‘The Voice’ – Dave’s Guilty Pleasure
I enjoy watching 'The Voice' and I don't care who knows it. I know, it's a guilty pleasure to sit and watch the good, the bad and the ugly go on stage and sing in an attempt to win over four celebrity judges. But I'm all but addicted to 'The Voice', and it's one of the few shows on TV that I will go out of my way to watch.
I know, 'The Voice' doesn't have a lot of substance or require a lot of thought on my part, but it's darn entertaining! My guilty pleasure doesn't come without a handful of good excuses. And I'm going to share some of them with you now.
I have a 13 year old son who enjoys watching The Voice too. Nathan likes the fact that we can turn up the TV and listen while he does his chores. He also likes the fact that his 2-year old sister dances to all the songs (and joins in from time to time). This makes it totally worth missing the first half of Monday Night Football.
I like the fact that I can let the kids watch, and I don't have to worry about questionable content.
I make it no secret that I love all kinds of music. From rock & roll to country to rap to pop, and everything in-between. There's a little variety of music featured on each show, and I think that's cool.
Even when a contestant on 'The Voice' completely jacks up a performance, the criticism from the coaches is always positive and constructive. Other shows don't do this as well. That's why on other talent shows, they're called judges, not coaches.
From the 'blind auditions' to the finale of 'The Voice', the coaches are competing against each other. If more than one coach wants a contestant, they have to state their case to why the contestant should choose them. It's fun to see the tables turned like that.
In fact, the celebrity who coaches the winning contestant receives a trophy, too.
There's something to be said for the four superstar coaches, and the fact that they regularly take the stage and perform along with their teams. I'd like to see the results if Simon Cowell did something similar on 'X Factor' or Howie Mandell on 'America's Got Talent'. I hardly think either could pull it off like Blake, Christina, CeeLo and Adam do on 'The Voice'.