The Voice UK : Ruth Ann Sparks ‘Voting Scandal’

Published: Monday 7th May 2012 by David

Last night, The Voice UK said goodbye to Ruth Ann St Luce, the 18 year old act hoping to win the £100,000 contract with Universal Republic.

Mentored by ‘Do It Like A Dude’ belle Jessie J, Ruth’s time on the show came to an end following a shaky performance on Saturday night, picked up by all four of the show’s coaches.

Now, according to The Daily Mail, she has blamed the show’s editing for her departure.

Details below…

According to ‘The Mail’, Ruth told ‘TS’:

In my blind audition and the battle round the last comments people saw of me were negative, but the judges had said positive things.

I thought that was really unfair and didn’t make any sense. It’s unprofessional.’

‘They didn’t show my full performances or my comments — everyone else had their comments shown.

Last week he said a lot of people were pitchy but then he said it doesn’t matter.But with me, he made it a big thing. The public love the judges and they’re going to go by what the judges say.

The report also claims she suggested votes had been fixed, with some of her friends being unable to vote for her once the phone lines opened.

What a mess.

Whether the editing or votes were ‘fixed’ against her or not, there’s no denying the following:

Ruth did not deserve to stay.

Yes, as harsh as that may sound, we feel Ruth- like most aspiring singers- has a bad case of the delusions, looking to blame everything but herself for her own shortcomings.

For, putting the judges’ comments to one side, her performance on Saturday night wasn’t about it- ruining a straight forward Pop number with gratuitous riffs. Riffs so prevalent the number was at times hard to recognize.

This, as talented she is, is the reason she deserved to leave regardless of how editing spun the situation.

However, if she was misrepresented, here’s hoping she gets the chance to develop the skill we didn’t get to see on the show,in the future.

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  1. JAKE (KING BEY, QUEEN ADELE, EMPRESS GAGA & DUCHESS MADONNA = LEGENDS. #DEAL) May 7, 2012

    OH PLEASE RUTH-ANN!!!

    THIS GIRL USED TO GO TO MY SECONDARY SCHOOL IN EAST LONDON – SHE, SOMEHOW, BELIEVED THAT SHE WAS THE MOST TALENTED PERSON IN OUR SCHOOL; SHE’S ALWAYS BEEN MOUTHY & ARROGANT B****!!!

    THE H** DESERVED TO GO!!!

    GLAD I HAD THE PLEASURE OF DRAGGING HER ASS ONCE!!!

    😉

  2. HEEEEEY May 7, 2012

    IT MAY NOT MAKE SENSE, BUT SHE HAS A GREAT SINGING VOICE, BUT CAN NOT ACTUALLY SING. IN THE SENSE OF VOCAL RANGE & PITCH – SHE’S JUST LIKE YOUR GIRL RIHANNA, RIH HAS A GOOD SINGING VOICE (UNIQUE) BUT HASN’T MASTERED USING IT.

  3. Darshelle Jones May 7, 2012

    I saw some of her performance but even being talented you have to have control over your voice. Losing control too much in a song does not do the song any justice and it loses the listeners. At times they don’t know what is going on and become thrown off by what they were hoping to hear versus what they actually received.

  4. Timmy May 7, 2012

    Yes, although im not sure about her comments I think that she should’ve been kept just for the concept of the show. Now, on another day I may have said something different but after seeing a much lesser talent on the other station who has a record deal and received a standing ovation from 4 “judges” her vocal talents didn’t matter.

  5. nikki roach May 7, 2012

    all yall commits are ok but u need to think before u post!!!!!:))

  6. BCinKS May 7, 2012

    Fact: She was off-key about 90% of the song. That is why she was sent home. It was painful to listen to.

    She seems to have a good voice, but it was not her night. Fans are fickle. One bad night and they jump ship. She was not cheated.

  7. dom May 7, 2012

    she is someone with AMAZING potential and i would love to see more from her but with the talent being so high there’s no room for pitching problems that bad,

  8. Dunk May 7, 2012

    Maybe the fact that she can’t except her own short comings is the reason why she still continues to sing out of key! I’m sorry but home gurl needs to focus on hitting the right notes, she has a beautiful tone and great potential but no control over her vocal, i saw tweets from so many singers saying i’m glad she got voted out as she sings out of tune, no editing can be blamed for that, she needs to hush her gums and take some vocal lessons

  9. TIMMI May 7, 2012

    Her mother needs to give her a reality check.

    The girl simply could cannot sing. Granted, she had a decent sounding voice but her pitch problems are way too much. I don’t expect to sit through a performance feeling unsettled because it was so bad. IDGAF about what the comments from the judges; I decided from the first couple of seconds that she could not sing.

    She’s still young so if she wanted a chance at stardom she should have faded away into the background after being voted off and learnt to sing. Putting herself in the media like this is only digging her grave deeper.

  10. Saetana May 8, 2012

    I agreed with Ruth going, it is always a risk to do a different version of a song that is only a year or too old (remember the girl who did Titanium and got voted off last week?). Frankly, for that show, she impressed me least of all 10 singers. I’m not saying she cannot sing but that particular performance had little to encourage anyone other than friends and family to vote for her when there were so many great singers to choose from. She is very young and has plenty of time and a good start with the Voice publicity to get going with a music career – if she has the drive to succeed as well as a good voice. I agree with the Rihanna comment – she also has a good voice that she cannot use properly live ;o)

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