The Voice 2017 Discussion Thread

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The Voice starts its new life on ITV at 8pm tonight, after five largely underwhelming outings on the BBC. When it was announced in November 2015 that ITV had acquired the rights to the show, there was speculation that it could replace the X Factor – but it’s since been confirmed that the X Factor […]

The Voice UK 2016 Discussion Thread

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ITV have the rights to The Voice from 2017, calling into question the future of the X Factor, which is not currently contracted beyond this year. Meanwhile, the BBC’s last series of The Voice starts this evening, with a new judging line-up which sees Boy George and Paloma Faith join Will.i.am and Ricky Wilson. If […]

The Voice 2015: The Final

Despite the brickbats, The Voice has chugged its way to another climax tonight at 19.00GMT on BBC1. It’s an intriguing betting heat too. Shading odds-on, at a best-priced 10/11, is attractive Scottish fireman Stevie McCrorie, long-time favourite based partly on the fact he’s, erm, attractive, Scottish and a fireman.

Still, his rendition of ‘Bleeding Love’ […]

The Voice 2015: Battle Rounds

With the conclusion of the Blind Auditions on Saturday we now know the line-up of acts aiming for a place in the live shows. Ahead of the Battle Rounds which start this weekend we’re taking a look at some of this year’s leading contenders.

The format is similar to last year, with the teams of […]

The Voice 2014 Final

Guildo has done a great job covering the live shows up to this point, but due to other commitments has handed over the season finale to me.

It’s the same format as last year’s final. Each act will perform one new song, and a duet with their coach. After the first public vote the […]

The Voice 2014 Semi-Final

Firstly, a quick reminder of last week’s show. The overwhelming winner of the quarter-finals was Christina. Her YouTube figures are dwarfing the other contestants (if that has value re the outcome). Plus the Ricky-Christina love-in is sweet, and far removed from the creepiness that lingered over the Danny-Bo Bruce relationship in series 1.

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The Voice 2014: Live Shows Preview

[Sofabet commenters have been engaged in a lively discussion of The Voice all through the preliminary rounds. With the live shows starting tonight at 6.45 on BBC1, here’s a fresh thread for continued discussion – kicked off by regular commenter Guildo Horn Forever giving his rundown on each of the four teams].

The public finally […]

Splash, DoI and The Voice Discussion Thread

Our hardy band of commenters continue to dissect the current crop of TV talent competitions. The second Splash semi-final is this Saturday, whilst Dancing On Ice and The Voice carry on. The Oscars are coming up soon too. Can Richard Whitehead overcome Perri Kiely? Is Ray Quinn a justifiably short favourite? Which Voice mentor has […]