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Eddy
Posted: Mar 11 2012, 07:34 AM
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Star judge panel for The Voice

Pop starlet Jessie J provides the glamour for the panel who will initially judge contestants on their voices alone, without seeing them.

The other panellists are The Script's Danny O'Donoghue, rapper Will.i.am and Welsh legend Tom Jones.

The show, which has cost the Beeb £22million, launches on March 24.

The Sun, 11/03/12.



BRITAIN'S Got Talent and The Voice are set to air directly against each other when they launch on the same night on Saturday, March 24.

Initial schedules from BBC1 and ITV1, released yesterday, have The Voice, featuring Jessie J, screening between 7.15pm and 8.30pm, and BGT, with Amanda Holden going out from 7.45pm to 9pm – a 45-minute overlap.

Broadcasters have until Wednesday to tweak their schedules – and shy away from the fury of viewers forced to choose between the two.

Insiders at both broadcasters have indicated there could be room for movement in the timings.

But last night BGT's Simon Cowell said: "I like the competition. You want to kill the opposition."

The Sun, 10/03/12.

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If they clash, I shall watch The Voice...


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Posted: Mar 12 2012, 06:26 AM
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If they do clash, and I expect they will, I will be furious at the TV channel schedulers for treating us as pawns in a yet another silly TV battle.

I will watch the Voice and try to cach repeats of the BGT. The ITV tend to repeat everything during the week.

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Posted: Mar 24 2012, 10:48 AM
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Will.i.am: Simon gives his acts the Cowell shoulder

SIMON Cowell's new TV rival Will.i.am has blasted The X Factor for letting down acts created by the show.

The Black Eyed Peas star — a coach on BBC1's The Voice — laid into the ITV series just hours before his show goes head-to-head with Cowell's other vehicle, Britain's Got Talent ...

Full article, the sun, 24/03/12.

Saturday night fight as TV mega war starts

BRITAIN'S Got Talent judge Amanda Holden ramped up the battle with rival The Voice with a sick dig at veteran star Tom Jones.

Urging viewers to watch her tonight instead of 71-year-old Tom in his spinning judge's chair on the BBC1 show, she joked: "He might be spinning in his grave next week."

Boss Simon Cowell looked shocked by her gag at the launch of the ITV1 show's sixth series ...

Full article here, the Sun, 24/03/12.
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Posted: Mar 24 2012, 08:46 PM
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Anyone else watching the Voice? I really enjoyed it, great show.

It's a really honest format as it is all about the singing and not about how the acts look.

It was also good to see a TV talent competition that had a pleasant atmosphere. No spite and unplesantness like the X-Factor.

I liked the girl at the end and the lad from the old boy group, 'Five'. He did not get picked, but I liked him.

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QUOTE (Eddy @ Mar 24 2012, 08:46 PM)
Anyone else watching the Voice? I really enjoyed it, great show.

It's a really honest format as it is all about the singing and not about how the acts look.

It was also good to see a TV talent competition that had a pleasant atmosphere. No spite and unplesantness like the X-Factor.

I liked the girl at the end and the lad from the old boy group, 'Five'. He did not get picked, but I liked him.

I amended the thread title to cover both shows, the Voice and BGT.

I missed the first part of BGT as I was enjoying the Voice (in any case it's being repeated).

I really enjoyed Jonathan's operatic performance. He has an amazing voice. I'm convinced he has an amazing career ahead of him. Good luck to him for the future.

Really pleased that Jonathan insisted on remaining with his partner. I think the contrast worked well.

The German chap with the expanding wings was hilarious. Not sure that they should have put him through because I imagine that his future appearances will be very 'samey'.
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I'm afraid I didn't like The Voice at all - far too much waffle and stories about the contestants, which I had thought we were going to be spared. I ended up recording it and returning later to fast forward through all the chat, but I didn't realise that it was longer than 60 minutes, which is when I switched over to BGT.
I didn't understand how some of the judges picked some contestants and didn't pick Sean Conlan, and I didn't like the way people who failed had to sing on, I should think with increasing depair, in the face of no feedback from the judges.
I thought BGT was miles better. Was that act with the woman reciting her poetry and the man doing silly dances behind her meant to be funny???? unsure.gif
When Jonathan and Charlotte were singing, I found myself wishing that Charlotte would stop screeching and distracting me from what Jonathan was singing, although I think that Charlotte on her own would have been very good. I don't think Jonathan would be able to perform without Charlotte there to support him, unfortunately.


