The Voice Is No Threat To American Idol, X-Factor Debuts September 21

The Voice debuted last spring while American Idol was nearing the end of Season 10. It is safe to say that more people know that Scotty McCreery was voted the American Idol, than those that know that Javier Colon was the singer to win The Voice competition.

The Voice had the gimmick of the coaches hearing the voice of the singers, without seeing the singers.

It was an interesting concept that made the coaches evaluate the singers strictly by the sound of their voice.

Each coach chose four singers to be on their team, with Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton being the coaches.

There is no doubt that Javier Colon was the best singer of the group seen on the television show. He had previously had a recording contract and lost it, so he is having another chance to make it. The television exposure may be the difference this time that enables him to sell more albums.

Still he is not nearly as well-known as Scotty McCreery, who won Season 10 of American Idol.

This is just my opinion for what it is worth, but I thought the battle rounds became more of a shouting match, then a singing competition.

It was like both singers were trying to sing louder than the other singer.

A ballad singer singing an up tempo song, during a battle round is at a distinct disadvantage, since they are not used to singing songs that have to be sang loud to make a better impression on the viewers.

My personal favorite of the singers in the finals was Vicci Martinez, who had a band with her name, before she appeared on the show.

The Voice will return on February 5, 2012 after the Super Bowl ends. By then the X-Factor would have finished their first season and we will know how X-Factor fared in the ratings.

X-Factor has Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul as judges which should help in the ratings, with Nicole Scherzinger and L.A. Reid will also be judges. Steve Jones who lives in London will be the host of the show.

The winner of X-Factor will receive a $5 million recording contract which far surpasses the worth of recording contracts given by American Idol and The Voice.

The show will debut on September 21 and end on December 22 on the Fox network. It will air on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 PM ET.

Now that American Idol and The Voice have completed their seasons, this would be a good time to see which show viewers prefer in this poll.



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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