Seems like these days there is talent everywhere you look. Whether you are watching the latest talent competition on television, or walking down the street listening to a street performer. Talent is all around us, but I wonder if today’s social media landscape has changed our perception of the word ‘talent’.
In recent years, we’ve seen a boom in singing and talent competitions on TV. These shows aim to give the ‘normal Joe’ a chance at becoming famous. Thousands and thousands of individuals are filtered through a web of personnel whose only job is to judge you. They judge your personality, how you look, what you sound like, and above all your star power. How healthy is it, for a society who conforms to everything they see, to watch these shows? In my humble opinion, these shows are giving viewers a false sense of hope. If you do your research, you’ll notice that the majority of winners are seasoned professionals, and have spent years (if not decades) honing their talents.
What about The Voice? The judges don’t even see you until you are on the show. Yes, this is correct, but the screening process is just as jaded as the next. It’s an interesting way to go about finding talent, but in reality, most of the artists that make it on the show have been singing professionally for years! My point is that everyone on this earth has a talent, it’s what you do with it that sets you apart from the crowd. Talent is only as good as the time you put into it!
If the tables were turned, and Adam Levine’s performance tonight was his audition for ‘The Voice’, do you think any chairs would turn? I’m not sure if there was a problem with his in-ears, but there were some very pitchy moments. I’ve always been a fan of Adam and his unique voice, maybe he was just having off day.