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The Voice’s Nicholas Roy Speaks Out About The Show

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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.



1 daisy { 07.01.13 at 10:29 am }

It would be good to hear from a few others, to see if they back up his comments. Of course those with something to lose won’t say anything.
And they risk being accused of being sour grapes.

2 Georgie { 07.01.13 at 10:39 am }

So Seal doesn’t spend time giving his team the amata psychology treatment behind the scenes. He must save all the warm fuzzy shite for when the cameras are rolling. Funny that…

3 brain dead dave { 07.01.13 at 11:06 am }

Hallelujah!….. That we’ll never hear from this tragic wanker again.

I think Hallelujah was written by Leonard Cohen. It’s been done to death by relatively accomplished artists let alone being dragged further through the mire by the damaged and deluded on Idol, The Voice etc.

4 Georgie { 07.01.13 at 11:40 am }

Spot on bdd, Leonard Cohen wrote it.

Just read in a local mag, Michael Paynter is doing the club circuit in the area as a support act for something I’ve never heard of. Welcome to the big time MP.

5 Jules { 07.01.13 at 11:56 am }

Leonard Cohen wrote it but I think Jeff Buckley perfected it. Doing a Jeff Buckley song on talent shows is the kiss of death, like doing a risotto on MC. Buckley had a four octave singing range and even if the contestant is relatively good, it’s hard to compare with that.