Article submitted by American Idol Forum
If you watch much television at all, you’ve most likely heard of the two very popular programs American Idol and The Voice.Both programs feature aspiring new musical artists competing for a chance to become the next big singing sensation. While American Idol has been in production for several years and has brought us such talent as Kelly Clarkson, Chris Daughtry, and Clay Aiken, The Voice is clearly taking America, and perhaps American Idol, by storm.
Unlike American Idol, The Voice adds a new element to the mix by having each artist audition while the four star judges have their backs turned to them. This way, the judging is done strictly based upon “the voice”, much as the name of the show suggests.This factor eliminates any bias in judgment that could possibly be made based upon a contestant’s appearance. The Voice features judges from all walks of the music industry. Adam Levine from Maroon 5, diva Christina Agulera, country crooner Blake Shelton, and the soulful and always colorful CeeLo Green have served as judges on The Voice for the first season, and the current second season which recently began.
After the team members are selected by each judge on The Voice, they team’s coach will actually two of his/her own team members to compete amongst each other, with the team’s coach choosing the ultimate winner. By process of elimination, each team’s coach is then forced to choose only the best members of their own team after these “battle rounds” are concluded. Later in the season, each of the remaining performers will then be allowed to perform live and then have the public call in to vote on their favorite performance of the evening. Last year’s competition was intense, and the new season is getting off to a promising start as well.
As far as The Voice vs. American Idol,either show can provide you with an entertaining panel of judges and some great singing talent.