If this isn’t an argument to be on FaceBook more often I don’t know what is.
I hadn’t always been a fan of competition shows. Hokey. Staged. Corny. Rigged. Predetermined. Fake. I even went so far as to call them Stupid, I think. Then, I got hooked on The Biggest Loser. The contestants inspired me, their stories moved me. I think I skipped one season when the game play become more prominent than the weight loss. [When you can “buy” a 2 lb advantage at the weigh-in who are you kidding? Really.] But, I’m watching this year (Go Olivia!)
Then, I discovered SYTYCD. Better known as So You Think You Can Dance. Again, I found inspiration (not that I can dance, mind you).
Little by little, contest after contest I was starting to give competition shows a chance. I even watched the grand finale of American Idol with my mom last year. When The Voice started to get promotion time I thought it would be an interesting addition to my dvr schedule. Kisa set up the recording schedule and I promptly forgot all about it. Until this weekend.
Javier Colon is a contestant on the Voice. Here are the two degrees of separation between Javier and myself. Javier and Rebecca Correia both went the Hartt School of Music. Rebecca is a friend of mine. While watching Javier’s introduction his name didn’t register with me. Only when he opened his month to sing did mine drop open in amazement. I turned to Kisa, “THE Javier?” Yes. “Rebecca’s Javier?!” Yes. “Rebecca’s?!” Yes! Suddenly, this voice thing was taking on a whole new perspective. THE Javier Colon.
The thing is, I probably would have known this months ago had I been talking to Rebecca on FaceBook. If I stalked the friends of friends pages like so many others I know I would have been in the know. But, because I don’t, and I won’t, I’m the last to know.