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Okay. These performance themes are really random this season. Color me confused.
This week, the Top 8 will be performing their original audition songs. That’s cute, but I am starting to miss the structured themes of past seasons.
I understand that these generic themes allow the singers to reinforce their distinct artistry and genre preferences but I loved looking forward to specific theme nights, such as the Big Band theme and Songs from the (insert artist) Songbook. These structured themes encouraged the singers to stretch and explore music outside their personal songbook.
With this audition song theme, it makes me wonder if (a) the producers chose it because they were trying to save money on royalty fees for new songs and/or (b) the singers were not proving to be “ready for prime time”.
I suspect it is a blend of both. The ratings are struggling and, except for Jena, Alex and Caleb, so are the singers.
The longer time frame makes for a very satisfying performance. More complete. It allows the singer to ease into the song and more effectively display their vocal ability.
Oh well, that is my rant – for now. I am back from vacation, so Vocal Masterclass articles will resume.
The Top 8 Performance Show begins at 8:00 PM on Fox on Wednesday, April 2nd, followed by the Results Show on Thursday, April 3rd at 9:00 PM.
What say you readers? Are you enjoying these themes? Do you think the performance time should be increased?
Share your thoughts in the comments section.