‘The Voice’ Winner Sundance Head Shades The Show on Twitter
This week’s semi-finals round on The Voice saw the return of Brynn Cartelli, who won Season 14 back in the spring. Brynn helped mentor the remaining members of Team Kelly and got to do a number on the show. We’ve noticed that Brynn tends to be getting more support from The Voice post-win than some of the other former champions of the show, and one of them spoke out about it this week.
Upon learning of Brynn’s involvement in the current season, Season 11 winner Sundance Head took to Twitter to give a little reminder to the show’s producers…
Hey @NBCTheVoice do you remember me? I would also like to “drop by”… been patiently waiting here but we’re coming up on 2 years already. All the best Season 11 2016 Champ Sundance! So much has happened and it’s time to show everyone. Talk to you soon. pic.twitter.com/p8yf0dT2MX
— Sundance Head (@SundanceHead) December 5, 2018
Sundance has released a few singles in the two years since his Voice victory, but he and a lot of the other winners don’t seem to be as favored by the show as Brynn is. It’s looking like a lot of people would also like to see Sundance return to the show, and I’m sure fans of other previous winners would also like to see their favorites back. While Blake did take him on tour with him and has also helped out others like Lauren Duski, Brynn seems to really be favored not only by the show itself but the network.
— LouAnn Erickson (@lae1108) December 5, 2018
You tell em!!! @NBCTheVoice quit forgetting all the past talented people ?
— Nikki Hammer (@idahocat6) December 6, 2018
Thank you. I’m still waiting and hoping for the opportunity to go back and perform. Not sure what’s going on but all I can do is wait…
— Sundance Head (@SundanceHead) December 12, 2018
Hey are you going to be on next week? Haven’t watched the lives just long enough to see if you were gonna be on
— Debbie❤️ (@blindbiotch) December 12, 2018
I would normally just write off the decision to include Brynn in this season over other winners as recency bias (a lot of reality shows tend to have recent winners pop back in for a performance the next season) but this doesn’t really happen all that much on The Voice. It’s as if they’re nothing more than prizes for his trophy case, and quite frankly I can see why some winners seem to feel like they got a raw deal from the show, their coaches, and Republic Records, the company all winners are contractually bound to after their season.
We’ll find out who the Season 15 champion of The Voice will be next week, but it’ll be interesting to see if and how the show continues to support them after the fact.