After entering into 2011 on a rough note (see my previous blog “Look Ma, No Handcuffs.”) it looks like Christina Aguilera may have finally hit paydirt.
She, along with Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine (of Maroon 5) and Blake Shelton are four coaches of artists from different genres and these four have the task of forming a group of 8. A singer does their thing while the coaches have their backs turned. When the coaches hear the kind of talent they’d like to work with, they press a button. Then the tables (or chairs) literally turn. If more than one coach chooses the same performer, they then have to compete to convince that performer to work with them.
“The Voice” has three phases: a blind audition, a battle phase, and live performance shows.
Each team of singers will be mentored and developed by their coach. In the second stage, coaches will have two of their team members battle against each other by singing the same song, with the coach choosing which team member to advance. In the final phase, the remaining contestants will compete against each other in live broadcasts. The television audience will help to decide who moves on. When one team member remains for each coach, the contestants will compete against each other in the finale.
Ok, this sounds kind of gimmicky, and I’m not a huge advocate for reality TV, but I was curious enough in the premise to check it out.
I liked it….and this is coming from a non-“Idol” viewer.
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