The Voice: Season 1 Reviews

March 22, 2020
The Voice ends its first season tonight, having successfully done what no other network show has been able to do: reinvent the singing competition to stand apart from-and improve upon-American Idol.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 21, 2019
The Voice offers real working musicians as judges, presenting valuable advice to teams of singers. They talk about things like breath control, restraint, blending harmonies and other technical issues that rarely come up on Idol.
February 20, 2019
Overall, The Voice has a formula that successfully creates an entertaining viewing experience that feels genuine.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 31, 2019
The Voice has its cheese factor, but the line between celebrated musician and aspiring artist was blurry, making the show feel a little more authentic for an NBC primetime slot.
January 31, 2019
A creatively muted, off-key affair - a program that seemed to borrow its set from "The Weakest Link," and had no shortage of weak links in its conception.
January 31, 2019
Mark Burnett's pre-emptive strike against Cowell's upcoming "X Factor" for Fox, came in last night as gentle as a lullaby.
January 30, 2019
A garish bore.
January 30, 2019
A horrifically entertaining vocal competition.
January 30, 2019
The most effective new show that Mark Burnett has produced in years.
January 30, 2019
While you're left to wonder why these four stars need a reality show, or why the contestants never made it in the first place, "The Voice" should remain a solid performer for NBC -- which so badly needs it.