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Former American Idol contestant Adam Lambert made headlines when he criticized the vocal performances of the actors in Les Miserables, despite the Oscar buzz surrounding them.
As we previously reported, Lambert called the singing from the cast, which is comprised of actors such as Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Amanda Seyfriend, Russell Crowe and more, as “distracting.”
He tweeted that the “score suffered massively with great actors PRETENDING to be singers.”
Crowe, however, is taking to his own Twitter page to say he doesn’t disagree with Lambert’s comments.
“I don't disagree with Adam,” he wrote in response to a fan who told him "Not sure if you saw @adamlambert's comments about Les Miserables. He was pretty opinionated."
Crowe continued, “sure it could have been sweetened,Hooper wanted it raw and real,that's how it is.”
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) January 2, 2013
"I do think it was cool they were singing live- but with that cast, they should have studio recorded and sweetened the vocals," Lambert said in his original Twitter rant. "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."
E! Online reports that Lambert did call Hathaway’s performance “breathtaking” and gave it a good review overall.