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Are you sick of all the sob stories on The Voice?

Posted by: Ellen Feely | 17 April, 2013 - 11:49 AM
Harrison Craig. (Photo: Supplied)

Are you sick of sob stories dominating The Voice?

Neil Mitchell’s TV reviewer Jane Holmes certainly is, saying the top-rating TV talent quest has become ‘a tad exploitative’.

HAVE YOUR SAY: Are you sick of the sob stories on The Voice? Do the back stories influence the way you perceive their performance? Comment below

"We had the boy with the stutter (and) last night, we had the boy on crutches because he'd had an awful asthma attack as a child and lost the ability to walk," Jane Holmes said.


Shawne Kirke on The Voice last night told of his severe asthma attack which rendered him reliant on crutches. (Photo: Nine Network)

"You can't help but feel awful that these things happen, and then you feel good that people are strong enough to overcome adversity.

"But it seems you don't get on the show unless you've overcome some sort of adversity."

LISTEN: Jane Holmes with Neil Mitchell discussing 'The Voice':

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Blog comments Your Say

  • I'm sick of the vainglorious prigs that host the show. In fact I'm sick of most of the prime time crap served up on television!

    Benny Hill and On The Buses, please.

    the serial pest Thursday 18 April, 2013 - 4:16 PM
  • This show, like most so-called reality shows, all those cooking and other talent shows, are sooooo contrived. Watched this one twice now wouldn't watch if it was the only show on TV.

    Gloss Wednesday 17 April, 2013 - 7:14 PM
  • Forget the sob stories, I'm over all singing shows and howling that goes on in cooking shows as well>..

    Steve Wednesday 17 April, 2013 - 3:00 PM
  • i think there is no need for the sob stories.they are there to sing and win, not to air there dirty linen or family history on tv.and not everyone wishes to hear it.

    carmel jones Wednesday 17 April, 2013 - 1:56 PM
  • About 60% of the contestants with sob stories have failed dismally. Most of the sons, daughters, brothers and sisters of celebrities and former contestants haven't reached the Battle Rounds either. It seems that's it's much more about 'The Voice' this year.

    mylene Wednesday 17 April, 2013 - 12:17 PM

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