The Voice Australia – Enough Of The Nepotism
Totally over having to watch lame arse auditions of people related to famous people, or are semi famous or slept with someone famous when they are just not THAT good.
After last week having to listen to Darren Percival’s brother, tonight it was music promoter Michael Edgeley’s son Jake auditioning. His father can get a demo tape on any record company CEO’s desk, maybe the reason he has not been signed is that he is not good enough, and he wasn’t. But why let an opportunity of having famous actress sister Gigi Edgeley accompany him. The most interesting thing about the audition was whether his other sisters breasts would stay contained within her top! Ricky looked a bit sad to see the good looking lad go but his voice was ordinary.
Barry Crocker’s great grandson Wade Smith also auditioned. He sang Fast Car and had an interesting voice but his nerves got him. Would be interested to see what he could do in a few years time. At least the judges did not ask about his famous relative as they would have no idea who he was. By the way how old is Barry?
Also there was “semi-famous” in the US, fifty one year old Steve Wade who was the lead singer of The Little River Band from 1996. He wants to be better known in Australia and he said The Voice was his last chance to make it happen. He sang Boys of Summer and sounded like any old rocker singing in a pub on a Saturday night. Not surprising no one turned.
Michael Paynter is a professional muso and he has released singles and played with The Veronicas and also Ice house. His contract with his record company has ended. He sang Somewhere We Only Know. When Delta turned around she recognised him and then banged Joel and Ricky’s buttons to turn their chairs around. She then gushed about how this guy could win the competition or at least make the finals. He went with Joel but I hope he does not become a protected species on the show like Glen Cunningham was last year.
Mitchell Steele has also had some music success. We heard about his horse wrangling but not his stint on Australian Idol in 2008 where he made the top 24. He has a very nice voice and much better than his last performance on Idol (see below). Seal and Delta turned and he went with Delta. Though Delta might get more than she bargained for with his best friend saying to camera “You better do your job Delta”.
Rebekah Davis kicked off the episode and for once no chairs turned around. She did a very quirky and not very good rendition of a Delta song Not Me Not I. Delta was very sweet to her and sang a little bit with her as they sat on her chair together.
Tim Moxey a pastor and singing teacher from The Shire had a nice voice. He thought because he was not that good looking a blind audition might help him more and it did. He sang I Want To Know What Love Is and he got on Team Seal.
Sophie Phillips was in an Abba tribute show but she moved back home to Emerald after she became a single mum. She sang Beautiful Disaster. She had a really nice voice and three judges turned after Delta played the Aussie card she picked her.
Imogen Brough sang Never Let Me Go and all four hit the buttons at the same time. She had a great voice and will be there at the end. Ricky asked her “Where do you see yourself in ten years time?” asked Ricky. Unfortunately she did not say “Married to a Russian Billionaire” she gave the usual response of singing to a worldwide audience. She went with Ricky.
Do you think if you are related to a famous person you have a better chance of getting to the audition rounds?