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.