Now there are a lo of people who do music form many different genres but if anything its the same each time when it comes to that. Most singers being about their range rather than singing the song. I can't tell you how many times I've heard a lot of that. its quite common with singers who mostly do soul or rock.
Also you can put the blame on some of these singing competitions that are on TV i.e. American Idol (Which is cancelled thank goodness.) & The Voice. They get promised a contract which will guarantee them something that even they know they'll never get. But also you should know for a fact that shows like that are fake. The reality behind that is that its all a set up for selling a product.
Also there are a lot singers that value image & style over substance instead of true talent or the song itself as I stated before. This is one of the main reasons some of these singers get to be overrated because in some cases there are some that are just in it for the fame or to just be heard or feel better or superior than everyone else well to me that's not what music should be about. it should be about the feeling you get whenever you play an instrument or hear your first song on the radio, it should be a feeling of euphoria & the passion that you have for it. Also take the time to really hone your craft because there are a lot of these so called artists who just want to take the easy way out. when it comes to wanting to be a star& if you spend your time chasing the spotlight then you'll find yourself missing out by obsessing.
I can’t stress this enough there’s nothing wrong with having a passion for something but the key thing is to not make it into an obsession the more you make an obsession of something the less appealing it maybe later on. It soon loses its luster or its rush.
I should also mention that there a lot of critics out there that want to say that have very weird & strange opinions of how music should sound but here's the thing the reason for that is many people have different tastes in music & most of all different ways of playing so naturally there's always going to be musicians out there that do their best to appeal to an audience of some kind. Thats why they work to hone their craft as best they can.
So to all of you singers & musicians out there take notes & give a listen. To put it short you don't really need to have an over the top singing voice in order to be a great singer or really be flashy just to appeal to anyone all you really need to do is keep it subtle & have a passion for what you do & because thats what most people really want to see & to me that's what music really means.