Win tickets to see The Voice winner Javier Colon in concert

The Voice‘s season-one winner, Javier Colon, is touring next month, starting a few days before the second season of the NBC series begins.

AEG Live has provided me with a pair of tickets for E.mail me your contact information: your name (both as it appears on your photo ID and as it appears on your comment, if those are different), phone number, and the city for which you’d like to win tickets. If you do not send me an e.mail message with this information, your comment entries will be invalidated, because I need this if you win: to let you know and to give to AEG so tickets will be at the will call window (again, only if you’re randomly selected as the winner). I won’t use that information for anything else.

You can enter once a day–again, by commenting–until Friday at noon ET, for a total of five entries. I’ll randomly select one winner for each city at that time. No purchase is necessary, et cetera, and so on.

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

NBC's super-fun December a capella singing competition The Sing-Off is returning, but without its star judge, Ben Folds, and only as a two-hour special. Those are really depressing changes for a series that proved itself to be a super-fun show when it returned last December.


A film director talks about becoming a reality TV character

Anna Martemucci

What is it like to have your life turned into reality TV? Director Anna Martemucci, one of the two directors featured on Starz' exceptional reality series, talks about that, the competition, and her collaboration with her husband and brother-in-law.

Plus: How the show's producers tried to keep the $250,000 competition fair.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.