But eventually stuff started to go bad in February this year. It began after I redid the covers to minimize the choreography; I had too much of that earlier. So after that was fixed, I started receiving some negative attention on my singing. I know what you’re thinking: Don’t take haters personally, just ignore them. Yes, I get that but, the problem is that I am quite sensitive to negative comments. I end up reacting the wrong way before I can delete them and move on. Somebody who claimed to be a musician said I was terrible. To me, that just hurts like hell, because musicians should give constructive criticism. That way it helps me improve, but sadly not this one. Then later on, another “professional” came along and claimed to be a singing teacher. He said I couldn’t sing but didn’t want me to stop singing. He offered to help me and that I appreciated. But as I went back to my vocal covers, he came back. He said my voice sucked, but he thought I was a great person with a great taste in music. What the hell? Okay, professional music teachers never say someone sucks. If he thinks I’m a great person; he should have given me some constructive criticism instead and been a little more polite.
That’s not the only issue I dealt with. Also, some people didn’t like how I was singing such aggressive songs with screaming and stuff. (That can be found in Lordi songs.) They claimed I was talking instead of singing. They also would only consider me a good singer if I sang something more melodic by a female vocalist. Look, if I’m singing for fun; then this shouldn’t be about matching the original singer’s voice. I like to sing Lordi’s songs, but I don’t drink two litres of Pepsi or Dr. Pepper, smoke tobacco, and eat chocolate before singing. That’s what Mr. Lordi does. I like chocolate but the other stuff I don’t. The reason why I think people say this to me is because; they are absorbed by gender stereotypes. These stereotypes say that men sing aggressive stuff and women sing melodic stuff. However, I understand now that not many female vocalists make it under this music genre. I thank a friend for helping me with that, and his wish to help me improve. But seriously, do I look like I’m looking for a record deal out of my singing? No I do not, so I wish some people would recognize that.
I am a girl who sings Lordi and other metal stuff and I’m proud to admit it.