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The Voice 2013: Clichés Season 4 Contestants Should Avoid

March 25 is just around the corner, and with it comes the Season 4 premiere of The Voice 2013. One thing we love about this hit reality show is its ability to constantly switch things up for a fresh take on an old concept.

But over the past three seasons, we’ve noticed some painful clichés that we’d like contestants to try to avoid this season.

1) “I’ve been dreaming of this moment my whole life!”

Really? You’re 24 years old, and you’ve been dreaming about The Voice your whole life? So basically you’re a psychic who predicted a hit show’s existence before it was even proposed. Why are you singing for a living? You should be creating the next big thing since apparently you can see so far into the future.

2) “I never imagined this would happen!” (after multiple judges turn)

Look, if you’re preparing to audition for The Voice, and you’ve seen the show before, you’ve imagined more than one coach turning for you and having to pick between two or even four. To say you hadn't imagined this would ever happen is to say that you have little to no confidence in yourself or your talents. We wouldn’t want you on our team.

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3) “Everyone here is so talented, and we’re all just one big family!”

This doesn’t have to get Jersey Shore or anything, but there’s no way you can put 100+ vocalists in a competition and no one has any beef with anyone else. The only time we’ve ever seen conflict was during last season’s battle rounds when Team Christina’s Joselyn Rivera called Sylvia Yacoub “annoying.” It may have been petty, but at least the girl was being honest and not holding Sylvia’s hand while singing campfire songs.

4) “Nobody ever believed in me.”

We get it. You’ve faced some adversity in your life and in order to make you interesting, the show’s producers have had to capitalize on that. But if your biggest “struggle” is that your middle school teacher told you that you weren’t talented, we have little sympathy. You didn’t overcome tough times, you just had a crappy teacher (we’re looking at you, Trevin Hunte).

5) Adele.

We’re not entirely sure why Adele’s music is on the approved list anymore. It really doesn’t matter how good of a singer you are, the entire American public is tired of hearing you cover Adele. Literally everyone. Adele is tired of hearing you cover Adele. Pick a different artist.

Do you agree with our clichés? Tell us below!

03.12.2013 / 12:55 AM EDT by Rachel McRady
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