19 Jun

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?

Do you think singing competitions are on the way out?  Chime in below.


Posted by on June 19, 2013 in THE VOICE BLOGS


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  1. Tom Nefeldt

    June 19, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    I thought all 3 contestants were very talented, with Michelle my favorite, the The Swon Brothers a very close second fave, and then Danielle. I figured Danielle would win, because “The Voice” becomes “The Face” during the finals of each season so far. I liked Michelle’s ability to do a variety of genre (including a little Country), and her performance abilities. The Sown’s also showed some versatility in music and great performing skills. Danielle was too country for me, but has an incredible voice and is a beauty. She will probably have a long successful career in Country music. Michelle will probably end up on Broadway, and the Swon’s will be a popular strong opening act at many concerts and Vegas.

    I voted Yes in the poll, as I think the singing reality shows are slowly losing their fascination… but yet NBC just added “The Winner Is.” Besides the premise, there are soooo many things wrong with this new show, I don’t give it a chance beyond the Summer. The Directing sucks, Editing is horrible (both fixable), and the audience (so far) isn’t given a chance to know and like (or hate) the contestants. Only way that will change is a major alteration to the format of the show. As an aside I don’t consider “America’s Got Talent” a singing completion show (though there are a couple of singers per show), it’s more a “Variety” competition show.

    NOW to get ready to watch the Blackhawks beat the Bruins tonight (please Dog?).

    • brittaj

      June 19, 2013 at 6:29 pm

      Tom, agree….agree…agree! Yes to it all and The Winner Is…seems really weak! The end may be near…and GO HAWKS!


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