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Re: Nightwish's Eva & new singer....

Posted: Thu May 24, 2007 8:30 pm
by tkbdadsgshim
the good thing is that sh'e not a copy of tarja, she's not trying to sing like tarja n' that's somethin' to cheer up to her, i don't think she sounds like amy lee, it's different, she looks pretty, so lets wait to see what happens in the future.



thnx for the links

Re: Nightwish's Eva & new singer....

Posted: Thu May 24, 2007 8:37 pm
by Equinox
She's from Sweden.

But, there you go, now we know who the new Nightwish singer is, and...I'm still waiting for the armaggedon.

Bah. So much for the stupid secret.

Re: Nightwish's Eva & new singer....

Posted: Thu May 24, 2007 8:49 pm
by browneyedgirl
She's very pretty&she sounds good. I think she will do fine, but it goes without saying she is no Tarja. But, I don't think she was supposed to be! :)
Good luck to her!

Re: Nightwish's Eva & new singer....

Posted: Thu May 24, 2007 10:00 pm
by Stealth
It really annoys me how bands search for singers with "good looks". In that sense, metal bands are resembling pop bands more and more. What is this? American Idol? It really disappoints me to see how superficial some bands have become. I think it should be all about the musical talent. Take Elisa Martín, for example (ex singer of Dark Moor and Fairyland): she did her job well; she's a good singer, but not exactly beautiful... so what? On the other extreme we have Kiara from Skylark. She modelled for a perfume brand and she's supposed to be good looking... but she's a horrible singer!! Another non-beautiful singer with a great voice: Sonia Pineault from Forgotten Tales.

Re: Nightwish's Eva & new singer....

Posted: Thu May 24, 2007 10:25 pm
by Carcass
Funny. I thought that they didn't mind too much about the looks. She looks like a goblin to me. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...

Re: Nightwish's Eva & new singer....

Posted: Thu May 24, 2007 10:35 pm
by Stealth
Hahaha! Well, they did say that the new Nightwish singer should be good looking... But yes, beauty is completely subjective. I do think that the new singer is cute, but it bothers me that they took that into account as one of the requisites.

Re: Nightwish's Eva & new singer....

Posted: Thu May 24, 2007 11:45 pm
by miditek
Stealth wrote:Hahaha! Well, they did say that the new Nightwish singer should be good looking... But yes, beauty is completely subjective. I do think that the new singer is cute, but it bothers me that they took that into account as one of the requisites.
Tarja was also rather attractive, IMO, and would you really want to see someone like, oh let's say, Rosie O'Donnell, fronting the band? :lol:

Attractive people sell albums, so I'm pretty sure that her appearance had to at least be taken into account.

The record label probably insisted on it.

Re: Nightwish's Eva & new singer....

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 3:28 am
by tkbdadsgshim
that's a good point, and sorry but for this king of music goth/metal if we could called it in this way, it's really important how they look and this is much more important for the front singer and more if it's a woman, just look, leave's eyes, within, and the list goes on, even lacrimosa applies this, so i don't blame them for been looking for a new female singer talented but also beauty, as miditek said " the beauty sells in this bussines", that's pretty shity...

Re: Nightwish's Eva & new singer....

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 6:55 am
by nepi
It's almost the same as by food: you can serve a bad meal very "nice" so the eye also eat.

Unfortunately beauty sells better, but why not to be beauty AND a good singer? both are possible so Tuomas took both (hopefully, I can say it definitively after hearing the single)

Re: Nightwish's Eva & new singer....

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 9:28 am
by cliff
Stealth wrote:Take Elisa Martín, for example (ex singer of Dark Moor and Fairyland): she did her job well; she's a good singer, but not exactly beautiful... so what?
Indeed, not exactly beautiful, but such a sweet heart!

My opinion about that new Nightwish singer : she's not a beauty (so was not Tarja), and her voice (at least on that tiny clip) has nothing special, no feeling, no power. The whole thing sounds SO pop!
Even Ana Johnsson would be a better choice imo.
Let's wait and see for the other songs, but I'm not so optimistic about it...
Getting fired from Nightwish was probably the best thing that could ever happen to Tarja. Even if I'm not a fan of hers, I have to admit she is an amazing opera singer, and singing such pop material would be a real waste of time for someone like her. It's like having Jens (Johansson) in your band, and asking him not to play any solo. Useless :wink:

Re: Nightwish's Eva & new singer....

