Meghan Linsey sings ‘I’m Not the Only One’ on The Voice 2015 Semi-Final (VIDEO)
I’m immediately taken by how amazing the staging/cinematography of this performance is. Seriously, if she didn’t have a microphone in her hand, I’d probably never know it was live, because it looks and feels so much like a music video. It’s not shot like a live performance at all, and that makes it instantly refreshing. That said, the front half of the vocal is better than the back half, since it’s far subtler. Meghan just has a habit of pushing her voice to the point where she’s almost hoarse, where it might actually be more effective to pull back and keep it in one consistent gear. But then she’d probably get critiques about it never going anywhere, so I get why she tackles each song the way she does. Ultimately, I enjoyed the performance despite its faults, owing to a smart arrangement, the visual flair, and the subtlety of her tone at the start.
But what did you think of Meghan Linsey tonight? Sound off in the comments!
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Download: Meghan Linsey, “I’m Not the Only One” by Sam Smith (iTunes)