Gurl please. Megan Hilty is plenty talented and a superior actress, but vocally I much, MUCH prefer Katharine. Not even that close for me. Her acting may not be exactly Emmy worthy, but she has the silkiest, smoothest tone to her voice and that makes up for her slightly more limited range. For me, Megan has pretty much a typical Broadway style voice with a lack of distinctive quality.
Anyway, as many holes and flaws as this show had throughout it's first season, I still managed to enjoy it. Probably a result of the fact that I used to stan for Kat, and I want to sleep with a handful of the cast. I hope things improve and work out for the upcoming season, but as Nate said, there are definitely some big underlying question marks that aren't very encouraging.
Hey, I was a huge Kat fan during her season of American Idol. I even enjoyed her JoJo rip-off single Over It.
I just thought she took a pretty simple character to begin with and took it down a step, and while I don't disagree that she has a pretty pop voice that I thought worked well especially in the out of place 'Touch Me', in the few episodes I've seen I've gotten queasy by the sugary saccharine she brings to every scene.
Honestly, I wouldn't mind the performance of Kat nearly as much if she wasn't pitted against Megan who as you said has a powerful Broadway voice. In a plot line that involves finding a lead in a Broadway show, I can't help but question why the she show insists upon Kat's character being the underdog star. Which leads to another fundamental issue I had with the sudden realization that Ivy's mother is a famous Broadway vet played by the incomparable Bernadette Peters. If she's really supposed to be the unknown veteran, there's no way she could've had a mother that famous within broadway, not with the natural voice Hilty possesses. If she was in fact a talentless hack, it would've been more believable
If they wanted this to be Kat's star making vehicle casting Hilty as Ivy was simply dead wrong. Throwing in someone comparable to Ke$ha would've at least given Katharine a fighting chance.
Elis and Dev are on their way out already
Michael will be fired again after al the preshow for sure
and Julia's Husband are barely regular in first 15 episode
it's not like they will are completely not coming back, just not be regular anymore
and tis show still hanging on at NBC as one of their high rating show this year
Based almost entirely on having The Voice (one of the highest rated shows on NBC which has terrible ratings across the board) as a lead-in. It still lost around 10 million viewers every week and 3-4 points in the key demos.
I'm not saying any of the other drivel NBC has on the air could've retained more viewers, but it's higher numbers are clearly skewed by the success of The Voice.