So did The Voice just lose its heart the moment Seal told two of his singers “You are no longer friends”?
Up until now I have been totally hooked to Nine’s Reality show. Great casting (contestants and judges), clever storytelling and that dramatic device of the spinning chairs in the blind auditions.
More than anything it’s been the show’s heart of celebrating all who came to the stage, including those sent home.
As of last night it switched to a vocal boxing ring. Who can sing louder, higher, longer? Who owns the stage? I appreciate the show has to cull the numbers if we are to arrive at a title winner, but if there is any way more heartless than this then I’m struggling to find it.
Pitting males against females in a duet also means the key will favour one gender. We saw Mitchell unable to match Fatai on the chorus. Adam similarly had to sing close to falsetto on Over the Rainbow in an uncomfortable key that favoured the female voice. Both boys lost out.
The Prinnie vs Mahalia sing-off was dramatic stuff. How to choose between them. Isn’t it ironic that lesser singers than Mahalia remain while she is sent home? Blame the format for that, Ms. Barnes.
I also wish Shine would pull back on the relentless audio-sweetening of the audience? Looks pretty silly having the audience sit spellbound while there are stadium screams going on.
We like the show, have a little more faith in us please.