I think that is spot on. It’s the choice of material & style of arrangement that make Celine Dion, Michael Bolton, Christina Aguillera etc etc uninteresting to me, even if I can appreciate the technical accomplishment.You are praising the tools instead of the result. Why should I care how much ability someone has, if they use their ability to make music I don't like? I shouldn't, and I don't. Someone else can like it, but I don't like music just because someone scored a lot of points while they made it. It's not a sport.
Some voices just have charisma and charm all their own. The level of singing "talent" varies in each, but they speak to humanity. Sometimes people listen with their hearts and not their ears.
This might make the government take away my Canadian citizenship and deport me back to the other side of the Atlantic but…
I can’t stand Celine Dion’s singing. She can sing, yes there’s no doubt about that. Technically gifted. But how she sings - it hurts my ears and the brain between them. Give me Neil Young any day.
Bryan Adams is a way better singer than George Throrogood but can't admit you like any Bryan Adams songs.