The Voice

21 May

I just watched the first 3 episodes of NBC American Talent Contest The Voice, and loved it!

Judges Christina Aguilera, Cee-lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, choose contestants during blind auditions based purely on their voices. If they like what they hear, they turn their chair round to face the contestant. If more than one judge turns around, the contestant gets to choose who they want as their mentor.

After the blind auditions, contestants face the battle round where they are paired up against another team member to sing the same song, their mentor must then choose who won the battle. Once each judge only has 4 contestants left they then enter the live final stages.

What is great about the show is that its purely about people with amazing voices. I honestly say I’ve never watched a talent show with so many great singers in, it is a breath of fresh air. Not only does the concept work well, the judges were perfectly chosen, they all have great voices and successful careers so they really do know what they are talking about. The four have a great chemistry and banter between them comes naturally. Personally I think the choice of judges for The Voice are much stronger than the US X Factor.

The Voice has started out to great viewing figures, and I highly recommend people in the UK to watch it online! The episodes can be found on youtube.

For a fan of the US show I find the news that the BBC could be creating a UK version of the show to rival the X Factor highly exciting. I just hope they choose talented judges such as those on the US panel. I already have one star in mind for the show… Adele, she would be perfect.

Take a look at a clip of the show below. Javier Colon’s performance  of Time After Time has to be one of my favorite so far. There is also a performance of Crazy by the judges…

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2 Responses to “The Voice”

  1. Charlotte Deighton May 21, 2011 at 1:03 pm #

    I took your advice and am watching the first episode. I really like the concept too. It seems more ‘real’ than X Factor etc. because it really is just about the singing. Even the ‘mentor’ type aspect seems more real because the judges get to actually pick who they want, rather than having a group forced on them and the audience being able to tell they don’t really want to work with them! Thanks for the suggestion! I’d never heard of this programme before you mentioned it 🙂

    • iamvii May 21, 2011 at 1:11 pm #

      I’m glad you like it too! 🙂
      Yeh its good that the contestants and the judges both want to work together, and the judges really do seem to want to offer help, rather than say they are mentoring them, then pass them off to someone else.
      Only thing is I’m already hooked lol!

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