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Swoops and scoops are signs of faulty technique. They signify that the singer is having difficulty finding a note or keeping the resonance consistent as they ascend/descend etc. They sound like a slow or unsteady portamento. Portamenti, when properly done, are not a sign of poor technique and are used to expressively join two notes in a natural manner.
Although I completely agree that it is a faulty technique I also believe that in the case of Fleming she is attending her days in jazz (she's not good at it BTW) and using it as a technique in opera.
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