The Slow Death of the Live Show

If you couldn’t tell from everything else on this blog, I love Reality Singing Competitions because I enjoy finding new artists to follow and hopefully see live. My favorite part of each show is the live rounds, for three reasons:

  1. Limited editing means I get a feel for how each artist would fare in concert
  2. New performances from each contestant every week means I have time to get invested in my favorites
  3. I get music to listen to from my favorites while I wait for a full album

Lately, however, American Idol, The Voice, The X Factor, and the Got Talent franchise have been gradually weakening my interest by cutting back on the number of live shows.