The Voice season 4 was full of talented singers and the season finale did not disappoint. It probably was no surprise that the youngest contestant, 16-year-old Danielle Bradbery, ran away with the prize. This gave Blake Shelton a “three-peat” which sort of annoyed me. He already seems to have a huge ego, so this just makes it bigger.
While the final stretch included, The Swon Brothers and Michelle Chamuel, who were equally talented, a young fresh face is probably what the producers were pushing to win. Bradbery may have had the teen voter’s backing her and texting away, but I do believe the show has some influence on the outcome. Well, at least Michelle came in second place, giving Usher runner-up status.
It was a great finale with guest performances by incredible artists including; Bruno Mars, Pitbull featuring Christina Aguilera, and legendary singers Bob Seger and Cher. Yes, you heard it right! After 10 years she came out with the full 80’s gear and a hit song, targeting a younger audience. Was it just me or did Cher look a bit too much like she was trying to go back 30 years? And is Bruno a hit maker or what? Love his new song Treasure….it is exactly what he is!
The finale raked in over 12 million viewers and was entertaining, but the loss of Usher and Shakira next season may take a toll. It really did not seem to have the same impact this year and was down 1%, but bringing back Cee Lo and Christina Aguilera is not the answer.
Are reality singing competitions flooding the airwaves and burning us out quickly? Not sure, but I do believe the numbers are on a downturn for most singing competition shows, which means viewers may have had enough of American Idol, The Voice, America’s Got Talent and The X Factor. How many singers can one take watching during a year?
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