We’re a little confused about why in the world this is happening, but the reality is that it is: “The Voice Kids” is officially coming to the United Kingdom. ITV confirmed this today in a press release, with the network’s director of television Peter Fincham saying the following:
“ITV is the natural home of big entertainment so we are thrilled that The Voice and The Voice Kids are both joining our family alongside brilliant shows like The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Saturday Night Takeaway, and I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here.”
The first question we had is why in the world “I’m a Celebrity” is considered a family show, since for the most part we consider it universal rubbish. The second question is why in the world we need this when kid singers can already appear on “Britain’s Got Talent.” Sure, “The Voice Kids” is a format that has worked in other countries, but we have to admit that we’ve always hated seeing anyone under 16 on a singing competition. While there are always a few exceptions to the rule, a good 90% of the contestants we’ve seen simply are not vocally or emotionally prepared for it. Go back and watch the first season of “The X Factor” in America, when Bea Miller and Rachel Crow are eliminated. These are not entertaining sequences to watch; they’re devastating. (Yes, we know that the two have gone on to have good careers, but we think they would’ve still found it in other ways.)
This series is not going to be airing until 2017, so you’re going to have a while to wait; there’s still one more season of “The Voice” airing on the BBC in January.
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