On "Voice," "Idol" ... and, of course, Justin Bieber


Three quick music comments:

1) It was great to see Jermaine Paul named tonight as this year's "The Voice" champion. The former Alicia Keys back-up singer has immense talent.

2) Let's hope Joshua Ledet can win this year's "American Idol." Like Paul, he has a stunning voice, rippling with bits of gospel and soul.

3) Now for what is my all-time favorite music comment. This is one I overheard this week; I present it here with no editing (there was no further elaboration) and no commentary. The speaker, who had just turned 5, was talking to his sister Kasia, who is almost 8. He said: "Kasia, isn't it amazing that Justin Bieber is a real person?"