The Voice Australia – Mentor Says It Is About The Look Not The Voice
Kirk Pengilly has admitted that once the blind auditions are over that the show becomes about image. His comments confirm what most viewers guessed that looks are apart of getting the singer further on this reality TV show.
He will be mentoring on Kylie’s team. I wonder what he will think of Kat Jade and her cat ears and it will interesting what advice he gives the singers and Kylie.
The other mentors are Apl.de.ap, Havana Brown and Megan Washington.
Kirk told the Daily Telegraph:
Pengilly, from supergroup INXS, told Confidential “I’d love to say looks don’t matter, but we all know that’s not how it is.
“In this day and age, how you look is a big part of the whole package. Image has always been a big part of the industry. I remember, growing up as a kid, bands really had an image, and they set the fashions. It’s important.”
But he said reality singing shows are valid.
“It’s a great way to discover talent and engage a massive audience. Yes, it’s a fast track to the industry, but it’s really they do with it afterwards,” Pengilly said.
However maybe Team Joel will be happy to have mentor Megan Washington as some of his team have criticised him for not spending much time with them.
Holly Tapp told TV WEEK that “You don’t get as much time as I thouht you would get”. Holly 22 said. It’s usually like you just settle in and are having a good time, and then it’s onto the next thing”.
Doug Williams said the same thing. “We didn’t get a chance to get as deep into things as I would have liked”.
Adrian Swift from NINE says the coaches spend as much time as possible with each team member, given their busy schedules. “We always try to make sure the time is equally spread,” Adrian explains. “I think you’ll find 99 per cent of The Voice artists are really happy with the amount of time they get with their coaches.”