The Voice Preview Clips – How it Isn’t That Other Singing Competition

Tonight NBC premieres it singing competition The Voice, and the response I get from most people when I mention the show is “How is this going to be different from American Idol?”, well – let me, and NBC, show you. The Voice is actually quite different from American Idol. Yes, the end game is still to bring an undiscovered singer to fame and stardom, but the way they get there on The Voice is an entirely different process. For starters, on The Voice you have ‘coaches’ instead of judges, and the coaches are in competition with one another. The coaches include superstars Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. Each Coach forms a team via a very unique audition process, which you will see below, and then train their team to compete for your votes. One claim of The Voice producers is that they are eliminating mediocrity from the process. The insinuation is, I suppose, that every contestant on The Voice could win American idol with their vocal cords tied behind their backs. So did they succeed? The two performance clips below may convince you they have, or not. You be the judge.

For me, it is the audition process that has secured my date with the peacock tonight. The coaches sit in spacey looking electric chairs that face away from the stage as the contestants are brought out to audition for them. If the coaches like what they hear, they can hit a button to be turned around to face the contestant. If more than one coach chooses a contestant that contestant gets to choose which coach they will go with, and the coaches each get to try to convince the contestant to choose them. This process, obviously, is nothing like American Idol – what remains to be seen is whether or not it can keep my interest for two hours.

The Voice will air Tuesdays on NBC, beginning tonight at 9PM EST.


Add Comment

Bridgerton Season 2: Ready to Spill More Period Drama Tea!
What We Learned From the Queen Sugar Season 6 Trailer
Why Angela Bassett’s Massive “9-1-1” Deal is a Big Deal
Actors Who Had To Endure Hours of Makeup for their Roles and Hated It
Streaming 101: 5 Must-Stream Movies to Watch on HBO Max in August 2021
Five Predictions We’re Making about Christian Bale in “Thor: Love And Thunder”
Why We’ll Be Watching “Mogul Mowgli” With Riz Ahmed
Why The MPAA Rating is a Preposterous, Misguided Concept
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Sydney McLaughlin
Side by Side: “Weird Al” Yankovic’s “Eat It” and Michael Jackson’s “Beat It”
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Big T Fazakerley
Appreciating The Amazing Career of Peter Cullen
The Top Five Villains from The Black Panther Comic Series
The Top Five Villains in the Daredevil Comic Series
dc fortnite comic
Who Should Appear in The Next DC/Fortnite Comic Crossover?
batman fortnite 6
Batman’s Fortnite Adventure Concludes in Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point #6
10 Things To Know Before Watching Jujutsu Kaisen For The First Time
Five Things to Know Before Watching the New Season of ‘The Seven Deadly Sins.’
dragon ball z broly
Is Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan Worth Watching?
akame ga kill
Should You Watch Akame Ga Kill?
pokemon unite update
Pokemon Unite Update Fixes Bugs And Adjusts Various Pokemon
destiny 2 crucible
Bungie Reveals New Crucible Changes Coming Later This Year
Black Myth: Wukong Will Be The Re-Telling Of An Old Tale For a New Generation
Five Video Games Releasing Later This Year To Be Excited For: Part One