I still don't get it. Are you trying to say that discovered talent is all bad and that only local talent is good? Anyway, the talent in this show is discovered talent. The Voice isn't trying to find a nobody and make her a star. I guess that means you probably won't like this show very much. But I think it is great that you frequent the local scene and enjoy supporting those guys. It seems like there aren't too many open-mic night types in this competition at all. Every day, it is revealed that another contestant has had time in the spotlight.Tarralyn, Vicci, Frenchie, Kelsey, Dia, Nakia, Dia, Tori and Taylor, Javier, Tje, and Raquel have all had "big breaks." And that list is just off the top of my head. Even Jeff Jenkins has videos on youtube though they are far from an impressive accomplishment.