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Adam Lambert & 'Les Miserables': Singer Slams Musical Over Vocal Performances

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Adam Lambert took to his Twitter to criticize
Adam Lambert took to his Twitter to criticize "Les Miserables."

After months of anticipation, the film adaptation of "Les Miserables" hit theaters on Christmas Day. Starring Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Hugh Jackman, and Russell Crowe, "Les Miserables" made $18.2 million on its opening day.

The film has been mostly well-received by critics, with extra attention paid to the live singing done by the actors.

One person that was less than impressed with the actors' vocal chops was singer and former "American Idol" contestant, Adam Lambert, who took to his Twitter page on Sunday night to criticize the singing in the film. He called his opinions "harsh" but later clarified to fans, "I'm so glad we are all discussing this now! Look-I grew up w this musical and so my expectations are quite high. Didn't mean to b negative." Lambert also made a point of celebrating Hathaway for her role, saying, "One more clarification: DO go see it for Anne Hathaways performance. It's was breathtaking." Take a look at Lambert's critique below.


Adam Lambert
Les Mis: Visually impressive w great Emotional performances. But the score suffered massively with great actors PRETENDING to be singers.

Adam Lambert
...it's an opera. Hollywoods movie musicals treat the singing as the last priority. (Dreamgirls was good)

Adam Lambert
And I do think it was cool they were singing live- but with that cast, they should have studio recorded and sweetened the vocals.

Adam Lambert
I felt like I should ignore the vocals and focus on the emotional subtext- but the singing was so distracting at times it pulled me out.

Adam Lambert
The industry will say "these actors were so brave to attempt singing this score live"but why not cast actors who could actually sound good?

Adam Lambert
Sorry for being so harsh but it's so True!
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