Sunday, October 28, 2007

Rhydian - Madame Arcati adores you!


Did you see Rhydian Roberts on The X Factor last night? - he sang a special solo version of the duet Phantom of the Opera by kind permission of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Quite the most astonishing song performance I have seen on mainstream TV in a very long time - and in a talent show! Was it a freak one-off or the start of something very special? Rhydian is straight-camp-baroque, a popera baritone who sweeps into the near-falsetto (I exaggerate slightly) when drama requires. A highly stylised performer, a highly dramatic divo. Love him. Celine Dion was right - Broadway here he comes, though I think he will flog records too. This guy plainly has ideas.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did you mean Celine Dion, or is Celion Dion someone with whom I am unfamiliar?

Madame Arcati said...

Thanks!

"The Forgotten Ones Fund"/stephanie mastini said...

Salvador Dali-ish...quite intense..and dream-like.

Anonymous said...

That guy has undeniable vocal posibilities but still needs to work. Nothing exceptional, anyway, compared to a Nicolaï Gedda for example.