Adam Lambert slams 'Les Miserables' vocal performances, calls it 'so distracting'

By Gina DiFalco,

Former American Idol contestant Adam Lambert is slamming the highly-talked about Les Miserables.

Lambert was mainly criticizing the actors’ vocal performances. Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried and more star in the film, which has received Oscar buzz.

Lambert tweeted on Sunday “Les Mis: Visually impressive w great Emotional performances. But the score suffered massively with great actors PRETENDING to be singers.”

He added "It's an opera. Hollywood movie musicals treat the singing as the last priority. (Dreamgirls was good).”

The singer went on to say that they should’ve nixed the live-singing part and recorded the vocals in the studio to make them sound better.

"And I do think it was cool they were singing live- but with that cast, they should have studio recorded and sweetened the vocals," he went on to write, E! Online reports. "I felt like I should ignore the vocals and focus on the emotional subtext- but the singing was so distracting at times it pulled me out."

He did call Hathaway’s portrayal of Fontine "breathtaking,” but asked “the industry will say 'these actors were so brave to attempt singing this score live' but why not cast actors who could actually sound good?"

He ended the tweets with “Sorry for being so harsh but it's so True!”

image: NBCUniversal



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