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Aslee Simpson: Misunderstood Diva or Talentless Singer ?

post #1 of 25
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Ran across this article today on Yahoo:

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...music_eo/15714

Apparently Ashlee Simpson is "pondering" her recent, and roundly Boo-ed, performance.

I don't own any of her CD's and haven't heard any of her songs. Is she really a talentless hack riding the coattails of her sister or is she really a good singer in her own right and being harshly judged ?
post #2 of 25
O.K, I will be the first to say that I am not a fan of Ashley or Jessica Simpson. That said, Who is to say what is "terrible" singing or what isn't? Madonna cannot sing live AT ALL (and she freely admits this) and yet she is HUGELY popular due to a variety of factors. Also some males have "horrible" singing voices too. My favorite band in the whole world is U2 and yet Bono doesn't have a pleasing musical voice all the time. My brother WORSHIPS Bob Dylan and I'm sorry, but his voice is the WORST and I don't think he "sings" either. He is also worshipped the world over as a lyrical "poet".

Why are some singers held to such high standards while others are hugely popular with little or no singing talent??

As far as the lip-syncing thing.... All singers have done this at one time or another in their careers for whatever reason. I read recently that it is more common than people realize. So why was Ashley singled out?? Who knows.

Musical tastes are VERY personal and maybe a football crowd wouldn't listen to her or her musical style sung perfectly or not. They might be more tuned to classic rock groups. Who knows.
post #3 of 25
My opinion is that she really really sucks.
post #4 of 25
Her sister is worse.
post #5 of 25
I think she is a horrible singer... and I don't think she can be compared to Bob Dylan, Bono or Madonna because I heard her last performance... and I'm surprised they LET her sing like that! But then again, that's a personal preference... something we could argue back and forth from now til eternity...

As for why she was singled out for lip syncing? Perhaps because it came back to bite her in the butt. I'm sure there are others that lip sync, whether that's right or wrong is your call... however when you have your mouth closed and your microphone by your waist and suddenly your voice can be heard singing, then there's something wrong with that, in my opinion, you know?

Personally I find it amusing that she still thinks she's good and that people didn't boo HER. Can we say denial?
post #6 of 25
Well... I personally think my cat sounds better when I step on her tail and she yowls.

I think she has an okay voice but wailing rock is NOT her style... maybe something softer.... but I'm not going to listen to her either way
post #7 of 25
Wow, she makes her sister look smarter and smarter every day...and that is hard to do! Amazing, the other 2 performers in the show have not said a word about her bad performance or the boos, but now she takes a shot at them. When will this girl go away? By the way, it may be hard for her to sing without the earplugs, but kelly and the country guy did ok. sure, the show had some sound probs, but their voices did not sound like crap.

BTW I was at the Orange Bowl last year and Jessica Simpson and her husband sang a romantic song and they also got Boo-ed. Football fans don't want to hear that type of music....we don't even want a halftime show. We prefer the bands from both school to play during Halftime.

post #8 of 25
She sucks but good in 7th Heaven
post #9 of 25
Hey look! I have a voice again! I happen to think she is very good - more talented than her sis.
post #10 of 25
Great Post! I love it! You are so right!

Quote:
Originally Posted by catlover67
O.K, I will be the first to say that I am not a fan of Ashley or Jessica Simpson. That said, Who is to say what is "terrible" singing or what isn't? Madonna cannot sing live AT ALL (and she freely admits this) and yet she is HUGELY popular due to a variety of factors. Also some males have "horrible" singing voices too. My favorite band in the whole world is U2 and yet Bono doesn't have a pleasing musical voice all the time. My brother WORSHIPS Bob Dylan and I'm sorry, but his voice is the WORST and I don't think he "sings" either. He is also worshipped the world over as a lyrical "poet".

Why are some singers held to such high standards while others are hugely popular with little or no singing talent??

As far as the lip-syncing thing.... All singers have done this at one time or another in their careers for whatever reason. I read recently that it is more common than people realize. So why was Ashley singled out?? Who knows.

Musical tastes are VERY personal and maybe a football crowd wouldn't listen to her or her musical style sung perfectly or not. They might be more tuned to classic rock groups. Who knows.
post #11 of 25
I don't think she has ANY talent as a singer, and unlike her sister she isn't even the LEAST bit attractive. I wish she would go away too.
post #12 of 25
Actually i think she sings better than Jessica - JMO
post #13 of 25
I think they are both silly, no singing bimbos. I cannot imagine how either one of them got popular.
post #14 of 25
awww i like em both. I like ashlee a little more because she's the underdog but I love jess too. I think they are both adorable and talented and exciting. But then I'm a Paris fan too so maybe I just have weird tastes.
post #15 of 25
I heard on the radio today that there is some sort of petition to end her singing. It's online somewhere, didn't hear where though. Anyone else hear abou this? For the record, I don't think she has any talent, but maybe in time she'll improve.
post #16 of 25
Can't comment on her talent, as I agree with Catlover67, but I'm not a fan of her music....or her sisters. But then again, pop was never my thing. Plus, she's on 7th Heaven and that show pisses me off....pretends to be so wholesome but is actually wicked judgemental (....yes, I realize I'm being judgemental now, bask in the irony, lol).
post #17 of 25
I like both Jessica and Ashlee. Both of them are cute and are much better role models to younger girls than many of the others out there. As far as her being booed, I think it did have something to do with her SNL performance. But I think that was ridiculous. What difference does it make if she had a back up tape going. They all use them. Also, it wasn't her fault the music started without her. It was just an accident....Can you imagine how hard it must be to be up on stage dancing and performing and to have to sing perfectly as well...
post #18 of 25
here's the link to the stop Ashlee petition. Kind of mean, IMO.
petition
post #19 of 25
Ya know... if they don't like her, then they should just not buy her music and not attend her concerts and events.
post #20 of 25
Wow that's mean, I don't like her singing but I will never sign the petition. BTW her acting sucks too, she's the reason I stop watching 7th Heaven.
post #21 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by squirtle
Ya know... if they don't like her, then they should just not buy her music and not attend her concerts and events.

You are so right! They can change the radio station or TV channel or whatever. Some people just have too much time on their hands, or maybe they think they're cool by creating that petition. I wouldn't sign it either. If the signers of the petition are so great, they should try singing. Maybe that would make them stop and think.
post #22 of 25
Maybe she's all those--misunderstood, a diva, talentless, and a singer?
post #23 of 25
I think she is being very harshly judged. JMO
post #24 of 25
It's hard for me to WATCH Jessica when she sings. She contorts her face in strange ways, almost like she's in pain. Ashlee is riding the coat tails of her no talent sister. Both are media made divas. Give me the old days where what counted was a singer's VOICE without all the electronic enhancements. Now adays you have to have a perfect body and flawless facial features first.....the voice can be added electronically later. There are very few singers who are big right now that have natural talent. That's my opinion and I'm sticking to it!!
post #25 of 25
As far as the hot body and flawless facial features... I will agree with that to a point when it comes to Jess... I think a lot of her sucess comes from that and from the media. Personally, I think she sings great, but I know a lot of others who will disagree...
But what about Ashlee? She does not have the "looks" her sister does. On 7th Heaven she was cute, but now she has dyed her hair and dresses a little different. She doesn't wear provacative (sp?) clothes and throw it all out there like others do. What made her so sucessful? She is popular with the younger kids. When you see video footage of her performing the majority of the crowd is high school and middle school kids having a great time and singing right along with her. Why not let them enjoy it? It's ovbious they like her, well they did until the media made a big scene about the SNL performance and the kids and influenced them to decide they didn't like her after all.
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