If the act of singing was really their end goal, they wouldn’t be on a reality TV show. They’d be out there every night singing anywhere they could, writing songs, starting bands, recording music.
How to make something people give a shit about.
Jon Westenberg

While I wholeheartedly agree with the general concept here the example is terrible! The TV show can be a tool to reach a broader audience or get noticed outside of your local gigs venue. There’s nothing inherently wrong with it. It’s the intention that matters.