The Voice Coming To Australia But Which Channel?
The big new reality singing show hitting the US is called The Voice getting over 12 million viewers per show.
The Voice produced by Endermol (who did Big Brother) has been the most watched show in Holland ever. It has similarities of the The X Factor and Idol where there are four judges and they mentor the talent.
However the big difference the judges are blindfolded at the audition stage. Now this would make it very interesting indeed. I think they would need to blindfold the producers as well to ensure it is all about the talent.
With the high ratings it is obtaining in the US there is also concerns that it may reduce the ratings of the first season of Simon Cowell’s The X Factor in the States.
Australia TV channels are chasing it, however there is mixed messages on which TV network has managed to lock it in.
Michael Idato in the Sun-Herald is claiming Channel Nine have successfully bid for the format to be produced by Shine Australia.
However, Richard Clunes in the Sunday Telegraph is saying rumours are strong that Ten may be looking at as well.
So who is right? Anyway the good news is we will be getting the show, and it will be interesting to see who the judges and host are.
The judges in the US are Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, and Adam Levine.
Also related to the US version of The X Factor, Paula Abdul will be in the judge seat for the show, as of course is Simon Cowell. The other two judges are Cheryl Cole, and LA Reid, who looks like Randy Jackson. It will be interesting to see how it rates, and if Foxtel will fast track it to Australia, as it does with American Idol.