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March 2, 2016

American Idol and The Voice 2016

AI 2011 logoThis is the last year for American Idol and since we have been watching since day 1, it will be like losing a friend.  I am guessing it’s due to falling ratings, but we are just guessing.  The sad part is that American Idol was the 1st to start the reality talent show format and when they leave there won’t be another show to replace their format.  The loss of a format for new talent like American Idol uses is not duplicated on any other show that we can think of.  The Voice pre-picks, America’s Got Talent is not a format for singers, and the X Factor currently is only in England.  Maybe Fox will come up with some kind of replacement for pure singing contestants similar to American Idol.  One thing for sure is that up until this season the viewing audience never know who stayed and who went home before the telecast was completed, but this year there have been several “leaks” about results already.  Guess some of the soon to be unemployed employees don’t give a hoot.

voiceThe Voice 2016 started this past Monday with the “Blind Auditions” and once again it is looking like an awesome season.  We say this every year, but it’s true every time.  With Adam, Pharrell, Blake, and Christina as the judges it for sure will be entertaining watching the judge banter.  Tuesday was the 2nd “Blind Audition” and so far we have picked three of four possible winners. Have you picked anyone?  We wonder if the N. Michigan “car-poolies” will be following The Voice this season.  (We won’t know because our source evaporated).  (We think yes).

We have nothing else to report except that even though we never get involved with political news, we can’t resist whats going on this year in the U.S.A.  After all we guess these guys and gals running for the presidency  also are chasing a dream.  (We are not sure what the dream is but maybe we will know by next November).

February 25, 2014

The Voice — Season 2014 Night #2

VioceWell folks, what can we say but “WOW!  That was one great show last night!”.  Once again the best voice reality show on the airways / fiber optic lines starts a new season with some of the greatest talent (and judges we might add) in the universe.  Every show is a concert in progress and we are enjoying every moment.

Looks like Shakira and Usher are out for a win this year, and Adam already has some great team members.  Don’t count out Blake, he will sneak right in also and as usual the judge antics, are always a perk to watching.

Last night there was one fellow that we were surprised that no chairs turned.  He was the one that sang “Blurred Lines” and that is one of my favorite songs and he sang it really great, but did not get any chair turns.  The judges said that his dancing may have interfered with the vocals, but that did not come across on our end.  It would be cool if The Voice producers would bring that guy back and give him another chance.  We think that guy could be a winner this year, even though the last singer last night was awesome.

We have nothing else to add right now except that we are looking forward to night #2 and another concert.  We hope all the car poolers are back this year and enjoying each show as much as us.   It was kind of weird using a tablet to post last night because it’s so different than a full laptop, however, it all takes getting used to.

Oh and a quick shout-out to all visitors that this is a No smoking post.  Please extinguish whatever your puffing on and enjoy a clean air and healthy environment.

February 24, 2014

The Voice — 2014

VioceWe have been waiting what seems like forever for this season to start and now it’s here !  we are kick’n back and enjoying the first show this year.  After enduring the start of American Idol and the never ending J-Lo self promotion, it is so refreshing to watch The Voice season 2014.

We have nothing to add right now except this is or first post from a tablet.

December 18, 2013

The Voice 2013 – Season 5 Final Results

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VioceWell folks our congratulations go out to Tessanne Chin for winning this season.  Clearly America got it right.  Tessanne won this reporter over withing the last few weeks and we agree that she should be “The Voice” this year.  Once again both shows this week were like seeing a concert with all the great singing going on.

So now you ask, “What now?”.  Well folks we are happy to report that The Voice Season 6 startes February 24, 2014 and joining Adam and Blake will be Shakira and Usher.  The two rookie mentors are going to try again,

Also ending this season this week is the X-Factor, and Simon says they will be back next year.  Hopefully with new judges / mentors.

