Is this woman singing out of tune - or is it just me

Is this woman singing out of tune - or is it just me
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#1

This is one of New Zealand’s most-celebrated singers, but this sounds out of tune to me.
Just a couple of bars at the beginning of this video…

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#2

I don’t think it sounds ‘bad’. Given the situation in the video it looks like they’re just jamming about and not recording for an album. Kind of informal, may have been just for the video scene.

I thought this was cool:

Everything Moana does is a form of storytelling — whether it’s in music, film, or writing. She likes to call herself an artivist, an activist who works through her art.

“It’s a word I first heard when Toby and I went to the Arctic and we met a bunch of Sami activists who used film and storytelling and writing and journalism to talk about the rights of their people and indigenous issues. I like that word. I think it works really well.”

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#3

She is out of tune in some spots but I’m not sure that’s a final product that we’re hearing. But…Auto-tune, Melodyne to the rescue! :grin:

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#4

Thanks, that’s what I thought. Just wondered if I needed my ears calibrated.
I’ll leave them as they are…

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#5

I’m certainly not an expert, but I hear her scooping. (A scoop is a vocal technique in which the vocalist sings a note just a little below the desired pitch right before sliding up to it.) She does end up at the right frequency IMHO?? When the harmony starts, someone is a bit off, but can’t tell who??

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