Mark Holden Thinks The Voice Coaches Are ‘A Waste Of Airtime’
Mark Holden continues to lash out at Channel NINE reality programs with him taking a swipe at the very popular The Voice.
One of his criticism has been the judges for not giving a critique of the performances of the singers.
He told the Daily Telegraph:
Holden said the weakest part of The Voice was its judges, slamming Delta Goodrem, Seal, Joel Madden and Keith Urban as a “complete waste of air time”.
Holden said he couldn’t listen to the judges’ comments, which he said verged on “nauseating”.
“But, at the moment, reality TV is all about being positive and that’s obviously the directive they’ve been given by the producers,” he said.
“It doesn’t help the contestants though.
“I’d love to hear what Keith Urban really thinks about the performance. Or what Seal thinks. But we don’t get that, we get a whole lot of self-congratulatory stuff instead.”
And, added Holden, the show’s coaching panel would have to harden up and offer something more than their music credentials if the show was to work for another season.
“It’s OK now because we’re all so invested. We bought into the gimmick,” he said. “But it won’t work next time, because we all know that the gimmick of those blind auditions only last a few weeks.
“They’ll need to offer something more next time.”
“Once the gimmick – and it was a good one – of the blind auditions was over it became another stock-standard TV talent quest just like every one after Showcase, 1974.
“Whether someone succeeds in the music industry has never been about just the voice. People don’t vote for a voice. It’s just as much about someone’s performance skills and personality. It has to be. It’s not a radio show.”
However it does make me wonder why he is speaking out so publicly at the moment, the last story was a few weeks ago bagging out Dicko saying he was a fame whore.
The Voice is on tonight at 7.30pm on Channel NINE.
The Voice – Final will be Sunday night at 7.30pm, followed by the winner being announced in a show on Monday at 7.30pm.