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  1. I don’t want to spoil anything for tomorrow, but the final 3 going into the grand finale isn’t exactly what everyone is expecting. I don’t know the exact reason why/ what happens, but a frontrunner may be knocked out/withdrawn
  2. Expect the coaching panel to be an all-Aussie line-up (and most likely all new faces): it'll greatly reduce costs because they won't have to pay for flights and accommodation, plus new faces means there's more room to negotiate salaries at a much lower cost. It's so sad that Kelly and George didn't get a proper farewell - they spent half of their last season on The Voice on-screen virtually (I'll miss Kelta too!!)
  3. From what the 7 CEO was saying, he wants it to go from the blind auditions straight to the semi-finals. I think from a cost-cutting measure, it makes sense because the blinds rate the best, and then viewers usually tune out after that. It's like they don't even care about pleasing the public anymore about the show 'being all about the contestants and discovering new talent'. They're stating point-blank that it's a reality show and they're turning it more in Got Talent where it's more about entertainment.
  4. Okay so it's been confirmed that Nine is no longer airing the show, however Channel 7 has swooped in and will now be airing The Voice in 2021! It'll definitely be interesting to see what they do - Sonia Kruger is back hosting the show and from the sounds of it they want a new coaching panel. It'll also be a 'leaner' production - they want to go from the blind auditions straight to the semi-finals, so it'll be a much shorter season. Tbh this is just more proof that The Voice is purely a reality show and not really for the 'talent', because it's looking more and more like Got Talent (I'm guessing coaches won't really be acting as mentors if they cut the entire process and go straight to the semi-finals)
  5. The Voice could potentially be axed by Nine – chief executive Hugh Marks says cost-cutting might see the end of expensive TV productions. He referred to The Voice as an example, but Nine had made no decisions about its future TV programming. Apparently The Voice costs $40 mil/year to produce – The Block is only 1/3 of that cost per hour yet delivers equivalent ratings. https://www.theguardian.com/media/2020/aug/27/nine-entertainment-reports-575m-loss-after-disappointing-year
  6. I never thought about how that could affect votes!!! You could be right - of course, social media only captures a small picture of what the audience likes. Seeing as The Voice tends to have an older audience, many wouldn't be on Instagram/Twitter that are voting. I know when I played the performances to my mum she thought it was strange that an American was competing on The Voice Australia
  7. Unfortunately not, and I don't think they'll tell us either - I think we can gather from what that person has said that the places would've been: 1. Chris 2. Siala 3. Johnny 4. Stellar
  8. According to this person who knows someone working for The Voice, apparently it all 'came down to a handful of votes in the last few minutes' - poor Siala just missed out. That's a bit of a surprise to me .... judging by everyone's comments on social media, Johnny seemed to get quite a lot of support (many said 'Johnny was robbed' on Instagram post announcing the winner). It seems his support didn't translate to votes though...
  9. Haha that's true - people were joking that this is the longest we've remembered a Voice winner, purely because of the controversy surrounding a coach's brother winning the show. I read somewhere that the 'loophole' is that All-Stars don't have to go through the application process (which clearly states you can't be related to any employees, etc.) as they get asked back, which is why Chris was able to compete this season. Also interesting is that Chris was apparently asked to come back last year, but Guy wanted to 'settle' in to the show seeing as it was his first year as a coach.
  10. I think for us in Aus it's more of an 'out of sight, out of mind' thing. For all the controversy and backlash Chris got earlier this week, I think most people in Australia have already forgotten about it and moved on. Unless Channel 9 want to create more 'drama' in order to stay relevant, I don't think they're planning on releasing results this week.
