Sometimes – if not all the time – you have to let the chips fall where they may. No one – not even the winner himself – could have predicted the outcome of The Voice Results Show during Tuesday’s telecast.
This season’s winner of The Voice, Jermaine Jones, poured his heart on the stage every time he performed on this show, particularly during the Top 4 Performance Show on Monday evening.
Although a couple of other strong contenders were favored to win this competition right from the earliest stages of The Voice Season 2, Jermaine humbly did his thing and continued to advance under the radar.
And, here’s the thing: very rarely were there harsh words for any competitor from any of the judges – only constructive and esteem-building criticism. In fact, many times some of the judges actually heaped on a truck load of praise for singers that were not members of their team. How’s that for fair play?
And then, we turn the dial to American Idol and watch the agenda in full swing – heaping praise on singers who give lackluster performances while damning the ones who have worked their little butts off to give stellar, consistent performances each week. Why? Where is the logic – never mind the justice – in this?
We want singers to advance fairly – not because they are the producers’ or judges’ favorites but because they are our favorites. Yes, ours! Not yours! Your job is to promote talent in the best possible way, allowing singers to display the full range of their vocal and performing ability.
Quit saddling them with songs that have no resemblance to their personal style or substance. This is not how you create stars – that’s how you destroy them. Period.
You better watch your backs, American Idol. I love you and will stick by you through thick and thin but, seriously, this game has to be played fair or you will continue to lose viewers while other shows, like The Voice, will gain momentum.
Sound-off in the comments section. I am fuming!