Best Female Singers In Concert

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The Top Ten

1
Sarah Brightman
I used to laugh at stories of 19th century concert-goers who had to "take to the bed" because they were so overwrought. I no longer laugh -- not since one November night in 2004 when I was electrified by the beauty and magic of Sarah Brightman and her art. Her concerts are an initiation into an enchanted realm of beauty and wonder.

timhatcher

I heard this voice from no more than 15 feet away without a microphone. This voice is unmatched in perhaps, recorded history, as Ms Brightman was able to hit full operatic notes, and tones, and immediately come down to sing in a pop necessary breathy tone. A very unique talent.
Her concerts are full of effects unlike I have ever seen! Her choice of costumes, songs, and such all reflect the overall theme of her tours and you cannot do anything but stare and have your jaw drop to the floor in awe and amazement!
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2Ann Wilson
Ann Wilson just keeps getting better and better every year! I saw her in July and she just blew my mind! In my opinion there is no better singer than Ann.
Ann Wilson is the most talented person I've ever seen. Especially live! She can sing, play guitar, and flute. An amazing songwriter and person.
The most amazing female rocker vocals... Ann Wilson has been my favorite musician for a long time. I saw her and her sister Nancey in concert on their baby le strange tour! That's when I decided I wanted to sing play guitar and be a rocker
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3Madonna
She revolutionized pop concertes! all of her performances are a unique piece of performance art: every song has a deep theme that is presented thru a combination of amazing live music, energetic-owe inspiring dancing, the latest in visual effects and fantastic videos. The production is out of this world.
shes just awesome,
everyone of the concerts whether I've seen them in person or on dvd has been dpactular
Sure, this Lady is the best in concert for many years. Every Madonna's show is fantastic! Amazing Woman...

Alexandr

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4Sarah Geronimo
She's really a concert performer... She can sing all genres... She's a good dancer too, a truly versatile performer I have heard ever. Whenever she performs on the center stage, she become something we never expected from her. She's truly a one of a kind performer/entertainer I have witnessed in my entire life.
,,sold out concerts in so many jam packed venues..,,

,,idolized by many..,,

,,ms pops fernandez even said in one of her recent interviews that she could only foresee one person that can follow her footsteps..,,

,,and that is......,,,

,,SARAH GERONIMO..,,

,,by the way..,,Pops Fernandez is the concert queen here in the Philippines..,,

fherline_67

love you sarah G..! bloody amzing performance... star breaker..! totaly performer..! she can do everything..! every concert she won't disappoint us..!. go go sarah G.
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5Shakira
The best female artist ever in my opinion, helping 500,000 kids worldwide going from spanish to english and even singing for the President! Nothing screams success like buying your own private Island. Shakira donated 45 Million dollars to rebuild a destroyed school in Haiti.
Watch her live in Paris and Singapore F1, the complete performer... she must be top ten. You get belly dance, samba, flamengo, songs in french, spanish, english, guitar, harmonica... men cry watching her on stage.. the ultimate pocket dynamite.
How can they put shakira in 5th she should be in first
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6Cher
Best female entertainer ever
Cher. Is a great singer. :).

7Britney Spears
Have you seen any of her performances? She may not have the BEST voice, but her moves and talent is incredible. She can put on a show like no other. There's always something going on, and she basically defined the modern tour method and show method. She's a true legend.

decker123

Britney spears is the best! She is a true performer and she clearly commands the stage whenever she's dancing. Plus, Brit is an institution now, she's a pro and won't let anyone in the audience down.
I agree she doesn't have the best voice but her moves are amazing! I would recommend this as well with her new single scream and shout.
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8Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato has been through so much, yet she is still here with us, and going strong. She has amazing vocals, and a great live performer. Oddly enough, I'm listening to a Demi Lovato song right now. She's on a huge tour right now- a female empowerment one with Fifth Harmony and Little Mix. She's bringing along Nick Jonas. Remind you, she went through a nasty breakup with his brother, who partially caused her depression.

