Discussion of NBC's show The Voice.
I watched too! I LOVE the voice! I actually do enjoy it way better than idol now. First of all I love how there are no bad auditions! There's no reason for it here. Even if you didn't like the show, Blake and Adam are reason enough to watch because they are hilarious (especially Blake). I'm enjoying Shakira and Usher so much better than Cee lo and Christina . The coaches Do offer better advice on there too.
Saw a couple good ones already. Yeah that last girl was great! Can't wait to see some more talent.
Go back a couple years ago and I would've never said I like the voice over idol.
I watched it too...I thought the last contestant...Judith...was amazing (the one who has performed with Michael Jackson). She is very talented. I know it's only the first night but I think she will go very far. I also thought the 16 yr old country singer was really good and so sweet and has a lot of potential.
As for the judges, I LOVE the judges. It's so refreshing that they get along and they joke with eachother. I enjoy the interaction of all 4 of them. I think Shakira is hilarious...I love her little comments. And Usher...I guess I didn't realize what a cutie he is!!
I watched tonight and I wasn't blown away by anyone but I like a couple of the auditions. It is still early on The Voice and it is really hard for me to keep up until after the knockout rounds.
I think Shakira and Usher are excellent replacements for Christina and CeeLo. I enjoyed them tonight very much and I always enjoy the shenanigans between Adam and Blake. I kind of already wish the new coaches were staying. I do agree that this panel is head and shoulders over Idol or X-Factor.
I turned on the Voice too. I'll see how it goes. Usually I like some in the beginning but those end up to be the ones that go early. This year might be different because I'm so bored with the other show..
I'll be watching The Voice. I prefer it to Idol these days. I know the meme at certain idol blogs is that the judges are all about themselves on that show, but I disagree. I find The Voice coaches so far superior as mentors than those clowns on XFactor and the judges on Idol. I think the talent on TV S3 rivals what AI S12 has to offer. Amanda Brown could go toe-to-toe with Candice, Angie Miller is idol's attempt at outdoing Cassadee Pope and there are no Terry McDermotts on AI 12!
I'm looking foward to the additions of Usher and Shakira. Christina was a little hard to take once the competition began and as much as I like Cee-Lo, I think adding Usher will bring in lots of new fans. And if I'm being really shallow, I'd rather "watch" Usher LOL. As long as the competition is good, I think The Voice will dethrone Idol this year. That's what you get Nigel, for not listening to your customers (viewers)!
Is anyone going to try to keep up with the Voice this season? I find it interesting that they put it up against AI so early in the season. I will watch just to see how Shakira and Usher do, but it will depend on the contestants they choose as to whether I watch the full season or not. I'm trying to watch DWTS as long as Kelly Pickler is on so the two hour shows make for a very long Monday night.
Completely agree with everything you said. I did enjoy Terry too, so if he would've won I wouldn't have minded. I made my prediction a while ago that the finale would be Bryan and Cassadee, still thought it should've been that way. Oh well! I'm enjoying following him on twitter and facebook. Should be interesting to see how he does.
I too, enjoyed this season the best. The whole top 12 were pretty good.
lo_wee, I do think Cassadee was the best choice and I was okay with either her or Terry winning. i would have loved for Bryan to be in the finale as he did have a very good voice. I thought Nicholas was unique and entertaining to watch, and he does have a good voice. I just didn't think he would be very marketable in today's climate.
I enjoyed this season way more than I have the seasons before it.
I would've joined you in talking about this, I'm sorry. I haven't logged in a really long time.
I watched the entire season! I was happy about Cassadee winning, love her. I think of all of the contestants she was the most likable and pop/rock radio friendly. I think she'll be the most successful of the past winners too.
As much as I enjoy Cassadee, Bryan was my favorite. I still believe he had the best voice of all 3 seasons.
