It's been slated in the press today! BUT I have no idea why!!!
I loved it. It had the 'feel good' feeling about it. BGT & X-Factor the same ('Freaks') come out and scrape thorugh to the later stages out of 'joke' votes - Wagna, Jedward etc. The judges deserve much credit for this as their positiviety shone through. It still had enough 'rivalry' though to make it intresting to watch. HOWEVER, if I am going to criticise it was a bit predictable who was going to go through and who wasn't even before they started singing! Secondley, as soon as you took one look at them or heard them sing one note you knew which judge they were going to pick. Also, a bit cringe worthey the amount of 'judges song's' that were sang. As well, the whole programme didn't have the whole 'big event' theme like the X-Factor. Looked abit old school. Some might like this, but personally I think it needs to go up a level or two. (Maybe a second series thing) Oh, and one last thing (and yes I did genuinely love it - just being critical here) how many one directions songs can they play in the background of one programme!!!
Also, I couldn't work out why nobody would want to pick Will.I.Am! Until someone told me he was from the script I had no idea who he was (still can't remember his name) Tom Jones, who knows when he had a last 'hit' out and Jessie J is great but sureley Will.I.Am must have more influence in the music world!
My 'dream' judges would be:
Also be good if the contestants had to write their own songs (with help of their mentors) but that then may limit the amount of contestants.
Last edited by wastry; 25-03-2012 at 15:10.
That's what I was asking myself from the start of the show. I found it a bit vague the way they said that they had chosen some of the best talent in th UK without saying
how. I think they basically want to cut out the BGT/X Factor/Idol type initial audition stages where there are quite a lot of bad acts that the TV audience has to sit through.
(Original post by Morgsie)
I take there is a selection process before the act gets to the Auditions????
I get the impression that The Voice wants to be taken as credible and 'all about the music' - hence why all of the judges are performers/musicans themselves, why the acts cannot be seen seen by the panel, and why the show has chosen to omit the 'novelty' acts/crap auditions - so that the show is completely about talented musicians/singers and nothing else. They also seem to be keeping clear of the Xfactor/BGT/Idol tradition of setting up acts to be ridiculed which I found really refreshing. When the acts didn't get through (like Sean from '5ive' and the young girl) they were still kind to them and, as a viewer, I didn't get the impression that they were portrayed as failures.
I'll definitely be watching again to see how the show progresses, I really like the positive feel of the show. Although I still watch BGT it's starting to grate on me for various reasons - but mostly because it just has a nastiness about it which makes me uncomfortable, after all even the deluded ones are just as much heart set on a music career as the talented ones.
Last edited by somethingbeautiful; 25-03-2012 at 15:43.