So! Josh’s precious “Set Fire To The Rain” was apparently hidden in iTunes. You could find it under “Albums” but not in the regular singles spot where frantic voters usually look.
3. “Can’t Help Falling in Love” Christina Grimmie
6. “Right Here Waiting” Jake Worthington
7. “A Country Boy Can Survive” Jake Worthington/Blake Shelton
8. “Somebody That I Used to Know” Christina Grimmie/Adam Levine
9. “Don’t Close Your Eyes” Jake Worthington
11. “Every Breath You Take” Josh Kaufman/Usher
16. “Signed Sealed and Delivered” Josh Kaufman
19. “Set Fire to the Rain” Josh Kaufman
41. “Wrecking Ball” Christina Grimmie
Is this why it didn’t make the Top Ten? (Note, it’s very rare for at all three finalists not to each have at least one single in the Top Ten. The Duet purchases do not count as votes.) More importantly, is this why the Top Ten Multiplier does not count this week, even though it always has, and the press release even said it would only a few days ago?
Can we stop a minute? This is what I hate about The Voice, more than anything. More than the gimmicks, more than the lack of focus on the contestants, more than the sense that this is just a vehicle for people in the music business to hop on and get network face time with America. What I hate Hate HATE is this total disregard for the rules. The rules are set out at the beginning of the season. And then, if the production doesn’t like something–they don’t try to manipulate the audience. They don’t sandbag contestants with bad songs and poor reviews. Instead…..they just change the rules. Like the rules don’t matter. Like we won’t notice and won’t care. The contestants are literally competing on shifting sand. The season with Cassadee Pope was the worst–they literally changed the rules every week in order to ensure she won. If Idol did this, Ryan would be out there, solemnly explaining and apologizing and repeating over and over how they had to do this to be fair. The Voice? Meh, was there a Top Ten multiplier factor for the finale? No! Wait, did we do that last year? Oh, well, you know, l, well…..hey…..oh, Hey here’s Celebrity X performing!
The worst part–they’re right. The audience doesn’t care, and most of them probably won’t even notice. So let’s bullet point our way through the filler.
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