As for the Voice, I don't know what to think. OTOH, I agree with you, Mesa. However, the fact that these people are on a reality show, trying to jumpstart a career that has obviously fizzled, says a lot. I don't blame them for wanting a second chance, so that's not going to stop me from watching the show.
I think it'll be interesting to see how this plays out. A few seasons ago AI had this problem. It seemed like half the contestants had had some sort of prior commercial experience. However, those contestants washed out until just the amateur ones remained. I wonder if, as word gets out about the contestants' previous experience, the voters will do the same on The Voice?