To enjoy "The Voice" and think its now as bad as people say?

(61 Posts)
CelticPixie Sat 20-Apr-13 13:37:10

I've actually been laughed at by people for saying that I enjoy this programme but I don't think its as bad as some people are saying. I think the standard of singing on its very good and there are no "joke" contestants, the song choices on it are a lot better than the typical karaoke fare you get on X Factor or Britain's Got Talent and the judges are actually qualified to judge people.

I feel like I am the only person in the UK still watching though. AIBU to think its not that bad? More importantly does anyone actually agree with me?........

I irrationally hate Will-I-am-an-arsehole. He is the most annoying person in the universe.

I actually have to mute it when he attempts to talk about 'Dope ' hmm

Doubtfuldaphne Mon 22-Apr-13 22:02:41

I am auditioning to go on it for next year so all I feel is nerves and a bit sick when I watch it!
Will I am is gorgeous too (must try to push that out of my mind if I want to get anywhere near getting through)
Jessie is a very nice girl - I met her last year at a festival ..she seemed so down to earth and normal but on the show she is really taking over. Maybe he feels she has a lot to prove being te only woman on the panel?

giveitago Mon 22-Apr-13 21:38:45

wil.i.am - love the programme just for him, The man is totally hot.

norfolknic Sat 20-Apr-13 22:44:27

Yabu, I would like it except the egotistical judges make me want to vomit, I just can't watch it due to them and all their high drama. Sorry!

Skinnywhippet Sat 20-Apr-13 22:33:29

Bit embarrassed that I didn't realise he was American thought! Blame the fact that so many Brits speak with fake American accents....ok, I'm just stupid.

Skinnywhippet Sat 20-Apr-13 22:32:38

Love it. Fav so far is Leah mcfall from last week. Hate bgt and X factor. Glad others like will I am!! Thought it was just my guilty secret.

RunRabbit Sat 20-Apr-13 22:06:26

Sorry, I've tried to like it but after watching the US version, the UK one just doesn't measure up. sad

RedPencils Sat 20-Apr-13 22:05:47

We watched BGT tonight and I've reminded myself how much I hate Simon Cowell. He's Mr Smug from Smugsville. I was cringing at hooch David Walliams was fawning all over him. It's soooooo fake and shit.

The Voice is so much better. It's worth watching just for for will.i.would. Jessie needs to dial it down.

morethanpotatoprints Sat 20-Apr-13 21:59:52

Can't stand any of these programmes that loosely associate themselves with a talent competition. Hark at me grin. I suppose its ok if you think its entertaining. I'd rather listen to the real thing (not the band) but people who can really do the business.

I can't understand why so many people go on these shows and say "Its something I've always wanted to do" When they are about 18.
Most people who really want to do it work hard, probably go to college, practice for fucking hours etc.

Snugglepiggy Sat 20-Apr-13 21:59:32

It's my guilty secret.Didn't really get into it last year but love it now and even DH happily sits through it ,and he generally hates X and BGT types of programme.
Like so much the relatively brief intro to each singer ,and focus on them just singing.And inspired idea that judges just listen and not swayed by appearances and elaborate styling.And Will.i.am just makes me smile!

nipersvest Sat 20-Apr-13 21:56:37

dd's just started watching this and likes it, can see me joining her, loads better than the x factor.

The guitar guy was wonderful when he sang that phil Collins song but his original song choice was awful.

KansasCityOctopus Sat 20-Apr-13 21:53:40

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

I thought the guy with the blonde hair and guitar was gorgeous...a shame he didn't get through, probably would have been popular with the public too.

I haven't watched a Saturday night talent show in about ten years but this evening friend was over and out it on for her DD who loves it. I have to say I was impressed. Good standard of performers, a decent premise and I liked the way the judges had to compete for the performers rather than the other way round. I even sniffled at the opera ladies. I may watch again!

Jestrin Sat 20-Apr-13 20:41:22

Im watching! Am I the only one who hates that squeak the girl singing 'common people' was doing? Diana Vickers all over again! Argghhh! Hate it!

CelticPixie Sat 20-Apr-13 20:39:45

Well, well, WELL. You'd never hear Pulps's Common People on the X Factor. Simon's head would probably explode if someone sang something other than a middle of the road ballad!

Samu2 Sat 20-Apr-13 18:06:13

I like it.

Love JJ's voice but she is needy.

Love Will.i.am he is so darn adorable.

Can't stand double denim guy.

Oh I agree sherazade, JessieJ is just vile, I really don't understand how they let her get away with her atrocious attention seeking behaviour.

They just don't show enough acts either.

AmIthatSpringy Sat 20-Apr-13 17:28:02

Will be checking in later grin

I love the Voice. Usually comment on twitter while it's on. There are other Voice lovers on there

sherazade Sat 20-Apr-13 17:08:45

Jessie J is the most irrittating person on television, who thinks it is all about her and constantly attempts to overshadow the acts with her show- offy miming and constant attention seeking. She plays up to the cameras so indiscreetly and tactlessly and tastelessly, she makes Tulisa look classy

Tom Jones seems nice enough, like yer grandad, in fact I pity him for some reason he always looks slightly embarrassed to be on the show.

The Script person , tolerable, at best.

Will I am looks pissed off all the time and is the only genuine thing about the show.

The Acts are usually rejects who sing quite well but have been rejected for a reason.

YABU.

showtunesgirl Sat 20-Apr-13 16:09:32

I love the show! At least the judges have some kind of knowledge about the subject and they don't set people up as jokes.

Iwantmybed Sat 20-Apr-13 16:09:12

I do really like it but I hate the typical formatting every week. Ie. First act goes through, second act doesn't etc. Backstory complete with interviews with relatives = goes through. The final act is always someone amazing that they fight over. I can watch the whole show in 40 mins but fast forwarding the tedious crap.

wigglesrock Sat 20-Apr-13 16:00:10

We all watch it here too, well except the 5 year old - it bores her, she would rather read. Sometimes I worry about her.

Me and the dds all go into my bed and watch it while dd2 despairs of us blush . Dd1 has the biggest crush on Reggie Yates, he has replaced Niall from One Direction shock

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