So folks it was a great season and February is not so far away, and we must add that midway through The Voice this year we picked James W. to win it all.  Now I must say, that we rarely pick winners, but I was so sure that I said “If James W. does not win this year I will quit smoking.”  (Smoke free for 24 hours as of right now.  Get back on your chair Brandon)

We have nothing else to report and we would like to thanks all the folks out there that stopped by and read our posts, and hopefully will return often.  Hey, American Idol starts soon and we see that J-Lo is returning as a judge and Randy is gone.

December 5, 2013

The Voice 2013 — Results

VioceSo Mathew was sent home this week and he has not had a good performance in the last few weeks.  So America was right on. And James W. our favorite was saved by the instant save.

Now we have found a way around the west coast being eliminated from the “instant save” and it just so happens that James was saved, possibly because our votes counted.  This is what we did.  The “instant save” opens for votes about 10 minutes before the show ends at 9:00 PM EST.  So at 8:45 PM EST (5:45 PST) we started Tweeting our saves for James and “bingo” James was saved this week.  We did our “instant save” without knowing James was in the bottom, kind of a “just in case” James winds up in the bottom two.  (It worked).

We were surprised to see Cole move on.  It’s probably because Blake’s fans are voting the last one standing on Blake’s Team.  Even though James is our favorite, right now it looks like Jacquie is the front runner.  The girl can sing up a storm.

Today on Ellen D.’s show Adam Levine was a guest and she asked him about why the west coast is not included in the “instant save”.  Adam answered with “the voting is really crazy.” and  never did answer the question.  The only answer is The Voice executives don’t give a hoot about the west coast voting.  Well, to them we say, if this keeps up we will stop watching next year and hey you guys, I am holding up my hand and giving you a west coast wave.  You know what kind of wave, it’s like when your diving down the road and someone cuts in front of you without warning.

Next Monday after The Voice episode ends another show we like “The Sing-Off ” starts it’s new season.  In fact, we have been following this show from the day it started.   Stay tuned and watch if you want to see folks singing without being accompanied by a band.  (a cappella competition ).

Other than having survived the Black Friday week-end frenzy of shopping spree, which will be described in our next post, we have nothing to add at this time.

Peace!

November 27, 2013

The Voice 2013 — This weeks results

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VioceMonday was another live concert and Will doing an Etta James song just plain blew us away.  That was the 2nd “WOW” and then Jacquie the amazing 16 year old was a “WOW! WOW!”.  It always amazes us when someone that young can sing so great and with all that soul.  We agree with Cee-Lo when he asked her “Did you swallow an old lady?”. How else could sh sing with such feeling.  And then there is James W., or as we call him “The Singing Stockbroker” and still our favorite.  He kicked off the show with an amazing Queen song and that was our 1st “WOW!”.  At this point it looks like anyone can win, but the above mentioned our our top 3.

On another note are you out there in cyberland ready for the deluge of Christmas commercials coming your way.  The first we saw was the day after Halloween, Disneyland ran one and then 1 day later we saw a Walmart one.  Nothing like starting early.

Now we have to say that Monday was a highlight day because Lady Gaga was on the Ellen D. show and we are HUGE fans of Lady Gaga.  In fact as we type this post the song “Poker Face” is running through our mind.  The shocker was that we had never seen Lady Gaga without out all that elaborate makeup and outrageous attire.  She showed up on Ellen just like anyone else except for the elf-like shoes.  And you know what?  She is very attractive without all the face “paste”.  We thought the interview was also very insightful and we really enjoyed it.

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Yes folks the lady in Pink / Red is Lady Gaga.

We have nothing else to report at this time except to wish all of you out there in cyberland a very Happy Thanksgiving and if your outside the USA, have a Happy and Peaceful Day!

November 20, 2013

The Voice 2013 — Top Ten Results

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VioceWell folks once again we tuned in to The Voice and we were treated to a really great performance by Christina and her team.  We agree with Carson that it was the best ever “team” performance in all the seasons of The Voice.

