How to Sing “Silent Night” – Pop Singing vs. Musical Theater – Felicia Ricci

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The gist of this video is:

Musical theater singing features pure, open, sustained vowels and is more faithful to rhythm.

Pop singing lets you have more freedom with pronunciation. Play around with diphthongs, rhythms, breathiness, and vocal fry, as these simple adjustments can instantly change the genre of the singing. If you struggle with how to sing pop, hopefully these simple approaches can help you start to reshape your sound.

This isn’t a detailed musical theater or pop singing tutorial per se, but it’s supposed to be a fun ‘n’ silly video that contrasts some key approaches that can help make your singing sound more pop-py.

(Because I personally am a beginner pop singer, I would consider this pop singing for beginners. 🙂 )

Enjoy – and don’t forget to get on the waitlist for my online singing training Singing Transformation! It begins with a free 90 minute singing webinar that is pretty awesome. Hope to see you there!

xo Fel


As a professional voice finder, it’s my sworn duty to teach you how to find your singing voice! Learning how to improve your singing voice is all about simple, achievable steps that make SENSE to you. All of us learn how to sing on our own timeline, and certain things will click more than others. But it’s important that YOU understand your voice more than anyone else — learning how to be a good singer is, in many ways, getting to know yourself 🙂 If you feel you don’t yet know how to sing like a pro, be patient — every baby step and daily practice session helps. (And I’ll keep posting new vids to help you!)
xo Fel

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36 thoughts on “How to Sing “Silent Night” – Pop Singing vs. Musical Theater – Felicia Ricci”

  1. you’re helping me improve my voice so much I’m going into college soon as a
    freshman soon and I’m gonna major in theater arts I’m so happy I found you
    before then lol

  2. Neham Rai Covers

    CONGRATULATIONS ON 400,000!!!! you deserve it Fel, you’ve helped me and
    hundreds of thousands of people to sing !!! you’ve even helped me gain
    enough confidence to post covers so again THANK YOU :))))

  3. Sofia (sopvhi.a)

    Hi Felicia, you are great, you’re a very nice person 😀
    I have a question: how do i get a stronger voice? A voice that people can
    actually hear because often people can’t hear me even if I yell

  4. Great video, good and understandable comparisons of the styles! 😊 but
    what’s going on with your l’s in your singing in this video, Fel? 😂

  5. I’m fascinated by your pronunciations that you’ve mention here and in your
    other ‘how to sing ‘ videos. I’d love to see you break that
    down and explain the theory behind it.

  6. Hey Fel!

    Love the videos! Been watching your channel for soooooo long and I even
    watched some of your videos a few seconds before I went to perform last
    night! 😀

    Just wondering, if you’re open to suggestions, would harmonies be a cool
    topic for a video? Just because I always enjoy learning and hearing what
    singers can create in terms of harmony and I think if you had a look into
    it, I would be glued even more! (not that that’s even possible :D:D)

    Anyway, awesome videos!

    Much love from the UK.

  7. Michaela Alcordo

    Great video!! 😀 This was really helpful and personally I prefer The First
    Noel, but Silent Night is amazing ✨

  8. Omg I played silent night on the guitar on sunday… my feet were shaking
    and also we sang other traditional choir christmas songs it was bomb. Nice
    video fel 💙

  9. I’ve been wanting to join your singing instruction program for literally
    years now. I remember when I first found you you had maybe 30,000 subs and
    I saw this video and happened to look at your subscriber count and holy cow
    you have 400,000!!! You are amazing, and deserve every single one! I hope
    you keep making videos and helping make the world a little brighter :)

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