I don't think anyone is watching but me at this point, or at least no one is talking but I wanted to mention something about tonight's show that I thought was incredibly sweet, even though it was heartbreaking. At the very beginning of the show, the 4 judges, the 3 finalists, the host, and many of the contestants from this year did a beautiful rendition of Hallelujah, each holding a different plaque with the name and age on it of one of the victims of the school shooting in CT. It had me out and out bawling like a baby, but it was a beautiful thing to do.
Out of the 3 finalists, any one of them could win. I am hoping it is Terry or Cassadee. Nick is good enough I suppose, but his genre is just not my cuppah. Of it is Terry or Cassadee that takes top billing I will be happy with the winner for the 1st year.
Okay, at this point in the competition, top 6, I have 2 favorites and they are both on the same team, Team Bkake Shelton. I have always liked terry, the Scottish rocker, but Cassidee has been growing on me until 2 weeks ago when she moved right up there with Terry. Blake is my favorite judge/coach/mentor.
I don't like Christina and never have, and after this week she has no more contestants in the race. I wonder if we will have to endure a few weeks of her pouting. I started out liking Dez, but when she decided he should be a crooner, I think his votes started evaporating. I don't think she is a very good mentor/coach. On CeeLo's team, Nick is entertaining in an odd, eerie kind of way, and even though I like watching him throw himself into his music, I am not a fan. The same with Trevin. Adam is my 2nd favorite judge and I kind of like Melanie. I reallt liked Amanda, but she is going down a slippery slope.
I guess noone even cares about The Voice this season. I'm going to chime in here anyway, just in case someone is watching and wants to talk about it.
I did not like that they each got 16 on their original team and then cut it in half in one week. I enjoyed the judges steal that was new this year. That brought up another issue though. We got to see the 10 per team sing one time, and the judges cut their teams in half. Then out of the 5 per team, 2 from each team was eliminated by the judges, with one performance, and two were saved by the audience votes. It seems that from this week on, 2 a week will be eliminated according to public votes only.
Of the contestants remaining, the top 10, I like all 3 on CeeLo's team, Bryan is my favorite, but Nickolas and Cody are good. Nickolas is very different, but I like how invested he gets in each performance. Cody has just an okay voice, but he is entertaining and he always gets me to smile. Adam has 3 left, Melanie, Amanda, And Bryan. I like Bryan the most, but Amanda can really sing. She just did a terrible job of it this week. Melanie is a very confused young lady. She doesn't really know what genre of music she should be doing, and she can't figure out if she wants to be a blonde or a brunette,so half of her hair is blonde and the other half brunette. I kind of like the unique tone in her voice, but the jury is still out as to whether I like her or not. On XTina's team, I like Dez, just because he is so cute, but until this week I liked his performances okay. This week it was a bad song choice I thought. I do not like Sylvia at all and I wish Adrianna had stayed on and she left. I like both of Blake's remaining team members. Cassidee has a very nice tone in her voice but she needs more confidence. I left Terry for last. He is my favorite and has been from day one. He is a Scottosh rocker that does songs that are classic rock. I am rooting for him to win. I think that Blake made a mistake when he kept Michaela last week instead of either of the other two. I thought she should have gone and the country girl should have been the one he kept. Well, they're both gone now so it doesn't matter any more.
I really have liked the changes this year over all. I just didn't like having them cut from 16 to 8 with one performance done.
Did anyone hear about Xtina and C-Lo leaving The Voice after this season? They have already announced that Shakira and Usher will be the new judges.
It seems funny that I was the last to post on here last season and the first to post this season. Is anyone even watching? I like the blind auditions I think, better than the other singing competition shows, but after that I really don't like the elimination format.
I do like Blake and Adam as judges and mentors, but not so much Xtina and C-Lo. The first 2 are more about voices and the latter are about production and staging.
3 shows this week was overkill. And why would they put their show on the exact same week as X-Faxctor?
I think a lot of people got angry over the judges choice thing. I thought over all, Blake was fair when he reverted back to the audience's original decision from a couple of weeks ago when he saved that girl. I think he decided if she didn't have the audience votes to make it after he already saved her once, it was like paddling upstream to keep her this time. I really did like Jordis this week, but not so much other weeks.
