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Posted 17 May 2012 - 06:04 PM

Interesting discussion and views. Sounds like Carmen could test this decision in court although I doubt that she would take that route
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Posted 17 May 2012 - 06:22 PM

Now Guy's comments has made it to the Telly:



Carmen Smith's treatment on The Voice



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TWITTER has erupted with support for ousted 'The Voice' singer Carmen Smith; while Guy Sebastian and Mahalia Barnes bickered publicly over how best to support her.


Since it was announced that Ms Smith was asked to leave the Channel 9 show for appearing in a music video with Guy Sebastian, thousands of people have hit Twitter voicing their anger at the decision.

Others still have pushed for evicted singer Mahalia Barnes to be allowed back onto the show, with the hash tag #mahaliabackonthevoice gaining traction.
Ms Barnes has responded on her personal Twitter page asking people to show their support by buying her music - which has in turn received swift response from Guy Sebastian - saying "please do not talk about things you have no idea about. You did not read her contract".The bickering is in sharp contrast to Ms Smith's dignified statement about the decision, in which she said she had loved performing on the show.

"It saddens me that I am leaving The Voice earlier, much earlier, than I had hoped," she said.

"However, I've loved every minute of it and respect the decision that has been made by Joel and his team.

"I've sung on Guy's albums and been part of his band for many years so I'm thrilled to be in the clip and am looking forward to getting back to work and also working on my solo career."

Channel 9 confirmed they have no plans to bring back Mahalia Barnes, or hold any wild card round that would allow other contestants knocked out a shot at the title.
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Posted 17 May 2012 - 06:30 PM

Now Guy's comments has made it to the Telly:


Pity they didn't put in Mahalia's original quote to put things into perspective! But what do you expect from the media but a beat up ... :(

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 06:37 PM

Now Guy's comments has made it to the Telly:



Carmen Smith's treatment on The Voice




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TWITTER has erupted with support for ousted 'The Voice' singer Carmen Smith; while Guy Sebastian and Mahalia Barnes bickered publicly over how best to support her.


Since it was announced that Ms Smith was asked to leave the Channel 9 show for appearing in a music video with Guy Sebastian, thousands of people have hit Twitter voicing their anger at the decision.

Others still have pushed for evicted singer Mahalia Barnes to be allowed back onto the show, with the hash tag #mahaliabackonthevoice gaining traction.
Ms Barnes has responded on her personal Twitter page asking people to show their support by buying her music - which has in turn received swift response from Guy Sebastian - saying "please do not talk about things you have no idea about. You did not read her contract".The bickering is in sharp contrast to Ms Smith's dignified statement about the decision, in which she said she had loved performing on the show.

"It saddens me that I am leaving The Voice earlier, much earlier, than I had hoped," she said.

"However, I've loved every minute of it and respect the decision that has been made by Joel and his team.

"I've sung on Guy's albums and been part of his band for many years so I'm thrilled to be in the clip and am looking forward to getting back to work and also working on my solo career."

Channel 9 confirmed they have no plans to bring back Mahalia Barnes, or hold any wild card round that would allow other contestants knocked out a shot at the title.
http://www.dailytele...r-1226359064425


They have once again got it wrong. The tweet Guy was responding to has now been deleted by Mahalia where she said it was a serious breach of her contract. She tweeted it to @dandelts.- that's when Guy responded that she had not read Carmen's contract. Managed to read the tweet not long after Guy replied to her and she deleted it.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 06:40 PM

They have once again got it wrong. The tweet Guy was responding to has now been deleted by Mahalia where she said it was a serious breach of her contract. She tweeted it to @dandelts.- that's when Guy responded that she had not read Carmen's contract. Managed to read the tweet not long after Guy replied to her and she deleted it.


I read that tweet too!

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 07:22 PM

They have once again got it wrong. The tweet Guy was responding to has now been deleted by Mahalia where she said it was a serious breach of her contract. She tweeted it to @dandelts.- that's when Guy responded that she had not read Carmen's contract. Managed to read the tweet not long after Guy replied to her and she deleted it.

I have read it also and it still exists on other sites. After I've had a bite to eat I will look for it and post it ...

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 08:25 PM

Mahalia Barnes@MahaliaBarnes
@EmmaBaileye @guysebastian all good, no hard feelings here. Just misunderstandings

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 08:49 PM

Another site with Guy's video on the bottom ...