Then much to our delight our new favorite contestant, James Wolpert, was the first one saved.  Why were we delighted you might ask?  Because last night The Voice started an hour later than usual and we knew that we could do the “instant save” thingy, and we wanted to catch the David Blaine special that was on a different channel.  So 30 minutes after The Voice started, we clicked over to the David Blaine special and we knew that we would sit all through his show and be in a state of awe.  We were not disappointed, in fact we recorded it and plan to watch it again tonight.  We have been David Blaine fans from way back when he first came on the scene.  “Amazing” isn’t enough to describe his magic, he is simple out of this world when it comes to magic.

We hope all of you out there in cyberland enjoyed the last half of The Voice, or were with us in changing channels and being amazed.  Either way it was great night.

We have nothing else to report at this time except we are are looking forward to a David Blaine night of “how did he do that?”, “that is not possible!”, “are you kidding me?”, “awesome!, and on and on.  One more thing, maybe, just maybe David Blaine made Cee Lo’s top-o-the-head tattoo disappear.

November 13, 2013

The Voice 2013 — 1st Live Performances

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VioceWell folks, we had our first experience with the lame technology used on The Voice.  They were promoting the “last minute save via Twitter” all through the show, but when it came time to save one of the bottom three contestants, because we are on the west coast and tape delayed, we could not vote / tweet our save.  So basically the person saved at the last minutes was based on East Coast / Midwest time zones, not a country wide vote.  Normally we would go on and on about how great The Voice is, but it has lost something now that the west coast is not a participant, just a viewer.

Hope you all enjoyed last night and Monday’s shows.

We have nothing else to report except top say we really liked Cee-Lo’s shades last night.  We called them “Gordie” Shades.  (Trekkie fans will understand)

 

November 8, 2013

The Voice 2013 — Results

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VioceWell folks we are sorry to say our favorite contestant went bye-bye last night.  Good ole P-R-E-S-T-O-N decided on last Monday’s performance to “changed it up to show his versatility” and like we said in our last post, that was the kiss of death for him.  Hopefully others will learn this tough lesson, but we doubt it because they keep doing it over and over again.  So now Preston has to “change it up” again and get a job.

Next week starts the “live” performances leading up to this years winner in the weeks ahead and there are some really fine contestants this year.  Every show is like a concert and we are looking forward to the upcoming shows.

Is your favorite still in the running?  We wonder who the car-poolers favorite is?

We nothing else to report at this time except to say that last Thursday night was the Country Music Awards show and it started the same time the X-Factor did and we know the CMA Show is always a great one so we watched it.  Did you?  I know Joe didn’t because he was out looking for cheetah’s.

November 6, 2013

The Voice 2013 — Two Night singing for votes

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VioceWell folks two great nights of awesome performances once again.  This time the contestants were singing for the viewing audience votes and tomorrow night will be the results show.  Did you vote for your favorite?  The viewing audience will decide who goes through and who goes home.

There is something we don’t understand and it’s when a contestant says, “This week I am going to change it up and show my versatility.”  We have seen this time and time again, on all the vocal reality shows, and it never works.  Usually when they “change it up” it sound like garbage and the last two nights the contestants that did this sounded terrible.  What is the thinking that decides this?  The contestant has fans because the fans like their original style.  For example if you like someone who sings rock, the why would they decide to change their style and sing country?  We can see going from an upbeat song to maybe a slow song, but changing their style?  No way!  They got into the Voice with a certain style and when they change it, it broadcasts that they don’t  have a clue what style they are comfortable with.  Like they just don’t know where they are going with their music.  “Duh!”  I want to see the contestant that knows where they are going and stays true to themselves and their fans.

We have nothing else at this time except to say that we did not watch the entire Voice on Monday because we have been waiting months for the “November Nine” live from Los Vegas WPT (World Poker Tour) and because it was a live broadcast we wanted to see these guys just plain play poker.  So we did the remote clicking back and forth between the shows.  We did tape The Voice however and watched it later in it’s entirety.

See all of you out there in cyberland tomorrow night.

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