Chloe Kohanski Discusses What Frustrated Her About ‘The Voice’
Last week Chloe Kohanski won season 13 of The Voice and it was pretty much a given that she would. By the end of the show, all of the contestants looked exhausted and Chloe sounded like she was losing her voice when she spoke. That wasn’t an illusion. She spoke about being frustrated with not being able to rest her voice due to the demands of the show.
What a musician like Chloe doesn’t necessarily know is what goes into making a TV show. It’s a highly technical endeavor and takes a ridiculous amount of time to do. Believe me, I know. Also, what comes along with a show like this, is all the press and other things the contestants must do. It is a lot more exhausting than just getting up on stage and performing. She said,
“For me, personally, it only got frustrating when it felt like it was getting in the way of the music. There was a [point] a couple of weeks ago where I was just really worn out because we were having to work really late into the night. And we had a lot of interviews, and my voice was so tired and there was never even any time to practice my songs. I was like, ‘How is this more important than the actual performance?’ I communicated that frustration and it helped once I talked about it a little bit. And then I kinda put it into perspective. It takes a lot of work for the camera guys and everybody, and they work just as hard as I’m working, if not harder, to make a really awesome show. And that’s really the truth of the matter is that The Voice is a television show, you know? Even though it is about the artistry and the musicians, the real work starts after the show, for me.”
Making television is a lot like making sausage. You love the result but you don’t want to see how it’s made.