“Hi I’m 19. I’m from a small town and I was bullied,” said every contestant ever.
After 8 seasons of the hit music show ‘The Voice’, Channel 9 are mixing things up to give the show a fresh new feel. How are they doing this? Not just by getting a new host – Guy Sebastian – in to be a coach/judge, but they’re looking for a whole new origin story to their contestants.
Up until now, almost every contestant has shamefully played the victim card, telling the exact same story about how they were bullied at school. When one does the math on all these stories, it would appear that Australian schools are made up of 98.9% bullies, with only 1.1% left to comprise the actual victim pool. That’s why the show is headed in a new and exciting direction.
“We can’t keep having the same story each time that goes – “Hi I’m 19. I’m from a small town and I was bullied,” said every contestant ever.” That’s why we’re looking for those rare types up there who aren’t milking the victim card but go, “Hey. I went to school, some kids teased me, but I got over it.”
Skeptics have scoffed at the idea of the new type of contestant, as there just isn’t the resilience around these days to produce enough tough kids to fill an entire season. Only time will tell if this approach will work, but at least for the viewers sake it will make a massive change from the same rinse-repeat bullying story we’ve heard over and over again.