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QUOTE (Mootle @ Mar 25 2012, 02:04 PM)
I thought BGT was miles better. Was that act with the woman reciting her poetry and the man doing silly dances behind her meant to be funny????

It was a serious act for serious poetry. Cowell even asked her. She did sort of let herself off the hook by saying that she tried not to look behind her when they were performing. LOL. Having said that, past audiences must have said something.

Moving onto Jonathan and Charlotte ... I saw another performance of theirs on You Tube and th e arrangement there worked far better (I will try to find the lonk and post it back here later).

Obviously Jonathan is not yet ready to perform on his own. He totally lacks self-confidence and self-esteem. However, he is only 17 and hopefully he will be able to deal with the problems that have been holding him back.

On the Voice, I enjoyed the gentler pace and the fact that all acts were allowed to finished whether or not they were selected. Some were chosen at the very end of their songs so thery just need to carry on. For me, that is better than the X-Factor as all of them get a full song to make an impression.

In the case of Sean Conlan, Jesse J said she liked him but did not know what she could do with his career. The other judges just did not seem to be too impressed.
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Posted: Mar 25 2012, 10:43 PM
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I think it would be better if all the judges waited until the performance was over, and then turned round, within a given time frame. cool.gif
I would love to hear Jonathan and Charlotte singing another song together.


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QUOTE (Mootle @ Mar 25 2012, 10:43 PM)
I would love to hear Jonathan and Charlotte singing another song together.

Here you are, there's a link on this page to another song by those two:

Video here, the Sun, 25/03/12.
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Never liked The Voice, so off I turned it ..
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QUOTE (Eddy @ Mar 26 2012, 07:19 AM)
Here you are, there's a link on this page to another song by those two:

Video here, the Sun, 25/03/12.

Thanks Eddy!
This is very interesting - Charlotte has a perfect light opera/musical voice and is belting it out, whereas jonathan has a beutiful grand opera voice and is holding it back apart from one or two brief moments. What a pity they didn't audition separately, in my opinion.


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dhPsd5X4OU&feature=related

Jonathan 2 years ago!

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QUOTE (Mootle @ Mar 26 2012, 03:08 PM)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dhPsd5X4OU&feature=related

Jonathan 2 years ago!

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amazing for a 15 year old kid... For an adult for that matter!

That is beautiful.

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Fantabulous!
So he CAN sing without Charlotte! laugh.gif


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BGT in crisis as Simon Cowell shreds show

BRITAIN'S Got Talent was in crisis last night as workaholic Simon Cowell ripped tonight's episode apart, ordering last-minute edits and rewrites as he seethed over The Voice's ratings victory last week.

The telly boss — who produces the show as well as sitting on the judging panel — ordered so many changes that yesterday no one on his staff was sure which acts would and wouldn't be included ...

... Last week the two shows overlapped by 20 minutes and, during that key time, The Voice beat Britain's Got Talent by a colossal three million.

While BGT started at 8pm with 5.9million viewers, The Voice — including coach Will.i.am — was still being watched by 9.3million after an hour on air ...

Full article, the Sun, 31/03/12.

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As someone that enjoys both of these shows, I am really furious at both the BBC and the ITV for allowing these shows to overlap in their schedules.

It's a contemptuous and disgraceful way to treat loyal viewers as both these shows are very similar. They know that they will appeal to the same viewers, so why do it?
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If they cut down the chatter on The Voice, the programmes wouldn't overlap. Today I am going to record it, and give it a good head start before I start watching so that I can fast forward over the chatty bits, and I shall do the same with BGT, so I will be able to watch the one after the other with no overlap cool.gif


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The Voice - Really disappointed that none of the judges picked tonight's best performer, the opera singing 17 year old girl. She was great. Yet, that awful couple were picked.

Pleased that the life guard got through

I'm enjoying this show. I like it's gentler approach.

BGT - hated that silly burlesque act. Really do not understand why she got through. Even if you enjoyed tonight's performance, what's the point of bringing her back? It will be more of the same. Boring.

Loved the Irish lad that sang the love song that he wrote. I'm pleased that he stuck to his position of not naming the girl. Also liked the dancing football team.
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I actually liked The Voice tonight. The girl singing Nessum Dorma had promise, but I thought she had quite a few tuning issues and far too much vibratto. She would benefit enormously from proper singing lessons, but I don't think that any of the judges on The Voice would be able to help her become a good classical singer.
I liked all the others you liked Eddy, and also thought the burlesque act was inappropriate.


