YOLANDA BARBER Audition, The Voice Judges Ageist or Deaf, Amazing Singer Dissed!
Tonight, Yolanda Barber, blew the competition away on the Voice. The only problem, not one judge turned around. Are the judges ageist this season or need their hearing checked? Is it just a coincidence, that EVERYONE chosen has been under 40, and they looked Yolanda over because of her mature, rich, sultry, smooth jazz voice?
Hailing from Pittsburgh, Yolanda Barber a 55 year old former cruise singer, was laid off a few years ago and now drives a school bus. A beautiful and elegant singer, she definitely wowed fans, who protested on Twitter and Facebook about being denied by Levine, Shelton, Green, Aguilera. How could they pass on Yolanda and turn around for one bland singer after another? Haven’t they heard of Susan Boyle? How many wannabe popstars can you pass through? Hello?
First off, Astrochicks watches the Voice because the chemistry between the judges and their humorous banter. Knowing, that most likely none of the singers that make it to the finals will enjoy a hit song, like Phillip Phillips from American Idol. Yes, they may have the ratings, but I seriously doubt they are interested in finding a superstar. NBC seems to be interested in ratings.
Astrochicks is very disappointed that Yolanda Barber was passed over, on TVLine, one fan wrote: “I’ve noticed a pattern of ageism on The Voice this year. Several “mature” singers haven’t had anybody turn around, and they were actually good. Yolanda was AMAZING and one of the best I’ve heard on The Voice this season. I remember a couple of other older women (“older” being 40s and above), I think they were both music teachers, not making through when I thought they had pretty good voices (especially one who sounded a little like Stevie Nicks). I really do think this show has a little more integrity than Idol et. al., at least in these so-called blind auditions (my favorite part of The Voice), but tonight’s episode definitely has tainted the process. Sigh.”
We totally agree, come on NBC, age has nothing to do with selling records. Hopefully, somone will see how amazing Yolanda is and give her some local gigs, maybe a casino, or better yet she should try out for “America’s Got Talent.” We love you girl!