The Voice UK Betting
Watching ’The Voice’ can takeover your life in a way that other reality TV shows can not. I now find it impossible to make a decision unless I have a swivel chair and ’push’ button to hand.
What is the Voice?
The Voice is the newest reality show on UK television, based on the Voice of Holland.
The show differs from other reality television series such as The X Factor, Idol or Britain’s Got Talent as the coaches don’t judge the artists by their looks, personalities, stage presence or dance routines, but solely on their voice.
There is no specific age range and anyone can audition.
We have four different stages to the competition:
1: PRODUCERS’ AUDITIONS
Although untelevised this stage actually ensures that all acts that make it through to the judges have talent and reduces the freak-show element.
2: BLIND AUDITIONS
The artist will perform on the stage and in front of the cameras for the first time. If a coach likes what they hear, a button-press allows their chair to spin around and face the performer, signifying that they would like to mentor them. If more than one does so, then the singer selects a coach. However, if no coach turns around then the artist is sent home.
You can have a good idea of how far an act is going to go in the competition based on two things:
JUDGES REACTION: If all four judges turn around, you get an idea that this is a highly sought after act. Though, unlike other reality shows, an act can survive on the support of just one judge. In The Voice just one of the judges (their coach/mentor) makes a decision on their act along with the public vote.
AUDIENCE REACTION: If an act gets a particularly strong reaction from the live audience or a standing ovation, chances are they’re going to do very well. Once you’ve been watching these shows for a while, you’ll see a pattern and be able to gauge the audience’s reaction.
Two words of caution though, as any good marketing expert will tell you that one focus group reaction is not a 100% guarantee of success. Also in these shows they tend to keep one or two of the real star acts until the very end of the audition process.
3: BATTLE PHASE
Every member of a coaches team will battle against another member of the same team, singing the same song simultaneously, while their coach decides who should continue in the competition.
This is where you get a real idea on what the judges think of their own acts, which is a very important process as each mentor can continue to save an act until the semi-final stage when the public vote takes sole control.
4: LIVE SHOWS
The artists compete against other team members for a place in the final four. The public vote to save their favourites, with the two acts with the lowest votes being ’saved’ or ’axed’ by their mentor.
By now you should have a real idea of just how the judges and audience are taking to someone. As well as audience reaction at the live shows check social media websites like Twitter, which enable you to look at the amount of followers an act has.
The final (the winner round) will be decided upon by the public vote, with the winner picking up a cool £100,000 and a record deal with Universal Republic.
Hopefully by now you too will be celebrating and you can afford a few more swivel chairs.
THREE NOTABLE THE VOICE UK MOMENTS
Jazz Ellington: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zko5LqTNtvs
Ruth Brown http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AOZ-dIcpUQ