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Adam Lambert criticises Les Misérables' singing

Adam Lambert believes the new film adaptation of Les Misérables suffers from bad singing.

Director Tom Hooper recently released a movie version of the popular musical that stars the likes of Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway.

The acting talent sang live on set but vocal powerhouse Lambert believes the cast should have recorded in a studio.

He added that the producers should have recruited actors who could "actually sound good" when singing. The 'Trespassing' man said:

"Les Mis: Visually impressive w great emotional performances. But the score suffered massively with great actors Pretending to be singers...it's an opera. Hollywood's movie musicals treat the singing as the last priority...Anne Hathaway as Fantine and Enjolras were the exceptions for me. Helena B Carter and Sacha B Cohen were great too."

He added: "With that cast, they should have studio recorded and sweetened the vocals. Eponine's  voice was cool too...I felt like I should ignore the vocals and focus on the emotional subtext - but the singing was so distracting at times it pulled me out. The industry will say, 'These actors were so brave to attempt singing this score live' but why not cast actors who could actually sound good? Sorry for being so harsh but it's so true!"

 

 

 

Watch a trailer for Les Mis below: