July 8, 2015

THE METRIC LANGUAGE:

Why you put on an American accent when you sing : Alesha Dixon has been accused of singing in an American accent at the Grand Prix. Why do British singers end up sounding like they're from the States? (Olivia Rudgard,  06 Jul 2015, The Telegraph)

Even while singing that most British of songs, her own country's national anthem, it seems Hertfordshire-born Alesha Dixon couldn't resist the temptation to slip into an American accent.

The pop star was ridiculed after performing God Save the Queen at the British Grand Prix on Sunday with a distinctly US twang.

She claimed it was 'soul', and deliberately done. But she wouldn't be the first to fall foul of an urge to put on the voice. It's pretty common for non-American singers to sound like they're from across the pond while singing. [...]

So why do proud Brits lapse into an American voice when singing?

What accent?

Posted by at July 8, 2015 11:46 AM
  

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