Adam Lambert ruffled a few feathers last week after blasting the cast of the big screen version of Les Miserables and now he’s defended his original comments.
Writing on Twitter the singer said he enjoyed the musical, but not so much the singing ability of the stars of the movie – including Amanda Seyfried and Hugh Jackman.
At the time, he said: “Les Mis: Visually impressive w great Emotional performances. But the score suffered massively with great actors PRETENDING to be singers.”
Les Mis star Russell Crowe soon got involved, saying of Lambert’s criticism: “I don’t disagree with Adam. Sure it could have been sweetened, Tom Hooper wanted it raw and real, that’s how it is.”
Now in another series of Tweets Adam has clarified what he meant by his not-so-positive review of the hit film.
“My movie review has gone viral. U can spend a whole year praising artists for inspiring work, but one critique gets all the attention. Funny,” he said.
“Those raw and real moments when characters broke down or were expressing the ugliness of the human condition were superb.
“However… My personal opinion: there were times when the vocals weren’t able to convey the power, beauty and grace that the score ALSO calls for.”
Adam added: “I guess I’m a purist for the original LIVE broadway recording when the actors sang the f— outta those songs. JUST an opinion…”
He then went on to praise Hathaway’s acting in the musical, saying: “One last thing though: Anne Hathaway was so good – had me tearing up. Oscar worthy performance for sure!”