By Stephanie Ciccarelli
May 10, 2011
Have you heard of a television program called "The Voice" airing on NBC?
While many talent shows for singers have come and go, none that I'm aware of have evaluated talent based solely upon how someone sounds until now.
Are Christina Aguilera and friends taking a leaf out of a voice casting notebook?
Learn more about how The Voice resonates with casting in the world of voiceovers in today's VOX Daily.
A Show That Judges Based Only on Voice
Based on Holland's top rated vocal talent show "The Voice of Holland," NBC's series "The Voice" premiered on Tuesday, April 26, 2011.
You might be thinking that this is just another American Idol, but the people behind The Voice have an entirely different take on how they judge using only the vocal performance itself as criteria for selection.
How Does It Work?
Talent cannot be seen by the judging panel and only catch a glimpse of the singer they backed or passed on after they've put their .02 in.
The judges include professional singers Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. According to the Associated Press, the celebrity judges compete to assemble a team of would-be pop stars with the goal of guiding one toward a record contract and a $100,000 prize.
What Do You Think?
As someone who is booked predominantly based upon how they sound, what are your thoughts? Also, if you've been watching the show, please leave a comment with your impressions.
Looking forward to hearing from you!