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Whether or not they'll have the amazing chemistry that the judges have on The Voice remains to be seen.


I find the judging aspect rather repetitive (on virtually all of the reality shows) and with so much time spent on such this show becomes tiresome (for me). How many times can they say the same thing before you tune it out. The judges themselves are fine. I simply don't tune into the show to hear them go on and on. Much like I don't tune into the show (or any of the singing competitions) for great singing. It's a reality show plain and simple and best served when that's the focus. If I want great singing I have a media server...

post #32 of 489
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To me, if I thought of the show as a reality show, I would not bother watching .. I like seeing new talent .. and thinking of it as a reality show would seem to relegate every TV talent show since the dawn of TV to reality show .. after all, talent shows have been around a long, long time ..
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To me, if I thought of the show as a reality show, I would not bother watching .. I like seeing new talent .. and thinking of it as a reality show would seem to relegate every TV talent show since the dawn of TV to reality show .. after all, talent shows have been around a long, long time ..

You don't watch shows to see how they'll perform in the Nielsens? Apparently that's what determines quality.
post #34 of 489
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To me, if I thought of the show as a reality show, I would not bother watching .. I like seeing new talent .. and thinking of it as a reality show would seem to relegate every TV talent show since the dawn of TV to reality show .. after all, talent shows have been around a long, long time ..

 

When I watched Ed Sullivan I never thought it was a reality show. :) Actually, The Voice is more a hybrid of game show/reality show. They can't see you gimmick, the buzzers, knock-out rounds, stealing the other's contestants, viewers voting... how many minutes of singing were broadcast last night... 10, 15?

post #35 of 489
Another great episode tonight. Lots of good performances so far. A clear dichotomy between this show and the crapfest that is X Factor will be drawn tomorrow night when they parade out a bunch of trainwrecks just to embarrass them. The best part about The Voice is they don't seek to ridicule singers. There's none of that ugliness.
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When I watched Ed Sullivan I never thought it was a reality show. smile.gif Actually, The Voice is more a hybrid of game show/reality show. They can't see you gimmick, the buzzers, knock-out rounds, stealing the other's contestants, viewers voting... how many minutes of singing were broadcast last night... 10, 15?

Ed Sullivan was a comedy/variety show so by placing that in the your discussion, maybe that explains the confusion you have .. .. I watched it as it happened .. it was not a talent show and really is not a good comparison .. the amount of singing is also really not relevant .. the point is, talent shows have been a staple on TV for at least 50 years ..

A reality TV show, by definition, is supposed to create an artificial reality and see how folks respond .. and they are really nothing new .. "Candid Camera", "Truth or Consequences" .. PBS did a documentary in the early 1970's called "An American Familiy" which was likely the birth of what we now call reality show ..
No talent is required to be on a reality TV show .. thus, by it's very nature, "The Voice" is not a reality show ..

Now, a talent show goes back to the 1940's .. Ted Mack ..

Talent competitions .. shows where contestants attempt to win a prize based on their TALENT .. are a different catagory than Reality TV shows ..
post #37 of 489
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Another great episode tonight. Lots of good performances so far. A clear dichotomy between this show and the crapfest that is X Factor will be drawn tomorrow night when they parade out a bunch of trainwrecks just to embarrass them. The best part about The Voice is they don't seek to ridicule singers. There's none of that ugliness.

Exactly .. even when the singer is less than good the panel offers some encouragement ..
post #38 of 489
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Ed Sullivan was a comedy/variety show so by placing that in the your discussion, maybe that explains the confusion you have .. .. I watched it as it happened .. it was not a talent show and really is not a good comparison .. the amount of singing is also really not relevant .. the point is, talent shows have been a staple on TV for at least 50 years ..
A reality TV show, by definition, is supposed to create an artificial reality and see how folks respond .. and they are really nothing new .. "Candid Camera", "Truth or Consequences" .. PBS did a documentary in the early 1970's called "An American Familiy" which was likely the birth of what we now call reality show ..
No talent is required to be on a reality TV show .. thus, by it's very nature, "The Voice" is not a reality show ..
Now, a talent show goes back to the 1940's .. Ted Mack ..
Talent competitions .. shows where contestants attempt to win a prize based on their TALENT .. are a different catagory than Reality TV shows ..
Off topic, but I had a friend who was a bit older than I am and who grew up in New Jersey. He appeared on the Ted Mack Original Amateur Hour when he (my friend) was about 6-8 years old. He came in second the week he was on.

Although my friend dropped dead on a golf course over 10 years ago, I know he would love shows like The Voice, etc. as I do. RIP, Tex.
post #39 of 489
Anybody else thinks the singers are already chosen? and they know who's gonna buzz them in and when?