Demetria Lovato should be recognized as the best female singer of the 20th and 21st century. She deserves every once of success she has. She is amazing, and should have more fame than others. Such as Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, or even One Direction.

She is an amazing performer, and I look forward to more from her. God bless her soul, she deserves everything she has,
SERIOUSLY?! This is best SINGER. Demi being behind Selena Gomez is a joke.
She is awesome in concert and guys stop hating on other artists wasting your life they aren't going to evn notice you. Go and do something worthwhile with your time maybe something that would make you Famous
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9Jackie Evancho
Jackie Evancho has the most beautiful singing voice in recorded history. Not since Jenny Lind [the Swedish Nightingale] in the late 1800's has a singing voice had this rich tone and timbre. Broke Michael Jackson's record as youngest artist in history to have a Top 5 and Platinum album. Will be around for the next 50 years or so.
She sings wonderfully, purely, genteelly, with full emotion in her live performances. Her concerts at PBS Great Performances - Dream With Me In Concert and Music of the Movies - are unforgettable and had many listeners, The DWMIC raised record amounts of money for PBS stations. Not only common visitors are moved, her angelic voice brings feeling to been around soldiers. I wish her she preserves the great gift to her. But she amazingly and purely showed to us, she wish seriously to be a huge star of the classical crossover music and she already is the real star.
This young lady has it al... Mesmerizing vocals, charisma, stage presence and charm. Seeing her for the first time in concert is truly a life-changing experience.
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10Lacey Sturm

Lacey is the ISH. She sounds perfect, she's energetic, and most of all, THE HEADBANGING. The headbanging does not get better.


The Contenders

11Shirley Bassey

Few artists, past or present, are able to just walk up to the microphone, start to sing, and then you hear the 'oohs and awes' from the crowd. Bassey's body, arm, and hand movements are at one with her powerful voice and after all these years, she is still able to mesmerize the audience.


12Taylor Swift
Is it just me because I went to her Speak Now Tour and she was amazing. She sounds like the studio versions of her songs;n is just so amazing how fantastic she sounds. I love taylor Swift in concert and can not see why she is not up high on this list for top singer at a concert.
She is amazing in concert and sounds just like she does in the studio, but it is LIVE! She is so talented and amazing. Her song writing is quite brilliant and fantastic. How on Earth is she not near the top of this list, she is amazing in concert
I love taylor swift she is world best singer ever

13Gwen Stefani

14Whitney Houston
amazing, most singers just stand there and sing, however when Whitney performs its out of this world the fans always comes first and she gives them the best time of her lives, even if she isn't feeling her best, Whitney we love you and good luck with your new album
Whitney never EVER sings a song the same way twice. She is 10 billions times better live than in the studio where she is perfect anyway.
Best thing that happened to the music industry. Her live performances often eclipses her studio versions
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15Selena Quintanilla Perez

16Shania Twain

Did you see her live? If yes you'd know what I mean

Irina2932


17Tina Turner

18Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez's 71. You guys gonna be mad. Selena Gomez is the world's best singer, why not take a look or listen to some of Selena Gomez's song on youtube and vote for her this minute
She is really pretty I always support her<3 no matter what
She is the best vote far her the bueutifulest singer forever by num1 fan love you so much selena

19Celine Dion
Celine Dion's Taking Chances Tour is the second highest earning tour by a solo artist of all time behind Madonna and the tenth in all. And you people place her 36th. Please, pay some more respect to this fine lady. She is a nice person and a nice singer. But is never cited on any top compilation lists. I just wonder why? Whoever agrees with me. Please vote for her. Cause she rarely appears in the Top Ten good lists and can be found in the list of overrated singers. Fix your brain, people. Pleasee.
Oh my word! Celine is such an entertainer! I went to her Taking Chances concert and we were up on our feet throughout the entire concert! She is an incredible singer, she's just beautiful, we had so much fun. Love you Celine
She has a voice like a beautiful melody! For me she is a perfect woman and mom! She is also have been my inspiration. She is the best female singer for me in concert for the whole time!
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20Katy Perry

21Miley Cyrus
Mabye if you need to throw up.

