So I’m torn on this one. Was watching VH1 Divas Live at the gym tonight. Some of the so-called Divas could really beltâ€”Jennifer Hudson, for one, is as good as it gets. Others, like Jordin Sparks, are fine, dandy, OK, forgettable.
But what about Miley Cyrus?
As a 37-year-old grump, I’m supposed to either not care about Cyrus, or rip her. But, truth be told, I sort of like her voice. The actual material is mixed, but she’s got a little Stevie Nicks‘ rasp that I feel. We’re not talking about Hudson-esque power here. But she can sing, and she’s got a lot of charisma.
Then again, right now she’s sort of resting her hat on this sort of slop. And don’t be fooledâ€”it’s slop. Cliched motivational song to be played at aerobics classes and during Bar Mitzvah video montages. But then, just when one thinks Cyrus is merely another, oh, Tiffany, we get thisâ€”textured, nuanced, powerful singing.
So what do I think? I think she’s pretty damn good.