As I scrub the soot from my NBC issue designer dinner jacket post this week's twitter flaming (from villagers who were upset about this past Monday's decision), allow me to offer my perspective on reality TV and reality.
On reality TV, the talented Afro-Blue was 'sent home'. In reality they're not at home, they're in Los Angeles preparing for their guest spot on "The Sing-Off" season finale with Smokey Robinson.
On reality TV, Afro-Blue 'lost'. In reality, by the end of this season they will cumulatively have performed on the show roughly the same amount of times as the 'winners' will have.
On reality TV, we're holding a competition. In reality, we're involved in a music form that is by nature, nearly void of competitive ego. That's why a cappella is so special. It's about harmony and working together while a usual singing competition is about divas, ego, dissonance, and of course, music.
Read more at my blog, On Key with Ben Folds at "The Sing-Off" website.