I don't know what the difference is with the format on the two shows, but I just can't get as invested in The Voice as I do every year on Idol. I can't even remember who all is left in the competition at this point. I do enjoy the show, but I think my favorite part is the blind auditions. After that everything seems more manipulated than on Idol.
Thanks, Karen, yeah, I thought it might upset people. If it happened on Idol, people would be screaming and yelling that it was unfair. I think it was.
I don't know why they did it, but i have read on other forums that people aren't happy about it. Doesn't seem fair to not let it go to the audience vote. I didn't watch the whole thing, but I thought Jordis was terrific last night.
So, saw this last night. Does anyone know what the reason for the special elimination was? Isn't that akin to AI saying, well, the judges want to get rid of the competition for their favorite, so they're gonna kick off people the audience has been voting for? I don't get it. Has it made voters angry; does anyone know?
Tony Lucca was one I remembered, and the only others were ones I knew from other shows, like Jamar Rodgers and Jordis Unga.
Same problem with me Karen. I can't keepany of the contestants straight yet except Tony Lucca. He was the ex Mousekateer with CA. I am enjoying the show though. Next week will be the end of battle rounds and then we move on to the next stage. I just don't remember what comes next.
I'm still watching the voice, and I think there's some really strong singers. I don't really have a favorite. I don't really like the battle rounds, though. Either they end up losing a strong singer, or else they have a weaker singer against a stronger singer so the pairing is not really fair.
I'm also finding that I'm not remembering the contestants as well as I would Idol contestants, and it seems like we only see them twice before getting to the live show rounds. So even if I think there are some really good singers, I'm not really knowing them as well.
I am really enjoying this show a lot more this year than I did last year. Maybe because I missed the open auditions last year and only saw 1 episode of call backs before the Battle Rounds started.
I like them showing the mentoring/coaching sessions a lot and find the comments during these sessions interesting. I find myself talking to the judges on the TV telling them pick her or pick him, or yelling hit your button during the blind auditions, and yelling at the contestants that have a choice to pick this judge or that. I also think that each team has a few standouts but for me, Adam and Blake have the strongest teams so far. I find myself anxious for Monday nights now, just to watch the Voice. I don't have a favorite yet though. I will pick a couple if I can after the Battle Rounds next week I think.
Have to say it pleases me to see people I have seen perform on the show. Lee Koch is one hell of a fabulous harmonica player. Keep an eye on that guy. I had to laugh when Orlando Napier received his ticket to audition. One of the friends with him by his car is a musician I have enjoyed watching perform for several years. Small world.
Yes karen, time sure does fly by. I am really enjoying the blind auditions. Some of the people they have passed on I have been practically screaming at the tv for someone to hit their button, but they haven't.
OYY, they don't show any intentionally bad performances on the Voice. I think that is why it feels like a much kinder audition process. I like the playfullness between the judges. I like the way they try to talk each other into pressing their buttons too. KIk didn't watch from the beginning last year and I missed allof the blind auditions. I only saw one audition where they had call backs from some that had been rejected in the beginning. I guess it would be considered similar to the Idol Wild Cards. The way the judges teamsare filling uo this year, they may not need a call back show this year.
For now my heart still belongs to American Idol, but I like The Voice much better than the X Factor.
Watched this tonight. Like the respectful tone of the judges toward the singers whether they've turned their chairs for them or not. Also like that most of the performers are at least somewhat decent singers instead of them choosing people to make fun of them (it seems to be this way at least; I haven't watched all the shows).
Wow, I can't believe the Voice is on again. They showed last week's show a couple of times over the weekend, it was on NBC on Sunday night, and I think E! on Saturday.
I'm liking the show this season, and seeing a lot of potential talent. I have also realized that I like The Voice and AI much more than X Factor, because they focus a lot more on vocals than the X Factor does. I might even end up liking the Voice more than Idol this season because there seem to be more doing the type of music I like. It seems like they are having a lot of singer songwriter types that AI seems to be getting away from. I actually thought this last year too, but the Voice season was too short to really get into them.
