The Voice’s Nicholas Roy Speaks Out About The Show
It is always interesting when a reality TV show contestant speaks out and Nicholas Roy from the latest series of The Voice Australia has come out talking about his experience on the show.
Nicholas who is a music producer in his real life should have had an inkling about what it was like on a reality TV show, though he must have been shocked that after he was eliminated from the show he was only given about 5 minutes to pack. As he told the Daily Telegraph he was lucky he got a lift to the airport.
The Daily Telegraph writes about his criticisms including:
CONTESTANTS must sign contracts for publishing, recording, touring and merchandising;
REJECTED hopefuls are blocked from releasing songs until three months after the grand final show so it doesn’t distract from the winner and runners-up;
SINGERS cannot argue over songs the judges pick for them;
PRODUCERS prefer contestants whose story can be told in one word like “tragic”, “rocker” or “hippy”;
and HIS mentor Seal spent very limited time with his team.
“Seal was this omnipotent dude with whom I had very limited interaction,” he said. “That was very frustrating.”
Fair enough he was peeved about the song choice as he had Jeff Buckley’s Hallelujah which he mangled. He does add that he did not expect to win the show.
However he has mistimed his spray about the show, he should have waited until he had something to promote and then used this material as a hook to get publicity for it. I suspect now we won’t here much from him again.