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To think that... *Spoilers for The Voice final*

(82 Posts)
notafan0fy00 Sat 22-Jun-13 22:25:16

Andrea shouldn't have won - that Leah has a much, much better voice, but that Andrea got the sympathy vote?

I mean obvs A has a decent voice and is very brave, but she doesn't actually always hit the notes and her voice is often all quavery like an old lady, whereas Leah is just phenomental (albeit seems a bit twatty).

However, the People Of Britain - esp the kind who vote in these things - are suckers for a good sob story.

notafan0fy00 Sat 22-Jun-13 22:25:39

Even her mum looked totally shocked she won.

suzexxx Sat 22-Jun-13 22:45:10

YANBU i could have written this post myself.

HeySoulSister Sat 22-Jun-13 22:45:39

leah had awful song choices tonight

wanted one of the boys to win

41notTrendy Sat 22-Jun-13 22:47:19

Leah, too many notes, but Bang bang was excellent.
Andrea has a remarkable voice.

They're making a tv programme, not looking for a singer.

thistlelicker Sat 22-Jun-13 22:47:29

Leak looks awful and cnt sing she screeches

Sirzy Sat 22-Jun-13 22:48:03

Andrea was fantastic tonight

Mumsyblouse Sat 22-Jun-13 22:49:02

Leah has got a good voice, but it wasn't really on display tonight. Andrea has a lovely pure tone and my girls voted for her on the basis she was the only one singing in tune. Commercial suicide for the Voice, but I'm pretty sure my 9 and 6 year old weren't voting out of sympathy, they much preferred Andrea's voice and didn't 'get' Leah who was crap on 2 out of her 3 songs.

I think it's more patronizing to suggest all the votes for Andrea were sympathy ones, given she had a better voice on the night.

Yama Netherlands Sat 22-Jun-13 22:52:00

I was surprised Leah didn't sing 'I Will Survive' tonight. Since it's been a hit in'all.

I know he's probably seen as naff but I love Mike's voice.

I expected Leah to win and was pleasantly surprised when Andrea did.

LittleMissGerardButlerfan Sat 22-Jun-13 22:52:26

I really like Andrea I think she has a lovely voice, and isn't that the point of the program? I wasn't expecting her to win as I know Leah was the favourite but I'm really pleased for her.

Leah just isn't the sort of thing I like, she is unique but just not my taste.

Yama Netherlands Sat 22-Jun-13 22:53:46

And yes, it's rather insulting to suggest that Andrea won because of sympathy votes. My dd loved her too (from the start) and I think it was based on her lovely voice.

Picturesinthefirelight Sat 22-Jun-13 22:54:57

Leah is just wierd. It was a right racket if noise. Just because she can ding that high doesn't mean it sounds good. Andreas songs showed her off well.

MelodyBaker Sat 22-Jun-13 22:56:34

I like Andrea, her voice is lovely - it has a wonderful tone to it.
I think she won the public over as she is so humble and she seemed so amazed she could be on the voice and reach the fin. Leah acted as though she knew she was the winner from the start.
Leah isn't my cup of tea - Andrea is. I'll be downloading angels tonight.

Itaintmebabeitaintmeyourlookin Sat 22-Jun-13 22:57:40

Andrea was amazing, beautiful voice

Itaintmebabeitaintmeyourlookin Sat 22-Jun-13 22:58:44

And me.. Very unusual clear tone to her voice very special

Pimpf Sat 22-Jun-13 22:59:18

I thought Andrea got through on sympathy votes until I heard her sing her first song (and the one she ended with). Wow, just wow!

Leah was amazing on bang bang but overdid I will always love you.

Thought Matt was a bit cheesey.

Did anyone else think mike must have been gutted, Leah goes to Cannes, Andrea to iow festival and Matt to sing at a gig with Jessie. What does mike get? A trip down toms memory lane!

sweetiepie1979 Sat 22-Jun-13 22:59:39

I thought Andrea didn't perform well I don't know how she managed to win other than Sweet voice. I was disappointed with the result and felt there were probably a lot of sympathy votes I there. Leah has one heck of a voice. I can imagine her in concert can't imagine Andrea filling the O2.

ProphetOfDoom Sat 22-Jun-13 23:00:02

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sweetestcup Sat 22-Jun-13 23:02:39

Andrea shouldn't have won - that Leah has a much, much better voice, but that Andrea got the sympathy vote?

How condescending to suggest that! Andrea has a wonderful voice, and in my opinion Leah is awful so it all subjective at the end of the day isnt it. She warbled, she screeched and shes dire.

Alwayscheerful Sat 22-Jun-13 23:06:26

Did anyone think will.I.am was on something?

DowntonTrout Sat 22-Jun-13 23:22:28

I think Will is constantly on a natural high.

His mind is amazing, he is a genius. I wish they'd had the judges giving their views at the end though.

I thought Leah would win. Wills comments about her being something special are true, IMO, but I find some of her warbling challenging to say the least. Andreas solo numbers were spine tingling, but her duet with The Script was awful. She does not have that kind of voice. She's a Hayley Westernra (sp) type. Not my cup of tea really.

I know that last year the producers were disappointed with the winner and think they didn't have faith in her. I suspect Andrea will do much better but I still think Leah might prove to be the real winner in the end.

Andrea was and is a fantastic person and singer and she totally deserved to win. We both work in the same area and I've never met someone who draws LESS attention to her disability and never asks for special treatment.

She's a credit to herself and her family and I think the insinuation that she won on 'sympathy' is utter rubbish!

BOF Sat 22-Jun-13 23:32:34

Andrea has a very nice voice. It doesn't have the range of Leah's though. I liked her more than Leah, but I don't think she was as vocally adept. Leah was a bit annoying, but the better singer, IMO.

notafan0fy00 Sat 22-Jun-13 23:38:05

Looked through through the top most downloaded songs on iTunes during the show - loads of Leah, none of Andrea. Therefore, people care more about Andrea's personality (and part of that is sympathy or people thinking she's amazing for handling her disability so well) but they don't actually care about her voice. People were voting for her, not her voice, cos they certainly weren't downloading her voice.

Autotune and some voice coaching will probably give Andrea an album or two though, and she'll fit a certain niche for a while, although I think she'll very soon go the way of most other people who win these things.

There are so many girls who can sing. Andrea's voice is only ok and quite forgettable. Whereas Leah is something different - not to everyone's tastes but definitely memorable.

Did nobody else notice the shaky, wavery quality to Andrea's voice?!

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