Television shows have been progressing over the past 20 years. Programs such as American Idol and The Voice are all based upon the same criteria, awarding the most talented person with a new career in the music business. These particular shows are categorized in the “Talent” show genre. The main factors that make up these shows are the judges, how they judge, and the team aspect.
The Voice is a show comprised of four famous musicians who are looking for the best voices in America. Each of these four celebrities chooses contestants to form teams. Eventually, the judges will mentor these singers so that they may become artists. Elimination is the name of the game, and each artist is eliminated until there is only one to stand for each team. Something different about this show is that the judges are not looking at the performers before they choose them. The audition process is considered “blind” because the coaches can only hear the contestants. And, like most of these types of shows, America will choose the final singer to be worthy of the grand prize to be named “The Voice of America”.
American Idol is a show that is known to almost every American. Thousands of participants compete through a series of episodes to be chosen, by the audience, as the next “American Idol”. Every season, there are about four judges, all celebrities, but not all have a music background. Since anyone can audition for American Idol, there are many different types of voices. At the end of the series, America chooses the winner and he or she is awarded with a record deal and the fame and fortune that come along with the show.
When comparing these two shows, its best to pull apart the key concepts. On The Voice, the judges are listening to the contestant rather than looking at them. They may be a little harsher in how they criticize, but they do give their input on how to improve. On American Idol, the judges are looking directly at the person auditioning. They take the appearance and...