American Idol Season 11 vs. The Voice Season 2
American Idol, titled American Idol: The Search for a Superstar for the first season, is a reality television singing competition created by Simon Fuller and produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment. It began airing on Fox on June 11, 2002 as an addition to the Idol franchise based on the UK show Pop Idol, and became one of the most popular shows in the history of American television. As of 2011, it is the most watched TV series in the Nielsen ratings and the only program to have been number one for seven consecutive seasons, surpassing All in the Family and The Cosby Show, which were both number one for five consecutive seasons.
The concept of the series is to find new solo recording artists where the winner is determined by the viewers. Through telephone, Internet, and SMS text voting, viewers have chosen as winners Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze and Scotty McCreery.
The series employs a panel of judges who critique the contestants' performances. The original three judges were Grammy Award-winning record producer and music manager Randy Jackson, Grammy Award-winning pop singer and Emmy Award-winning choreographer Paula Abdul and award-winning music executive and music manager Simon Cowell. The judging panel currently consists of Jackson, Grammy and Golden Globe nominated singer/actress and record producer Jennifer Lopez and Aerosmith frontman and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Steven Tyler. Other judges who have been a part of the show are Grammy Award-winning songwriter Kara DioGuardi and talk show personality and comedian Ellen DeGeneres. From the start, the show has been hosted by radio DJ Ryan Seacrest.
The show was described by rival TV executives as "the most impactful show in the history of television." It has also become a recognized springboard for launching the career of many artists as bona fide stars. As Entertainment Weekly puts it, "It's given us Kelly, Carrie, Daughtry, and J. Hud. Idol rules the reality roost because the winners of Fox's ratings juggernaut actually do go on to greatness. And Taylor Hicks? He's the exception that proves the rule.
The Voice is an American reality talent show that premiered on April 26, 2011 on the NBC television network. Based on the reality singing competition The Voice of Holland, the series was created by Dutch television producer John de Mol. It is part of an international series. The Voice immediately proved to be a hit for NBC and in May 2011, it was confirmed that the network had renewed the show for a second season, set to premiere on February 5, 2012.
The Voice is based on the Dutch TV program The Voice of Holland. The series is part of The Voice franchise and is based on a similar competition format in The Netherlands entitled The Voice of Holland won by Ben Saunders. The first American series was hosted by Carson Daly, with Alison Haislip serving as the backstage and social networking correspondent. The winner received $100,000 and a record deal with Universal Republic.
Let's see who will reign supreme as these two much-hyped singing competition airs neck and neck.
American Idol starts airing Wednesdays and Thursdays on FOX January 18 (June 19 MNL Time) and on the other hand The Voice is set to premiere on February 5, 2012 over NBC's Monday night line-up right on a slot immediately following the network's coverage of Super Bowl XLVI, which is used by US TV Networks as a good lead in for promoting new programs.
So who do you think will pull it off in terms of Audience ratings and of course, talent? Let's all find out then. :bop:
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