Malone: No choir for Elvis, Adele
Published 16/12/2013 | 12:37
The Sing While You Work star rated the music artists as he spoke to Mail On Sunday, saying they wouldn't be suitable as choir singers.
The choirmaster said of Elvis: "There is a voice there but it became very mannerism-heavy," while Bob Dylan is "a great songwriter but... he's not primarily what you would call a vocalist."
Sir Paul is "much better than John Lennon but you wouldn't want either of them to sing Schubert."
Adele " lets out too much air, too much force. It gives it emotion but she's damaging her voice," he said of the Someone Like You songstress.
The 38-year-old also revealed that he was bullied at school and called homophobic names.
"I was everything that was wrong for a boys' school. I was small, I was ginger and I wore glasses. I sang in the choir, I was a bit sensitive, I didn't fight and I loved drama," he recalled.
"I was known as Gay Boy. I was 11 when it started and I remember actually thinking: 'Is this what being gay is?' - which is ridiculous considering the fact I'd been interested in girls since the age of about five. "
He added: "Apart from general name-calling, there was this hum a certain group of boys used to do all the time in class. It was just a sound but it was aimed at me. They knew it, I knew it, but no teacher would get what was going on."