Seal has taken to Twitter to respond to media criticism today following last night’s episode of The Voice.
News Ltd reporter Holly Byrnes was on set for the recording of Sunday’s show when Delta Goodrem told Team Seal singer Jac Stone her performance of Suzanne Vega’s Luka was “too introverted” and “went nowhere.”
Stone had been praised by Ricky Martin and Joel Madden while Goodrem had concerns with her performance, but still managed to end on a positive note about her strengths as a singer.
News Ltd reports Seal snapped “you do that” to Goodrem and the moment was referred to as an ugly display of ego by the British singer.
But the exchange between coaches was edited out of the show. Similar scenes involving Delta’s criticism of Team Seal’s Michelle Martinez were also edited out a week earlier.
Today Seal has tweeted in apparent response:
As most of you who follow me will know, I don’t usually tweet but this is where twitter comes in handy. This is about to change.
Am I surprised, not really because like my homeland that’s what the media does in this country. Heck, they even attack theirOwn
Unlike the vulnerable artists in #teamseal, I can take it:-) because it means they’re not distracting my team+ tall poppy syn.
Ausyralia, let’s not forget what this show is about.. THE ARTISTS. So attack away. It’ll take an army
‘EVERYTHING IS AN ILLUSION’
No different from my own country, nothing unusual here. Predictable and therefore welcome. It’s about THE ARTISTS not me
For what it’s worth I think Delta has improved a lot as a coach this year, giving contestants the most feedback about the art of singing and the actual placement and execution of their voice. Others seem to be distracted by appearances and gender and constantly telling individuals they are already a star.
Such storms-in-teacups certainly don’t harm a show that benefits from remaining in the headlines.
The tweet I agree with the most is the reference to illusions.