Among the heroes of Parisian singer Lili Ster are Bessie Smith and Nina Simone, but also Bianca Castafiore. No, she doesn't burst out singing the Jewel song from Gounod's Faust every five minutes. It's a wink to her family, who had to endure her singing from a very early age. She also mentions Bianca because Lili is very sensitive to the effect of a voice - it can make you happy, it can bring you to tears. It's probably no surprise that one of the songs on her MySpace (check that for videos too) reminds me very much of Camille. Yes, it's voice-acrobatics, but in a good sense. Lili is a genuine talent, capable of making great songs. See her cover of Mika's Relax here.
Lili Ster - L'homme a plume