The Voice blew me away with its first two episodes! It offers a fresh experience in singing reality competitions. We’ve got too many vocal face-offs in the world, but all lies in a common concept. However, The Voice, which originates in Holland, gives us a brand new style.
The Idol and Got Talent franchises are undeniably the most famous of its kind having many localized versions around the world. It’s got the traditional concept of a singing contest. People come to audition in front of the panel of judges. When get picked, the person rises up to the subsequent level until he/she reaches the finale. The new approach The Voice has is that, instead of judges, hopefuls perform to coaches. Of course, before they reach this stage, they have passed the preliminary auditions. The title speaks for itself as the aspiring singers belt out while the coaches sit with their back on them. When a specific coach wants the singer top be part of his/her team, a button will be pressed. That will be the only moment they will see who’s singing. This is a competition of pure talent as looks really doesn’t play much importance. After the Blind Auditions, one member of each team is going to compete on the Battle Round. This is the face-off part. Exciting! Two contestants are going to sing the same song. This goes on until the coaches are left with 4 members. And the voting power now goes to the viewing public.
Well, as a personal opinion, this is a lot better than the usual. It empowers the hopefuls. When more than one coach pressed the button, the hopeful has the power to choose one of them. And when the team is already complete, they will be personally trained by their coach. This is a competition with some sort of a heart. It doesn’t crush any soul in the process, as I see it. The approach it uses is inclined on the positive note. Here, instead of harsh judgments, motivation emanates from knowing that there are people who’ll help. Its focus is on building a character, a good character.
It’s funny to watch that the competition is evident more on the coaches than on the contestants. I love the friendly competition firing up between Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera. Their task is not to judge but to teach, a hands-on training to be given by the coach. The pilot season in the States is already over and obviously, I know who the winner is by now. But, I still wanna watch every episode of this show to see if it holds on to my impression. As I said, I’ve only seen the first two episodes of The Voice, but apparently, I wrote quite a long review.
I’m glad it has already been picked up for a second season! And the quartet (Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green, Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine) are all be back! 🙂