The Voice: Alright If You Like Seeing Baldheaded Women Sing


The Voice made its debut on NBC last night and I think  American Idol is in no danger, of being overshadowed by the new singing competition show. However, the real competition hasn’t begun when the singers start to battle each other.

It might have been better if the coaches, Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton had seen that two of the women, Frenchie Davis a former American Idol contestant and Beverly McClellan a 41 year old singer were both bald.

If they both had cancer and were undergoing chemotherapy, I could understand them singing bald. I can’t imagine either of them going very far, because their bald look to me was very distracting.

However, that was my only real complaint about the show. Otherwise, it was a very entertaining show with some very good singers.

One of the  standout singers to me were Patrick Harris opening the singing competition by singing Live Like You Were Dying. He sounded like he could give Scotty McCreery of American Idol, a run for his money. I was surprised Blake Shelton hesitated awhile before pushing the button to turn his chair around.

One of my favorites was the husband-wife singing team of Elenowen. I think they could go a long way in the music business.

Javier Colon had to be one of the best singers on the show and has a few songs on

It was sad to see a singer sing, with no coaches wanting to see them sing, which happened at least twice.

Carson Daly, the host of the show, seemed to stay out of the spotlight more than Ryan Seacrest of American Idol, who is constantly on camera. Daly was seen backstage with the family and friends of the singer that is singing, making comments, but is done in a low key manner.

The show did well in the overnight ratings with a 7.5 rating. It is in a position to challenge Dancing With the Stars and American Idol as it goes against Dancing With the Stars on Tuesdays and American Idol on Wednesdays.

As the favorites are voted off both of the other shows, The Voice may see a ratings jump.

For those who missed the show last night or wanted to see the singers sing again, The Voice website has videos of the performances last night:




Author: Andrew Godfrey

Retired from newspaper work after 38 years. Had served in the Army in Hawaii and Vietnam in the 60's. Am now retired and living in Sulphur, Louisiana.