Whitney Houston was my ideal as a teen. I wanted to sing just like her and would practice all the time. Playing the piano and singing her Olympic song One Moment in Time. Or along with the radio to Greatest Love of All. I dreamed of being a great singer like her.
Evanescence really impressed me with their style of music and singing. It was the first time I heard classical singing with rock.
Allison Krauss has such a beautiful voice and I love her down home country songs as well as her pop country songs.