Watching the performers on The Voice I am in awe of their capacity to take on the challenge of performing in front of not only an audience but also judges. Not just any judges either but famous singers. This must require a lot of nerve knowing in the early stages that they will be judged. Then as they continue in the show they are then mentored, so the process becomes more supportive but not necessarily without critique.
For some of the performers it's clear that their lives have been waiting for these moments, these opportunities to show everyone what they can do. There's usually a story behind each performer along with the journey narrative. They are all on a journey one way or another, just as the famous singers in the judges' seats have been before them.
I'm often in awe also of the families, particularly the mothers, of these young performers. They must have nerves of steel as well as they witness their young person prepare for and then actually perform on the show. They will have most likely recognised and nurtured the talent from an earlier age. They must have provided sufficient encouragement and support that enables the young person to find the courage and strength to get on that stage and belt out their song to the best of their ability.
Of course with a winner comes the majority who don't win. For those who don't win it must be devastating but they still need to show a positive face, a gratefulness for the experience and hope for the future. I think also of the families, the people who will be there for them regardless of whether they win or not. People who will help them build on the experience, pick themselves up again and continue to look to the future.