April 26, 2011
“The Voice” Premieres Tonight
There has actually been a lot of hype over NBC’s reality singing competition show, “The Voice.” For one thing, the judges that were chosen are ultra-famous. Adam Levine (of Maroon 5) and Christina Aguilera have both been in the spotlight for nearly a decade. Blake Shelton and Cee-Lo Green are newer to the mainstream eye, but they’re still prominent figures. But, it’s not the just the judges that have sparked the interest in the new show.
NBC is trying to make “The Voice” seem a lot more different than your American Idols and X Factors out there. First, during auditions, the contestants are brought to a room containing the judges–nothing new there. But, the judges’ backs are going to be toward the contestants, making the auditions “blind.” The basis of a “yes” or “no” will be purely due to someone’s voice. It’s an attempt to show that American Idol’s “whole package” contestant is shallow, I’m pretty sure.
Anyway, the show premieres tonight and I’ve been seeing advertisements everywhere: billboards, internet banners, TV commercials (on NBC and its sister networks), you name it. Oh, right, and Carson Daly is hosting. (Really?) Oh and I almost forgot, apparently the judges do some kind of competition amongst themselves, too. They’ll choose the contestants to be on their “team” and if more than one judge wants a contestant, they have to make an argument for the contestant to then choose their team. I don’t know, it all seems a little odd.
Are you going to tune into the show? I think I might check it out, just to see if it really is as revolutionary as they want me to think it is. Still, though, I’m waiting for the fall (season, not tumble).
Posted by Shaane at 9:34 am