PSYCHOLOGY

Millionaire Father Manipulated “The Voice Kids” Voting To Let His Daughter Win The Finals

Date May 21, 2019 15:44

Musical talent shows have recently become very popular with thousands of people around the world, giving the opportunity to participants to show what they are capable of.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Voice Kids is one of the most popular programs across the globe, in which hundreds of children show their excellent music skills.

It has been a success for many years in various countries, passing mostly flawlessly. However, recently, a ridiculous scandal has emerged at the end of the latest season. Many were surprised to know which contestant turned out to have been playing it unfairly.

Millionaire’s daughter

Mikella Abramova is an eleven-year-old girl who was lucky enough to participate in Russia's The Voice Kids.

The girl showed extraordinary vocal skills and became particularly popular after performing Somewhere Over the Rainbow in front of the judges and hundreds of thousands of viewers. Her impeccable singing made her worthy of becoming a finalist.

By the way, Mikella didn’t need to participate in the show to be famous, because she had already been. The young girl is the daughter of popular singer Alsou and billionaire businessman Yan Abramov. No doubt, the parents love their daughter very much, but what has such care led to?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Scandal in the finals

If you have ever seen The Voice or The Voice Kids, you must know that after the participants reach the finals, the audience votes for them to determine the winner.

Considering this isn’t the first time the show is broadcast in the country, the results were impressive. Mikella had received more than 30,000 votes, while her opponents didn’t get more than 3,000.

Of course, these numbers alarmed the producers of the channel. As a result, they hired a cyber-security group to investigate why Mikella had received so many votes. The conclusion was not a very pleasant one:

The interim results of the check confirm that there was outside influence on the voting, which affected the outcome.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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According to the researchers, bots were used during voting. These computer programs made up most of the votes that Mikella received as a finalist. It was also revealed that more than 8,000 text messages from 300 telephone numbers had been sent during the voting. Sounds insane!

The channel had to cancel the results. Mikella sang very well, and maybe she deserved to be the winner, but not in this way. However, she isn’t to blame for what happened, and the channel has made it clear as well:

Children should not take the blame for actions carried out by somebody else. Each participant becomes a member of the big Voice family.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Overprotective parents

Of course, Mikella's parents are very proud of her, and they wanted her to be the happiest girl in the world if she managed to win the competition. However, being overprotective and constantly aware of what your child does greatly harms their development.

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This doesn’t mean that being totally neglectful about children is the right choice because this is also harmful to them. The idea is to maintain a balance between these two extremes and allow the child to learn all that's needed to become a responsible adult.

If parents overprotect their children, they can’t grow up totally free. The consequences can be severe:

  • insecurity;
  • dependence ;
  • lack of autonomy;
  • vulnerability;
  • fear of the unknown;
  • low self-esteem;
  • intolerant to frustration;
  • impulsiveness;
  • immaturity;
  • laziness;
  • irresponsibility;
  • addictiveness.

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It is important to protect our children, but it is also necessary to let them perceive the world and develop within their own perspective. Otherwise, these youngsters will grow up with few or no socio-emotional skills, being unprepared for the obstacles in life.

What do you think? Are you overprotective with your child? What do you think about the attitude of Mikella's parents? Share your thoughts in the comments.