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Old 12-05-12, 18:08
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The US version of the Voice is now down to the final four. My favorite Amanda Brown went home last night, only making the last six. I'm still a bit stunned by it, and I'm sure we haven't heard the last of her. But every one of the last six charted on the iTunes chart, Terry McDermott topped out at #2, Cassadee Pope at 4, and Nicholas David at 5. Terry was also #1 and 2 on the iTunes rock chart. Trevin Hunt hit 1 on the R&B chart. Plus Cassadee, Terry, Melanie Martinez (also eliminated), and Amanda all charted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, even though there are no physical songs of theirs to buy (no CD for example), and virtually no radio airplay. That's how high the competition is.

Here's Terry McDermott singing I Want to Know What Love Is.

Here is Nicholas David singing Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

Here is Cassadee Pope singing Stand.

Here is Trevin Hunte singing And I'm Telling You.

And for good measure, here is Amanda Brown's performance of the Aretha Franklin classic You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman.

Some other comments: Cassadee has outsold the others on the charts, but Trevin has been selling the least in the last few weeks and is still there. I think Cassadee is fourth on this list, and while a good singer a step below Amanda. But Cassadee is the girl next door that every guy wants to date, and every girl wants to be. I'd also argue that the last 12 people on the Voice could have easily gone on American Idol, or the X Factor and made the top 4, or even won it, but as much as the Voice focuses on true vocal talent, being cute and friendly like Cassadee is, and looking like a pop icon sure doesn't hurt. And she can sing quite good.
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Old 12-06-12, 00:07
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They have recently announced the new judge for the Australian season of The Voice next year and Ricky Martin will be replacing Keith Urban.
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Old 12-06-12, 17:55
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I find that almost amusing. Completely different styles, and backgrounds. Ricky Martin is Puerto Rican! Though I think he probably deserves credit for helping take Latino-pop global.
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I find that almost amusing. Completely different styles, and backgrounds. Ricky Martin is Puerto Rican! Though I think he probably deserves credit for helping take Latino-pop global.
He has been in retirement for a long time as well, at least I think he has. I will have a look at some of those links you posted a bit later as well.
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Semi finals here tonight
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There are and have been a number of these casting shows on German tv. Offhand I can think of only one group who came out of it with any kind of success, and that only for perhaps two years.

I couldn't even begin to know who won 99% of them.

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Old 12-11-12, 20:01
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Not sure about Germany, but in the US there has been a lot of post-show success for many of the winners. Actually, last season's Voice had Chris Mann finishing 4th, and he's found success.

As noted, this Season's US Voice has been noticeably higher quality overall. It's reached the point where it's not a question if these people can sing as good as anyone on the radio, they can. It's an issue of the business itself, and songwriting and marketing. Can they fit into that? If so, anyone in about the last 10 or so from this year can make it. Top four preformed last night in US. I liked Terry McDermott's version of Let it Be quite a bit. Not too many people sing that song because you make one single mistake and everyone in the world knows it. Similar can be said about Nicholas David singing the Joe Cocker classic You Are So Beautiful.

Some very sad news in that Mexico's version of The Voice, coach Jenni Rivera was killed in a small plane crash.
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