey's voices best. Well peak Mariah. I have yet to hear her perform "We Belong Together" well live, or Emotions or Vision of Love like she used to. But shes still my favorite, I grew up on her. Whitney was before my time. Celine too.

At the moment, Celine is definitely better. At their bests, Whitney is definitely better. But what matters is right now, so I vote Celine.

MLF
Nov 24th, 2006, 09:59 PM
Ms Houston has a much warmer voice - pity her records are appalling.

njnetswill
Nov 24th, 2006, 10:53 PM
Well Whitney's career is pretty much over. Celine is in Vegas...

I think in their primes Houston take it, although I think Celine has had the better overall career.

JonBcn
Nov 24th, 2006, 11:15 PM
Ms Houston has a much warmer voice - pity her records are appalling.

You obviously haven't heard 'My Name is Not Susan', philistine!

Sir Stefwhit
Nov 24th, 2006, 11:20 PM
Mariah Carey has the most overrated voice in the history of voices, in my honest opinion. Christina Aguilera, for example, can sing much, much, much better. I dunno, just personal taste.
I always felt that most of her live perfromance were just ok and a tad bit overhyped as well. I've seen her in concert three times and the first two she was a mess. I'm happy that the last time I've seen her she improved a great deal. I think she's a much better performer now, but unfortunately her voice isn't a good as it used to be. I still respect her talent though.

FLL
Nov 25th, 2006, 12:31 AM
Celine just blows her away! Celine CAN sing live so much better then Whitney who screams when she sings live... Don't get me wrong, Ms Houston is AWESOME but I feel Celine has proved for the past 10 years that no one can do a live show like her... NO ONE!!!

Jakeev
Nov 25th, 2006, 03:03 AM
Celine is a better singer in french ... sometimes she seems mecanical when she sings in english

I've heard a few songs of hers and French and they sounded beautiful. Much like Edith Piaf.

Something about women who sing in French that is so beautiful..

VeeReeDavJCap81
Nov 25th, 2006, 05:28 AM
I like Patti Labelle and Mariah Carey's voices best. Well peak Mariah. I have yet to hear her perform "We Belong Together" well live, or Emotions or Vision of Love like she used to. But shes still my favorite, I grew up on her. Whitney was before my time. Celine too.

At the moment, Celine is definitely better. At their bests, Whitney is definitely better. But what matters is right now, so I vote Celine.

:lol: You're tripping if you think Whitney and Celine were before your time but you grew up listening to Mariah. Even though Whitney was first, she still had hits in the mid to late 90's (Exhale Shoop Shoop, Heartbreak Hotel, It's Not Right But it's Okay etc)..and Celine had her biggest hits in the late 90's early 00's (My Heart Will Go On, I'm Your Angel, That's The Way It Is, etc) Stop trying to make us mid twenty somethings feel old :p

WhatTheDeuce
Nov 25th, 2006, 07:44 AM
Lol.

WhatTheDeuce
Nov 25th, 2006, 08:18 AM
Really inspirational song that Celine sang at the 1996 Olympics :worship:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3G8uwd_CPNk