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Old April 16 2013, 02:00 PM   #31
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So they went through six battle rounds in two hours. Six. Either they're gonna run battle rounds for the next four weeks or some of these performers will be victims of the montage.
There are 4 episodes dedicated to the battle rounds, 6 battles per episode. There won't be any montages as there are exactly 4x6 battles.

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Also, both contestants who were montaged in the blind auditions that they showed tonight got the boot. I wonder if that might become a trend.
No! Just no. No getting rid of anymore montaged singers. Amy Whitcomb is one of the best rock screamers I have ever heard. Yes she was montaged, but it would be a huge travesty if she got kicked out of in the battle rounds.
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Old April 16 2013, 03:39 PM   #32
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There are 4 episodes dedicated to the battle rounds, 6 battles per episode. There won't be any montages as there are exactly 4x6 battles.
The Tuesday shows are only an hour long. They're not airing six full battles tonight. They'd need to cut a lot of the fat to air more than three battles in an hour.
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Old April 16 2013, 03:48 PM   #33
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There are 4 episodes dedicated to the battle rounds, 6 battles per episode. There won't be any montages as there are exactly 4x6 battles.
The Tuesday shows are only an hour long. They're not airing six full battles tonight. They'd need to cut a lot of the fat to air more than three battles in an hour.
But they don't want to cut fat, they want to fill three hours a week, they would add more if they didn't fear burning the franchise out prematurely.

If it were me I would want The Voice to be like The Gong Show was, once and out. And then you will have the judges interaction. But then it will be hard to sell that these people are something extra special over the singer playing the local bar or church this weekend.
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Old April 17 2013, 01:30 AM   #34
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Song rights have to be cleared from the get go otherwise they can't even perform it, because if they win they record their own version for sale on iTunes.

So they went through six battle rounds in two hours. Six. Either they're gonna run battle rounds for the next four weeks or some of these performers will be victims of the montage.

Also, both contestants who were montaged in the blind auditions that they showed tonight got the boot. I wonder if that might become a trend.

Not sure it was a good idea to show both of Shakira's steals on the first night. Unless the rest of the steals were that anticlimactic.
I may be mistaken, but I'm under the impression that broadcast rights are different from performing rights are different from cover rights. The first being far more tightly controlled(though I'm not sure exactly how it applies when the broadcast is of a cover) and the latter two being considerably more lax in the name of artistic freedom. If true, cutting down the performance to 15 seconds or less would free them from needing broadcast rights. This is all stuff I've gathered mostly from hearsay though so, again, I may well be mistaken.
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Old April 17 2013, 08:36 AM   #35
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All blind audition songs have to be cleared. A few artists have talked about not being able to sing songs they wanted for the blind audition.

So on night two of the battle rounds, there were two more montaged blind audition performers promptly disposed of in yet another montage. I thought the third montage was between two previously-montaged singers, but it turned out they both had their blind auditions shown, which I guess tells you how memorable they were.
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Old April 17 2013, 09:43 PM   #36
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All blind audition songs have to be cleared. A few artists have talked about not being able to sing songs they wanted for the blind audition.

So on night two of the battle rounds, there were two more montaged blind audition performers promptly disposed of in yet another montage. I thought the third montage was between two previously-montaged singers, but it turned out they both had their blind auditions shown, which I guess tells you how memorable they were.
Yeah, good point. At first I didn't like the montages, but honestly the ones they are doing it for don't really seem to be all that stellar or exciting, so I don't mind them trimming it down for us. I actually think the performances tonight weren't all that astounding either, especially the two country dudes from Adam's team and the cocky pretty boys from Usher's team, so I think they could have been montaged and I wouldn't have minded at all. My point is, the really good, unique, and interesting performers seem to rise to the top, so the montages don't really bother me.
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Old April 18 2013, 02:55 AM   #37
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Yes, so far all of the performances have been...safe. No one has stood out for me. This coupled with the fact that the judges are not choosing the contestants that I would have leads me to believe that I am going to be frustrated this season!

I understand that it makes sense to choose young, inexperienced performers as they would be very malleable easy to coach to a specific style. But it is getting very predictable!
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Old April 24 2013, 08:12 AM   #38
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Sorry, intrinsical, I think Amy Whitcomb just got screwed.

Even if she wins her knockout round, the voting audience will have only seen one of her three performances because her blind audition and battle round were both reduced to a montage.

Last season that happened to Loren Allred and no one voted for her. Of course, her live performance was flat after her awesome knockout round performance (which would've been a bigger revelation had people been able to see her first two performances), so maybe there's a chance Amy could last longer than her.
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Old April 24 2013, 05:03 PM   #39
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I DON'T BELIEVE IT. Amy's been montaged out again! Why are they doing this to the best singer in the competition?
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Old April 24 2013, 05:06 PM   #40
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I DON'T BELIEVE IT. Amy's been montaged out again! Why are they doing this to the best singer in the competition?
First individual opinions are not universal. My guess is either she has no sob story or her's is being saved for a future episode since other performers stories have been used already.
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Old April 24 2013, 06:28 PM   #41
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I DON'T BELIEVE IT. Amy's been montaged out again! Why are they doing this to the best singer in the competition?
Please don't hate me for saying this! But, I think it's because she's kind of boring. I mean, she's a pretty young white girl with a pop sounding voice, of which there are many. Combine that with not having an incredibly tragic backstory or funky glasses and you've got a montaged singer. If you think about it, nearly everyone else the coaches have kept around has something really unique about them, whether it is the way they look, their backstory, or their genre of music. This has always been true on the show to some extent, but I feel like in past seasons they were more open to choosing your run-of-the-mill pop singers. Last year and this year in particular they seem to be bypassing those folks in favor of building "unique" and "eclectic" teams. Even in the blind auditions where they can't see the singers, someone unique-looking like Michelle Chamuel gets chosen because of her song choice.

So basically, if you're not able to truly differentiate yourself in some way, you won't get through. While Amy may be a good singer, she probably just doesn't stand out enough as a personality to win the whole thing. You can argue that that's wrong since this show is called "The Voice," but it seems like that's just the way it is.
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Old April 24 2013, 10:30 PM   #42
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Naturally, I disagree with you guys :P I do agree that her story isn't interesting, but I think she has a very unique voice. Show me another female singer who can sing like Steve Tyler.

I'm still somewhat hopeful for Amy. For some reason, Adam chose a song that was exactly in her ballpark. Its a song that allows her to showcase her signature screamer rock voice. Strangely, the montage doesn't even show any of that... Right now, I can only hope that Adam somehow knows how good Amy is and is intentionally keeping her on low profile. Fingers crossed.
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Old April 25 2013, 06:27 AM   #43
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It's entirely possible that she could go really far. I'm still baffled by last year's Cassadee Pope win, she also seemed very boring and generic to me but somehow took it all, so really anything is possible.

Personally, I'm rooting for Midas Whale even though they have no shot in hell at winning.
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Old April 25 2013, 06:47 AM   #44
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It's entirely possible that she could go really far. I'm still baffled by last year's Cassadee Pope win, she also seemed very boring and generic to me but somehow took it all, so really anything is possible.
Cassadee didn't break out until she sang "Over You." Then it was a whole new ballgame for her.

Personally, I'm rooting for Midas Whale even though they have no shot in hell at winning.
What's funny is if you look around the web for stuff about The Voice, no matter who gets eliminated, there's always a pocket of commenters all pissed off at the show and proclaiming they'll never watch again... even for singers you know have no shot in hell of going very far.

But on the other hand, coach unpredictability and disagreement probably helps keep this show going.
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See, why couldn't they have shown her singing the ending part of the song?
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