To be honest, I’m not a big fan of singing competition shows, but I took a chance with The Voice and I’m not disappointed one bit. The show has brought me to tears more times than I can count. I love watching people get a chance at fulfilling their dream. And what makes The Voice so unique is the Blind Auditions. The contestants sing to the backs of four of the biggest names in the music industry. If one or more of them likes the voice, they press a button and turn around.
Another thing I love about The Voice is that instead of judges, they have coaches. It’s about nurturing talent, helping someone hone what they have. I mean, if you’re a singer, wouldn’t you want to have Adam Levin, Christina Aguilera, Cee-Lo, or Blake Shelton coaching you? The opportunity alone is already worth it. The four of them are hilarious when they are trying to win someone they like to their team.
Watching The Voice is so inspiring. It’s not a popularity contest. It’s showing what you’ve got with the help of someone who’s already made it in the industry you’re trying to break into. It’s like if Suzanne Collins or Lisa Kleypas said they’d mentor me and my writing. Not that in a million years would they ever consider doing that for little ol’ me, but that’s the kind of thing The Voice does for aspiring singers. It’s like when I look up to awesome writers and say to myself: If I can be an eighth as good as they are I’d be over-the-moon happy. I have a feeling the singers under the care of the four coaches on The Voice are thinking the same thing.
The show doesn’t have arrogance. That most of all is what gets me coming back week after week. I like seeing the singers grow into their talent, learning everything they can from the great artists brought in to mentor them. Advice like that is priceless.
I love it when a show makes you feel like you can do anything. Age isn’t even a factor when it comes to pursuing your dream. Can you imagine someone at 64 auditioning on The Voice? That’s how magical the show is. It’s not a question of how old you are, it’s are you chasing your dream?