April 26, 2007

Singing with Elvis - Question for You


A couple of people have talked about the Celine Dion/Elvis duet on last night's American Idol. My personal opinion is that it was a weird match up, I would have chose someone else to sing with The King. (had to say that cause it rhymed!) Who do you think would be the perfect person to sing a duet with Elvis? I'll let you know my answer later.

9 comments:

Bruce said...

I agree with you, this was just a wierd match-up. But for me it wasn't the performance itself that intrigues me, it was the technology behind the performance that I found interesting. As I said on my blog in answer to your comment: "Being a video person this intrigued me. It was live to begin with; and it wasn't the old, flat, one-dimensional presentation of the past (the Natalie and Nat King Cole duet for instance). Using multiple camera angles, zooms, reverse shots, and even the rack-focus off of Elvis to Celine was, at least to me, very creative."

B~

Layla (aka Barbara) said...

Oh Bruce, FOR SURE! that was insane! I actually got tears in my eyes (don't tell anyone) because it seemed like he was THERE!

Jeff said...

I did see it because I was awaiting Bono's appearance which I was a bit disapionted by but anyway, I think if I was to pick a female singer to sing with Elvis I would choose... Maybe Lauryn Hill, I'm not quite sure why but for some reason I could see it being good.

bob_vinyl said...

Does it have to be a female singer? If not, I'll pick Billy Idol so they could both get that lip thing going. Seriously, I might try Loretta Lynn.

Bond said...

ANYONE, just anyone but the queen of milquetoast... that was an insult to the King.

I giggled that they had a technical glitch right after that when they tried to go back across town to the other venue after pulling off a stunning technical marvel as that.

Bruce said...

I'm sorry, but Elvis was the AntiChrist to me. I loathed everything he did and mourned not one second when he passed away. Call me cold-hearted if you want, but he was a no-talent hack to me.

Layla (aka Barbara) said...

BRUCE!!!!! How can you say that!!!! We have to agree to disagree on this one! It wasn't his level of talent, it was the whole thing.

Anonymous said...

I loved to see Celine & Elvis!
Of course, Elvis alone is most great! But I was moved with this pair! I agree to the Bruce when he said that it was very creative!
Excuse me, my English is worst! I´m a Brazilian girl! The world love Elvis!
Layla, her blog is incredible!
Kisses!

Anonymous said...

Forgive me! Above, I want to say: Layla, your blog is incredible!!!

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