The Voice Season 15 Finale Recap: Was the Right Singer Named the Winner?

Tuesday’s Season 15 finale of The Voice promised to be a real nail-biter. Kirk Jay, heretofore the frontrunner, had had an off night Monday, and Kennedy Holmes had turned in not one, not two but three dazzling performances. They were so good, in fact, that my praise got me accused of being biased. (I think […]

The Voice Performance Finale Recap: Which of the Top 4 Contestants Sounded Like Season 15's Winner?

Well, Voice fans, it’s been a long and bumpy road. Over the course of Season 15, we’ve seen good singers cut too soon (SandyRedd, Kameron Marlowe, etc.) and mediocre ones cut too late (Tyke James, Reagan Strange, etc.). We’ve discovered just how far into his own mouth Adam Levine can stick his own foot, and […]

The Voice Top 8 Performance Recap: Which Singers Sounded Finals-Bound?

Believe it or not, there was some business to attend to on The Voice Monday besides Adam Levine more or less totally ignoring the #AdamSucks backlash that erupted after he played favorites with his team members during the Top 10 Results Show. The remaining eight singers — including the now-recovered Reagan Strange — performed twice […]

Quotes of the Week: The Voice, Gifted, Outlander, Mrs. Maisel, H50 and More

All good things must come to an end — even our Quotes of the Week. Although we’ll be posting our annual Quotes of the Year roundup next Sunday, this week’s batch of TV dialogue will be our last new installment for the year. (And what a quotable year it’s been!) Among the sound bites closing […]

The ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ B-Roll of Nicolas Cage Voice Acting is Pure Cinema

Voice acting is an undervalued profession, one that we don’t get to see much of unless it’s a star-studded affair like Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. But the newly released Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse b-roll footage gives us a peek behind the curtain, where stars Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Jake Johnson, Liev Schreiber, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren, John […]

But Voice of America? Trump proposes worldwide TV rival to CNN

US President Donald Trump took aim at CNN again, saying the network portrayed the US to the world in an “unfair and false” way and suggesting the government could set up its own worldwide TV network. “Throughout the world, CNN has a powerful voice portraying the United States in an unfair… and false way,” Trump […]

Three ways brands can benefit from adopting voice technology (AAPL, AMZN, GOOGL, MSFT)

Voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s Assistant, Apple’s Siri, and Microsoft’s Cortana, are pegged to trigger a widespread transformation across the retail industry in the years to come. The current interest in, and adoption of, voice assistants for commerce is being driven by recent technological breakthroughs, advantages of the tech over existing channels, and the […]