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Listen to Russell Crowe sing Stars from Les Miz

UPDATE: January 28  Russell Crowe just posted his own Youtube video recording of  him singing STARS to musical accompaniment. Listen to the version Russell just posted and compare it to the version that appeared in the movie below.

I know what some people (Adam Lambert) are saying about the singing in Les Miserables.  Which is why I've chosen to highlight Russell Crowe singing Stars from the movie soundtrack. I love this song so much; I can't get it out of my head. I bought the soundtrack on iTunes and put together the track from Stars with some film stills I downloaded from google - obviously I don't own the rights.

Adam Lambert initially tweeted that the film was

Visually impressive [with] great emotional performances. But the score suffered massively with great actors PRETENDING to be singers,”
"Pretending"?!!  Russell Crowe couldn't resist responding.
 "I don't disagree with Adam, sure it could have been sweetened,” tweeted Crowe. “[Director] Tom Hooper wanted it raw and real, that's how it is."
Naturally Lambert had to respond back.
“U can spend a whole year praising artists for inspiring work, but one critique gets all the attention. Funny, those raw and real moments when characters broke down or were expressing the ugliness of the human condition were superb. However... My personal opinion: there were times when the vocals weren't able to convey the power, beauty and grace that the score ALSO calls for."

How do you feel about the music of Les Miserables?  I'm no singer - actually I can't sing at all - so maybe I'm less critical about perfect singing but for me the music is masterful and moving. period.