Queen’s Brian May Lashes Out at “The Voice”
By: Troy Frisby
5/22/2013


“The Voice” may be one of the biggest TV hits in both the U.S. and the U.K., but the show can count out at least one viewer: Queen guitarist Brian May.

In a blog post on making the rounds this week, May calls the reality competition show "the ultimate insult to music and to performers."

The legendary musician continued with his critique, saying that singing competitions debase the young musicians trying to break into the industry, particularly taking issue with the show’s blind auditions, in which the judges sit with their backs facing the performers.

“When we sing, or play, for real, we are NOT screaming at the top of our lungs trying to persuade someone to notice us,” May wrote. “The performance is all about EVERYTHING the performer gives … in voice, in sound, in body language, in facial expression, in intimate eye contact.”

May finished the post, part of an ongoing blog called “Bri’s Soapbox,” by saying that he hoped the “vile” show would be cancelled in the near future.

In response to the media attention over the past few days, May posted on Twitter yesterday, backtracking a bit on his initial comments:

“I feel I would rather not have said The Voice is vile. It's merely annoying,” the guitarist tweeted.

To read Brian May's entire blog post, click here, and share your thoughts in the comments section below!


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