The Voice – Carmen Smith Leaves But Was She Told To Go?

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UPDATED: Channel NINE has announced that Carmen Smith the funky 28 year old backing singer will be leaving The Voice. The reason given is she has an unfair advantage because she has a significant role in the new music video from Guy Sebastian and as such would be deemed to have an unfair advantage as the show moves into the public voting stage as the video is on current release and highly visible.
WTF? Chris Sebastian is Guy Sebastian brother, and he is allowed to stay.
The Voice producers made a big deal about looking for professionals and working musicians for the show, and this has meant some great talent has been found. They said they can continue to work whilst they are on the show but now it looks like you can be too professional.
It is unclear if Joel Madden will be bringing back another singer from his team to perform.
Channel NINE’s Press Release states:


In a move determined to be in the spirit of the show, Joel Madden’s team member Carmen Smith, will leave The Voice prior to the live shows on Monday.
Carmen has a significant role in the new music video from Guy Sebastian and as such would be deemed to have an unfair advantage as the show moves into the public voting stage as the video is on current release and highly visible.
Nine Network Director of Development Adrian Swift said: “This was not a decision we and Team Joel took lightly. Our priority as we move into the voting period toward the finale is that all of the artists are on a level playing field. In our business we are often confronted by these tough decisions and unfortunately at this time it’s been decided that it isn’t appropriate for her to remain in our competition. We wish Carmen well and thank her for a wonderful contribution to the show thus far.”
“It saddens me that I am leaving The Voice much earlier than I had hoped. However, I’ve loved every minute of it and respect the decision that has been made by Joel and his team,” Carmen said. “I’ve sung on Guy’s albums and been part of his band for many years so I’m thrilled to be in the clip and am looking forward to getting back to work and also working on my solo career.”

Who would you like to see brought back? And do you think it was fair that Carmen Smith has to leave The Voice?
UPDATE: The font of all TV information Michael Idato from the SMH has told me that there will be no one brought back and only one of Joel’s singers will be eliminated. Also he has written an article where he think perhaps her having to leave came because Guy Sebastian’s record company is Sony NOT Universal.
Also Channel NINE are getting a bit of a backlash on the decision if The Voice’s Facebook page is anything to go by. The only winner out of this is Guy Sebastian who now has all The Voice fans watching the clip to see what all the fuss is about. :wub:

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 09:33 PM

Guy has weighed in now:

@MahaliaBarnes @dandelts @carmensmithau please do not talk about things u have no idea about. You did not read her contract.

So Guy (or Titus, who is a lawyer) might have actually read it.

This is the Tweet that Guy was responding to, which has since been removed from Mahalia's site. I guess the reaction was because of WHO was saying it i.e. someone with seeming credibility to backup The Voice against Carmen.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 09:37 PM

They have once again got it wrong. The tweet Guy was responding to has now been deleted by Mahalia where she said it was a serious breach of her contract. She tweeted it to @dandelts.- that's when Guy responded that she had not read Carmen's contract. Managed to read the tweet not long after Guy replied to her and she deleted it.

And this is the Tweet ... removed by "delete" ! (puts perspective on Guy's reaction but the media didn't have access to if it had been removed?)

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 09:57 PM

And to be fair to Mahalia, here is the rest of the conversation ...

Mahalia Barnes@MahaliaBarnes
If you're upset at@CarmenSmithAU or anyones departure from #thevoiceau show your support by buying their music + going to their gigs!


11h Posted Image Dan Delts@dandelts
@MahaliaBarnes Buying @CarmenSmithAU music off #TheVoiceAu doesnt make anyone but the producers, writers and record label money NOT Carmen




11h Posted Image Mahalia Barnes@MahaliaBarnes
@dandelts @CarmenSmithAU I know, but she has other stuff up on itunes... The Voice is not all she has done, and there is more to come!

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 10:43 PM

Before I go off to bed, here is the quote of the day from some website:

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.” ― Albert Einstein :wacko:

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 12:13 AM

Before I go off to bed, here is the quote of the day from some website:

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.” ― Albert Einstein :wacko:


That is one of my fav quotes :P

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 07:37 AM

Lovely tweet from Guy about Carmen ... (about 8 hrs ago)

Guy Sebastian@GuySebastian
So gutted for Carmen. 1 of the sweetest most talented ppl I know. Full of integrity & always so thoughtful. #bigloss but greatness will rise

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 10:02 AM

Lovely tweet from Guy about Carmen ... (about 8 hrs ago)

Guy Sebastian@GuySebastian
So gutted for Carmen. 1 of the sweetest most talented ppl I know. Full of integrity & always so thoughtful. #bigloss but greatness will rise

How true! Thank you Guy. :wub: Love Carmen :wub:
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Posted 18 May 2012 - 01:09 PM

Okay, so just sayin' in advance... I am still disgruntled at the unfairness of the Carmen decision so this post(s) is to get it out of my system and get me back on track with my regular life!

