Monday, June 13, 2011

The Voice

The Voice is a reality competition airing on NBC. On the show contestants were given the chance to sing for the show's four coaches, Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton. During the audition the coaches' backs were turned so that each singer could be judged strictly for his or her voice. Age, height, weight, appearance, all went out of the window and only the talent remained.

The show has turned out to be quite the launching pad for second chances. Many contestants have had other false starts in the music industry and see being selected for this show as their new beginning.

Frenchie Davis first gained fame when she was a standout contestant on the second season of American Idol. She was an early fan favorite until she was suddenly disqualified because of some photos she had taken earlier in her career that violated Idol's rules. Many people saw the elimination as unfair, but this did not stop Frenchie. She went on to perform on Broadway in the long running Rock Opera "RENT", and toured in the revival of "Ain't Misbehavin."  After her audition on The Voice she was immediately selected by coach Christina Aguilera and is again a fan favorite.

Jared Blake, a father of six from Arkansas, auditioned for The Voice and saw it as his last chance. Blake has always loved music, but spent many years addicted to alcohol.  He got sober because he wanted to be a good example for his children. Now that he is clean he is going after his dream. After his audition he was selected by coach Blake Shelton. Jared is also a fan favorite and the show’s resident rocker. 

These two singers and so many others show what can happen if you don’t give up on a dream. The Voice airs Tuesday's at 9pm EST.


1 comment:

  1. I'm a little American Idoled out but, I'll try to watch it tonite. -Rose