When it comes to reality tv most of us fall into one of two categories. We love it or we hate it. I used to be of the hate it variety and for the most part I am still in that camp. The one place I veer off that path is in the musical shows – American Idol, America’s Got Talent and The Voice.
Of the three shows, I’m pretty sure I prefer The Voice.
First off, they’ve narrowed down the auditions by the time you get to the actual shows, so you never really have to listen to anyone who is bad. From there it’s a matter of picking out the best of the best. And a few of them are truly amazing.
Some of them become more amazing when you hear their story. Not that a tough background truly makes them talented if they weren’t already. It can make it better I think because hardship teaches people how to fight for their dreams.
This last week there was a girl on the show whose story touched me. She was born prematurely and had some neurological damage. At the age of 4 or 5 she barely spoke and was falling behind developmentally. Then a doctor suggested that her parents try music. They bought her some karaoke and she began singing about 4 hours a day. Singing helped bring her out of her shell. It helped her find her inner self, and that, thanks to the doctor’s unpredictable suggestion, was her miracle.
Now she’s on a team on The Voice, and she’s one of the few I’m eager to watch over the coming weeks. Here is her blind audition.