QUOTE(louise1712 @ Mar 24 2012, 08:35 PM)
The Voice - judged (for the time being anyway) purely on what is it supposed to be judged on.
From the view of the judges, yes.
The show as such was, in my opinion, as scripted, pre-selected and predictable as most of the other formats out there. If looks and image are not supposed to be judged in the initial stages, the producers/casting directors certainly did their thing to eliminate people who don't fit into today's pop scene.
And don't get me started on the sob-stories, the "surprises" (brother/sister thing), the excessive amount of singers who already have very decent careers (just talked with a dear colleague of mine, and he has worked with virtually half of them in the West End). The latter is of course not a problem, it nowhere says it's just for amateurs, but I guess it's all about how you present it. It personally makes me puke if I constantly hear working musicians claiming that "time runs out" (for what???) or they "never had a chance".
I was actually a bit disappointed (my fault really), but then again I don't even know why, because it certainly was to be expected.
Cynic old me