maandag 12 januari 2009

Oh Canada: Isabelle Boulay

Time to roll out the big guns in this Oh Canada-month. I have posted about Isabelle Boulay a few times, and always I expressed my mixed feelings. Not about her looks (she's a babe), but about her repertoire. They call her 'Chanson Diva': her songs have a bland tendency, too much old chanson, nice 'n easy. And there's always the danger of belting out like she-devil Celine. (No worries, we'll keep this Canada-tribute Dion-free). That said, she does have several high quality songs, like the ones posted here. Ne me dis... was written by Benjamin Biolay, and let's face it: the girl can sing. I read on her Wiki that she made quite an impression on a talent hunt by singing Brel's Amsterdam. She redid that a-capella on her 'live'-album, which is nice.

Isabelle Boulay - Ne Me Dis Pas Qu'il Faut Sourire
Isabelle Boulay - Amsterdam

3 opmerkingen:

  1. You hit the nail on the head. We like her, but we don't like her repertoire 'cause it's too commercial. Life is complicated :)

  2. She`s Celine Dions sister, isn`t she?...crappy....good voice, but that`s not enough... very.pretentious!

  3. you're tough to please, thomas. just look at the pictures. sigh.