The winner of The Voice US is apparently Maria Carey's back up singer.

The winner of Australia’s The Voice 2012 is … da da… Guy Sebastian. :)

The Voice (Ch 9) may turn out to be the perfect publicity pitch for Guy. Guy’s connections with various judges (mates with Delta & Joel, Seal has a song on one of Guy’s albums, Keith’s wife Nicole a huge fan) and many of the contestant’s (e.g. Prinnie, Mahalia, Carmen, Chris, Glenn, etc) has resulted in Guy being mentioned many times, his image shown and his music played in the background during various The Voice shows, etc. All for free and non-solicited!

All this on what is currently known as a ‘rival’ channel to his main TV gig this year, X factor (& only major FTAir channel he hasn’t played a major role on yet).

Guy’s main TV shows to date are:
  • Australian Idol - Ch 10 (Idol winner)
  • It Takes Two – Ch 7 (Guy/Sarah came 2nd)
  • X-factor - Ch 7 (judge & guest performer)
  • DWTS– Channel 7 (various live appearances)
My only disappointment is that contractual ob’s to Ch 7 have prevented him from accepting the invite to sing Gold with Carmen on The Voice this Monday night. I feel Ch 7 are being short sighted – what an opportunity for them as a segue into another audience and to perhaps get some of Ch 9’s viewers over to Xfactor when it begins.

Anyway, this whole CARMEN “in the spirit of”… “level playing field” saga has really pee’d me off so I did a little internet shopping to see what the REMAINING contestants have predominately done, or currently doing.

Between the itunes advantage, the promotion of some like Karisa and Rachael over others on radio shows, tv ads or other advertisements (e.g. Rachael and Blind Assoc), interviews of certain judges on current affairs shows or other famous people ‘tweeting’ who to vote for to their followers, etc, etc, etc…. I've decided a 'level playing field' is in fact impossible.

On the upside I’ve decided the comp is a healthy mix of amateur, semi-pro and pro singers (but that further cements why Carmen leaving is a complete farce).

My next 4 posts summarise what I found... so there is no bias I have put the teams in alphabetically, and within teams the contestants listed alphabetically.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 01:10 PM

TEAM DELTA

Ben Bennett: takes piano & singing lessons.

Danni Da Ros: Voice artist & BV. Own singing studio. Runs corp & wedding band bus (often performs with her band Almost Famous). BV for Tina Arena & Channel 7’s Popstars live performance. Performed as soloist in in USA, Dubai, Singapore & a featured singer for Qatars Olympic bid 2007 throughout Middle East. Onscreen appearances inc Midday Day Show, Home & Away, Film Bootmen & TV ads. Recorded with Central Station records.

Glenn Cunningham: Delta Goodrem’s BV. Session singer & BV in high demand. Also worked with Guy Sebastian, Ricky Lee, Jimmy Barnes, Kate DeAraugo, Shannon Noll, Human Nature, Nessa Morgan, Robertson Brothers, Cosima DeVito, Deni Hines, Swanee, Ian Moss, Melinda Schneider, Rai Thistlethwaite (Thirsty Merc), Connie Mitchell (Sneaky Sound System), Anthony Callea, Casey Donavan, Brian McFadden, Amy Pearson,Tina Cousins, Rebeka Rod, Gary Beals, etc. Writes songs for others (e.g. Farnham, Shannon). His voice has been/is on countless TV & radio ads (Big W, Spirit Of Tasmania, Coca Cola, Foxtel, Lotto, Optus Vision, Optus Mobile, Sydney Royal Easter Show, Woolworths, Panadol, Rugby World Cup, Weetbix, Mortein, etc).

