Artists I'd Like to Kick – the second list

Artists I'd Like to Kick – the second list


norman lebrecht

May 26, 2010

All day long, people have been volunteering entries for the list of musicians who should never be allowed back on a classical label. Adding to the first ten I named, here’s a second crossover sin bin from a wide range of readers:


11 Katherine Jenkins – how could I forget the ‘opera singer’ who cannot sing an opera?

12 Bocellism – as one wit refers to him.

13 Ex-advertising composer Karl Jenkins

14 Publishing dynast composer Ludovico Einaudi 

15 Somebody known as Rhydian

16 Diminutive tenor Alfie Boe

17 Amelia Ferrugia (who she?)

18 One-hit wonder Susan Boyle

19 World cellist Yo Yo Ma

and never to be forgotten

20 Electric violinist Vanessa Mae.

Keep your nominations flooding in.



  • Frances Wilson says:

    Some further thoughts….
    Joby Talbot
    Hayley Westenra
    ANYONE who has ever sung ANYTHING by Andrew Lloyd Weber
    Any all-girl madrigal-type groups with names like ‘Enchanted Voices’ or ‘Medieval Babes’

  • JohnofOz says:

    Come on! Poor Amelia Farrugia. (Note spelling) She is an Oz soprano of some note. She is versatile (which is probably why she has upset your correspondent, whoever that may have been). Fair go. The girl has to live.
    NL: I’ve never heard her. Always happy to support Oz art.