Posts tagged ‘plus size’

The Voice – Big Girls Rock, pt. deaux

I’ve been watching The Voice off and on this season and caught the semi-finals this past Monday to see who was left of the pack. I was excited to see our two plus size beauties are still getting some love!

Erin Willett was beautiful as usual, but sadly I did not enjoy her performance as much as the crowd and judges did. The judges clearly ignored the fact that the entire song was pitchy and out of tune…yes, it was emotional, but it wasn’t pitchy a little here and there….it was all over the place from beginning to end. I bet she went home last night….didn’t catch the elimination show.

Katrina Parker is getting better and stronger vocally….I definitely see so much more confidence. I love her tone but her style is REALLY really close to Adele’s, the way she breaks up her phrasing and consonants….I would be interested to hear something she’s recorded pre-Adele to see if that was always her personal vocal style.

I just love the fact that America is showing them love and proving that if you have a great voice, no one cares about your size. The music industry hasn’t adopted this view as of yet, but hopefully they’ll see the light soon…..and we can add the age factor to that as well.

My favorites this year are that young guy on Cee-Lo’s team….2nd is probably Tony Lucca….and then 3rd that raspy female rock singer. Who are your favorite singers this season and who do you think will win?

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The Voice – BIG GIRLS ROCK!

Last nights show made me proud of 2 plus size beauties! These battle rounds can be really unfair matches and strange song choices but I was so excited to see these 2 beautiful and talented women get a spotlight on national tv proving that there is an audience and place for singers that aren’t 19 and size 4 prancing around in booty shorts and stripper heals.

Adele has truly helped pave the way for some acceptance…but I seriously doubt she would’ve broken through if from the US.  Europe is so much more open than Americans to diverse music and appearance. They don’t choose their music based on what is force fed to them by top 40 radio stations like ours that play the same handful of artists over and over and OVER. I have dealt with discrimination first hand on being a plus size woman. I have been told to my face, we LOVE your voice…but “you don’t have the whole package”. Meaning…you don’t look like a model and you’re too old.

I’m excited the US  is getting to see some big girls with big voices, and they ARE BEAUTIFUL to look at!!

Take a look at this porcelain faced, red wild- maned, blue-eyed beauty, Erin Willett.

And here’s the other plus sized beauty, Katrina Parker. She has this cute retro style and vocally she definitely is reminiscent of Adele but has her own personal flourishes.

 

Thank you to The Voice for exposing the US to talent that isn’t packaged up as only being under 25 and size 6! I hope these girls gain a huge following
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