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 10:15 am
by nepi
has nothing special, no feeling, no power. The whole thing sounds SO pop!
:shock: you're right! It's just a normal message... :roll:
I have to admit she (Tarja) is an amazing opera singer
She has a opera voice but when you have been in an opera, you know she is not good enough for that. For an opera you have to have much more than Tarja has. Nothing against Tarja, I loved what she sung and her voice is famous (for metal) but not for operas.... Or if she trains a lot, maybe then she could go to opera...

If you have the chance to see an opera, don't miss it and you know what I mean

Re: Nightwish's Eva & new singer....

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 11:47 am
by stratobabius
There's also a video blog available now...

http://fanblog.nightwish.com/main.site? ... /view&id=2

Re: Nightwish's Eva & new singer....

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 1:23 pm
by Dave
nepi wrote: Or if she trains a lot, maybe then she could go to opera...
She actually HAS trained a lot :wink:

Re: Nightwish's Eva & new singer....

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 1:25 pm
by NeonVomit
nepi wrote: She has a opera voice but when you have been in an opera, you know she is not good enough for that. For an opera you have to have much more than Tarja has. Nothing against Tarja, I loved what she sung and her voice is famous (for metal) but not for operas.... Or if she trains a lot, maybe then she could go to opera...

If you have the chance to see an opera, don't miss it and you know what I mean
Finally, someone who understands.

Singing opera, as in a proper production, is far beyond what anyone in metal is capable of.

Re: Nightwish's Eva & new singer....

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 2:09 pm
by nepi
NeonVomit wrote:
nepi wrote: She has a opera voice but when you have been in an opera, you know she is not good enough for that. For an opera you have to have much more than Tarja has. Nothing against Tarja, I loved what she sung and her voice is famous (for metal) but not for operas.... Or if she trains a lot, maybe then she could go to opera...

If you have the chance to see an opera, don't miss it and you know what I mean
Finally, someone who understands.

Singing opera, as in a proper production, is far beyond what anyone in metal is capable of.
That's so true! Metal is so demanding, even if it's a high level, opera is much higher.

It's not really something for this topic, but anway: I've seen Lucia Di Lammermoor from Donizetti and it was *wow* awesome!!!! It was so incredible!!! Tarja could never sing this on her current level!!!!!

Re: Nightwish's Eva & new singer....

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 3:34 pm
by cliff
nepi wrote: For an opera you have to have much more than Tarja has. Nothing against Tarja, I loved what she sung and her voice is famous (for metal) but not for operas.... Or if she trains a lot, maybe then she could go to opera...
If you have the chance to see an opera, don't miss it and you know what I mean
Actually, my girlfriend who studies music and classical singing (and obviously knows a lot about singing) saw a solo gig of Tarja and she was extremely surprised by her singing. I don't know if she meant that Tarja is a great opera singer or that she sounded much better than in Nightwish (which is... not so difficult). I'll ask her to write smt about it here.

Re: Nightwish's Eva & new singer....

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 7:36 pm
by dirge
I saw this in my bulletins on myspace, thought i'd share it with the rest of you...
Since the new NIGHTWISH singer...
Body: ...guests on the latest CLOUDSCAPE album (Crimson skies) on backing and echo vocals on the song "Will We remain" the song has now been uploaded in the CLOUDSCAPE space in order for everyone who haven´t this album to listen.

If you want to listen even more to her beautiful voice then you should visit http://www.myspace.com/alysonavenue (the female fronted AOR band she origins from).

Re: Nightwish's Eva & new singer....

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 9:20 pm
by Martine
This was taken from metalfromfinland.com which I strongly recommend you to pay it a visit. The webmaster Tero (who is actually Timo's brother) is the best in keeping us informed of Finnish metal.

