ARTISTIC CHOICE AND THE VOICE…
In case you missed The Voice finals tonight, you should really find it and watch it. Some amazing music. And great interviews. Completely entertaining.
But as you are watching it, put on your writer hat. Not your creative hat, but the hat that observes and sees patterns.
Over and over and over again the three judges with artists left praised how their artists were original, not like anyone else in the world. The judges kept saying that their artists were doing their own things, had their own way of approaching music.
It was a mantra and clearly the most important thing to the judges. They kept saying it over and over and over. They said it so many times, it wouldn’t even be a good drinking game.
Just as they have done all year, right from the first show.
So some writer observations extrapolated from The Voice final show:
1… Being like everyone else would be a bad thing.
2… Singing the same songs, even covers, in the same way as everyone else would be a bad thing.
3… Being afraid to be yourself would be a bad thing.
4… Following the crowd to what is popular would be a bad thing.
5… Being unwilling to take risks would be a bad thing.
6… Not working harder than anyone else at your art would be a bad thing.
7… Not having fun with what you are doing would be a bad thing. (This group all had a ton of fun, clearly.)
Sort of all fits in with the different topics of artistic choice we have been covering here, doesn’t it?
Sometimes it is just easier to see the reality when shown in another art. But the lessons are the same.
Write what you love, don’t follow trends, work hard at your art, be true to yourself, and keep having fun.
The Voice tonight showed all that clearly. And you got some amazing music as well. And two of those four finalists had the courage to sing their own original songs they wrote. Wow, just wow.