The Voice Australia – The Voting System – What Do You Think?
The Voice Australia starts on Sunday at 6.30pm and the first episodes will start off with the blind auditions. Where the judges select their team of twelve on “the voice alone”.
However once the episodes get to the performance ones it is up to the public to vote.
And the voting process appears to be a bit different from the usual. TV WEEK got the scoop on this.
The viewer can vote through Facebook and SMS as well as the phone, but also if you buy any of the artist’s performances of that week on itunes that will count for two votes.
It is a very savvy move to have voting via Facebook as potential voters will have to LIKE that page and this will mean they will harness fans and be able to send out information about The Voice and about other Channel NINE shows.
Also I like the fact that it will be free to vote on Facebook. In the USA on the big reality show it has always been free to vote which is why there are always millions of votes. It will be interesting to see if you can only vote once via Facebook or if it is unlimited voting, or if you can vote only once but for multiple people.
It certainly mixes it up and should see a lot more people voting, I know I will be.
The other interesting thing is there will be no social media lockdown for the contestants so expect to see them spruiking on Twitter and Facebook for our votes.