Unless camera director has lighning reflexes to always seems have the camera on the judge who's gonna buzz... IDK..
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Anybody else thinks the singers are already chosen? and they know who's gonna buzz them in and when?
Unless camera director has lighning reflexes to always seems have the camera on the judge who's gonna buzz... IDK..
Can you say "edit?"
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Isn't this show live? whoops! sorry...
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Isn't this show live? whoops! sorry...
I don't think the early rounds are live. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong. smile.gif
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I don't think the early rounds are live. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong. smile.gif

This was all shot back in June, I think. I remember there being a story on ew.com back then about PETA not liking Ceelo's choice of pet for the taping. The show doesn't go live until around the end of October, I believe. They've got 12 hours of auditions and then battlerounds first.
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I was really, really hoping for a XTina wardrobe malfunction .. she's looking really good this season ..

I caught up with the opener last night. Believe me, I appreciate a woman with, as they would say in my native Brooklyn, a "good built" as much as any guy but I really wonder about who gives Christina her wardrobe advice. She was practically flopping out of her top on Monday night and, at some point, that loses its novelty. I don't how she got so top heavy so quickly since she did the film Burlesque a couple of years ago. Oh well, at least she isn't wearing that satellite dish on her head this year biggrin.gif
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I caught up with the opener last night. Believe me, I appreciate a woman with, as they would say in my native Brooklyn, a "good built" as much as any guy but I really wonder about who gives Christina her wardrobe advice. She was practically flopping out of her top on Monday night and, at some point, that loses its novelty. I don't how she got so top heavy so quickly since she did the film Burlesque a couple of years ago. Oh well, at least she isn't wearing that satellite dish on her head this year biggrin.gif

Amen to the Dish ..

She seems to have a tendancy to slump in the chair .. not exactly great posture .. and that seems to make the twins more prominent and prone to possible escape .. I'm not ready to say the novelty has worn off just yet, although my wife does have a few choice comments ..

And the woman has some booty .. which is fine with me as well .. biggrin.gif
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Amen to the Dish ..
She seems to have a tendancy to slump in the chair .. not exactly great posture .. and that seems to make the twins more prominent and prone to possible escape .. I'm not ready to say the novelty has worn off just yet, although my wife does have a few choice comments ..
And the woman has some booty .. which is fine with me as well .. biggrin.gif

So you wanted to know how X Factor was, right? Remember how awful it was last year? They managed to outdo that within the first hour. It's the biggest pile of **** on TV. Britney and Demi are worthless as judges. The Voice is frickin Shakespeare compared to this hot garbage. They literally set up a racial feud of sorts in the first hour. They showed a beautiful young black woman who is a single mom, painted a sad back story, and then had two white girls put her down behind her back. You knew right away that the black girl was getting through and the white girl was going to get trashed. And that's what happened. Stay away from the show. It was also hilarious that Charles loves that show and one of his complaints was the lack of singing on The Voice because out of two hours the first night there was only 30 minutes of singing. In the first 45 minutes of X Factor there was literally 2 minutes worth of contestants singing. And then a ton of people brought out on stage for no other purpose than to laugh at them. On the upside, what I've watched so far of The Voice tonight has maintained the high quality from the past two nights. Such a better, classier show.
post #47 of 489
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I caught up with the opener last night. Believe me, I appreciate a woman with, as they would say in my native Brooklyn, a "good built" as much as any guy but I really wonder about who gives Christina her wardrobe advice. She was practically flopping out of her top on Monday night and, at some point, that loses its novelty. I don't how she got so top heavy so quickly since she did the film Burlesque a couple of years ago. Oh well, at least she isn't wearing that satellite dish on her head this year biggrin.gif

She has implants. Don't know if she had them when she made that movie, but they are clearly fake.

So, as far as competitors go, while she wasn't the best singer that Domo was HOT!
post #48 of 489
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So you wanted to know how X Factor was, right? Remember how awful it was last year? They managed to outdo that within the first hour. It's the biggest pile of **** on TV. Britney and Demi are worthless as judges. The Voice is frickin Shakespeare compared to this hot garbage. They literally set up a racial feud of sorts in the first hour. They showed a beautiful young black woman who is a single mom, painted a sad back story, and then had two white girls put her down behind her back. You knew right away that the black girl was getting through and the white girl was going to get trashed. And that's what happened. Stay away from the show. It was also hilarious that Charles loves that show and one of his complaints was the lack of singing on The Voice because out of two hours the first night there was only 30 minutes of singing. In the first 45 minutes of X Factor there was literally 2 minutes worth of contestants singing. And then a ton of people brought out on stage for no other purpose than to laugh at them. On the upside, what I've watched so far of The Voice tonight has maintained the high quality from the past two nights. Such a better, classier show.