Matt Hertherington: Seasoned performed; currently does live gigs. Sung at 2010 AFL Grand Final. Was in musical Happy Days. Used to be in band Beyond Belief (regular gigs at Grainstore, Melb Casino, Hayman island, etc). Fronts own band. Annual performer at RCH Cystic Fibrosis Ball. Been in many theatre shows. Has his face in media currently as the lead of up-coming stage musical Promises Promises. Won Helpmann Award for Best Lead in a musical. Hugh Jackman is a good mate & has been tweeting his followers (a million followers btw) to all vote for his good friend Matt!

Rachael Leahcar: In 2009 won a singing comp on "RAI Uno" television in Rome. Been doing semi-pro gigs over past 2 years for festivals, weddings & charities & has sung in multiple choirs. Poster girl & face of campaign for vision impaired for the Royal Society For the Blind.

Viktoria Bolonina: singing lessons for 5 years & attended a performing arts high school for a year.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 01:13 PM

TEAM JOEL

Ben Hazelwood: From performing arts family. Written songs for pro’s in Oz, NZ & UK. At 17. Performed in NZ Idol (came 4th). In London formed band The Scheme (lasted 2 yrs). Has written with Wayne Hector ("flying with out wings" and "I hate this part" [***** cat dolls] and recorded with Steve Mac (Westlife & Leona Lewis). Worked on dance tracks with French producer Laurent Konrad.

Lakyn Heperi: Was semi-pro skateboarder. Huge following on YouTube & still uploading videos. 2 songs up near top of itunes at present.

Laura Bunting: Pro muso. Buddy Holly in 2009 and recently finished Wicked: The Musical.

Prinnie Stevens: Well established BV for various singers (Guy Sebastian, Robbie Williams, Lionel Richie, Doug Williams, Jimmy Barnes, Chaka Khan, etc). Support act for some of music's big names, inc Ne-Yo, Rihanna, Snoop Dogg & Mary J Blige. Had a few US deals but fell through. Performed at Winterbeatz 2010 & Supafest 2011 & Cleo Bachelor of the Year Awards 2011. Only days after The Voice started, Darren Percival, Prinnie Stevens & Mahalia Barnes (Barnes not Top 24) performed regular jam session at Kings Cross nightclub Tatler. Has a full production pro film clip on YouTube, and many other YouTube vid’s. Was on Idol and has an EP with her released single, Lion, on it.

Sarah De Bono: Primary school teacher; gigs in a covers band by night.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 01:15 PM

TEAM KEITH

Adam Martin: In family run theatre company. Gigging from late teens and currently still gigging.

Brittany Cairns: musical family. Plays with brother at restaurants, churches & fundraisers.

Darren Percival: Pro singer past 22 yrs. Only days after the series started, Darren Percival, Prinnie Stevens, and Mahalia Barnes (Barnes not Top 24) performed regular jam session at Kings Cross nightclub Tatler. Worked with Jimmy Barnes. BV for various singers.

Diana Rouvas: daughter of two muso’s and singing teachers. Has own muso website.

Jimmy Cupples: both parents semi-pro singers. By 15 in band & regular gigs around Melbourne. F1 Grand Prix 2010’s singer with Sally Cooper, violinist (plays with Guy Sebastian, Ronan Keating, Westlife, Tommy Emmanuel etc).

Taga Paa: Sings at church & gigs at weddings & restaurants. Holds hip-hop workshops for kids.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 01:17 PM

TEAM SEAL

Chris Sebastian: Singing teacher. Music producer. From same womb as Guy Sebastian. Own debut single ‘Flow’ made iTunes top 11. Support act on Guy tours a few times. Has had offers by other labels & TV shows. Worked & written with renowned song writer Adam Reily.

Emma Louise Birdsall: sang in church. 8 months singing lessons.

Fatai Veamatahau: church singer from musical family. Sings at major events such as opening of Federation Square. Accomplished solo artist who writes, composes and records her own material.

Karise Eden: foster parents own music store. No singing lessons.

Michael Duchesne: cement render. Busks.

Sam Ludeman: performs with own band; extensive theatre work inc Doris Day, Xanadu, Fame, Anything Goes, Damn Yankees, Crazy For You, High School Musical live on stage, Once We Lived Here, Godspell, An Officer and a Gentleman workshop for MTC, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk & Aida for Opera Australia. A lead vocalist for 2010 NSW Premier’s Christmas Gala Concert in Sydney. TV credits inc Curtis ‘the kid’ Conlon for Ch 7’s City Homicide, SYTYCD Australia (Ch 10), Morning show (Ch 7) Carols in domain (Ch 7).




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