The Voice chat with Daisy

The Voice is back and this season Guy Sebastian is one of the judges. As a former singing teacher I imagine he’d be a good coach.
I haven’t watched for a few years. Will you be tuning in?

TTVer Daisy loves a good talent comp, so over to her (with thanks):

Well I might be alone here but I will start a weekly madcap for The Voice. I am just starting to watch. Who has Guy Sebastian replaced? Ronan Keeting I think.
I really liked the tone in Boy George’s voice in the opening number. It was the best I have heard him. So many shows to watch tonight so I will be hopping around between channels, but I always enjoy a bit of blind auditions, in spite of the blah, blah, blah from the judges.


The Voice Australia has begun

Now THAT’S a fro.

Over to Voice recapper Daisy (thank you!):
The Voice started last night with a team of mentors: Boy George, Kelly Rowland, Delta Goodrem and newcomer Joe Jonas.
I did a bit of homework on Joe Jonas; boy band playing with his brothers to staring his own band DANC. Some Disney movie making along the way.
The show kicked off with Mikayla Jade singing in that restrained throat singing voice that is the trend nowadays. I haven’t watched past the first audition yet so more to come as the show progresses. I hope Boy George continues to charm us, as he did last year.
Still watching the Bach ATM so watch this space …

Now that I have had time to watch last night’s Voice, my summary is that it was pretty much like every other Voice with the same range of hopefuls. Standing out for me, as I commented previously, were the young Clampett’s (not their real name). Their voices were were beautiful in harmony and solo. They reminded me a little of Brothers3 in that they seemed fresh from milking the cows. Most people probably loved Erin, (I think her name was). She belted out a song in a fantastic rock voice. Then there was some young boy who sang in Spanish, who the judges loved because he sang quite well and had the right look for them.
The opening act, Mikayla, forgot to take off her old cardy (cardigan), before going on stage. Was that a deliberate move by wardrobe so that their make-over would be more impressive?
The judges did their usual antics, jumping around, although Delta is probably just getting warmed up.
Until tonight….


The Voice starts in 10 days

The Voice Australia is back on Nine on April 16, with judges Delta, Kelly Rowland, Boy George and newbie Joe Jonas (I know, right? Who?).
Daisy has kindly offered to do mini recaps as I have not watched it since season two, so look out for those.
But really this post is to show you Kelly’s tweet. Who knew that was her real name?


The Voice starts in a few weeks

Who’s going to be watching The Voice Australia this year?
I haven’t seen a few seasons but I am tempted to tune in to watch Boy George as a judge.
The other judges are Delta, Seal and Kelly Rowland (Destiny’s Child).

It starts on Nine on Monday, April 24.


The Voice auditions recap

The Voice beat allcomers at its premiere on Sunday, drawing 1.4 million metro viewers (MasterChef had 1.012 million and House Rules 830,000). More details SMH article
Meep has kindly done recaps for the first two Blind Auditions – thanks, Meep! And thanks to Daisy for her excellent screengrab recaps on the previous Voice post.

