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Is "The Voice" Your New Vice?

jshainjshain 5778 replies54 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
edited December 2013 in Parent Cafe
I caught Wednesday night's "The Voice" and love the new format. The judges, consisting of Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, and Blake Shelton are ALSO in competition with one another, as they try to convince each singer they want on their team to select them as their mentor. If two or more judges want a particular contestant, they must convince that person to join his or her team. So far, there seems to be a fairly intense rivalry between Adam and Christina during the "blind" audition rounds.
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  • jmmomjmmom 8916 replies168 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    I'm there . Populating this thread with the comment I made on your AI thread.

    I am loving this show. Watched the first episode and think the talent is outstanding. The coaches non-picks would have been my non-picks.

    Actually, I'm a little confused - my DVR taped the show on the next night, but I guess it was a repeat? Anyway, glad it did because I didn't see the coaches do "Crazy" the first time. loved loved loved it. I wonder if they'll perform every show?

    I also like that this show brings us in when they've already weeded the pack - none of the silly stuff.

    Patrick - the country Voice. Stupendous. And I don't like country.
    Vicky (sp?) Martinez - the young rocker. Love her.

    There were others that I liked a lot, but can't remember them. I thought everyone was good, though.
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  • rodneyrodney 9267 replies139 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    there's just one thing I'm confused about......and maybe I'm just not paying attention....how was it "fixed" that they each ended up with three on their team at the end of the night if the contestants were given the choice?

    My husband (the cynic) thinks it's fixed somehow; I just think it was edited to work....
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  • garlandgarland 16006 replies198 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    I always liked...oh, wait a minute, sorry.

    I thought you were talking about the Village Voice.
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  • jmmomjmmom 8916 replies168 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    rodney - I always think these reality shows are fixed to varying extents, sometimes just in the editing.

    Some of them (and I'm not saying this one, but shows like Project Runway and Top Chef) scroll fine print on the screen quickly at the end with words to the effect that "contestants who continue on the show are decided in consultation among the judges and the show's producers". I assume in those shows it's so that they can keep in some of the drama queens that add spice to the show for some viewers.
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  • rom828rom828 1476 replies42 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    I'm in on this one. Liked the judges interaction. I missed the first 30 minutes both nights!! Hate that - no DVR :(. Will keep watching to see how it goes.
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  • PackMomPackMom 7650 replies17 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    I was flipping channels and came upon "the Voice". From the promo commercials, I expected it to be kinda hokie. To my surprise I got hooked, watched every minute and will watch next week. My friend at work said the same thing.

    My question is..what will happen once each producer gets their eight team members? I'm assuming some sort of competition but wondering how it will work. I missed the first few minutes of the show. Did they explain the format?
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  • lje62lje62 5517 replies101 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Nope
    The commercials are earworms to me and I don't care for vocal acrobatic singing style.
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  • missypiemissypie 17980 replies503 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Will the show be live at some point, or is it already totally taped and done? Patrick is (was?) at Vanderbilt..wondering if he had to take a LOA to do the show.
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  • musicmom1215musicmom1215 2646 replies54 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    I have never missed an episode of American Idol, but I've never even heard of the Voice. What night, time and network does it come on? This time of year, I'm usually watching baseball in the evenings, and I'm pretty sure I haven't seen any promos for the Voice on Fox Sports. :)
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  • SnowflakeVTSnowflakeVT 2458 replies36 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    PackMom, I took your advice and went over to check out The Voice. So far so good! I like that the coaches don't see the contestants before they vote to get them on their team and just hear their voices.
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  • midwesternermidwesterner 1906 replies14 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Missy, Patrick ("the Hat") was at Vandy, and had to withdraw from classes for the semester for the show. He's been back to school for a visit, and couldn't reveal a word of what had happened, except Cristina A's "Now, take off your pants" comment.
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  • MizzBeeMizzBee 4518 replies60 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    If you have Comcast On Demand, you can find the Voice. I watched it last night, and now am hooked. I think that the judges will each end up with eight honestly, because not everyone is chosen, and once the judge makes their team, they will have to stop trying to get contestants. I feel bad for the last few candidates though. I am wondering if there will be some sort of judges choice or alternate. Seems awful if there are contestants left that we won't hear if they all get their own teams.
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  • SnowflakeVTSnowflakeVT 2458 replies36 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Musicmom, I'm watching from NBC's main site. I typed in "The Voice" to search it and there it was.
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  • poetsheartpoetsheart 5489 replies103 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    I absolutely love it! Such as ingenious format. I really appreciate the fact that judges don't know what the competitors look like before they commit to work with them, and I love that there doesn't seem to be an age limit. The bald rocker, for instance, is 46. I can't wait to see more!

    I am so over American Idol.
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  • ellemenopeellemenope 11344 replies36 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Somehow each team of 8 gets down to 4 (not sure who is doing the choosing--the mentors?). There will be 4 finalists (one from each team?)--at which point America votes for the winner.
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  • ellemenopeellemenope 11344 replies36 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    TWO bald women in the competition so far...is being follicularly challenged a new fashion trend?
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  • ellemenopeellemenope 11344 replies36 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Looks to be a few categories of contestants in The Voice:

    Old folks who are grabbing at their last chance to make it big in the business (Tarralyn, Frenchie, Beverly);

    Young folks on the way up (Patrick and Jeff, college kids; Xenia, high school kid from Temecula, CA);

    People in the middle of their career looking for that lucky break (Elenowen, Vicci).

    [Lest I seem like a Voice expert already: On nbc.com, you can see who the mentors have already chosen and can click on the thumbnails of the chosen ones to see a little blurb about them. I really don't know all the names and histories yet...]
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  • ShrinkrapShrinkrap 11539 replies251 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Bookmarked
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  • alwaysamomalwaysamom 12272 replies217 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Old folks who are grabbing at their last chance to make it big in the business ( Frenchie )

    31 is an old folk? :)
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  • jshainjshain 5778 replies54 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    I wouldn't want to be the one to tell "Baldy Beverly" it's time to go home......
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