Contributed by ballersfantasy:
Writer John Davidson of PopMatters.com made a comparison on the voices of Donna Summer, Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera. He says: “Few vocalists in recent years could have traded blows with Streisand and left not only with a reputation intact, but actually enhanced. Perhaps pre-stoned Whitney Houston might have managed it, but certainly not Mariah Carey, who for all her stunning vocal range, has yet to record a single song worthy of her gift. Christina Aguilera has the vocal chops, but it remains to be seen whether she possesses the emotional depth to last the course. Summer and Streisand, meanwhile, contrived to elevate a song that contained all the elements of a substantive fondue into something that occasionally borders on the miraculous.” Read more.