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The Voice Preview

4 Ways The Voice Is Different From American Idol

NBC's new singing competition series The Voice premieres tonight, with Carson Daly on board as host. Four musicians make up the judges' panel: Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, and Cee Lo Green. Like its competitor American Idol, the show will narrow down a pool of hopefuls to one victor, who'll be rewarded with $100,000 and a recording contract for Universal Music Group. But this isn't just an Idol clone: here are the four main differences that set it apart.

  • Blind auditions. When the contestants are first trying out, the coaches are turned away from them so that they're not influenced by the contestants' appearance or age; the only deciding factor is their voice.
  • The celebrity judges aren't just there to critique. Once the judges decide they like someone's voice, they're allowed to see them. At that point, the contestant becomes a part of that coach's team, and they then mentor the contestants to a win.
  • The judges are actually pitted against each other. Because each coach wants someone that they've coached to win, Shelton, Levine, Green, and Aguilera may have to fight over contestants to get them on their team. The arguments they'll have to provide to get the contestants to pick them may end up being the source of the most entertainment.
  • The furniture is interactive. The big fancy red seats that the judges sit in aren't just a place to recline; they turn away from the contestants, but at the push of a button, the seats automatically swivel the judge around to face the stage.

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Angelica-Marden Angelica-Marden 5 years
Yep. I'm in.
Angelica-Marden Angelica-Marden 5 years
Yep. I'm in.
timsd timsd 5 years
Blatant X Factor rip-off (judges mentoring)
Becky-Kirsch Becky-Kirsch 5 years
I'm admittedly fascinated by the rotating chairs. I wonder if it's more or less nerve wracking for the contestants to compete with the judges facing away from them...
Lauren-Turner Lauren-Turner 5 years
This sounds great esp since I can't stand to watch AI any longer
testadura67 testadura67 5 years
If I ever watched TV, I would totally watch this. Sounds far less embarassing than American Idol.
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