Even Simon Cowell admitted the show was competition to Britain’s Got Talent but is The Voice about to take over the top music reality TV show mantle from The X Factor?
The X Factor has rapidly been losing fans, judges and ratings since Simon Cowell left the show and if last year’s series was anything to go by, it’s popularity is certainly on the wane. What great timing then for the BBC to launch their take on the scene, and the popular over the pond show, The Voice.
The premise is simple. Don’t base a singer’s talent on their looks, base it on their voice and it looks like it’s hit the right spot with viewers.
Everyone I know loves The Voice and more importantly, the absolutely love Jessie J. Current, edgy, likeable and with experience of bagging hit records to boot, she’s won over the general public as well. From the first show, everyone wants to be on Jessie’s team.
X Factor host, Dermot O’Leary has said that the show is still bigger than The Voice. He declared that The X Factor is still the biggest show on TV while admitting that it would become better to beat The Voice.
He said, “I enjoyed The Voice and it’s a good show. But we’re the biggest show in the country and we never take that for granted. At this stage of the process you will always be more interested in the judges but further down the line, it’s going to become about the contestants.”
The Voice went head to head with Britain’s Got Talent last Saturday and won the rating war where the two shows overlapped for 20 minutes but lost out in the general viewing figures.
Which do you prefer or is it too early to say?
I loved loved loved The X Factor up until the last series but for me, it lost some of its spark and the Dermot dancing was cringe worthy and I didn’t particularly love any of the contestants and wasn’t bothered about who I wanted to win. The advert breaks were also increasingly long and frequent, a big drawback for me and I ended up recording it on Sky+ ever week and fast-forwarding most of the show to be honest. Before then, I watched it live religiously.
Now then The Voice – it has judges whose rivalry is already peaking in the first show. With The X Factor, that doesn’t happen until the judges get their categories. For some reason, I like seeing the judges banter with each other and battle out to win team members on The Voice. I also like all the judges. I already have a favourite – Max – love love love Max. And, there’s no adverts! WIN! Of course, theres only been one episode so only time will tell but I’m definitely liking The Voice right now and I will be watching this week. And next week. And the week after that..
What about you? Are you loving The Voice?