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The Voice finale proves the show needs to mix up its formulaic approach

Passionate about dance, Stephanie's love of reality television and celebrity entertainment began with "Dancing with the Stars" and "So You Think You Can Dance." She has since discovered the wonders of the "Real Housewives," the Kardashia...

The Voice finale may have gotten the winner right, but the rest was so, so wrong

The respective winners of The Voice in seasons 8 and 9 are very different, but they do share one thing in common: Both were obvious front-runners the moment they took the stage during the blind auditions. And while both deserved to win, they were so far ahead of the competition that fans felt a bit let down after the respective finales.

It was long evident that Smith deserved to win The Voice. He was rarely anything other than flawless during the entirety of Season 9, and that certainly cannot be said for the other members of the top four. But if Smith deserved the top spot, why are fans of the show left feeling so incomplete? A few feel that the drama that normally keeps the competition interesting has been entirely lacking this past year. People have been more interested in seeing Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani's romance unfold than they have been in watching Smith and his fellow contestants duke it out with their remarkable voices.

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