For me, this show came at the exact right time. I, myself, and I know many others, were just about fed up with the powerhouse they call American Idol. Then, here comes this little gem. The judges are fresh, funny and serious about their jobs as coaches. The concept, not seeing the singer before making the choice, is innovative and puts the true talent to the test. (I don’t think Simon could ever do something like that, as it seems he likes the whole “package” and based many a judging on someone’s looks.) The talent has so far been great. We don’t have to sit through the bad, the silly or the just plain crazy. Yes, there are many people that are big fans of the Idol Audition Rounds just for that reason, but I personally was tired of it. It was funny in the beginning, but as of late, I was using my FF button on my remote a lot.
Last night, we saw some skillz with a “Z”! I loved how they let us see the families watching from backstage begging the judges to press their buttons and turn around. The back stories, to some, got a little long, but I didn’t think they were too involved. I also liked that every once in awhile, they would let the audience “play along with the judges” and not show the singer right away, giving us a chance to hear them before we made judges on looks.
We chatted about the show (while it was on East Coast Time) in the forum, and everyone seemed to enjoy it. The only comments I saw were maybe to cut the backstories a bit, and maybe have a wall between the judges so they don’t know who turned around. At first, I thought the latter might be a good idea… By the end though, I was a little up in the air on that. I like that the others can see the others reactions once they turn around, and poke fun at each other. On the other hand, does that influence one another? It doesn’t seem so.
Christina Aguilera, who I must admit I have been a little annoyed with lately, didn’t annoy me at all. Cee Lo, Adam and Blake all made me laugh out loud, which is not easy to do with a TV show. (Just ask my family, who continually ask me why I am not laughing.) Mind you, for many things, I am laughing silently… really I am… at least that’s what I tell them!
I digress… The Voice was a hit for me. I watched it taped kind of late at night so the family wasn’t able to join in, but I have a feeling this one will be a staple in our house. In fact, I have already showed videos of some of the performers to my husband to get him hooked.
We are not alone apparently. The Voice dominated the ratings last night with delivering 11.8 million total viewers. This marks the strongest series premier for any network since CBS launched Undercover Boss after the 2010 Super Bowl (to a much larger audience however, 38.6 million viewers, but think about how many were already on that channel).
Did you see it? Did you miss it? I know DWTS and Deadliest Catch were both on last night, creating a dilemma for many people. Well, if you missed it, they are showing an encore tonight to get you all caught up! Tune in to NBC at 9p Eastern/Pacific, you won’t be disappointed!
If you watched, or plan to, leave us a comment below and let us know what you thought! Also, join us in the FORUM where we are all talking about it!