:applause:Originally Posted by eggplant
Pretty much any interesting artist I can think of. AI is looking particularly for a singer with a conventionally "good" voice that will appeal to the masses. Most "artists" who stand the test of time are not only known for a conventionally good voice--they appeal to people (generally not 10-year-olds) because of their originality, song-writing skill, musicianship, etc. For instance, one of my favorite artists since the late 70s is Elvis Costello. He doesn't by any means have an AI voice, but he does have a unique voice, and he's a great songwriter. I don't love everything he does, but I like that with each new project he takes chances and tries new things. That to me is an artist. I guess there's a place for the Whitney Houstons, Celine Dions and Mariah Careys of the world, but it's not in my CD player!