Mariah Carey says Leona Lewis doesn't...

Mariah Carey says Leona Lewis doesn't sound like her.

There are 51 comments on the The Bosh story from Apr 21, 2008, titled Mariah Carey says Leona Lewis doesn't sound like her.. In it, The Bosh reports that:

The chart-topping singer insists she "didn't really hear any similarity" between Leona's music and her own, and claims there will never be a "new" Mariah.

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Since: Apr 08

High Wycombe, UK

#22 Apr 26, 2008
Mea wrote:
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I thonk that people compare Leona and Maria not because they sound the same but because these two women heva a pitch like very few in the world...THAT is what makes them so incredible!
Leona's tone is very common.

“CHRISTIAN, FU** ME DEEP'N HARD”

Since: Apr 08

I love you RONNY

#23 Apr 26, 2008
shanghaichica wrote:
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She should never be compared to the vocal tinity becuase she doesnt have the vocal chops for it. She doesnt even have whitney or celine's range let alone Mariah's. hER voice is very weak , even if Mariah has lost a lot of power in her voice when she started out hwer voice was very poweful she has yet to sing a true power ballad along the lines of hero, I will always love you my heart will go on. I know she did whitney's on the idol show but she needs to do her own and do it amazingly well like the trinity do with their own song. Her high notes are forced and she could never in a million years pull of a song like emotions.
not to mention leona has a mans jaw
belle

Naguilian, Philippines

#24 May 1, 2008
mariah is a true total diva leona lewis is just a newby..and mariah is unique no one compares her~
Shannon_E

AOL

#25 May 1, 2008
Mariah Carey is right for saying that Leona Lewis didn't copy her because singing in whistle register isn't a "Mariah Carey thing", it's a "Minnie Riperton thing" for she came first...Loving You is classic.

And, when contestants of American Idol or young pop artists today are doing multisyllabic trilling or even a going up the scale "Whoawhoawhoaohoohohyeah! !!", they're not really emulating Mariah Carey because she didn't create any of it...gospel artists had already created all of it way before Mariah was even signed to a record deal. Even other pop artists like Whitney Houston and Chaka Khan are practitioners of gospel melisma, but not to the extent that Mariah emulates.
Shannon_E

AOL

#26 May 8, 2008
Oh and another thing, basic black is an Audrey Hepburn trademark, not a Mariah one. And I think that particular hairstyle that Mariah's had on since the beginning of her career in late 1990 is more a young Julia Roberts trademark than a Mariah one because I’ve seen it in “Mystic Pizza” and "Pretty Woman" and both of those old classic films were out before “Vision of Love” even hit the airwaves.
Enchanted

Wayne, NJ

#27 May 20, 2008
Its not really a competition. They both sound good. I think that leona has her own way of singing and kinda sound like mariah. Mariah has her own way of sining too.
KeepinitReal

UK

#28 May 21, 2008
Enchanted wrote:
Its not really a competition. They both sound good. I think that leona has her own way of singing and kinda sound like mariah. Mariah has her own way of sining too.
they can both hit similar notes and have similar tones in areas
The similarity ends there
tea

Plaquemine, LA

#29 Jun 15, 2008
i personally prefer leona lewis voice over mariah's because i hear a litle bit of strength behind it, mariahs voice just glides in the air . there is nothing wrong with, i just prefer what i prefer
KeepinitReal

UK

#30 Jun 15, 2008
Leona can sing live

(you know I keep mentioning it butits really Mariahs on;y major flaw - iys a shame its a huge one - becuase it leads to loads of speculation aout whether she can or not. I mean Mariah has done some of the most amazing vocal gymnastics EVER and recorded + performances ever
Vision of Love was FLAWLESS (nicknamed the magma carter of melisma)
when that song first came out the WORLD wemt WOW
Its just a shame she can't even replicate that let alone TOP it
KeepinitReal

UK

#31 Jun 15, 2008
sorry about the spelling mistakes but I type too fast
lively
#32 Nov 30, 2008
Leona Lewis' Run is already #1 on iTunes, mere hours after its release!
ILUVMC

Chester, UK

#33 Nov 30, 2008
I don't think they should compare Leona to Mariah, Whitney or Celine. They are legends and individuals maybe she could become very popular as shes has been so far... but Leona could never pull off vocal performances such as My Heart Will Go On and Emotions. She sang I Will Always Love YOu on X factor and she was amazing. She will become famous because she is different and down to earth unlike the divas she is being compared to.
lively
#34 Nov 30, 2008
ILUVMC wrote:
I don't think they should compare Leona to Mariah, Whitney or Celine. They are legends and individuals maybe she could become very popular as shes has been so far... but Leona could never pull off vocal performances such as My Heart Will Go On and Emotions. She sang I Will Always Love YOu on X factor and she was amazing. She will become famous because she is different and down to earth unlike the divas she is being compared to.
Mariah Vision of Love was nothing special compared to Leona's 1st album...

Time will tell..

Since: Apr 08

Norwich, UK

#35 Dec 1, 2008
lively wrote:
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Mariah Vision of Love was nothing special compared to Leona's 1st album...
Time will tell..
Why will time tell? according to you that poor excuse of an album is better than Mariah's first album.
lively
#36 Dec 1, 2008
shanghaichica wrote:
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Why will time tell? according to you that poor excuse of an album is better than Mariah's first album.
Venom up..quick to bite? Vocally, I was comparing Mariah's to Leona's.

Duh! Some people..
shanghaichica

UK

#37 Dec 3, 2008
lively wrote:
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Venom up..quick to bite? Vocally, I was comparing Mariah's to Leona's.
Duh! Some people..
Hehe so you're saying that Leona's bleeding love is betetr vocally than Mariah's vision of love??

You are so funny
lively
#38 Dec 3, 2008
shanghaichica wrote:
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Hehe so you're saying that Leona's bleeding love is betetr vocally than Mariah's vision of love??
You are so funny
I guess it doesnt matter cause a lamb like you will buy anything under 'Mariah's name'.

Even 'pre-recorded' you still think it is a live performance. No wonder she hasnt grown up musically thanks to a lamb like you.
praying

Indonesia

#39 Dec 3, 2008
nothin special about leona, i think she will be known as one of "one hit wonder" singer.
shanghaichica

UK

#40 Dec 3, 2008
lively wrote:
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I guess it doesnt matter cause a lamb like you will buy anything under 'Mariah's name'.
Even 'pre-recorded' you still think it is a live performance. No wonder she hasnt grown up musically thanks to a lamb like you.
Bleeding love is not an amazing vocal performance I've seen people do it jsut as well or better on youtube.

It's not about whether im a fan of Mariah or not. If we are talking about vocals and not the song itself. Vision of love is full of vocal gymnastics Bleeding love is not. It is very simple vocally. Im not a fan of whitney and Celine but they are better vocally than Mariah.

The song is very difficult to sing why do you think no-one attempts it on the idol shows. Even before you recognizes it is a good vocal performance.
praying

Indonesia

#41 Dec 3, 2008
i think mariah had better voice, better than anyone else.
vision of love, cmon people this song is so complex, high to low, low to high {acrobatic vocal},layering, and outstanding belting at the end of song.

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