The Singles Bar: Vicci Martinez ft. Cee Lo Green, “Come Along”
Pop Dust - almost 6 years
TV talent shows, if nothing else, give dozens of performers per season instant name recognition, which they’d presumably turn into music. This seldom happens. Success after American Idol generally means charting with bland crap or country music, some of which is also bland crap. The better post-Idol albums have either flopped (Blake Lewis) or have arrived after the show’s already dismissed them (Gina Glocksen, Leslie Hunt). The X Factor fares slightly better, but the U.S. version doesn’t have nearly the same pull of its British counterpart (responsible for, among other/older artists, One Direction.) The best post-X Factor album I’ve heard was again from a non-finalist.
The Voice isn’t done with its second season, but it’s already had a little more success, both in ratings and in producing music you’d actually listen to. It helps that the show’s friendlier to established artists, for whom the show’s more like a delayed Kickstarter drive and networking session than an introduction; t...
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