Blind Auditions 01
Yes, The Voice Australia is BACK! WHO IS READYYYYYYYYYYYY?!!!!!!!
OK, it wasn’t that bad. There was clapping, I think. 😉
The opening coaches’ song was great this time around. Probably because the women mostly sang it. Maddens lip-synched. And Ronan sounded good, with the small bit-part the ladies allowed him.
Weird, no introduction for the newbie, Ronan. Oh well, they’ll expound upon his background over and over again between contestants. Boy, they jumped right into it quickly.
Alfie Arcuri – Great performance, very emotional. As soon as he mentioned that his sister had the same disease as Delta, I knew exactly who he would choose. Love the fake friendliness between Delta and Jesse J afterwards. Major 360 there from last season. Setting aside differences? More like the they had a talking to after the in-fighting backfired with the viewer audience.
“I’m so excited to be back in that red chair that I dressed up like it. Anyone want to sit on my lap and swing around?”
Is it just me, or is there a lot of cleavage going on already?
Blake Morgan – Nathan Hawes 2.0, in both looks and mumble-singing. I was so busy puzzling over his scarecrow hair, that’s all I got from it.
Plumber’s butt-crack? *sigh* I think it’s going to be a loooong season.
Claire Fabri – Interesting arrangement. A bit surprised no one turned around, but maybe it’s because she really didn’t have that strong a voice.
“I want it more than anyone” number 732. Or is it 733 times we’ve heard that now?
Jack Pellow – Er, uh. OK, not a fan. The coaches are pitching hard now. Um, why? Are the neck tattoos hypnotising you? We already had that with Matthew Garwood in Season 3, and he had a much better voice. Look away from the tattoos, look away.
Why do they always break for commercial, just as someone is about to make a decision. It’s not a cliffhanger; it’s annoying. Hope everyone was able to take a potty-break as fast as they could, so they didn’t miss this gripping choice.
Ace Avenue back story… Oh, dear. Didn’t shirts unbuttoned mid-chest with cop glasses hanging on them die in the ’80s? You know, the time when people didn’t laugh when Don Johnson wore pink shirts with white jackets? Please, don’t bring it back. I’m begging you! If it comes back, the leg-warmers are going to be lurking in the closet, ready to jump out and strangle your legs! Nooooooooooooo!
Huh, the Avenue brothers remind me of the Hardy Boys TV show from the late 70s. I’m sure some of you remember that. Shaun Cassidy and Parker Stevenson? Yes? No? Well, I do. I remember my sisters and I fighting over who gets Shaun Cassidy, only to be extremely embarrassed 20 years later, and insisting that we REALLY preferred Parker Stevenson on the INSIDE. And making all sorts of excuses to disassociate ourselves from our poor choice in goober-crushes.
In other words, the brother who is not competing is cuter. And, no, 20 years from now, I will not be denying that. Wonder if he sings better, too?
Madison McNamara back story… Hair hanging while power-sanding. Can we just say “accident waiting to happen”?
Wow! I’m getting flashbacks to the 70s again. Deep-cleavage jump-suits. Did I fall into a time machine somewhere? Or, are the worst things from the 70s and 80s making a comeback? If so, can I put myself in cryostasis until it’s over?
Madison McNamara – Beautiful voice. Not surprised on the four-chair turn. She knows how to use the various shades of her voice.
The Madden Bros? Really? Even she looked surprised that she made that decision. lol
Ace Avenue – Oh, lord. He even SINGS like Shaun Cassidy. I’m getting flashbacks again. “Well, I met her on a Monday and my heart stood still, Da Doo Ron Ron Ron, Da Doo Ron Ron…” Sorry, dear. When you sing one of the coaches’ songs, you really need to punch it. A ballad doesn’t give you much room to make the song your own.
Not that it makes everything better in not getting a chair turn, but nice of Ronan to duet with him.
Lexi Clark – I kinda like. I still have my tonsils, but I don’t sound like that. *pout*
Name-dropping time.
Another gripping cliffhanger. Zzzzzzzz. Oh, it’s back. OK, come on, chooooooooooooooose! Yes, yes, we know you should follow your heart, your gut, your mom. Why doesn’t anyone follow their ass? Their left elbow? Come ON!
What? Maddens again? Is there a fix going on here? Does someone up the ladder really want them to win this year because they’ve stuck around the whole time?
Poor Ronan. No one chose Mr. Grump-pants. Awwwwww.
Blind Auditions 02
OK, enough with the back-patting each other! Get on with it!
Back-story, back-story. Blah, blah, blah. Huh, cute dress. Wish I could wear it without it being mumu-sized. Game of Thrones mind-flash with the really long wavy hair. Off we go.
Elle Murphy – Awesome! My favourite so far. Very haunting at the beginning. Boy, the audience went crazy!

Delta, stop dancing. Don’t you realize that your pants-gripping swaying looked like you were doing a reverse wedgie, pulling the fabric up hard against your crotch, as if you were trying to keep yourself from peeing your pants?
Jay Parrino – Frank Lakoudis! You cut your hair!! Very interesting. Sorry that no one turned, as it would have been different from all the Adele/Rihanna/Beyonce wannabes.
Do they have a special section for young, high-pitched-screaming girls? They’d all be together, so the crew can just point at them and say, “Scream bitches, scream!”.
Tash Lockhart – Any relation to Gilderoy? Never mind. Beautiful voice. Is it just me, or does her smile remind anyone else of Meg Ryan? Given that I prefer full-bodied voices, glad she got through.
Poor Ronan. No one is picking you.
More back-patting. Ergh!
Claire Howell – So many runs. Running, running. Knew Jesse J would turn. You know she’s picking Jesse J. Yup. I’m psychotic. Oops, I mean psychic. That one had “Made for Jesse J” stamped all over her forehead.

Truman Mullins – Nice voice, boring song. Can we turn the coach mics off when contestants are singing? Do NOT want to hear the coaches sing. Wow, constructive criticism. Never thought I’d hear that on The Voice again. Last time was Jesse J on Season 1 of The Voice UK. Good to have it back. Nothing more fake than all the You sang great *cough*loser*cough*. Keep singing *cough*pleasedon’t*cough*. Thanks for singing for us *cough*getoffthestage*cough*.
Maryanne Wright – Can your bestie be any more excited than when you went to WALK onto the stage? Glad to see a couple of the coaches have an appreciation for Theater music. Lovely voice. Which coach will mess her up?
Ronan is cursed. CURSED I say!
Did the Producers tell the talent-search team that this is the year of nose-rings? If they have a nose-ring, they automatically make it to the blinds?
Oops, almost had a crotch-shot there, Ms Sinclair.
Lane Sinclair – Very Joni Mitchell. I love acoustic. Really shows the voice off when it’s not being drowned out by multiple instruments. Pick Ronan! Pick Ronan!!

Booooooooo! Something actually funny. Hell no, we won’t Ro.
Georgia Carey – Lovely. Very delicate. I like the song she chose this time. Another favorite. Come on! Be Ronan’s first contestant!
Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooot! The curse has broken!
Yes, these recaps were all over the place. Sorry about that, but I kinda forgot the show had started, and was already two eps behind. I know Ep 3 has already shown for you guys, but it’s not available to me for download yet. I’ll try to get that out soon.


The Voice premieres tonight

The Voice is back on Nine with judges Delta Goodrem, Jessie J, the Madden bros and newcomer Ronan Keating (no stranger to talent shows). What do you think of Ronan? Anyone still miss Ricky/Will.iam(sorry – taking a punt on where the artistic full stop goes)/Seal?

I’ll be watching MasterChef so recaps welcome.