Specific to my style, I like big, loud, powerful voices. Not dramatics necessarily but voices with UMPH!
What kinds of voices does everyone else like? And is it potentially similar to your voice?
I don't typically like male voices except for countertenors! Quite sad since I'm a dude! LOL But it might have been a good thing. I never tried to sound like anyone else because I didn't like any male singers in classical singing. I do like them in R&B and stuff. I like Ludacris, but his voice isn't necessarily operatic! LOL
Here's a small list of people I like in the classical world:
Countertenor: Phillipe Jaroussky and David Hansen - I've always wanted to sing this voice type!
Bigger Soprano: Leontyne Price, Jessye Norman, Birgit Nilsson, Luana DeVol (bias cuz she's one of my teachers!!!), Shirley Verrett, Joan Sutherland
Smaller Soprano: Kathleen Battle, Kiri Te Kanawa,
Mezzo: Marilyn Horne
Tenor: Jon Vickers, Gianfranco Cecchele
I didn't get into actually singing contemporary stuff until recently. I really like: Ludacris, Missy Elliott, Lil Kim, Michael Jackson... a bunch of people!!! I never bothered to remember anyone's name until I got older LOL
One recording I really like is Leontyne Price (bigger soprano) singing rather "small"!!!
Start at 1:47 if it doesn't embed. I LOVE this recording, and it's not long, so listen to its entirety if you have time!!!