"NIGHTWISH: Anette Olzon is the new vocalist.
Category: Music

Finnish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have recruited 35-year-old Swedish singer Anette Blyckert (a.k.a. Anette Olzon) to replace Tarja Turunen."

You may read the rest of the interview on Tero's website.

Good week-end to you all.

Martine from Montreal.

Re: Nightwish's Eva & new singer....

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 10:26 pm
by browneyedgirl
Anette is 35!!! :shock: I want some of what she is taking, eating/drinking! I thought she was about 25, based on her pic!
Sorry, thats off-topic. :red:

Thank you, Martine, I think I will read that article. It sounds like an informative one!
I know probably that for the past couple days many Metal websites are a-buzz discussing the new NW singer. It is the biggest Metal news in quite some time.

Re: Nightwish's Eva & new singer....

Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 5:49 am
by miditek
browneyedgirl wrote:Anette is 35!!! :shock: I want some of what she is taking, eating/drinking! I thought she was about 25, based on her pic!
Sorry, thats off-topic. :red:
With Anette being 35 and Marco being 41, I suppose that Nightwish can now <cough> join the ranks of metal bands with a sizable percentage of middle aged personnel! Just because a person is 35 or better does not indicate in the least that they still can't rock. I'm hoping to catch the Sabbath Retirement Tour (Mk IV.II) this summer as well. :lol:

Closer to the topic at hand, I recently spoke with an old flame from school (who by the way at 38 is still fucking hot, imo) and her name? You guessed it kids; Eva. ;)

Re: Nightwish's Eva & new singer....

Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 3:05 am
by Maniac
Anette is pretty nice! As about the single it's only a simple Nightwish/Within Temptation style ballad.

Re: Nightwish's Eva & new singer....

Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 4:25 am
by NeonVomit
I want to see what the new material will sound like.

Re: Nightwish's Eva & new singer....

Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 10:06 am
by Dave
NeonVomit wrote:I want to see what the new material will sound like.
Check out the homepage, you can find samples of three more new songs there.

Re: Nightwish's Eva & new singer....

Posted: Mon May 28, 2007 4:45 pm
by Paola
She sucks! :yuk: she sounds very pop, i don't like it.:yuk::yuk::yuk::yuk: Nightwish needs sound more metal than before.

Re: Nightwish's Eva & new singer....

Posted: Mon May 28, 2007 5:28 pm
by NeonVomit
Paola wrote:She sucks! :yuk: she sounds very pop, i don't like it.:yuk::yuk::yuk::yuk: Nightwish needs sound more metal than before.
The song does. Maybe the newer songs will sound more metal.

Re: Nightwish's Eva & new singer....

Posted: Mon May 28, 2007 8:42 pm
by Equinox
There are 3 more songs in the Audio files part of the website. They sound heavy, pretty much like the songs from Once. 1 of them I like, but the new singer's voice sounds kinda weak.

http://www.nightwish.com/en/files/audio

Re: Nightwish's Eva & new singer....

Posted: Mon May 28, 2007 9:02 pm
by tkbdadsgshim
i think once sounds very pop, i rather to listen wishmaster and all the old stuff than once, i really don't like it :buh:

Re: Nightwish's Eva & new singer....

Posted: Mon May 28, 2007 10:01 pm
by dirge
Out of the four samples I really like the ones from the album but, i'm still not sure about the track Eva, like I said before, I need to hear it in full to pass any proper judgement.

Re: Nightwish's Eva & new singer....

Posted: Mon May 28, 2007 10:06 pm
by StratoTimo
^^Then you listen! No body haven't force you to listen new awesome NW!
It's much more better than NW With Tartsa Turunen! She is so...

Re: Nightwish's Eva & new singer....

Posted: Mon May 28, 2007 10:24 pm
by nepi
StratoTimo wrote:^^Then you listen! No body haven't force you to listen new awesome NW!
It's much more better than NW With Tartsa Turunen! She is so...
Hu, be careful! Tarja has a very good voice and without her, I think Nightwish hadn't that state it has now....

I can't say anything about the songs because the mp3's are too short... I need the entire album.... and I almost CAN'T WAIT!!!!