Who saw this one coming? The guy no one was really paying attention to, Jermaine Paul, ended up winning The Voice. And now that makes the 2nd Bald Black Guy With a Record Deal to win this show in 2 seasons. Next year, we're going to have to support #bbgwrd3 because this is definitely the antithesis to Idol. But no matter what, a female will never win a televised singing show ever again. We're still shocked and laughing - how did this guy win? It's hilarious!
In the end, VTW pick Tony Lucca got 3rd place and Christina Aguilera's closet case Chris Mann got 4th. So we helped piss off Christina, just as we intended. We feel good about that! Great work, everyone.
Make sure to bid on the official VFTW The Voice caricatures. They're awesome!
Oh, The Voice. How you've entertained us all season. Tonight, no one was particularly hilarious or bad, just some medicore performances and a few good ones. Our pick from last week, Juliet, definitely improved and was not VFTW worthy. So let's just call it a tie this week - the VFTW pick is all 4 of Team Blake and Team Christina. Jermaine, Erin, Chris, and Lindsey came out and took a dump on the stage in the glorious Edge of Glory. So rather than vote for someone this week, let's just enjoy this train wreck and let the chips fall where they may. There's no need to ruin The Voice if they throw us a bone like this. We'll see if anyone is hilarious enough to support in the finale.
Besides, we need to keep our dialing fingers fresh to make sure Phillip Phillips makes it to the finale on Idol. (Video via Rickey.org)
When American Idol debuted in 2002, its supposed goal was to find the best undiscovered talent in America. Singers like Kelly Clarkson and Clay Aiken, who had dreams of stardom but never had the connections, were catapulted to megastardom. The producers found diamonds in the rough and launched their careers. But a disturbing trend has surfaced with the spoiled contestants of American Idol 7 – they’re no longer even remotely undiscovered talent. A large percentage of them are failed singers and entertainers who have already had their shot at fame. Yet Idol thinks that repackaging these failures is a good idea to make us watch their show. Gone are the days where you or your friends could try out for Idol and make it big. Now you have to already have connections. Read on to find out more about how this year’s show will just be a boring hash of recycled pseudo-celebrities who weren’t good enough to make it the first time around. And keep checking back as this article is updated almost every day with new information.
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