Best Female Singer of All Time
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HER VOICE IS AN ANGEL SINGING. I know everyone calls their favorite vocalists singing angelic, but Tarja 100% truly sounds like one. I feel sorry for those who have never heard her magnificent voice before and assume all these contemporary rock and pop artists have "beautiful" vocals. Only Tarja's voice can take me to another world, whether her music be metal or opera. Her voice is hauntingly beautiful in the lower ranges and extremely gorgeous - and sometimes downright creepy! - in the upper ranges. Her voice makes you imagine being alone on a winter night surrounded by an untouched dark and beautiful landscape. It may sound extremely cheesy, but it's true. At times her lead vocals can sound like an angel and her background vocals can sound like a creepy horror movie soundtrack. She doesn't even need an orchestra to add to the effect, but she uses them anyway. Unlike other singers who simply try to make a catchy song, she makes sure her music has an ATMOSPHERE. It's sad most music artists don't even attempt to do what she's already perfected. Her live singing is the best part. There are "singers" who aren't even worth seeing live because they're so terrible or they're not even up to par with their studio material. Not Tarja. Her opera training is much more noticeable live than in studio albums, so if you think she's good on the albums, then you'll be blown away by her live performances. Aside from professional opera singers, I have never heard any singer mess up so few times. I've noticed Floor Jansen make more mistakes than she has, and that's saying something! The best part about it (okay, ANOTHER best part about it) is that her voice is not immature, childish or weak. Her voice is so strong it can be heard over the heaviest guitars - and she doesn't even belt! Because she uses classical technique her voice is very "round" and mature, and despite being a soprano it's deeper sounding. On top of that, she has her looks going for her, too. Not only is she extremely beautiful (seriously, look her up on Google Images), she has a "darker" look that goes perfectly with her music and voice. Dark hair, long dresses, and black nails... It's not over-the-top like Younger! Amy Lee or Emilie Autumn; it's subtle, dignified and classy. She's an amazing piano player, too, and what a cute Finnish accent... (Okay, now I'm being biased). Some songs to really show off what I mean would be Oasis, In for a Kill (especially the orchestral version instead of the rock/metal one), Rivers of Lust, Ciarán's Well, Crimson Deep, Damned and Divine, Montañas de Silencio (oh yeah, she speaks 5 different languages and can sing in more); old Nightwish songs: The Siren, Passion and the Opera, Planet Hell, 10th Man Down, Sleeping Sun, Dead Boy's Poem, FantasMic, Slaying the Dreamer, End of All Hope, Nemo, Away... And, of course, her classical covers! I recommend any live version of Song to the Moon especially.
There are many other contenders in the same genre such as Akane Liv, Floor Jansen, Lori Lewis, Heidi Parviainen, Sarah Jezebal Deva (sp? ), Vibeke Stene, and Helena Iren Michaelsen, and even non-operatic vocalists like Simone Simons and Sharon den Adel, but Tarja is truly the QUEEN of Symphonic Metal. Trust me when I say that Amy Lee, Lacey Mosley and other vocalists like them USED to be my favorite singers until I discovered this genre. It never ceases to amaze me when a bunch of people give them so much attention and I have to think "seriously... Don't you get out more? " How Tarja is not in the top 5 is beyond me. Tarja forever!
The most powerful voice, as I have ever heard. I was on Tarja's Kiev concert in 2010))) It was one of the most emotional moment of my life. Thank's a lot to Tarja
the magic of voice passes through my heart... no one can touch me so deep as she does it through her singing
Tarja is the absolute best singer in the world. Her voice is unique! She is amazing on stage, you can really feel that she loves her fans!
Great Voice, great performing skills, great stage presence.
both her music with Nightwish and her solo career is fantastic
especially her singing on "Ghost Love Score", "Ever Dream" and "Slaying The Dreamer" I mean, its divine (and then she is also hot, hottest person in the metal genre (not that its a hard title to get, when you compete against people like Dave Mustaine or Lemmy
She has a beautiful, amazing, emotion voice. It's operatic lyrical soprano (in the past mezzosoprano), hanging to the three oktaves. Lot of people love her and her fantastic voice. She was end two musical universities - one in Finland and one in Germeny. She was ex-vocalist of popular symphonic-gothic-metal band called Nightwish. Beautiful and charming Mrs. Tarja Solie Susanna Turunen-Cabuli have the international famous and she's play in opera. I think she should win this competition, because her songs are powerful and gave to people lots of emotions. PLEASE PEOPLE - VOTE TO TARJA TURUNEN! SHE IS THE BEST SINGER OF WHOLE WORLD!
