The Voice Australia – Ten Things I Learnt From The Show
The Voice Australia finished last night with huge ratings and Australia is basking in the warm glow of Karise Eden’s win. Also Channel NINE and Shine Australia should be acknowledged and congratulated for producing a high quality and entertaining show that captivated the nation.
Season Two is now open for auditions and if it like any other reality TV show in the past 4 years it should rate even higher second time around. Universal are probably busy today signing up the talent that was presented to them on a platter over the past two months with a ready market awaiting their “product”.
While reality TV talent shows have received a lot of flack over the years about not being the “proper” way for musicians to make it it should be remembered these shows bring a level playing field. Would Karise Eden have had the contacts or know how to send a demo tape to the record industry? I think not.
And chances are they would have said too niche or even doesn’t fit with the look. Also Darren Percival would have be deemed to be too old. These shows give performers the opportunity to find an audience and develop a fanbase. Chances are even if Universal does not pick up artists there will be other companies circling to grab them. Hopefully Diana Rouvas will be signed up.
Now that The Voice Australia is over here are some things I learnt from the show:
1.There is not one ugly performer with a Voice in Australia or if there is this show did not find them. All the top 24 contestants were attractive and coaches did appear to be picking on marketability. Also it was about the story or in reality speak “the journey”, charisma, as well as the talent.
2. Coaches choice on who was “the best” dovetailed with the public. The final four chosen by the judges were the same four that obtained the highest popular vote.
3. It was not about the four best singers getting to the final, it was the best singer in each team that got through.
4. Keith Urban wears Calvin Klein underpants and they became an internet sensation.
5. Nicole Kidman gained credibility with the Australia public by showing she picked a really cool lovely guy as her husband.
6. Conversely Heidi Klum credibility diminished as viewers wondered how she put up with Seal’s endless stream of consciousness for all those years.
7. Men can wear nail polish and still have girls swooning.
8. Like other reality TV talent competitions song choice is still key to connecting with the public and staying in the competition.
9. Spinning chairs will bring the viewers in, but you need the talent both with cast and performers to make them stick.
10. The entertainment industry is like other industries in Australia if you are female and doing the same job as the males you will get paid less.
What did you learn from The Voice?