<editorsnote> Nerds, meet my buddy Helenna. We met on twitter not too long ao, and she’s totes mcgotes one rad chiquita banana with a flare for all things flair! That’s right, Helenna here is what we call an artsy fartsy nerd. She’s a poet, into all things dramatic arts, and she’s going to come on board to write each week about her love of said drama. Well not like actual drama drama, like some cat fight shit – but you get the idea.
I only have one thing left to say … HIT IT HELENNA!!! </editorsnote>
I’ve been choir geek forever. I started singing in a group at my church when I was 5 years old. I then joined a children’s chorus when I was 8, sang in every choir I could in high school, and then majored in “jazz voice” in college. I am a full fledged choir geek and music nerd.
Here’s a video for proof:
Part of my love for NBC’s “The Voice” comes from my background in music and the other part, the absolute pure joy of seeing people do what they love and chase their dreams. I have the utmost respect for these people because as an actor, that’s what I do every day, and every day I get closer to my goals just like they do.
I’m not going to lie, every single episode makes me cry and this is coming from a girl who really dislikes most reality television.
But there is something about “The Voice” that’s different. The show is about taking what is unique and amazing about someone and helping it flourish, not about forcing them to fit into some cookie cutter industry mold. I absolutely LOVE it. There is no finding the people that are the worst singers so that all of America can laugh at them. No one is tearing these singers down, it’s solely about building them up.
If you don’t watch this show, I totally suggest that you start…that you at least watch the “blind auditions” aka) first four episodes. And no…I’m not endorsed by NBC or “The Voice,” I’m merely an uber fan who wants to share the love, happy tears, and some joyous music.
Sing on Nerds! Sing on!
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