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A friend of mine was on The Voice tonight!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Funkee1, Mar 13, 2017.


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  1. Funkee1

    Funkee1 Commercial User

    Jul 19, 2002
    Texas
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  2. Just having a laugh here, but I'll bet if no chairs turned you wouldn't have posted about it.
    :smug:
     
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  3. Funkee1

    Funkee1 Commercial User

    Jul 19, 2002
    Texas
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    Hehehehehe!! Probably not!
     
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  4. TBH, I thought this thread would go wild with activity!

    We used to watch, but the contestants are just "meh" lately, no offense to your friend.

    My main objective for watching was to check out Christina or Gwen, and maybe Shakira at one time.
    I used to put "Don't Speak" on continuous play & could swear Gwen was breaking up with me after a torrid romance.
     
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  5. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    Is this a show we vote on? If so, I will gladly vote if given a link. Mind you, I don't know if the rules actually allow for posts like that...
     
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  6. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    I knew someone, too. A former student from the high school where I teach. Josie. She picked Gwen.
     
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  7. Funkee1

    Funkee1 Commercial User

    Jul 19, 2002
    Texas
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    Later in the season, yeah! and I will post a link so you can!
     
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  8. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    I watch every season. I guess you're either a voice person or an Idol person. I dislike Idol and dug The Voice. I think it's selection and competition are more interesting. I thought she killed it. Having lived in, and gone to school in El Paso I thought it was kinda neat :)
     
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  9. DDXdesign

    DDXdesign formerly 'jammadave' Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2003
    Wash DC metro area
    Congrats to your friend!!! I don't watch the show, but I like the premise of the judges basing their opinion solely on the singers' voices and not their looks. That said, the producers prooooobably weed out the uggos early anyway.

    I used to watch the earliest episodes of AmIdol seasons to laugh at the horrendous, terrible auditions, but I doubt that counts. A friend of mine auditioned for that one and her description of the process was so bizarre (cattle call meets assembly line) I don't know if anyone actually bothers listening to the singing before weeding down to the line we see on TV.
     
  10. Bard2dbone

    Bard2dbone

    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    I've had a few friends compete on The Voice. Some of them even did well. But it's always weird to have it on as background noise and hear them introduce someone you know. The first season of the show they had a folk singer/songwriter from the festival I go to every summer. She had CDs on originals out and they said "No. You can pick a song on this list." So she did an acoustic version of a Nirvana song. Look her up. Rebecca Loebe. She did Come As You Are.

    There have been a few others that were also people I know from the Kerrville Folk Festival. ut anther I knew by accident. One of my facebook friends had a facebook friend whose whole trailer got stolen after a gig. She put up a call out to help a musician who'd lost everything at once. I pitched in what money I could offered to let him use my Telecaster until he found a new guitar. He accepted the money graciously and had already gotten a loaner guitar to use. That discussion was how became friends on fb. My wife and I went to a few of his shows.

    Then a couple of seasons ago he was on the show. Look him up, too. Luke Wade. He's pretty amazing.
     
  11. Jhengsman

    Jhengsman

    Oct 17, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Then there is me. I would watch the auditions of The Voice and the finals of American Idol after they had eliminated all their joke candidates. I think the last Idol cast of stars finally matched The Voice in star power and TV charisma.
     
  12. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    There is no denying that Idol has had more people become successful. Underwood, and Clarkson come immediately to mind. So as far as intent, Idol has the upper hand, hands down.

    The differences are pretty open book. In Idol there is an age limit, they put in the horrid people as a joke, for pure television entertainment value which I'm sure they thought was droll but I thought was mind numbing and a pointless waste of time. I see them as the corporate machine turning out boy bands and bubblegum pop. Vacuous "popular now" merchants, if you will. ( I understand of course that Idols success stories have been anything but those things - my hypocrisy shows through with my broad generalization :) )

    The Voice is done blind, they build character stories (also for entertainment value, I know, but it's more interesting to me) and makes for more drama as you or I find ourselves attaching to certain persons. (Again, I concede it's purely entertainment, and also concede I like that more than the "comedy" offered up by Idol) I see The Voice as taking in garage bands who are looking to take that next, big step. They meet a guy who knows a guy (the judges). The attitudes are markedly different too. Some people enjoy the mean and the snark. I'm not one of them. Never have been. I find Cowell obscene, self absorbed and unwatchable. The family-like banter of The Voice is at once familiar and engaging to me. Blake and Adam could just as well be my brother and I on any given day.

    So it comes to this; the one year... the ONE, that I watched of Idol they had Crystal Bowersox who was easily the best and who should have won. Instead they went with a dude who was little more than a karaoke singer. I know it's done by vote, but I cannot, for the life of me, see how anyone could have went with that guy over her. I keep hoping she will show up on The Voice along with Kina :) She needs to get back into the mainstream too. Dammit.
     
  13. Funkee1

    Funkee1 Commercial User

    Jul 19, 2002
    Texas
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    Valerie went home during the battles. She was on tonight, but was just in a montage. Apparently though, she has big things in the works, and being on the show still got her in contact with some of the right people to advance her career. She is in Nashville right now!
     
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  14. rufus.K

    rufus.K

    Oct 18, 2015
    SoCal
    I work for NBC/Universal. The Voice is filmed beneath me. I've never watched an entire episode. I have seen the layout boards and know what happens all the way to the end of the season. They're currently rebuilding the set to begin filming next season.
     
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  15. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    Our local girl was eliminated as well. Jozy.
     
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  16. rufus.K

    rufus.K

    Oct 18, 2015
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    1490709327076-338964675.
    On my way into work
     
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  17. Funkee1

    Funkee1 Commercial User

    Jul 19, 2002
    Texas
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    I understand how you feel! I used to hate American Idol, and I am glad it's gone. The year I changed was when Jordin Sparks won. The top 3 that year were her, Melinda Doolittle (In my opinion, the best pure singer to have EVER been on that show), and I think that Blake kid who beatboxed. I looked at Jordin Sparks (let me be clear here..... I am speaking as if I was an A/R Executive, not a dirty old man! That's my story.......;) ) and thought to myself, if she doesn't win, someone should scoop her up and make her a superstar! If you can't sell that to America, you're failing! She's was Gorgeous, a bigger than average girl, she could really sing, and she was 17!!!! I could picture her face on CD covers, I thought she could easily translate to movies....

    Now.... Melinda Doolittle could sing better, but......
     
  18. duff beer

    duff beer

    Dec 2, 2007
    Winnipeg
    Whether or not you like The Voice, you can't help but be impressed with the house band. Awesome talent all around and the bassist Sasha kills it every single time.
     
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  19. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    The house band is good.
     
  20. rufus.K

    rufus.K

    Oct 18, 2015
    SoCal
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    Building the set
     

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