This is EXACTLY why we adore Cheryl Cole!
Love her or leave her, she is 100% her, through and through!
And NO ONE is going to change that!
After coming under fire for her vocal abilities during her recent Diamond Jubilee performance, the singer has lashed back, and claims she has never pretended to be Mariah Carey!
"I am very aware of my ability, I know I'm no Mariah Carey but I think the emotion in the song is what matters. It's making people feel what you're singing about. My new album is designed to entertain and I know when I take to the stage and I see a million little lights it really is game time. I've grown as a person and an artist - you can hear that in my music. I feel brand new. I'm bullet proof. I feel as hard as the times I've had but I think everything happens for a reason, even if you can't always say what that reason is. On the first album I was really nervous after seven years with Girls Aloud. I had to step forward on my own and prove myself. Now I have had two number one albums so I feel I know what I'm doing. I fit into my own shoes now and I'm simply not worried anymore."
Good for you, gurl! You have NOTHING to apologize for!
There are A LOT of facets that go into being a superstar, and despite your not having as expansive a vocal range as some of your contemporaries, there is NO question that you are a born entertainer, and a supremely talented one at that!
Let the haters hate! Because at the end of the day, you're still a successful recording artist, and all they've got is negativity!
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