I must confess, I don't know much about it. What I do know is, Music is not a competition. I may like something you hate, and vice versa. I would imagine that somewhere on this earth, there is someone making music that no one would like, But you know what? New fans are made everyday. NBC and Apple and the music industry figured out a long time ago how to make money off of passion. That is what music is someone's passion. See the thing is, in creating scenarios, like this show, they attempt to produce a product that everyone will like. Taken in large doses, music like this can cause prostate damage and bed wetting, especially in middle aged men, pining over their long lost love and squandered life.
In your own town, there are musicians every bit as talented as the ones NBC is powdering up like donuts and sticking under lights brighter than ones Uncle Bud's foot was under when he had his corns removed last July. Go down to your local tavern or pub and watch them pour out their hearts to you, Watch them sing the songs that we all know and love and listen to the songs that they wrote too. A culture and a country can be judged and in fact, summed up by it's artists.
Support you local musicians and live music in your area. Plastic and wires can never replace the experience of human connection and relating to a song being sung by someone who means it.
Love and Happiness to all ya'll and we will be seeing you soon!