Tuesday, January 5, 2016

I Will No Longer Recap The Voice

I am jumping ship on recapping The Voice AKA The NBC Program with Ratings. Read my recaps of the show and you'll understand why...hell, read any of my content related to The Voice and by now you'll understand why.

For 9 seasons of viewing and recapping since Season 4 [as a result of being pissed off by other recaps of the show favoring contestants that suck], I have really only voted for one person that ended up winning (Because my love for Craig Wayne Boyd's looks was nothing compared to my hatred of all of Team Adam's live playoff onward contestants that made it.)

I have had it with the show, its coaches and its biggest voting block being morons in keeping some of the shittiest singers I have ever heard on a singing show. Especially considering that in 9 seasons, only Michelle Chamuel and Jacquie Lee from S4 and S5 are the contestants I liked since the beginning of their seasons to make it to the finale...
Again, that's 2 contestants out of 9 SEASONS that have made it to the finale that I actually ever liked the whole way through.

In 9 going on 10 seasons the show frankly doesn't deserve at this point considering that unless you count Melanie Martinez having a #6 peaking debut album Crybaby, hasn't made a goddamn superstar/Kelly Clarkson type. Hell, out of the 7 previous winners [because S8 and S9 winners Sawyer Fredericks and Jordan Smith have yet to flop...err release eventual flops] only S3 and S5 winners Cassadee Pope and Tessanne Chin "respectively" [I still hate them winning] ever made lee-way with a combined 56,000 albums sold in the first week between them [and Tessanne got rightfully...err...just plain screwed over considering her 7,000 copy selling album was released while she was on The Voice tour.]

The other winners either flopped miserably [Javier Colon, Danielle Bradbery {"Didn't she sell more albums than Tessanne?" Yes, but she's an even worse version of Cassadee and does country so who cares.}] or in the case of Jermaine Paul, Josh Kaufman and Craig Wayne Boyd all got DROPPED by the label they won the contract with before an album could ever be released and certified dust; Jermaine got a song in a Samsung commercial, then got dropped; Josh was on Broadway for the closing of Pippin which should've been easier code for got dropped and Craig despite nabbing a #1 country hit and a Top 40 on the Hot 100 got dropped from the label.

Creatively, the show's format changes aren't infuriating but the type of artists that keep resurfacing are terrible. Well if not unable to sing, the contestant archetypes are boring people or people with forced or manufactured "personas" of being "different".
Literally as "highlighted" with most of the "edgy" chicks in S9, buying hair dye or going to a salon for a makeover doesn't make you "edgy"/"unique" or "quirky". It makes you someone with disposable income and someone in need of depth.

Musically, there hasn't been equal representation of genres outside of the binary "country" and "actual music". On the "actual" side of music, there hasn't been an actual rap artist type since Moses Stone on S2 and I've already written about the need of a female rapper on the show.
Song choices? GOOD. BYE. BITCH. SO much goddamn Whitney Houston, The Beatles and cheap picks from the song catalogs the show has access to has essentially ruined half of the show in theory. The other half? This weird need to jump in on "hit songs" from the radio in an attempt to prove to a non-existent audience "HEY, we're hip with the kids and stuff!"

There are way too many other things about the show to jump in on, but the verdict remains the same; I am not recapping The Voice anymore. It has devolved into mediocre at best, infuriating at worst trash and I can't stomach recapping it.
Live-tweeting intermittently is a DISTANT possibility, but for now I AM DONE with The Voice.

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