Well, I’m sure not everyone is going to agree with me on this one. Let’s start by defining what I mean by “great.” By great, I mean “perfect.” I mean close to perfection, as in singing “properly.”
In my humble opinion, a pretty voice is sometimes boring.
A pretty voice sometimes lacks the surprise and edge that comes with doing to our vocal cords, what we are not suppose to do! Does that make sense?
I love it when I hear a great singer bend the rules and stretch the boundaries. But here is the trick. A great singer knows when he/she is going beyond “perfect”. In fact, they are risking their voice for that very reason…..to be interesting. A great singer who is interesting………..now there’s the ticket.
Being a great singer comes first.
Being a great singer who is interesting will outshine everyone.