I felt bad for The Voice 7 contestant, Rebekah Samarin, member of Team Adam Levine, when she turned out to be the ONLY member of the Top 32 to have her Knockout round performance montaged. And when I say montaged–I mean edited out completely. But, what I didn’t realize immediately, was that she had been montaged at EVERY SINGLE POINT of the competition–not just the Knockouts.
TRIPLE MONTAGED PEOPLE!!! I mean. Poor thing! To come so far with barely ANY screen time. The singer made it all the way to the Knockouts, with only a glimpse of her Blind Audition making it to air. Both her Battle Round and Knockout performances were edited out. All of the work and effort it must have taken to prepare three performances–most of which ended up on the cutting room floor. I really feel for Rebekah. Sure, she got to meet Adam Levine and Taylor Swift, but without screen time, she comes away from the experience with very little exposure.
Last night, after the Top 20 was announced, the singer spoke out on twitter, sharing her disappointment with fans. While expressing gratitude for the experience, Rebekah pulled no punches regarding how she was edited, “…I am baffled by The Voice’s blatant disregard and disrespect of my time and efforts. I am finding it hard to end this journey amicably…”
Read her full statement below.
— Rebekah Samarin (@rebekahsamarin) November 4, 2014
And if you don’t remember her–you probably don’t–here are Rebekah’s three brief appearances on The Voice 7:
We catch a glimpse of Rebekah singing Joni Mitchell’s “A Case of You”. It’s pretty good. I sure wanted to hear more. Gwen and Adam fought for her. Adam prevailed.
All we saw of Rebekah’s battle was Adam choosing her over Clara Hong.
Rebekah smiles as Matt McAndrew sings “Drops of Jupiter.” We find out that Matt wins, without even a glimpse of Rebekah’s performance.