Although I think Miss Walker has a beautiful voice, I do have to admit that the
programming / solo choices that have been used on AGT so far makes this choir
feel like the choir is just a backup choir for Lexi Walker. My impression from
some of their other videos and performances is that this choir has a lot more to
give than to merely be a venue for one talented singer in the bunch. The choir
is full of talented young people and I wish they would showcase more of the
choir as a whole, rather than using the choir to serve as a vehicle to further
the career of one lucky girl. Choose more pieces without soloists or mix up the
soloists to give some variety.
@Anonymous User"The choir is full of talented young people and I
wish they would showcase more of the choir as a whole."And how
popular is straight choir music with the masses? Answer: Not at all. In order
to have a popular song/record, you need a featured artist and backup singers.
NBC isn't a charity. They're not out to showcase a feel-good story.
They're out to find a potential hit that will make money. And in
today's world of musical consumption - like it or not - that means a
soloist with backup, not a choir.
howard stern's opinion on national tv. No matter what it is, his presence
just illustrates the depths to which television "entertainment" has
@BraveSirRobinI don't disagree that the product delivered is
what people want, and I don't think quality should be compromised. The
benefit of having a 100 person group is that it allows a mixture of voices and
sounds to create something beyond individual performers, and I don't think
that the choir lives up to its potential when it just functions as a backup
choir. Lexi could do just as fine with 8-10 backup singers - and, as you say,
that's what today's world of musical consumption demands. I'm also saying that the approach at using a featured soloist to carry
the choir seems to depart from the "One Voice" aspect of the
children's choir, and I think that the choir could have carried itself
without having to lean on the prowess of the soloist so much. Rather, the
approach being taken in competition is that it's One Voice, backed by an
incredible Children's Choir. If that's the approach they need to take
to make a hit - which is completely fine - they should sell it as "Lexi
Walker and the One Voice Children's Choir," as it's just becoming
her backup choir.
Lexi was beautiful but I wish the song choice was one that showcased the entire
@ anonymous userLexi is not a "Lucky Girl" she is an
incredible talent and I assure you she doesn't need the choir to make it.
@ Uncle RicoI'm not saying Lexi isn't incredibly talented.
I'm just saying that she's lucky that she has been discovered at her
young age and that she's been given the opportunities she has been given to
prove herself. I'm not saying the attention isn't deserved, but I
also think there are other talented musicians, artists, dancers and other
performers who don't get a chance not because they aren't talented,
but because they aren't discovered. The whole point of America's Got
Talent is to help the world discover entertainers who haven't been given
their chance to prove themselves yet. An opportunity to appear on the program
is a lucky break, no matter how talented the performer is. And to get the
entire One Voice Childrens Choir to be willing to serve as Lexi's backup
choir seems like a pretty lucky opportunity for a young girl in my opinion. Not every great video goes viral; not every great musician gets
discovered on a national scale at a young age.
Anonymous UserWhich relative of yours is in the choir? Cause
everybody knows that if Lexi had gone on that show as a solo performer,
she'd probably have won the whole thing. There are maybe a half a dozen 11
year olds in this COUNTRY who can sing like Lexi Walker.
USAloverI don't disagree with you. She's a fantastic
singer and I think she did a great job. And I think she could have done really
well as a solo act as well. She, and the choir, should absolutely be commended
for a job well done. I'm not from Utah and I don't have any horse in
this race, and I frankly don't know if any of the other children would have
the chops to solo with the choir. This comment should not be construed at all
as a criticism of Lexi Walker or her performance, as she did a fantastic job.I think this choir has a lot of potential; I just wish I could have
heard the CHOIR do more as a CHOIR and not as background to an INDIVIDUAL (no
matter how talented that individual may be). I would hope to see a more
synergistic result - where, when working together as a group of 100 individuals,
they create something bigger than any of them could do individually. And
I'm not convinced that the approach taken really showcased the CHOIR for
what it is supposed to be - the "One Voice" Children's Choir.