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(MTV)   You're not going to believe this, but a professional pop star is considered a lock to win an amateur singing contest on NBC   ( mtv.com) divider line
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2012-12-13 01:11:35 PM  
3 votes:
The Voice is not an "amateur singing contest", never has been.
2012-12-13 01:38:09 PM  
2 votes:
I hope this guy wins:
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2012-12-13 01:05:50 PM  
2 votes:
Sine when did "professional pop star" = Singer?
2012-12-13 11:49:06 AM  
2 votes:
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2012-12-13 06:16:52 PM  
1 vote:

Atomic Spunk: I hope this guy wins:
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Nicholas has more talent in his epic beard than Cassadee has in her whole body.
2012-12-13 04:32:10 PM  
1 vote:
I'd watch The Voice of Poland. It had Nergal from Behemoth as a judge.
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Until he was fired after religious protests.
2012-12-13 02:53:08 PM  
1 vote:
Like apparently a large number of people here, I am not a reality TV fan, but will watch the voice from time to time. I like that even the "bad" performances tend to be fairly decent. The coaches seem to give constructive criticism, and don't seem to get reviled for not fawning all over the fan favorite. Or maybe that just gets edited out. Don't know, don't care.
2012-12-13 02:32:28 PM  
1 vote:
The Voice has been pretty entertaining. Like others, I profess to not be into this sort of thing, but I love good covers of good songs and, while many of these aren't fantastic, they're often interesting.

But by the end you're left with the glossy pablum of what the teeny-boppers love. Amanda was great, but she picked songs most of the audience doesn't know. The Scottish guy sings karaoke versions of 80s standards and has somehow survived. At least the soulful white dude from Minnesota, of all places, is an interesting guy and singer.
2012-12-13 02:31:23 PM  
1 vote:

kab: Subby, you won't believe this either, but

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Then why are you reading the entertainment tab?
2012-12-13 02:27:37 PM  
1 vote:
As someone who actually watches The Voice, on and off, it's very common for the contestants to have been part of an active band. In fact, in the final four (now down to three, but I don't know who was eliminated) I think all but one had performed in clubs or at events previously.

I think Pope is a good singer. That said, I'm rooting for the two old white guys: the Uberhipster Soul Man and the Irish Rock-Ballad Belter. They're solid singers, especially the Uberhipster, and I like the songs they and their coaches pick.
2012-12-13 01:51:19 PM  
1 vote:
While I abhor reality TV, this is my one guilty RTV pleasure. I think having semi-pro unknowns is the majority of the appeal, I don't really want to hear cats screaching for the delight of making fun of them. I already get my holier-than-thou fix from Fark comment threads.

My only beef with the show is the fact that I have to suffer through witty commentary from Carson Daily, Christina Milian, and Cee-Lo. Adam is tolerable cause he's fairly dickish, Blake seems like a good guy, and I'm in awe of Christina Aguilera. I've a running bet on when she's going to burst out of her skin like Mr Creosote in the Meaning of Life (Monty Python).

That being said, I'm still interested soley cause the Giant Orange Sasquatch is still in it. Seems like a good dude.

/grown ass man talking about Reality TV
//I disgust myself
2012-12-13 01:23:20 PM  
1 vote:
Just want to point out that The Voice is not an amateur singing contest... Auditions aren't open, they're by invitation to professional (but unknown) singers and performers. I worked with many of them on college tours.

/but I still don't watch the show.
2012-12-13 01:12:02 PM  
1 vote:
You mean like when "Last Comic Standing" was filled with comics who've already had Comedy Central specials?

Also, she's got the White Trashtm she's a lock to win.
2012-12-13 01:01:16 PM  
1 vote:
Listened to about a minute of the clip, and she sounds like the Nickelback of pop female vocalists i.e. completely generic.
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