22Katie Melua
Beautiful musical voice. Perfect diction, effortless presentation, and good looker as well- the world is badly devided! PF
QUITE SUPRISED TO SEE KATIE IN HERE BUT HAPPY BECAUSE SHES AN UNDERATED BEAUTY
I'm proud of her.. I'm proud to be GEORGIAN! Ketie rules!

Robi_94


23Pink
have you heard her? she sounds like her studio version of her songs. very raw, real and unedited.
Pink is so good at live! She should be at least in top 20! I don't understand why artists such as Christina or Pink are lower than Britney Spears. At least THEY SING LIVE and have great voice!
What? Pink should be number 1 or 2 only behind Madonna. I just saw The Truth About Love... In a word... INCREDIBLE. She never lip syncs, and it's a combination of concert and Cirque de Soleli. Run to see her as soon as you can!
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24Lorde
Where is the love for Lorde? She sounds almost exactly like she does in the studio.

EmperorAguila


25Regine Velasquez

She is the best female concert performer not only in the philippines but in the whole world... Gifted with a powerful and high pitch vocal chord, she is really amazing in her live concerts performances... The one and only Asia's Song Bird...

Best of all, has the record of the Fourth best next to Whitney, etc.
She has a good, powerful, effortless voice.
Oh, did I mention she's charice's idol?

wow! you guys should see her LIVE in concert! she's the BEST!

reigne27

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26K.S. Chithra

She never needs to do a sound check as you cannot practice on perfection. She is amazing live and interacts with the fans as a lot of singers do not. So that alone should give her the #1 spot


27Avril Lavigne

People who vote in this site must have been paid by Heart and/or Sarah Whats her surname. Seriously. Avril is a lot better than them, thank you very much.

Avril was always a good live-singer, even when she first started.


28Floor Jansen

Floor Jansen - an amazing singer, one of the best, and
Maybe the best of metal vocalists singing live!


29Agnes Monica
No Mariah Carey. So disrespectful. Out of all these woman besides Madonna Mariah Carey will have a song that will live forever. Come on man
Agnes monica is a new comer in Hollywood music industry. But, she will rock the world. Beautiful, multitalented and smart. She has golden voice and always amazing in every perform.
Powerful and cool.. Go agnes!
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30Ziana Zain
She is stunning! She always give her best in each performance...
I love her body when she's standing on the stage. She has her own style. She sings like a princess and she smiles like a fairy tale...
She has done many road tour in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and around Asia also in a live telecast with Japan Television

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31Gladys Knight

The First Lady of Soul put on one of the best shows ever. Catch her when she comes to your town and you will see. Amazing voice and performer.


32Hayley Williams
She is cool live, see is so enthusiastic and is having a lot of fun out there, and with all the epic headbanging
Best live, her voice has so much more emotion. Definitely one of the best singers out there these days!
She's one of the best live! Mt favorite by far! Coming in a close second is Amy Lee. Well, they're tied.

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33Tarja Turunen

34Nelly Furtado

35Hayley Westenra

Hayley is one of very few performers who actually sound better live than their CD productions with none of this miming rubbish many others are guilty of. Please visit Australia!


36Cara Dillon

Cara is one of the most beautiful heartfelt live folk performers you'll ever likely to hear. Her vocals and heart wrenching Irish ballads will melt the hardest of hearts yet uplift your soul at the same time.

Tasslehoff

One of the most beautiful heartfelt live folk performers you'll ever likely to hear.

