The Voice: Are The Battle Rounds Needed?

This is just my opinion but the battle rounds idea was not a good one for The Voice. Out of the 12 battles, not more than two could really be called battles, since most contestants have not embraced the idea of the battle except for Tarraylyn Ramsey and Frenchie Jones who clearly did not like each other.

It would have been better to go straight to the live shows and eliminate contestants that way instead of pitting singers against each other.

However, the producers are trying to avoid being too much like American Idol so are grasping at gimmicks, hopefully to sustain their initial high ratings.

The idea of the blind auditions was was a good one and had the suspense factor as the viewers waited to see which of the four coaches would turn around their chair, to see the one they hoped, would choose them to be a judge.

The worst part of the battle round is that there are four songs being sung in each battle round, which take up three or four minutes at the most. The singers are only singing about about 15 minutes a show leaving 45 minutes for commercials and filler.

It would be better in my opinion, to see the coaches work with the singers individually rather than plan a song for a competition in the boxing ring.

Today’s poll question is if The Voice should have avoided the Battle Rounds and went straight to the live shows.


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.

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