When The Voice returned for its second season, fans didn't know what to expect from the contestants. There are always favorites, but one man was a clear front runner from the beginningÂ—Tony Vincent. Fans were shocked when coach Cee Lo Green let the talented Tony go early on in the show.
Though he initially felt that Cee Lo had made the wrong choice, he has since had time to think about the elimination and feels that there was one thing that really held him back. From the start, Tony was compared to American Idol runner-up, Adam Lambert, and while some feel that may have held him back, Tony blames the image that was painted of him on the show.
In an interview with Wetpaint, Tony Vincent said, "[I was] tagged as being a guy who's an actor coming out of a Broadway background, they painted me in kind of a corner where they didn't articulate that I was an artist and a singer/songwriter way before I moved to New York to do theater."
While Tony may feel that it was his image that ultimately hurt his chances at becoming The Voice, many think it was his performance of Everybody Wants To Rule the World. People liked the theatrics and energy of his previous performances and it was disappointing to see him perform such a "safe" song. His performance of Sweet Dreams (which he performed in an effort to be saved from elimination) reminded fans why they liked him in the first place.
Even though Tony Vincent didn't win The Voice, he is incredibly talented and it is likely that he will have no problem furthering his career.
Do you think the theater image had an impact on the way America viewed Tony? Why do you think he failed to make it further in the competition?
Â© Corrina Jean