I always get in trouble when this question comes up...as stated in the past...you can't compare the two...Josh is NOT a tenor!!!!!!! They are both great, and I used this quote because I would have payed more to see Josh live and it was worth every penny and I would do it again...I think dp way under charges for his concerts!! So again..apples and oranges..I Love them both for very DIFFERENT reasons..and I thought he was good on AI...I must have been watching a different show! :wink:
Haven't changed my mind since the last "discussion" about these two!!
Thank you Janette!
I've said it a MILLION & ONE times, but comparing Josh Groban & David Phelps is like comparing apples & oranges. Josh isn't a tenor, therefore the quality of his voice is simply different than David's. I can see a comparison between ... Sarah Brightman & Charlotte Church for instance. They both sing similar music, so a comparison would be fair. However, a real side-by-side comparison of David & Josh is really not a "fair" comparison.
To show how different musicians can be here's an example - Jeff Buckley (one of my ALL TIME favorite singers) had a 4 octave voice. His father, Tim Buckley (another of my favs) had a 4 octave voice at the young age of 17! They both could sing a song (especially in a high octave) that could make an angel cry, but they took different paths musically. Jeff Buckley ranged from grunge music to standards all in 1 album! Tim Buckley mainly did folk/avant garde music. They made completely different genres of music & really didn't resemble each other vocally. Other than being father & son, I don't compare the two. So, even IF David & Josh matched each other note for note, it's really up to the listener to decide who's "better".
I like David & Josh for different reasons, just like Janette. I will give Josh Groban credit, he's very generous with his fans, in the few years since he started singing, he's released 3 wonderful albums, 2 exciting concert DVDs & recorded quite a few duets with other respected artists & recorded several songs for other albums/soundtracks etc. He's been very busy!
I'm sure that this debate will go on for quite some time, but I am here to say that I ENJOY THEM BOTH. :wink: