The Voice Finale: Bravo To All

Well, this season of The Voice is over and it was certainly satisfying – lots of talent and fun and, for someone older like me, an introduction to “hipper” music.  I’ve criticized The Voice previously for the over-sized egos that diminished the show and  had the potential to send it in the direction of the Real Housewives of Song or The Vocalist (giving roses to the remaining contestants) or worst of all,  Singing with the Superstars. When they tilted the show to the coaches needs rather than towards the singers, it slipped.

But, they nailed the finale and managed it while still including up-close-and-personal tidbits of the coaches. I thought the producers achieved quite a terrific balance of showcasing everyone, making everyone look approachable, and providing the essential peeks into the secrets or confessions that make an audience confident that they ‘know’ the people involved.

It didn’t really matter who won. All three acts have great opportunities that they didn’t have before the show and we will see what happens next.  I was thinking – whose performance would I go to see? Probably not the Swon Brothers because, although I do love classic country and they seem to have a great time, I can’t imagine an entire evening without way more beer than I ever drink.  Danielle has to be the cutest thing ever and if Disney doesn’t pop her right into a movie or make an animated feature, an opportunity has been missed.  I think being her agent would be lucrative (endorsements galore).  Danielle makes me feel the same way as I do when I watch an adorable puppy video; warm and smiley.  Would I go to a performance; not yet.  Finally, I would go to see Michelle – she is edgy with a wide range and I can easily imagine her carrying a club performance.

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