And probably because of this it doesn't seem as gimmicky with the chair turning as it did last year.
Hope this article belongs in here. Interesting read from Entertainment Weekly by @MarkHarrisNYC (sorry it is a little blurry but I think you can still read it after opening this link click on it and it will get bigger)
I totally missed the blind auditions last year, so this is a first for me. I have to say I am really enjoying them. I love that it is not about looks or performance, or what they do with their hands, but all about the vocals. So far I am impressed with the level of a lot of the talent,
I don't know if the show is gimmicky or not, but I am liking the interaction between the judges too. I like Adam Levine and Blake Sheldon the most. I tolerate Christina and Cee-Lo. I don't dislike them, but I don't really like them either. I guess indifference would be the correct term.
I have never been a fan of this show however I'm watching it this season to see how Angel Taylor does. I was intrigued seeing her audition last night. She certainly has recreated herself. I don't think I would have recognized her. Very talented girl.
Thanks for starting this thread karenc3. I love this show. I will disagree about it being "gimmicky." I also saw that sentiment on twitter last night but I really like that the judges/coaches don't see the contestants until they've either picked or rejected them. By not watching the audition until they've made up their mind, they are also excluding the blasted "performance" that has taken center stage on both Idol and XFactor. They are all singing competitions with a recording contract as the prize, so personally, IDGAD if they "move around on stage" which became the mantra for Idol's season 10.
I also really like how dignified the coaches are with the contestants (not as much with each other LOL). The are no Simon-type insults. They don't laugh at contestants which we've also seen on both Idol and XFactor. For those who did not get picked, the coaches had only constructive feedback and polite adieus. Love this show.
Okay, on to the talent... First girl Raylinn (Hell on Heels) was okay. She seemed to rely too much on pushing the notes out instead of creating melody. She's very young though and she made the right choice with Blake Shelton. For as long as she lasts, she can learn so much from him since he is a star in her genre.
Jesse Campbell (A Song For You)... just wow! What a beautiful voice. Christina would not have been my first choice for him but after I thought about it, I actually think she's a good choice for the type of voice that he has. Cee Lo is more current with regards to radio play but Christina would sing the same types of songs as Jesse so I think she can bring more out of him. It will be interesting to see how far he goes, though, since he is definitely in the Javier Colon genre and just like Idol, do we really want the same guy winning this year (re: comment I made in Season 11 thread about the Scotty clone).
I liked Juliett (Oh Darling). She didn't have the best voice, but I liked how she worked it. Cee Lo made good choices with Vicci Martinez last year, so Juliett should do fine with Cee Lo even though I was pulling for Adam.
Chris Mann was very brave singing opera, but you can't deny the voice. Good choice in going with Christina. It will be interesting to see what she does with him, if they stay true to his big voice or try to "pop it."
And then there's Tony Lucca (Trouble), I'm always a sucker for a WGWG, IF he can sing and he could sing! Picked a great song and made the right choice for coach in Adam. It was interesting that Christina didn't seem to know who he was but then went and sought him out. I think she honestly didn't recognize him and then was clued in so went to find him to make good TV. Whatever, it was honest that she picked him without realizing that she knew him.
Overall, the guys were better tonight than the girls. Looking forward to tonight's show!
So, the Voice started tonight. A couple were good. THere was a rocker female that the judges thought was good, but I didn't think she was that great. I thought the first guy, the single father was very good. I liked the ex Mousketeer the best, I think it's probably good that Christina didn't remember him at first, it makes it more neutral.
I kind of think this show is a bit gimmicky, but the singers are good, some are much more experienced than on Idol.
I am pretty sure I saw Jamar Rodgers in the promo for tomorrow, he was Danny Gokey's friend from Season 8. I think he tried out for Idol in Season 9 but didn't make it on the air again. I'm hoping it's him because I thought he was really good.
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