Wow .. just when you thought it could not get any worse .. I'm glad I'm staying away ..
post #49 of 489
Wow, for those keeping score, The Voice pretty much killed the X-Factor last night during the hour in which they overlapped (X-Factor jumped up hugely after the Voice ended, though)

8:00

The Voice - Viewers: 9.61 million (#1), A18-49: 2.9/10 (#1)
X-Factor - Viewers: 7.07 million (#2), A18-49: 2.6/ 9 (#2)

8:30

The Voice - Viewers: 11.71 million (#1), A18-49: 3.7/11 (#1)
X-Factor - Viewers: 7.84 million (#2), A18-49: 2.9/ 9 (#2)

I guess some people do have good taste in shows!
post #50 of 489
I am surprised at those numbers because it seems most people expected X Factor to be ahead. Lots of theory and speculation floating around, but I do agree that X Factor has completely shunned the Country market, and other shows (Idol, The Voice) have embraced it. Also, the promotion for this season of X Factor was not nearly as good as last season.

Back to the topic of this thread, poor Cee Lo "ain't catchin no fish" this season. I like his music, actually have more of it than any of the other judges, but contestants are obviously staying away from him so far. I think he did fine the first season with handling Vicci Martinez, but last season mostly just creeped people out.

Blake Shelton just commands this show now.
post #51 of 489
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Originally Posted by rsambuca View Post

Wow, for those keeping score, The Voice pretty much killed the X-Factor last night during the hour in which they overlapped (X-Factor jumped up hugely after the Voice ended, though)
8:00
The Voice - Viewers: 9.61 million (#1), A18-49: 2.9/10 (#1)
X-Factor - Viewers: 7.07 million (#2), A18-49: 2.6/ 9 (#2)
8:30
The Voice - Viewers: 11.71 million (#1), A18-49: 3.7/11 (#1)
X-Factor - Viewers: 7.84 million (#2), A18-49: 2.9/ 9 (#2)
I guess some people do have good taste in shows!

That's pretty surprising. I would have wagered that Britney would have driven the first few weeks of ratings really high. Instead the show is down over 20 percent from their debut last year. At least for one night America made the right choice. The better shows sometimes do beat the crap ones.
post #52 of 489
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I am surprised at those numbers because it seems most people expected X Factor to be ahead. Lots of theory and speculation floating around, but I do agree that X Factor has completely shunned the Country market, and other shows (Idol, The Voice) have embraced it. Also, the promotion for this season of X Factor was not nearly as good as last season.
Back to the topic of this thread, poor Cee Lo "ain't catchin no fish" this season. I like his music, actually have more of it than any of the other judges, but contestants are obviously staying away from him so far. I think he did fine the first season with handling Vicci Martinez, but last season mostly just creeped people out.
Blake Shelton just commands this show now.

Blake does dominate .. he's our favorite ...

Interesting that Adam will be acting on "American Horror Story" this season
post #53 of 489
It's kinda funny that even the black artists often gravitate towards Blake now. Watching the first two seasons it's easy to see why. He lets his singers do what they do best, and he's a great cheerleader for them. I feel bad for Ceelo after the first week, but I'm sure he'll take part in the portion of the show where you can take singers from other mentors. Really enjoying this season so far, and I love that it's on at the same time as another singing competition so that the differences are all the more clear.
post #54 of 489
I wouldn't feel too bad for Ceelo just yet - there are quite a bit of audition rounds left. It has been rather funny to watch, though! I must say I have really enjoyed the show so far this year. These audition rounds are just a lot of fun to watch.
post #55 of 489
I don't know if it's just Ceelo acting, but there were a few times he seemed legitimately pissed off. For being the most laid back of the four he honestly looked annoyed at certain times. Especially when Adam went to give him a fist bump and Ceelo didn't even acknowledge him.
post #56 of 489
Umm, so what happens if one mentor has many many more mentees than another?
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Umm, so what happens if one mentor has many many more mentees than another?

Can't happen. They each can pick 16. Once they hit 16 they stop choosing people.
post #58 of 489
It seems that Britney had joined X-factor
post #59 of 489
Sorry to sound like a broken record here, but I just watched Domo's performance again and I am infatuated with this hottie.

To me, she looks a lot like Alicia Keys (who I think is gorgeous BTW), but has a much, MUCH better body.

After doing some "research" I came across these pics. There are many more, but these two stood out the most to me.



post #60 of 489
Dang, I like your broken record. She's got great moves, great body, and she sang alright. Not sure how she'll do in a reality show singing world where little girls seem to rule the voting, but I hope she lasts awhile. Eye candy is delicious.
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