Are you watching The Voice? I'm sucked in already. It was interesting to see the guy on last night with a stutter.
It always feels empowering for me, seeing other people with the same struggle, stepping outside their comfort zone and doing big things. The majority of stutterers hide away a bit, and there can be a tendency to under-achieve. So it's great to see a young guy up on stage like that.
On a cynical note, they really milked it for all it was worth though.. he was right at the end of the episode, yet they played snippets of him 'coming up' every two minutes, with little heart-string tugging clips of him stuttering.
I find it hard to eloquently put into words what I mean, but it would be cool if it was more of a non-issue, rather than a thing for producers to latch on to in order to make him likable and unusual. I'm sure that kid really wants to be seen as a singer who also happens to have a stutter, not as a stutterer who sings well. From where I'm standing there's a big difference.