Kyle Montplaisir
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Kyle Montplaisir is a contributor and host at Talent Recap. He is the lead detective for the site on 'The Masked Singer' and an encyclopedia of knowledge on 'The Voice' and 'American Idol'. A graduate of Pepperdine University, Kyle is originally from Arizona, but now lives in Los Angeles. When he isn’t watching talent shows and game shows, Kyle loves eating dessert, singing karaoke, and spending time with his wife, Hannah, and dog, Stella

The Truth Behind Auto-Tuning Talent Shows

  Singing competition shows have been criticized for their use of sound editing and auto-tune for as long as they’ve been on the air. Though it isn’t made public, it is an issue that producers have had to deal with…

Does Musical Genre Affect Ratings on Singing Shows?

  Singing competition shows have been bringing in the ratings since season one of American Idol in 2002. Because of its success, many other shows have emerged from The X Factor to The Voice to The Sing-Off…the list goes on!…

‘The Four’s Candice Boyd is a Finalist for iHeartRadio Rising Star

  You might remember Candice Boyd (and her crazy epic runs) from the first season of The Four. As a newly independent artist, she initially impressed the judges with her cover of “I’m Goin’ Down” by Mary J Blige. She…

Where Are They Now? ‘American Idol’s Haley Reinhart Headlining Show at The Troubadour

  Haley Reinhart was a fan favorite on Season 10 of American Idol. After placing third on the show, behind Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina, she has made a name for herself in the music industry. From signing record deals…

Kelly vs Meghan vs DJ Khaled: Who Will Win “Teen Choice TV Personality”?

The Teen Choice Award nominees came out last week and a few of our talent show favorites will be going head-to-head! The newest addition to The Voice‘s coaching team, Kelly Clarkson, was nominated for “Choice TV Personality,” along with The…

Maddie Poppe Posts First Episode of New YouTube Series: “An American Idol Story”

Coming off her big win just a few weeks ago, Maddie Poppe is starting a new YouTube series! The series, called “An American Idol Story,” will follow her journey since winning the inaugural season of American Idol on ABC.  In…

I Auditioned for ‘The Voice’: 5 Things You Should Know About the Process

Growing up watching American Idol, I have always dreamed of being a talent show contestant. I have a vivid memory of when Jordin Sparks was on Idol specifically. She was from the Phoenix area and that’s where I grew up.…