Tasslehoff


37Amy Lee
omg... 37? seriously?
you people have noy heard her voice at all.
she deserves to be at least in top ten.
shes a sirine...
30?! She sounds AMAZING when she is singing live.. She deserves to be in the top ten at least!
People have no good music taste. She is the best one. She is a god
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38Charice Pempengco

Charice is one of the gifted singer in the 21st century. She's Celine and Whitney both. I do hope and pray that she will used her God given voice to sing gospel songs. Charice, always praise and thank our almighty Lord Jesus Christ. God bless.

I Think you must listen to her on YouTube. Search her name and be amazed.

hatcher234

Have you ever heard Charice singing live? You will be stunned for sure.

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39Christina Aguilera
I know, she should be much higher. She has an amazing vocal range - she's the voice of our generation. And she has more octaves than most of those stupid pop singers. I can't believe Avril Lavigne is higher than Chris. She can kick Avril's ass everyday. I haven't watch a bad live performance of Christina yet. Yeah, she should be higher.
Christina Aguilera's voice is a joy for those who have a real taste for good music (and I mean it). She has all the elements to be atop this list: a thunderstriking vocal range and an awe-inspiring presence on stage. What's up with people?
She should be much higher. Her vocal range is incredible and she sounds amazing now matter what. :] She is such an amazing singer and has incredible songs.
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40Mika Nakashima

41Sharon den Adel

What Iron Maiden means in a world of heavy metal, that WITHIN TEMPTATION means in a world of gothic rock! Sharon Den Adel is definitive the role model for female fronted rock/metal bands! (but, the fact is that they need a hundred years more to became so stylish and charismatic like her:) SHARON IS THE QUEEN OF PERFORMANCE!

THE BEST SCENOGRAPHY AND COSTUMES IN FEMALE FRONTED METAL BAND-EVER! AND ALL THAT FROM MASTER MIND OF THE BAND-SHARON DEN ADEL! NO, SHE IS NOT "QUEEN" SHE IS A EMPRESS OF METAL PERFORMANCE! PERIOD!

Hail Sharon! Within Temptation sold about 12.000 copies in the US in the first week of release their new album "The Unforgiving"- which, btw, kicks ass! They are starting to concorde American market! Now they gonna see how real female fronted band see and look alike. All the "new age rock chicks" gonna fade away when Sharon comes to US! FIRST SHOW OF THE NEW TOUR- AUGUST THE 12!


42Kyla

43Stevie Nicks

Are you kidding, Stevie is one of the all time great performers in concert, for the younger crowd check her out on you tube under "Fleetwood Mac 1976 Rhiannon Awesome Performance", the last two minutes is one of the most intense concert performances ever.


44Kelly Clarkson

I've never seen anyone who can sing live like her, she sing with such emotion. I absolutely love her

She is the best female singer in concert and should be the first.

People like Madonna, Britney Spears, Shakira, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and Hayley Williams do not belong in this list, because this is about the best female singers in Concert and not the worst.


45Ellen Shipley

greatest live performer in the eighties

caybatha


46Vikki Carr
This four time Grammy winner deserves the number one position.

47Sheryl Crow

48Kate Bush

She's the best. the problem is, she does not tour anymore.

FearlessFreep


49Rihanna
Rihanna has a nice concert, many people watch her concert. When I watch her concert in hackney (love the way you lie2) I was jumping on my chair and many people around of applause and say that's is a outstanding concert.
She deserves at least top 10 spot not on 65... Its a joke

50Dolores O'Riordan

She never needs to do a sound check as you can't practice on perfection. She is amazing live and interacts with the fans as a lot of singers do not. So that alone should give her the #1 spot

cranfan4ever


51Kim Tae-yeon
Wonderful voice... She knows how to combine feelings, emotion,... Queen of ost in korea

52Aria Tesolin

53Barbra Streisand
The greatest singer ever

54Boa Kwon

55Sade

56Siti Nurhaliza
Voice of asia

adkharimau

Voice Of Asia Best Singer In Concert!

