Greg Pritchard: Britain’s Got Talent..agaiN!

Jaw dropping.
Rocker boy image with charsima. Uh huh.
A 24 year old waiter with a glass shattering voice. Mmmmmm.sing8

But who expected THAT vocal range?

Why do ya suppose so many male Sopranos stay far away from “Nessun Dorma”?
Who can hit these notes?! I mean …really.

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A bit of cultural background: heh.
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Nessun dorma (English: No one shall sleep) is an aria from the final act of Giacomo Puccini’s opera Turandot, and is one of the best-known tenor arias in all opera.

It is sung by Calaf, il principe ignoto (the unknown prince), who falls in love at first sight with the beautiful but cold Princess Turandot. However, any man who wishes to wed Turandot must first answer her three riddles. If he fails, he will be beheaded.

Nobody shall sleep!…
Nobody shall sleep!
Even you, o Princess,
in your cold room,
watch the stars,
that tremble with love and with hope.
But my secret is hidden within me,
my name no one shall know…
No!…No!…
On your mouth I will tell it when the light shines.
And my kiss will dissolve the silence that makes you mine!…
(No one will know his name and we must, alas, die.)
Vanish, o night!
Set, stars! Set, stars!
At dawn, I will win! I will win! I will win!

WTG Greg~!

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Talk about raising the bar eh?

What say Y’all? Impressed?

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23 Responses to “Greg Pritchard: Britain’s Got Talent..agaiN!”

  1. Maggie's Notebook says:

    Greg Pritchard: Britain’s Got MORE Talent: Male Super Tenor…

    Another standout performance from a Brit on Britain’s Got Talent. I guarantee you haven’t heard a male voice like this before. Listen to Greg Pritchard as he sings Nessum dorma. I’m stealing this from…

  2. Tim says:

    Better than American Idol.

  3. rachel says:

    Nice voice…would much rather hear it coming from a woman. A male soprano is off-putting. A male tenor version of Nessum Dorma sounds better.

  4. Pasadena Closet Conservative says:

    Wow, he’s a true countertenor! With proper training he could perform at the Royal Opera House and elsewhere in male roles composed by Handel and other composers of the same period.

    He could give modern-day countertenors David Daniels and Brian Osawa a run for their money.

    Thanks for sharing that. I hadn’t seen it and I’m a big opera buff.

  5. KarL M says:

    Yes Angel, special talents will come and go….
    But your very special talents are a pleasure to read everyday..keep writing, do not let your loyal admirers down..
    we need a daily fix of
    “Angels” food cake

  6. Brooke says:

    Very cool!

  7. Mr X says:

    The reason why he sounds so much like a woman because he is actually a woman. Look at his facial features. Lack of an adam’s apple. Come on people wake up. Have you not seen this type of face before? I have seen it countless times. Some male hormone therapy and you can grow facial hair on a rock.

  8. Jack says:

    He has a hell of a voice.

  9. Dinah Lord says:

    You could have knocked me over with a feather when he opened his mouth and THAT came out!

    Beautiful.

    Thank you Miss Angel.

  10. Rosemary says:

    Very nice Lady. Sweet. ;)

  11. Katie says:

    I am wondering if he is a Castrati. The facial hair is very sparse. He has a haunting voice like known Castratis.

    Alessandro Moreschi was well past his prime when he sang that in 1904.

  12. MK says:

    Very nice.

    But get a haircut son, that last pic looks like he ain’t washed it in a month.

  13. Gayle says:

    Well… that was a shocker! LOL! Astounding! I couldn’t reach that range if someone jabbed me in the butt with a pitchfork!

    I actually liked his hair. It added to the weirdness. :)

  14. darcee says:

    I was wondering if he wasn’t castrati. He has the long limbs (sorry to the above commenter, but I see an adam’s apple – clear as day – watch again at 3:50 in the film) and of course the voice and sparse facial hair. I would be interested to learn more and to hear him sing some of the works for countertenors.

  15. EDGE says:

    Can you sing Angel?

    :)

    Bet ya can!

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  17. Adanac says:

    I do believe the lack of facial hair means he shaves…. instead of going around with three days growth.

    Outstanding voice!

  18. david - living in the tree house says:

    i enjoyed my Sunday morning visit here, and will come back

  19. Stephanie says:

    Easy to tell. Why I say he’s a biological man:

    Long arms. Bone structures don’t respond to female-to-male hormone therapy, unless it’s done very early, which is not often.

    The size of his mouth as he smiles. Women have smaller mouths in relation to the rest of the face than men do.

    Inertial movement of his body as he sings, walks back and forth afterwards.

    Listen to his voice as he talks before and after his performance – This is a big factor. It is very rare for a human voice to not undergo changes while exposed to testosterone during puberty or even during transition for female-to-male transsexuals. It is not just the pitch, but the resonance that comes from singing or speaking from the chest, which is what men do because the maximum resonance is more pronounced in the chest, which is a larger air space than the spaces in the head. Plus, the larynx is larger. You cannot mistake Cher singing a high male tenor part for Pavarotti singing the same part. Men and women actually have a common vocal range (upper range for men and lower range for women) of a few notes, but you have to listen for resonance that comes from speaking from the chest as well as the larger vocal chords used to resonate the lower notes. All I’m telling you here about the voice, that applies to everyday men and women who don’t think about these things. I’m not sure how the professional singers go about singing in different ranges, whether they consciously suppress certain aspects of voicing in order to get the timbre of the voice they are looking for, but I know they shift where the voice is coming from in order to get the “best sound quality” for the ranges they are singing in. At least male-to-female transsexuals are capable of not using the larger vocal chords and chest resonance in order to sound female, not just to “sound like a man sounding like a woman.” Notice the adam’s apple during the conversation, but notice its absence while he’s singing. That is the same technique transsexuals use, shifting the larynx up, to not use the lower registers of the voice. That’s why they can hide from you so well. You didn’t know they were out there, talking to you, didja?

    Here’s a very good example of a male soprano, a countertenor (archaic term) because while his body developed normally during puberty, his voice did not, leaving him with an intact prepubescent voice box for singing. Michael Maniaci:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGqpA4500D0

    Tell me that is not a man. He is probably the world’s only true countertenor because of how his larynx is constructed.

    An anthropologist usually knows this stuff and knows how to read transsexuals given the knowledge of the physical cues.

    That was the lesson for the day. There will be a test on this after you finish reading my post. ;-)

  20. Me says:

    Well said Stephanie :)
    Greg is amazing

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  22. jonharules says:

    I’m more amazed with Stephanie than with Greg Pritchard, haha..Wish I get more commenters like this in my blog too! I love it!

    Greg is really awesome when he sang and wish he won instead of the Diversity. Go Greg, well done!

  23. anon says:

    What a voice.
    He should have got through over Hollie Steel because:
    1. He’s very nice to look at…hello!
    2. He has an amazing, different and shocking voice, especially for his image.
    3. He didn’t forget his words and go wrong.

    I especially like number 1 :)

    Buuut, I’m glad diversity won :D