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As regular readers of WSDN will already know, I am a self-professed watcher of the ‘The Voice’ on Channel 9. Last year I tuned in – mostly out of curiosity – and before I knew it, I (and the rest of the country) was hooked, ensuring my attendance in front of the telly every night. It was all about the singing. The emotional theatrics. Seal’s unusual outfits. Keith’s incredible song lyric knowledge. Joel’s toothpick. Delta’s facial expressions. In other words, RATINGS GOLD.
And this year, they’re back. As am I. And there have been a few changes:
- Ricky Martin has replaced Keith Urban.
- Host Darren McMullen is under the impression that hair combed forward makes him look ‘hip’ or something.
- The clothing allowance for judges has apparently been brutally slashed as they have worn the SAME OUTFITS for the entire series of blind auditions. I don’t know how much more of ‘peekaboo side-boob’ I can take from Delta’s jumpsuit.
- Contestants need to have the saddest, most tragic backstory possible before applying. This has created much hilarity on the Twitter feed of late.