I haven’t had time to write anything because I’ve been watching The Voice for the last two nights. Damn, that show is addictive. The results show was incredibly predictable, and I hate to post spoilers, but honestly you should not be surprised in the least. And of course we all know that Javier is going to win. I am proud of my boy Nakia for making it to the semi finals! I’m also very relieved that Xenia didn’t get through.
I have to say right now that if you honestly believe that Xenia is a talented performer and singer, then you are lying to yourself. She’s just a deer-in-the-headlights little girl who got in way over her head and the only reason you might like her is because you pity her or you wish you could take her under your wing and protect her. It’s times like this that I wish The Voice had a Simon Cowell type who would just come right out and tell her that she is not ready; she should come back in five years.
I have one more thing to say about The Voice. One of the biggest problems is that the coaches are way too scared to be honest and critical of the contestants. Blake Shelton is the worst culprit, and Xenia was his victim. However, every judge except Adam split their points between the contestants 50/50, thus leaving the decisions up to the fans. As a longtime Idol viewer, I know what a mistake this is. The viewers will invariably put the wrong person forward. The coaches need to strategize and put extra points to the more deserving contestant. Yes, this might hurt some feelings but if the coaches really want to play to win then this is what they need to do. Ever since the beginning of the show, during the blind auditions, Adam has been the only judge who really got cutthroat. I admire him for that. The only solution I can think of is that next season they should not reveal the way that the coaches divided up the points. The coaches are just too worried about being mean to be honest.
Wow, I had a rant in me after all.
The real reason I was going to post tonight is to share some videos with you by an artist called Pogo. He creates amazing mixes of samples from movies. My special favorites are the ones he does for Disney movies, because I love Disney so much. You can download his songs at his official download page and support his art.
I love listening to them on a loop, it is very peaceful and relaxing, although at times I am moved to tears. Please enjoy, and if you do like the songs, please buy them at the link I posted above so that he will keep creating for us.