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gusta_cruz

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  1. If Toneisha was 2nd, it’s ridiculous that they didn’t announce it, as she would have been THE BEST PLACEMENT OF AN AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALE IN EIGHTEEN SEASONS OF THE VOICE.
  2. Good luck, boy! Rooting for you
  3. I want Thunderstorm to win, but I think the way this finale is set up makes Todd the favorite by far
  4. high falsetto isn’t that uncommon. The second time she attempted was passable, but the first one was painful. Gimmicky performance
  5. That’s not even whistle register lol Toneisha, you keep disappointing
  6. I don’t want to fight. I was one of the original Danny Gokey haters on Vote for the Worst so you may have an idea where I come from Allegra wasn’t that bad
  7. Todd would be a worse winner than Jake Hoot honestly
  8. We could very well be getting three performances by trios of contestants instead of guests. It would be totally doable. Also I doubt they can pull off a watchable two hour finale
  9. They’re editing every performance so much that they all look lipsynched
  10. Not that I’m a Thunderstorm fan, but I would rather have him as the winner than singing-from-church Todd this girl is so bad
  11. This is the most boring The Voice episode I’ve ever seen. Everything about it is putting me to sleep. These song choices... Jesus
  12. We don’t have any of them getting exposed in the lives since the performances remain edited and ultimately they are like videos from these singers’ Youtube channels
  13. Britton’s new single CROSS MY MIND is available on all platforms. Support it!
  14. Think about this. Jennifer Hudson is hated by the typical viewer of this show. Kelly Clarkson is their sweetheart. They are basically the same person, doing the same “yesssss!” histrionic routine, screaming and jumping and throwing shoes — they are both too much to the point of verging on fakeness (I love Jennifer and love Kelly the singer, don’t hate on me!). Why do they get a different reaction? Think about this and stop lying to yourselves.
  15. But here’s the deal, I don’t think they have been as stuck in a box as you’re saying. If you take Rose for instance, I don’t think anyone can argue that her journey on the show has been that of a typical black diva. If you look at the songs Katie’s sung, those have been extremely more obvious, and she might win tonight. She gets a pass for doing I’m Going Down, Baby I Love You, Without You, Adele, Gaga, the Aerosmith/Dianne Warren ballad. Rose went out of her not to be stuck in that box. Kennedy is pretty much the same thing. She did country, she did This Is Me which was a huge hit at the time, Me Too, Confident — she was marketable. Now look at how much more predictable and stuck in a box were Chevel’s picks. The one contestant you could argue was closer to an obvious black diva singing show contestant was Kyla — but then take her teammate that season, Spensha, who did contemporary song after contemporary song AND was on Team Blake. She still wasn’t seen as “really country”. You can go back to Keisha Renee for the same thing. So I don’t understand why we should accept that it’s perfectly normal that Jake gets to do cliches like Desperado and Amazed for his two last covers and win but if a black diva does a Whitney song and a Celine song, she gets called outdated. Whitney Houston herself wouldn’t have won this show if she were singing in her prime her own songs on this show. Think about that — she would have lost to Jake Hoot! I think we have had literally had every kind of black female singer on this show who had basically every kind of journey possible and there are people still playing the game of “what they have to do to win is...”. Please. No. Stop. It’s maddening to me because I’m not American and I don’t live in America (although I did live there for two years) and it’s SO transparent to me that the racial bias is tragic, and people who deny these obvious facts and try to accuse those of us exposing facts of doing “race baiting” are nothing if not enablers. Being "not racist" isn't good enough. You must stand up and be ANTI racist.
  16. You never see white singers lifting a finger to appeal to black audiences. If Jake wins tonight, tell me one time he made an effort to appeal to a black audience. And yet if black female singers want to win, they have to pander to a white audience. Be less of themselves. There is a name to this.
  17. Absolutely, however, given the status quo, I believe having some investment in getting a black female to win is totally justified
  18. There is very little difference between the two factors. Identity is key to this clusterfreak
  19. A rare kind of integrity for this show. This is 100% a black vocal performance. There’s no pandering to a white audience here - the phenomenal studio version is more “polished” but doesn’t have the same impact as live. She’s doing it the way it should be done, whether it works for tv or not is irrelevant. You can tell she knows she’s not in the finale to win it so she just chose to have fun with her coach, display her personality in the original and honor her roots with the cover. I’d love to have her finish above fourth so to have some faith in the viewing audience of this show, whom is racially biased in a significant portion as we know, but if not, it was one hell of a ride and I’ll keep following her after the season for sure. (And week after week she’s glowing more and more looking so beautiful and confident)
  20. Well let’s wait for the comments to this performance. Stop pretending this started now and enabling structural racism, which you’re very comfortable doing
  21. People still can’t see the racist undertone in calling black soulful singers “screamers” who “need to tone it down”. They need to go search where in history (and why) this kind of singing began.
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