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Which Kim? 

Which Kim?
Lea Salonga 81%  81%  [ 78 ]
Joanna Ampil 19%  19%  [ 18 ]
Total votes : 96

Which Kim? 
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I voted Joanna as she was just so amazing as Kim and always made me cry. Such a wonderful voice and what an actress. Love her as Fantine.


Tue Jul 20, 2004 2:45 am
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Has to be Jo without a doubt. She puts so much heart and soul into the role, apart from her amazing voice which seems to get more powerful by the day. Fantastic as Fantine too.


Tue Jul 20, 2004 7:29 am
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Moni - You can probably find the major CSR songs on the internet (well, I've only managed Now That I've Seen Her...searching for the actors as well as Miss Saigon may help). The actual CSR is available on Amazon, but that requires money.

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I voted Lea, she's absolutely flawless. No one else has such a pure, sweet tone IMO. I do like Joanna's voice but not as Kim - I find it too rich. I also disagree on Joanna's acting, I've seen her as Kim twice and the first was ok but the second performance was the worst I've ever seen. Ok it might have been an off day but it has never been so obvious to me that someone was simply going through the motions.


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go to http://www.miss-saigon.50megs.com/contact.html and if ur computer will play it you should hear Jo, the other pages play other people too, there are some of lea too. The sites really old and out of date though, i've not updated it in ages.


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Alanna wrote:
The actual CSR is available on Amazon, but that requires money.


yeah...lol.

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I like Lea in Miss Saigon though. (I agree, I don't really like her in Les Mis)


Thank You! Finally someone agrees with me!

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if ur computer will play it you should hear Jo


I think both of them sound alike. When I first heard it, my reaction was "Wow, I've never heard Lea sing this version before." But then I relistened to it, and I noticed Jo's vibrato was different. I can't say which one I like better, b/c I only heard that one clip of Jo, but I know Jo has a more stronger voice. Lea's voice is more pure and smooth. They're both great. :D

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Jo rules...

www.JoAmpil.com

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I have to go w/Lea . . . I saw her and Ruthie a week before the show closed on Broadway . . . their I Still Believe withstands as one of the most amazing moments I've ever witnessed in live theatre . . . 8)

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Hey, Dr Knowledge did u vote, u said Jo rules but the tally didn't go up, we can't have that! also i'v noticed many people voating lea cos they've never heard jo, hardly the point i feel. (only joking, plz no one take offence, just a little friendly side rivalry)


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Deedee Magno is the best Kim!

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I would say Lea, as someone wrote earlier, Joanna has a richer sounding voice, and I just think that Lea's light and pretty voice makes her innocence stand out more than Joanna's voice.

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i really think that Lea is the best Kim ever

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