The Voice – Harrison Craig Is The Chosen One
Celia Pavey, Luke Kennedy, Harrison Craig and Danny Ross are this year’s finalists for season two of The Voice. However do any of them but Harrison Craig have any hope of winning? These shows are never a level playing field but he has been promoted far more than most of the other contestants this year.
Last night he was yet again singing last otherwise known as the pimp spot. In his cosy chat with Seal he stuttered multiple times something the viewer has seen little of since the first audition. This could be edited out as it is not live television. Seal also talked about how his father deserting him as a young boy which had made him into the man he was today.
As Daisy a regular commenter wrote Danny Ross’s breaking up with his fiancee story is not going to resonate with the viewer/voter in quite the same way.
But also it was a night where all four were singing original songs apparently promoted as being written by themselves. The viewer would have thought Harrison was very talented to have written his song More Than A Dream. This was not the case it was co-written by Penelope Philips and Lindsay Rimes.
Now no one expects contestants on reality shows to be able to write songs so why present it that they have? Who knows how much Harrison actually contributed? The same goes for Luke Kennedy song Love Is Gone. It was obviously the opera singer would not have written much of his pop song as it is not his genre. His co-writing credits include Thomas Coombes, Michael Millard, Brenton Fitzgerald, Robert Nobilia and Roberto Roschel. He looks like he has had even less input than Harrison.
Also he should not win due to the chessy broken glass analogy he did when talking to Ricky. Yes we get it your marriage broke up and you suffered depression. Would love to get the ex-wife’s version of events.
Whereas Celia Pavey and Danny Ross had truly written their songs. Danny said this was the real him hinting that singing those old cover songs and wearing the wacky weekly outfits was just his way to get a record contract. To be honest his song was not real flash, however Celia’s was amazing. Also she must have been pleased that she was finally singing a contemporary number. Earlier in the night she had had to sing Xanadu another song over 30 years old.
Hopefully Danny and Celia will be getting a cut of the money from the sales of their record. Contestants do not receive anything for the cover songs that have been sold on iTunes.
Harrison Craig does have talent. His rendition of Unchained Melody last night even had a contemporary feel about it, however it would be interesting to know if the other contestants think there is favouritism towards him.
Even though Kyomi Vella was eliminated her version of Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill was fantastic, as was Miss Murphy’s Love Don’t Live Here Anymore.
Though one of the highlights of the show was the four coaches singing Ricky Martin’s Livin La Vida Loca. Delta needs to show off her legs more often as they are fantastic as was her skill at dancing and walking in those killer high heels.
By the way if you don’t want to know who wins stay off the iTunes charts. If a single is sold it is two votes to that contestant and is an accurate indicator of who is getting the most votes.
The Voice Australia Grand Final next Monday night at 7.30pm on NINE.