57Lisa Kelly
Amazing vocalist, I could listen to her singing all day every day :) JUST AMAZING! And can sing so well live! Wish I could vote for more than one on here!
Outstanding voice, always sings live, which is a rarity these days. Part of the amazing Celtic Woman.

58Sarah McLachlan

Oh boy, have any of you ever seen this woman live? Sarah McLachlan sounds better on the stage than she does in the studio. Her songs sound so much more edgier, and her voice gets filled with more emotion. The feelings you get from watching her live cannot be described. It's a shame to see her notches under lip-syncing Madonna and Auto-Tuned Faith Hill.


59Bonnie Raitt

60Angela Gossow

Complete Control of singing and great technique in studio and live


61Aretha Franklin

62Carrie Underwood
I was blessed to hear Carrie Underwood in concert one year ago and was astonished to discover that she sounds even better live than on her impeccable studio recordings. This woman does not need and tricks a studio can provide. All she needs is the voice she was given and it is like hearing an angel sing.
I just can't believe carrie is down this low, I have never seen her in concert, but I have watch her every time she is on T.V. and she is amazing every time I have seen her, let alone how beautiful she is on stage she always looks great
Should be #1 have you ever been to her concerts. Close your eyes and you would think someone is playing her cds

63Mariah Carey

64Lisa Marie Presley

65Gretchen Wilson

66Faith Hill

67Bette Midler

68Janet Jackson

Because if it wasn't for janet being bold and added sexiness is her dance steps without being all out like Madonna at the time other artist like beyonce brittany ciara rhianna has followed jackson and copied her swag her concerts love at hawaii is the best she has been an inspiration for all these female artist and open more doors she is the 1st female performer to dance the style and form and other followed shes been on T.V. since 5 on the carol burnett show the dinah shore show the jackson variety show good times different fame another show 1st album then herb albert control she gives her fans a show the props are not needed and she is the 2nd best female dancer in the world her songs and dance moves are explosive the is the mother the teacher of all these young ladies and she did the most difficult stood from her famous brothers and worked hard an made a name for herself beyonce copied from every artist that was a legend she said so that's where her inspiration comes from and took bits of artist scenes out their plays concerts and live performances videos time matched them and build her video add janet jackson swag shakira brittany aaliyah and don't forget michael jackson cause she followed his lead her songs were taken from old songs and combined different songs to make hers shes not original janet is original no one did the type of dancing she did till later true entertainer click beyonce the biggest copycat beyonce the biggest copycat 1 2 3 beyonce still songs janet jackson copycat janet jackson blueprint janet jackson inspires the world beyonce wears a booty pad beyonce admits she copies beyonce being sued for plagiarism


69Chibi

70Amy Winehouse

71Sally Yeh
The vocals are unmatched in the Asian Music scene. Live singing evokes such passion and poise. Sally Yeh is undoubtedly the best Asian female singer!
Best vocals and showmanship. No one can do it like she does at 50.

72Karen Carpenter
Best singer in the world

73Namie Amuro
BEST LIVE PERFORMER EVER!

74Mary Margaret O'Hara

75Sinead O'Connor

76Sandy Denny

77Linda Thompson

78Roberta Flack

79Etta James

80Laura Nyro

81Laurie Anderson

82Carly Simon

83Maria Muldaur

84Kelly Chan

85Sandra

86Natalie Imbruglia

87Karen O

She dances, turns and jumps. She does whatever she wants and goes wild in her strange clothes. Irresistible.

ohright


88Angela Aki

Go to youtube and check out her live performances... Absolutely beautiful voice... she's cute with those glasses too!


89Anni-Frid Lyngstad

90Kavita Krishnamurthy

91S. Janaki

92Anette Olzon

93Doro Pesch

94Cristina Scabbia

95Dora Carofiglio

96Chloe Agnew

97Jonalyn Viray

98Rachelle Ann Go

99Aicelle Santos

100Maricris Garcia

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