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Reality TV – Is One Way Of Getting On Is To Be Related To Someone Famous?

At the moment a surefire way to get through to the audition round to sing in front of the judges on a reality TV talent show is to be related to somebody famous.

We saw it on American Idol where Jim Carrey’s daughter, Jane auditioned and got through to Hollywood Week but was then eliminated.

However news from Richard Clune’s column in the Sunday Telegraph suggests this is also a trend on The Voice which started filming last week.

He reports:

A PRODUCTION source on Nine’s The Voice outed a few familial surnames to have performed before the judges last week.

Jimmy Barnes’ daughter Mahalia (formerly of the Tin Lids), Guy Sebastian’s younger brother Chris and Kate DeAraugo’s little sister are said to have spent time on stage.

We won’t spoil the surprise and detail who went through and who failed to impress vocal coaches Delta Goodrem, Seal, Joel Madden and Keith Urban.

If you are not related to someone famous maybe be a friend or have slept with someone famous may do the trick.



1 bella vita { 02.26.12 at 2:59 pm }

and they’re not the only ones…

Seasoned professionals that have also starred in musicals, television and more also got through…
I can’t wait to see some of these well known ego’s get dented and brought down a peg or two

2 Barry D Bag { 02.26.12 at 4:56 pm }

So just because they happen to be related to a famous person they are automatically disqualified from having a chance?

3 imaketheshow { 02.26.12 at 8:54 pm }

‘or have slept with someone famous may do the trick’

Why do you think Rob Mills got the job on YTT? Paris Hilton!

4 sue N { 02.27.12 at 12:19 am }

also the young singer on YTT whose mum used to be on E Street etc….

5 Injera { 02.28.12 at 9:25 am }

What are the rules for The Voice? I would have thought that, with a number of recordings under her belt, Barnes should be ineligible. Unless, of course, The Voice is not so much looking for new talent as offering another chance at stardom for singers who still haven’t broken through properly, despite all the family connections…

6 joan { 02.28.12 at 1:19 pm }

The Voice is offering another chance, they just aren’t allowed to have a record deal at the time, just be greatful that Altiyan does not have a sister or brother auditioning!

7 Reality Raver { 02.28.12 at 1:26 pm }

Injera – Joan is correct cannot have a current record contract. Can have had one in the past.