6 Reasons Why Ben Platt is Extraordinary
2. Can you believe it? A melisma-free performance
3. Ben Platt is prepared
4. He is an original
5. That glorious head voice
6. There is nothing more beautiful than talent
*It is challenging to capture a voice like Platt’s and try to make a contemporary sounding pop record. Pop today is an auto-tuned-written-from-the-track-up-simple-melody-no-harmony-minor-chord-favoring-dismal-affair. The pressure to conform to radio trends is diametrically opposed to Broadway and there will be intense pressure to make a commercial record with radio potential. This is the Bermuda Triangle that has kept singers from Billy Porter to Idina Menzel from having hit songs.