On Monday night The Voice decided to annoy viewers by using a tactic other than airing sob stories and cutting to ad breaks in crucial moments. (KYLIE WAS JUST ABOUT TO TELL US WHO WON, SERIOUSLY?!)
Someone had the wonderful idea of cutting two performances from the last episode of the battle rounds.
Chita Henneberry and Emily Rex from #TeamWill battled it out to Zedd’s hit Clarity and #TeamJoel hopefuls Elise Baker and Laura-Leigh Smith sang Burn by Ellie Golding. But, truly shockingly, neither of these battles made it to our actual televisions.
Why? Time restraints, apparently. But of course the viewers and I weren’t satisfied with that answer.
Why not shorten the boring training sessions? Everyone tunes out while two contestants shoot daggers at each other from across the room, so cut that bit right down.
Why not cut the sob stories about who you’re ‘singing this for’? It’s called The Voice for a very clear reason. It’s not the ‘I stubbed my toe when I was seven and my strength has inspired me to sing this song’ show.
Of course the Internet began to speculate, as it does.
Here I present to you the top three theories on why the battles were cut.
1. They ran out of time
The official statement from Channel Nine says it was due to ‘time restraints’ that some battles had to be cut. Sorry. End of story. Or is it?
Emily Rex (who, incidentally, lost her battle) was quite clearly exasperated with the decision and showed her anger by passive-aggressively re-tweeting her supporters on Twitter.
Tweets like “I think The Voice needs to apologise”, “Emily, tell us the story or will they sue you?” and “The Voice messed up tonight” were all re-tweeted by the booted-off singer, which makes me think she’s not dancing in a park picking flowers and praising the TV gods for cutting her. But hey, I could be wrong.