Some of us don’t have the privilege of littering the nighttime streets of Denver for New Year’s Eve. We could be short on cash, don’t have a sitter sitter, a lack of planning or a combination of all. Don’t fret, the booze is much cheaper at your house. Trust me. Who needs amateur hour when you have Carson Daly and Ryan Seacrest to ring in the new year? So, relax and enjoy the festivities from your own abode with the help of Reverb’s New Year’s Eve 2012 TV guide.
Before “The Voice” season finale started on Tuesday night, I looked at my girlfriend and said, “I don’t always like Cassadee Pope’s voice. But she’s definitely going to win.”
If you haven’t been watching “The Voice” this season, you’re missing out. Seriously, 10 million people watch the show each week. The contestants are topping the iTunes’ rock and pop charts in the U.S. And as we look to the season three finale on Tuesday, it’s simple to see the show’s undeniable critical appeal, too.
Sure, “The Voice” wasn’t all that when it first debuted in April of 2011. The Blind Auditions — which featured judges Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton picking their teams of singers based on their voices alone — were intoxicating fun:
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We talk to Chicago-bred Kyle Kinane, who’s no stranger to playing for stand-up nerds, having toured nationally with indie comedy heroes such as Patton Oswalt (“The Comedians of Comedy”) and Brian Posehn (“Mr. Show”). But Kinane’s style isn’t all “World of Warcraft” references and hipster baiting: his gravel-voiced observations are devastatingly funny in their directness and his self-effacing manner is more relatable than off-putting.