Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Voice


I am having way more fun than TV usually offers watching Season 3 of The Voice this year. For those of you who haven't had the pleasure, this musical reality show among shows features judges Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, and Cee Lo Green. Crazy fun is the order of the day, largely because the interplay among these judges is entertaining as can be.

Top five things about the show:

1. The judges are actually talented themselves, rendering their advice and comments a lot more palatable.
2. The singers are invited to audition because they are already good. Result? No painful performances!
3. The judges have an opportunity to "push their buttons" for a singer, but they do not have the opportunity to see that person before doing so, as their backs are to the performers. This is truly a blind audition; talent is the whole enchilada.
4. Every judge who pushes that button (thereby turning his/her chair around) for a contestant must then vie with the others to mentor that candidate, and the choice is up to the singer, not the judges. I have laughed out loud many times at the shenanigans that go on as these sneaky judges jockey against one another to win a particularly desirable singer's favor.
5. After the judges' teams are filled (but not before plenty of hilarity, good chemistry, and teasing as each one tries to "get picked" as a coach), the judges set up battles where two of their team members are invited to a sing-off in front of the audience. Winners go to the live shows, while losers either go home or get "stolen" by another judge who thinks that singer is too good to let go.

There is some amazing talent this year. Most every genre imaginable is not only represented but represented well. So listen up, my friends. If you haven't seen this show, do yourself a favor next week and turn it on. In fact, why not just consider your Monday and Tuesday nights filled? Indefinitely.

I promise you will not regret it!

=)

PS. And Carson Daly as a host ain't too shabby, either.

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33 comments:

Cheryl said...

I never watch any type of reality TV. Your review has swayed me to give this one a go.

Momza said...

this is my favorite show on TV...I enjoy the judges, the contestants and the format. Everyone is having a good time and there are no temper tantrums either!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I guess I'll have to try it! I'm not much of a tv person, but this does sound interesting...

Leovi said...

Yes, in Spain this contest was called OperaciĆ³n Triunfo.

Jamie said...

Great idea for the "V" post. I don't watch The Voice but I know other people who enjoy it.

Judie said...

I just can't seem to get into these talent shows. All my friends talk about them, though.

VBR said...

Isn't it amazing how many talented young people there are!

Jim said...

Hi Sue ~~ I haven't ever seen 'The Voice' but it sounds good. When I get home (we are in London, Uk) I will look for it.
It's a wonder we still have the trike but I don't throw things away.
..

Jen said...

So much talent out there for sure. We like X factor also. I don't get much time to watch but my kids like to pull up some clips on YouTube the day after these singing shows air.
Happy Thursday!

Chantelle said...

I love the premise of this show. I wish we could see the US version over here - although we did have a UK series recently, it wasn't as well received as yours! Also, I love Blake Shelton :-)

karen said...

Yes! I've gotten into it this season too. I'm a little bit tired of DWTS. I heard that Cee Lo and Christina were going to have substitutes for part of the season as they had prior engagements? I can't remember who was going to be on in their place.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Fun post for 'V' for Alphabe ~ ( A Creative Harbor) ~

thanks for coming by and commenting ^_^

Stacy Crawford said...

I might have to tune in or at least devote some DVR time. You have peaked my interest!

Eva Gallant said...

I agree! I love this show; it's way better than American Idol or America's Got Talent, precisely because the contestants Are actually talented!

RobinfromCA said...

I've seen the promos for this show but our Monday and Tuesday evenings are already booked with DWTS. I just can't resist all that ballroom dancing!
:-)
Robin

Brian Miller said...

i am a sucker for the music reality shows...we like xfactor as well...not so much idol any more...the voice is cool in that they choose them without seeing them....i like that they are keeping it fresh this year giving a few an extra chance as well....its def cool...wonder what they will do when christina leaves after this season and if they will be able to keep the same chemistry you know...

anitamombanita said...

I've been totally hooked from day one of season one...but wish wish wish Christina would put on some clothes...ugh...so sick of looking at her boobage!

yaya said...

I've never seen this one but I might just have to make it a stop over..if it doesn't compete with "Parenthood" on Tuesday nights! I LOVE that show!

Esther Joy said...

I DO like "The Voice"! Good V post!

Gattina said...

We have something similar here which is called "Belgium got talent"
But when I hear "The voice" it refers to our painting class administrator who has such a loud voice that she could wake up deads ! we call her "the voice" lol !

Mumsy said...

I have seen bit and pieces of this show, but never have the opportunity to watch the full the full show..

Thank you, this sounds very interesting.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

I think Christina Aguilera is super talented! An amazing voice! I haven't seen any episodes yet, but will have to maybe DVR them, since my hubby would rather watch something else and we pick shows that we both agree on when we do watch any tv :o)

Blessings & Aloha!
Thank you so much for entering for a chance to win a hard copy of Viper Pilot for one of your friends :o)

Terra said...

I LOVE this show! I really do. I haven't been overly excited about the winners like I was about Philip Phillips from the idol this year but...I LOVE The show!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

This is my first season watching The Voice and I'm thoroughly enjoying it!

storybeader said...

I haven't seen this show before. And it sounds much better than other reality shows. Actually a show that is good for everyone. Like the idea of a blind interview! {:-Deb

Darlene said...

Yes, we will definitely watch it. I'll let you know if we like it.

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

I'd never heard of it until a girl I grew up with, Amy Whitcomb, preformed on the show last year.

There's a lot of talent on that show!

Grandma Honey said...

I have never ever heard of this program, but since you like it so much I will check it out. Thanks Sue. I always love it when you recommend things.

EG CameraGirl said...

Sad to say, I have never heard of this show. Hmmmm. I guess I need to remedy that and give it a try.

Claudia Willison said...

Well, we don't have a tv so I don't watch shows, but it does sound funny :)

Splendid Little Stars said...

That sounds like fun! I've never seen this show. I rarely watch TV, so I'm not up on shows. Perhaps I'll give this one a try!

Jenny said...

I haven't been watching!

I need to reset my DVR to start recording it!

I love the 'surprise' of so many singers in the looks versus voice department!

Thanks for the reminder!

I'm going to do it now before I forget!

A+

Amy said...

I don't watch a lot of TV, mainly because we don't get reception... and I lack the time. But that show does sound like a lot of fun!

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