  11. Unfortunately I don't think they'll do it - if they were going to release the placings it would've been done on the night or the next day. I think the most we'll ever know about it is that there was less then 0.5% difference between 1st and 2nd place
  12. Here's a bit of a random thought - if Delta had chosen Jesse as her final contestant instead of Stellar, do you think the result would have been different? When Jesse was eliminated there was a bit of backlash on social media (particularly IG). Looking back, I noticed some people say 'now that jesse's gone, I'm going to vote for Chris' - perhaps if Jesse was in the grand finale some of the votes for Chris would have been spaced out between Chris and Jesse. I'm also so curious to see who came 2nd! Apparently it was less than 0.5% difference between 1st and 2nd place - it would have to be between Johnny and Siala
  13. Just a side note... can we talk about how epic the coaches duets were!??? I especially loved Delta and Stellar's duet - their voices were absolutely sublime and gelled together so well
  14. It's certainly been an interesting season... I know producers probably invited Chris back onto the show, but the fact that he constantly said he didn't want to be in his brother's shadow throughout the season, yet went on a show where his brother is a coach?? The Voice is probably the most 'credible' (i.e. Australia's Got Talent is more of a novelty) and you would have to really invest if you wanted to compete overseas like Sheldon is on America's Got Talent, but his whole career will always be marred by the fact that he won a show that his brother is part of the judging panel.
  15. I mean... good on Chris for winning but I bloody hope that Siala is getting signed!!! From the sounds of it EMI Australia (record company which is obligated to sign the winner) really wanted Siala to win
  16. With the show being pre-recorded it would have been very difficult to announce the placings (imagine all the different combinations they would have to film for each place) They might post the placings later on social media though.
  17. Hahah it's already started!! But honestly it never even crossed my mind that Chris would win - I was definitely thinking it was a toss-up between Johnny and Siala (though Stellar was my fave)
  18. What the hell!????? Not expecting Chris at all to win that
  19. Okay looking at Darren (the host) IG stories, Chris Sebastian and Daryl Braithwaite are singing Horses - not sure if it's the best choice. It's an iconic song and Daryl's voice is so distinctive that I think Chris will be overpowered by him. I could be totally wrong though but from rehearsals it doesn't seem to be much of a 'grand final' song - more of a karaoke
  20. Quite an interesting article about the grand finalists and how difficult it is for 'pop stardom', considering COVID has disrupted any chance of touring after the show. The director of EMI Music (record label for The Voice winner) singles out Siala as the 'obvious' talent - it looks like their record label also wants Siala to win! https://www.smh.com.au/culture/tv-and-radio/it-s-terrifying-pop-stardom-for-the-voice-finalists-more-uncertain-than-ever-20200717-p55czx.html
  21. Channel 9 just posted that there's only 2% between the Top 2 artists https://9now.nine.com.au/the-voice/grand-finale-result-voting-is-too-close-to-call-winner-voice-australia-2020/a674b0d9-3c0f-4fbf-a9d6-27bcc84aa927
  22. Hahaha it does seem like most of us are anti-Johnny doesn't it - my issue with Johnny is that he can hit all the notes and runs flawlessly but doesn't bring much else to the table. He's going to be another yet another winner who fades away after the show, but Siala could actually make it seeing as she's very 'current'. My fave is Stellar and I loved her right from the auditions because she brings so much emotion to all her performances, but I think the same thing will happen with her like Johnny. That's why I'm voting for Siala to win.
  23. I also hope that too - it seems like we're going to be basing the winner off semi-final performances because I'm guessing most people have already put their votes in. I think Stellar and Siala's performances will be epic tomorrow night
  24. Performance order is so crucial when the public votes, although it'll be more fair in the grand finale as all the artists are performing at least two songs each. Last year I remember Sheldon was singing last in the semi-final and viewers complained that voting closed as soon as he finished performing, not to mention the website had also crashed. Not to say that he would've gone through anyway, but I feel that it's unfair to the artists who perform towards the end and then the voting window doesn't give viewers enough time to vote.
  25. I'm expecting Chris to place 4th, or at best 3rd. The competition is too good that the public would rather vote for Johnny/Siala/Stellar than 'Guy's brother' (I know he's much more than that, but Chris will always be remembered as Guy's brother). It would be a completely different story if Chris was miles better than the other finalists, but the fact that the entire Top 4 is on the same level (or potentially better) than Chris makes it hard to ignore that his brother is on the coaching panel.
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