Let’s face it, The Voice has been a game-changer this year.
Australia has fallen for that simple concept of blind auditions and swinging chairs. Suddenly Australia’s Got Talent, which was booming last year, looks a little pallid in comparison. And Dancing with the Stars is arguably clinging on by its fingernails.
So what’s next in the genre?
There’s The Voice: Kids which creator John de Mol says was a big success in Holland. The BBC is considering it for Britain, but the difference is The Voice hasn’t enjoyed the success there that it has here. Over there Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor still dominate.
ACA will tonight feature a story on The Voice: Kids (because it hasn’t done a story about The Voice security guards or cleaners just yet, but it’s probably coming).
The BBC is also piloting John de Mol’s gameshow-meets-talent-show format The Winner Is and so is NBC.
This format features contestants of all ages fighting for a $1 million prize in the US version.
Like The Voice it also includes head-to-head battles, but before the results are revealed singers will be able to negotiate deals with their opponents, choosing to exit the show in exchange for a predetermined cash prize or continue on. The money or the career move it seems…
The amount of money each duel is worth will increase with every round, right up until the Finale.
In the Finale, eight acts will duel and negotiate. After their performances, each contestant will have the chance to walk away with $100,000 — or they can leave it on the table and await the jury vote and votes from viewers, giving them a shot at the $1 million prize.
So is the race now on to nab the rights for Australia? Can Seven really rely on Dancing, AGT and X Factor for 2013 (none have been confirmed yet) -or will it need to make a switch to a new big brand to take on The Voice -and if so, might this be one they are eyeing off?
Source: TV Line
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