Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Loud and Fast Wins... Oh Yeah?!




Last night watching the reality faux singing competiton "The Voice" I can't help noticing the parallels with wine scoring. Loud, fast rocker Juliet Simms singing a shrieking "Roxanne" got a huge thumbs up from the judges. While relaxed, mellower acts performed by Tony Lucca ("Your Eyes") and Mathai ("Ordinary People") were passed over.

As in wine scoring--another competitive sport--explosive, melisma-heavy diva shrieking is lauded by the expert judges. But loungy, restrained, natural renditions get the ho-hum.

However, in the end we get to vote what we like, no one needs to follow what judges say. 

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