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What I’m Watching: The Sing-Off

We miss the first half hour of The Sing-Off because we’re watching How I Met Your Mother, but after that, it’s the definitive choice for filling the time until Castle comes on.

I appreciate the skill it takes to be an a cappella group. There were times last season when it sounded like some of the groups had bands backing them up.

I like the judges on this show more than any judges other than those at The Voice. Ben Folds is terrific. Their critique is constructive and overall positive. How’s that for a concept? Help your singers get better.

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Posted by on October 7, 2011 in Music, Television


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TV without the DVR

When we dumped cable, we got rid of the DVR. Now, I am faced with a new season of television without the ability to watch two shows that are on at the same time. So far, that doesn’t seem like it will be a big deal. What does seem like a big deal- probably no American Idol for me this year and likely little X Factor, as I always preferred to DVR the shows and just watch the performances, skipping the filler and the judges. I think I’ll manage The Voice and The Sing Off , but not the others.

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Posted by on September 27, 2011 in Television


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The Voice – Final Results

Javier’s duet was most definitely my favorite, but that might have more to do with the fact that I like Stevie Nicks better than I like any of the others. He held his own next to her, not an easy task, given her distinctive voice.

With Nakia out, I did not care much who won. Javier is certainly radio ready, and I wish him the best of luck.

My favorite judge was Blake Shelton. Every time he performed with his team, it was about showcasing his team, not himself. That was not the case for any of the other judges.

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Posted by on June 30, 2011 in Music, Television


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The Voice (10)

There was a lot of music in the finale, which I liked. Still, I couldn’t help thinking what Nakia could have done with an original song.

If I heard any of the individual performances on the radio, I would not be bumped. Everyone seemed consumer ready. The one stand out was Dia. With all the others, I’d hear them on the radio and not know (or really care) who was singing. Dia’s voice is one that will always be recognized.

I think the producers are hoping for Vicci, though, as she once again got the final, and most memorable, performance.

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Posted by on June 29, 2011 in Music, Television


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The Voice (9)

Okay, I guess it made some sense. All the peopleAmericavoted through to the semis were the people they voted through to the finals. Its reasonable. I am still annoyed. Nakia was the best performer, pretty much from the beginning. Funny thing is, I’m betting on Vicci to win.

I like the fast pace on The Voice. My only issue is this part of the format. Even at the semi-final level, singers are only competing against the other singer from their team, not all the singers. Nakia was certainly top 4 material.


MythBusters tomorrow, financial message board post Saturday.

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Posted by on June 23, 2011 in Music, Television


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The Voice (8)

ReallyAmerica? You left it to Cee Lo to save Nakia? I guess that made it an easy choice for him. I thought Vicki had a good performance last night (and the sweet spot), but since only one performer from each team makes the finals, it’s got to be Nakia for team Cee Lo.

For once, neither of Christina’s or Adam’s singers were really inspiring last night, so either option for each would be fine.

And as for team Blake, I think Dia needs to be the one in the finals.Xeniais adorable, but she’s just not ready yet.

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Posted by on June 22, 2011 in Music, Television


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The Voice (7)

I was very happy with who went through to the semis on Christina’s team. They were definitely her strongest singers. I was surprised by Blake’s choice as to who to keep, as now he has two young women with “unique” tones to their voices, tones that sound rather similar to me.

Nakia is by far the strongest contender. It doesn’t matter who else Ce Lo has; he has Nakia.

Adam has the most well rounded team. I expect Javier to go through, but otherwise it’s a toss up.

Team Blake’s group performance was still the best at highlighting the contestants.

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Posted by on June 15, 2011 in Music, Television


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