The Voice — The Christian Angle Part II
The Voice continues to grow in popularity. The level of talented vocalist unveiled continues to exceed expectations. Similar reality talent shows are losing their flair, while The Voice continues with its global expanse. The Voice — Thailand, The Voice — Greece, The Voice — Russia, and The Voice — Poland are just the tip of the iceberg of the countries that have embraced their version of Mark Burnett’s vision.
The chemistry of the cast continues to grow in popularity. No other show has such a superstar cast that is as competitive and invested in the selection and success of each contestant; it offers a competitive experience like no other.
As noted in Part I of this story, the show’s creator Mark Burnett is the man behind the television series The Bible and the recently released motion picture Son of God. NBC’s The Voice recently released a landing page offering the show’s ”Most Inspiring Moments.” Television networks and producers often subdue Christians in the attempt to avoid controversy; however, several of the videos and artists selected for the most memorable moments highlight Christian artists and Christian themes with pride.
Three performances captured my attention and honestly reflected the spirit of Christ.
1) Country singer Holly Tucker offered an awe-inspiring version of the hymn “How Great Thou Art.” I’m certain many praise teams mimicked her version if they were blessed enough to have a singer of her caliber.
3) Last, but certainly no least, is Matt Schuler. He mesmerized the audience with his rendition of “Hallelujah.” He grew up singing in church, and it made a huge impact on The Voice. He is very outspoken about his faith, and he loves talking about Christian music! As a fan of the show, it was a treat to experience such moments of worship.
Will this NBC singing competition be the last man standing?
The X-Factor is no longer, and American Idol continues to suffer in the Nielsen ratings compared to The Voice, which is a platform that does not seek to humiliate sub-standard talent, nor does it seek the best back story. Sure, a heartfelt story never goes unnoticed; however, without superstar vocals, a great back story won’t get you through the doors of this mega-stage.
The Voice offers a genuine singing competition and great family entertainment that I hope to enjoy for many years to come.