Just as “The Voice” here in America is starting to get under way, we’re going to be seeing the same exact thing from “The Voice” UK. The British adaptation of the show got off to a pretty successful start when it aired on BBC One last year, but soon after the series ran into the same problem that many other editions of the show have: after the blind auditions are over, people start to get bored.
So will they have found a way to change that across the pond? Based on what we’re seeing now, it seems more like the biggest problem with the show is that they are putting a band-aid on the situation rather than fixing it. They’ve shortened the length of the live rounds, and that wasn’t the problem so much as they just needed to come up with better ways to get to know some of the contestants. “The Voice” season 3 did that by introducing the Knockout Rounds, and making sure that personalities were more important that sob stories.
All of the coaches are thankfully going to be around yet again, and that includes some current artists (Jessie J, will.i.am, and Danny O’Donoghue) along with of course the legend that is Sir Tom Jones. The chemistry that was present here was a strength the first time around, and we have to hope that this continues moving forward.
Our biggest concern of all right now, though, is just if there is enough talent left in Britain to find in between “The X Factor” UK and “Britain’s Got Talent.” The talent pool is running dry in America, after all, and this is with the country having a much larger population.
Are you as excited to see “The Voice” UK this season? Be sure to share some of your thoughts below, and you can read our full review of Tuesday night’s episode over at the link here.
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