by EM RUSCIANO
How would they handle the Carmen “situation”?
Who would the public vote put through and who would the judges choose?
How many buttons would Seal have undone and would Joel finally switch toothpick chewing sides are all questions I was waiting for The Voice to address last night.
I am bursting to talk about Seal’s shirt. Just know I will, this is a pre-sell. I. WILL. GET. TO. HIS. SHIRT.
Straight off the bat, Carmen getting dumped off the show was covered and by covered I mean glossed over in such a fashion it almost had me believing it was a good thing. Almost. In what was clearly set up, they had Carmen sitting casually at the piano just you know, riffing, when Joel approached her looking tres serious. He explained how she had broken the rules by making eye contact with Guy Sebastian and therefore had to leave the competition. Carmen said “I can just be so naive at ti…”. Yep, they even cut off her response. Cut to the surviving members of Team Joel strutting their stuff on the red carpet in varying tones of blue. Laura Bunting said to the camera “Carmen is OK, she knows how much we love her, Carmen is with us tonight,” then smiled and that was that.
Yes Laura, I’m sure your words were of great comfort to Carmen. Like a tampon would be to a haemorrhaging head wound I imagine.
Into the studio we go and we cop a visual of the judges for the first time and OH MY SWEET BABY JESUS IN HEAVEN WHAT IS ON SEAL’S HANDS?! It went by a few names on twitter … I christened it the “Glirt”, others went with “Shove.” Whatever it was, it was fantastical and I am still totally picking up what Seal is putting down. His shirt didn’t stop at the cuff like regular old boring shirts – no, it extended to his knuckles like a super hero shirt. He had a shirt with in-built gloves for those of you still not following.