Despite mixed reviews and disappointing audience figures, The Voice has started its second series on BBCTV.
This hilarious picture came from their website and eloquently sums up my feelings about the whole ethos of the programme.
My sister Nicola (she who never gives up) posted a comment on my Facebook wall:
“I hate to bring this up again but if you had gone on The Voice this year and just really simply sung a couple of the more esoteric songs from your album like “Where Do You Start?” or “What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life” there is NO WAY they wouldn’t pick you. #JustSayin&I’llShutUpNowAgain”
and later that day…..because she just can’t help herself….
“Or, even better, that Michael Jackson one you did at Steyning Jazz Club….that would get their attention”
Her suggestions are pointless anyway as last year I learnt from a singing colleague who had actually auditioned, that you can’t even sing your own song. You have to choose from a list of pop songs which they give you (I imagine that they are songs which are published by connected artists and record companies).
Last night, for the first time in months we met up and went to our favourite music venue, The Brunswick Pub. It was the weekly Jazz Jam and I got up and sang a song. There were some new punters down there and after I sat down, a silver haired gentleman leaned across and said to me “I know this is not their type of music, but you should go on The Voice“.
Nicola almost erupted with delight.
For the purposes of clarity, and for those of you who missed it the first time round, I thought I’d re-share my blog post about why I really won’t ever be doing that. Just click on the title below:
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