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Is 'The Voice' more like a musical game show than a talent show?

May 10, 2011 |  2:30 pm

Xtina "I feel like every one of us here is unique and had to beat some odds," Blake Shelton said last week on "The Voice," speaking of himself and fellow judges Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine. The same could be said of the NBC series, at least within the parameters of the music reality subgenre of prime-time television.

Maybe that's because "The Voice," hosted by Carson Daly, feels more like a musical game show than a talent show, and touches on the collaborative aspect of the music-creation process. But what makes "The Voice" worth watching, in addition to the clever conceit, is the chemistry among the judges, and the stories.

When Green referenced his friend, the singer Pink, while discussing a performance, Levine faked reaching onto the floor and quipped, "Let me get that name for you. You dropped it."

Read more of Randall Roberts' take on the show in his Calendar commentary.

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Photo: Christina Aguilera. Credit: NBC

 

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