Fans Outraged at ‘The Voice’ Results Call for Show to “Move to CMT!”
This season of The Voice has been great…if you love white male country singers. If not, you’re probably a little peeved at last night’s results. In the Top 8, FIVE of the singers fit that description. All but one of those, Rod Stokes, are on Team Blake. Not one white male country singer was eliminated between the Top 24 and Top 8.
This partiality toward country singers (and Team Blake) is nothing new, but with the team quotas going away at the Top 24 this season, it is more apparent than ever. And some fans are NOT pleased.
Can you really blame fans for the sentiment though? When The Voice first started, the team quotas stayed true all the way until the Finale. This was quickly changed to only uphold quotas until the Top 12 or 13. This worked well, because it added diversity to the Live Shows and worked against any favoritism based on coaches.
But this season, The Voice went one step further and got rid of the team quotas at the Top 32, introducing the Live Cross Battles. This has not played out very well at all. Adam already lost all his team members going in to the Semifinals, Kelly only has one left, and John has two. Meanwhile, Blake Shelton is sitting pretty with five. His only contestant in the Instant Save, Kim Cherry, was the one who was voted to move on against two Team Adam members, Mari and LB Crew.
Many fans on Twitter also posted about how this has changed the dynamic of the show. When one coach is dominating, it’s not as fun to watch the interactions between them.
But will this be the new norm or is it just how this season played out? We won’t know until next season, but with all the backlash, I would be surprised if The Voice didn’t go back to its old formula. Then again, they doubled down on The Comeback Stage this season, so anything can happen!