i HATE televised music-based talent shows. not only do they tap into all my insecurities and old jealousies, but it makes me so angry when pre-teens and teenagers with oodles of talent get swept into a world that is almost certainly going to wreck. them. no consideration for helping the voice grow maturely. no consideration for the misery of celebrity life. and, most personally, and most selfishly, it's not fair. not only myself, but 99.9% of my colleagues never got a chance like that and never will. and this little kid suddenly gets all eyes on them? it feels so unfair that those of us who sink thousands of dollars and thousands of hours into training for our chosen career, even if we have talent coming out of our ears, get nothing but fear, insecurity, debt, and crippling existential crises. FUCK the talent show system. just FUCK it.