Didn't realize Jennifer Hudson was a seasoned judge (The Voice-UK), so may explain her boisterous behavior. Anytime I've seen her perform on TV, she comes out sings, that's it. So was surprised by the antics, i.e., shoe/book throwing, large personality.
I do like Miley, glad she has grown up some, tamed it down a bit. However, in jest or not, she & Blake will never be the King & Queen of country music!
Enjoyed Adam & Blake toning it down a bit...'anchors' a good word for those two. Glad to have a break from the 'Blake & Gwen' show.
CRguy wrote:Bring your VOICE, and whatever brought you to that point where THAT IS your Voice = great
Don't disagree there as you have it worded. There was a couple of contestants that showed up on stage, no background & I did miss the introduction of a short story. Short being the key word there.
However, again I will say pain & suffering is relative to where one is in their life, so some sniveling ok. We all do a bit of it from time to time whether it's a rant, venting, or pet peeves. Don't necessarily need to meet the whole fam damnly, tears etc, so long as the show keeps it to a minimum.
What makes a great song writer/singer? Pulling from all that pain & suffering & spilling it all out for the world to hear through your music. Now some are great actors to make themselves believable (such as Gwen).
Country music especially. If you weren't picking cotton by the age of two, in jail, on drugs, got shot, dirt poor = Loretta Lynn (Coal Miner's Daughter song & movie), Dolly Parton (Coat of Many Colors, song & movie), Johnny Cash (I Walk The Line song & movie), on & on, then what do you have to sing about? I would be surprised if any contestant won based on their story...@ least I hope not.
Really did enjoy the 4 yr old singing & those type of interactions on the show to keep interest, break it up a bit vs everybody get in a straight line to get on the stage to sing.
If judging by the first two opening shows for the season, we may be in for a good season over last season (re: judges). What was most surprising to me last season (Season 12) was the talent wasn't apparent in the beginning, then contestants took off like crazy which made it harder to choose a favorite!
Done w/my little essay now.