Re: Who is the better singer?
Personal fav for me is Christina, hands down. Her tone is unbelievably gorgeous, so rich, thick, textured and full. No other current female vocalist can move me like she does with that voice. Queen of melisma.
Celine's voice, little too nasal for me, but she has the purest sounding voice. Leona Lewis's tone irritates me cos she sounds so freakin hoarse all the time and she strains everytime she gets into her upper register. Also never really liked Mariah's tone, strong but she goes whispery and airy and into her whistle register, all over the place. Kelly used to be good but she destroyed her voice with her shitty technique and blatant shouting all the time.
Greatest female vocalist, tho I'm not a fan, is Streisand. She's the gold medal of singing olympics with the technique, tone, raw power, control, breath support,sustain etc. She's truly world-class.