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I've finally realised who it is that the Voice's Jessie J reminds me of.

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It is Mystic Meg, the Sun newspaper columnist. The resemblance is amazing.

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The Voice Battle Rounds

After the conclusion of the Blind Auditions, The Voice UK’s Battle Rounds will soon be underway. The programme will air over two episodes spread over the weekend on Saturday 21 and Sunday April 22.

Joining coaches Jessie J, Tom Jones, will.i.am and Danny O’Donoghue will be four Battle Advisors: Paloma Faith (Team Danny), Cerys Matthews (Team Tom), the Scissor Sisters’ Ana Matronic (Team Jessie) and Black Eyed Pea Dante Santiago (team will). Together with the coaches, they will be responsible for developing their artists, helping them improve their vocal ability and polishing their performances.

The Battle Rounds will see coaches pit two of their own acts against each other to sing a competitive duet in front of a studio audience. Immediately after the battle performance the coach must choose which artist will go through to the live shows and which to send home.

Presenter Reggie Yates said: “This is a pivotal moment in the series, the gateway to our live shows and a massive event. Forty Artists, 20 going home – it’s a really, really exciting point to get down to our top 20.”

Co-host Holly Willoughby added: "The Battle Rounds are make-or-break time for all the artists in the competition. They have to compete with their opponents singing the same song, before their coach decides which one to send home – in some cases it’s an almost impossible decision. The drama is going to be extremely high.”

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The Voice: the best lines

The best boasts and quips so far from Jessie J, Tom Jones, Will.i.am and Danny O'Donoghue, the four famous coaches on BBC One's hit talent show The Voice ...

Will.i.am: “When I was in the studio with Michael Jackson…” Tom Jones: “Well, I was with Elvis in Hawaii.” Jessie J: “I can’t compete: I met Justin Beiber, once.”

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“But Michael Jackson didn’t have perfect diction - He said ‘chamone’ instead of ‘come on’.” - Will.i.am, after Jessie J criticises the precocious Holly Cosgrave for her poor diction.

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"I was expecting to see a female." - Danny O'Donoghue's ears deceive him as he spins round to face Sam Buttery, who had just belted out Fire to the Rain in true Adele style.

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"I loved your vibrato - you give it the full monty. Now let's start the way we're going to continue - give me a kiss sweatheart" - Tom Jones rides to the defence of his new charge, Aundrea Nyle, before planting a smacker on her.


Telegraph, 06/04/12.

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QUOTE (Eddy @ Apr 5 2012, 06:17 PM)
The Voice Battle Rounds

After the conclusion of the Blind Auditions, The Voice UK�s Battle Rounds will soon be underway. The programme will air over two episodes spread over the weekend on Saturday 21 and Sunday April 22.

Joining coaches Jessie J, Tom Jones, will.i.am and Danny O�Donoghue will be four Battle Advisors: Paloma Faith (Team Danny), Cerys Matthews (Team Tom), the Scissor Sisters� Ana Matronic (Team Jessie) and Black Eyed Pea Dante Santiago (team will). Together with the coaches, they will be responsible for developing their artists, helping them improve their vocal ability and polishing their performances.

The Battle Rounds will see coaches pit two of their own acts against each other to sing a competitive duet in front of a studio audience. Immediately after the battle performance the coach must choose which artist will go through to the live shows and which to send home.

Presenter Reggie Yates said: �This is a pivotal moment in the series, the gateway to our live shows and a massive event. Forty Artists, 20 going home � it�s a really, really exciting point to get down to our top 20.�

Co-host Holly Willoughby added: "The Battle Rounds are make-or-break time for all the artists in the competition. They have to compete with their opponents singing the same song, before their coach decides which one to send home � in some cases it�s an almost impossible decision. The drama is going to be extremely high.�

Waveguide, 05/04/12

so, only another week of blind auditions then?
hopefully there will be less chit chat during the next phase.


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Otherwise at one time I was alternating at fast forwarding between the 2 programmes.


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The Voice - why was the late Amy Winehouse's friend put through? He was awful. He should be ashamed of the way he used his friend's name and tragedy in order to get publicity and attention.

BGT - the relationship between Simon Cowell and David Walliams is getting so cheesey and boring.

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