Honestly, I don’t know what to make of this show anymore. I am thoroughly confused.
Normally, I like well-produced stage shows. However, at this stage of the competition, is the “over-the-top” production masking the true ability of the vocalist?
And don’t get me started on the sound effects coming through the audio mix – some singers were nicely tweaked during last week’s show.
Additionally, there was some serious lip-synching going on, especially during the group performances.
So for all of the above reasons, I am adopting a “wait and see” attitude re the addition of Vocal Masterclass articles for The X Factor. With all the manipulation going on, it is a non-sequitur, pretty pointless.
Vocal Masterclasses are supposed to assist the singers to develop their voices through non-electronic means. I may be old-fashioned in my thinking here, but technique still seems to me to be important to the overall vocal health and longevity of a singer.
Let’s see what tonight brings. It is a pretty solid Top 12, but I have no idea how this is going to play out. Do you? Are you watching tonight’s show or doing the old PVR/DVR thing?