Seriously, I can't believe that some people post Pink, Ashley Simpson, Cristina Aguilera, Amy Lee, and more nasty singers above Tarja Turunen, I admit she's not the best, but she's so much better than most of the "singers" that you post on it.
She can sings high notes as well as low notes. You have to hear her sing! It's beautiful.
How come she didn't make it to the top? She is definitely the best female singer on earth. Not only is she a talented opera singer, metal singer, writer and performer but also an amazing person. Here presence on stage is unlike any other, she is charismatic, charming, and makes you feel every word she sings. She is unique and doesn't try be anyone but herself. I hope some day she will get the acknowledgement she deserves as the best female singer.
Tarja is the nicest, cutest, kindest singer with an amazingly beautiful angel voice, she feels her music and she really cares for her fans, Tarja is absolute the best singer of the whole world...
listen to her and you will understand why she is the best ;-)... she sang higher notes than Sarah Brightman in The Phantom of the Opera (Nightwish - End of an Era)... Most critics thinks that she is the best singer (read wikipedia)
What stupid people who don't understand that Tarja is better than Amy Lee, Aguillera, Breatney Spears, etc!
Simply amazing soprano! Because she is from Finland, not so well known, but ANYONE should listen to her once and has to agree she is among the absolute best voices EVER. And that is what this list is all about.
Besides a great singer also a charismatic person
If angels could sing they would sing like Tarja!
Her voice is emotional, the power she has is phenomenal, during her time with Nightwish she was already one of the best vocalists but after october 2005 her voice has really came alive.
I've seen her with Nightwish and I've seen her in october 2010, others can only stand in her shadow.
And still she is one of the most social persons which makes her DIVINE ^^ BEYOND
I can't brain this.. Tarja is not on the top ten? You must haven't heard her songs yet right? The only singers I can rate on par with Tarja are Celine Dion and Madonna.. Don't put Beyonce or Britney above her, it's a disgrace!
Let us start by saying that Tarja's voice is one of those ancient voices we don't hear nowadays, and combining this goddess - full voice with metal and hard rock music shows that Tarja is the brilliant.
A lot of not classical - opera fans said that Tarja's voice is well trained for such music. Tarja can easily owns a song from both genders and she has the most perfect stage charisma I HAVE EVER SEEN!
Tarja.. I've been listening her songs for so long, and I'm going to listen to her for all my life!
When she came to St. -Petersburg, it was really cool! When she was singing, she looked at the crowd and had a look into my eyes! I was so happy!
Amy Lee is at the 4th place and tarja at the 13th place...
Tarja turunen has a very powerful voice and if she wasn't so proud she could be the absolutely most talented singer in the metal universe.
However she still deserves the first place, and everyone knows how talented she was with Nightwish.
Tarja is one of the best singer in the whole world. With her powerfull and clean voice she has amazed to every person that walks in this world. His charism and passion on the stage. I had the chance to see her live, and was a dream come true. Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen Cabuli, thank you so much for been part of my life and my dreams.
Tarja is one of the greatest if not the greatest singer of the new age. She brought me into classical music, so I thank her for introducing me to her music.
Her voice has helped me go trough so much! Saying thank you to Tarja is not enough.. Even though she is very perfect in a technical way, she has always stuck with me... It goes beyond her voice being perfect in a technical way, she just feels it so much, there's no comparison... You will always be my No 1 Tarja!
The best voice ever, when you listen to her voice it feels like heaven, I love her and her songs! She is great when you listen to her 'soft' songs but is even better in the 'hard' ones
SHE CAN SING WHAT EVER SHE WANTS TO! Opera, metal, pop, etc etc. She has a beautifull sound, and super powerful voice... I just love her voice, it is magnific... It transport you to another world... A beatifull one... And something very important.. Is EXCELENT! In live... You feel her love to the music.
Her voice, her smile. her style... She is awesome, very talanted singer and perfect woman. I've heard her 2 years ago and I don't find words to say what I felt at this moment. And I love her now. I really love her! I think she must be only №1.
You're the best, Tarja!
Tarja has a fantastic voice. So powerful and unique. You can never confused her with anybody else. She's like a storm.
Tarja is the best singer in the world! Her voice is unique and very beautifull! No one can sing better than Tarja! )
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