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The Voice: Oh! Goody! Not!

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    Posted by Essential Rabbit (U3613943) on Sunday, 18th March 2012

    Just seen a trailer for next Saturday on BBC1.

    Wait for it................................ A singing audition show................... with a panel of judges......................... and ..........................the audience gets to vote!!!!

    Has no-one in BBC1 commissioning, or that bloke Cohen, got any imagination at all.
    For gods' sake try something NEW.


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    Posted by DragonFluff (U6879248) on Sunday, 18th March 2012

    Has no-one in BBC1 commissioning, or that bloke Cohen, got any imagination at all. 

    No, it appears not, as they have had to "buy in" the concept of the show. How can anyone have "copyright" over the concept of a singing competition?

    An interesting article from yesterday's Telegraph. Brace yourself for the price the BBC paid for this "idea".

    www.telegraph.co.uk/...

    How much decent drama could the BBC have commissioned to fill Saturday nights with for that money?

    Fluff

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    Posted by pedrokelly (U1360661) on Sunday, 18th March 2012

    Just find it a disgrace that money should be spent to buy in a singing compitition, never mind at that cost.

    Not only a disgrace, depressing also that this is what the BBC has come too.

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    Posted by Alex (U8110617) on Sunday, 18th March 2012

    Isn't it about time we called a day on these amateur hour type programmes.

    The main point of these programmes is so that nonentity couch potatos at home can get a cheap thrill out of the judges verbally humiliating complete strangers, with the bonus of being able to vote people on/off the show which makes the viewing nobodys feel important.

    Its not as if any of these shows have actually discovered any stunning new original talent.

    Its usually a plethora of average singers who, once the artificial assistance after winning is over, fade back into relative obscurity once the public get bored with their averageness .

    If they're lucky they become famous for being famous, and make appearances on naff shows as panelists, commentators etc.

    They're about as interesting and talented as the people who appear on Big Brother.

    Though I would suppose that the "Peeping Tom" target audience aren't too worried about that.

    When these programmes first took off I thought that we'd get some fresh new faces who'd bring a new slant, and new ideas to entertainment in general.

    How wrong I was.

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    Posted by EggOnAStilt (U7111730) on Sunday, 18th March 2012

    OMG someone paid for the format, it beggars belief, time to send out some P45s

    I hope the BBC trust has a look at it.

    <friedegg>

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    Posted by Essential Rabbit (U3613943) on Sunday, 18th March 2012

    How much decent drama could the BBC have commissioned to fill Saturday nights with for that money?

    Fluff 

    Strewth!
    That's about one third of BBC4's total annual budget.
    The lunatics really are in charge of the collapsing asylum.

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    Posted by Bidie-In (U2747062) on Sunday, 18th March 2012

    The Voice will clash, at 7.30 with the last ever TV Burp.

    Now, I like TV Burp, but I (might) like The Voice too.

    But which is better? There's only one way to find out.....

    <laugh>

    The Voice will have 30 minutes to get and hold its audience before they consider moving away to ITV. BGT - established show with all its freaks and sad acts encouraged into the lions den to be mocked - starts at 8.

    I am not keen on the BBC trying to do this type of big budget talent show. I don't think it is what BBC audiences want - should our licence money be used to launch someones singing career? I wonder what ratings they will consider a success?

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    Posted by Stratocumulus (U14982259) on Sunday, 18th March 2012

    Quite apart from the issue of whether, or not the BBC should have even considered it, you cannot copyright the concept of a singing competition, but you can copyright a specific format. It is incredible how much you can copyright, or patent these days. The BBC have used this to their advantage in the past selling formats overseas.

    Getting on to the question of whether, or not they should have done it, my answer is no, and certainly NOT at this time. The cost quoted in the Telegraph is the same as here:

    www.bbc.co.uk/newsbe...

    For this, they seem to be getting about 37 programs (if the figure quoted per program in the Telgraph is correct).

    Oh, and the culprit in this seems to be Mark Linsey, the BBC's controller of entertainment commissioning.

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    Posted by joeville (U1065277) on Sunday, 18th March 2012



    It's just more Endemol rubbish, it's shown on a Dutch commercial channel, the type that shows Chuck Norris films and has fifteen minutes of adverts every five, even if the BBC got it for free it would still be a disgrace.

    There is also a junior version, so expect more money wasting.


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    Posted by Monty Burns (U7868864) on Sunday, 18th March 2012

    Saturday night TV has been crap for years.We save recordings from earlier in the week and watch them on Saturdays

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    Posted by Squirrel (U961634) on Sunday, 18th March 2012

    Saturday night TV has been crap for years. 

    I could not put that better! <grr>

    It's a significant investment for the licence fee payer and for the BBC.

    "In terms of the number of hours and the duration we're getting out of The Voice - it really is good value for money," said Mark Linsey. 


    Keep telling yourself that Mark, but you're not convincing me!

    I thought the BBC were involved in across the board financial cutbacks at the moment. I cannot understand why the BBC are unable to make something better and cheaper in house. <huh>

    It's a sad state of affairs, but true; The only thing ALL DAY on any BBC TV channel worth watching yesterday was a repeat of Dad's Army made when? Oh that's right, 1969!

    Wouldn't rights for repeats of The Two Ronnies and Morecambe and Wise cost less for example? Come back BBC Light Entertainment Production Department, all is forgiven. <tongueincheek>

    I suppose there is the money from the phone vote to put on the other side of the balance sheet... <groan>

    I wont be watching either The Voice or Britain's Got Talent, so I'm sure my opinion counts for nothing. <rolleyes>

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    Posted by newmelinda (U7776647) ** on Sunday, 18th March 2012

    Just seen a trailer for next Saturday on BBC1.

    Wait for it................................ A singing audition show................... with a panel of judges......................... and ..........................the audience gets to vote!!!!

    Has no-one in BBC1 commissioning, or that bloke Cohen, got any imagination at all.
    For gods' sake try something NEW. 
    Well thank goodness I have quite a few dvds I haven't even opened then.

    What's the betting (and you will have to tell me cos I won't be watching) that they will all be 'ON A JOURNEY' the audience will be SHOUTING and SCREECHING from the audience all the way through and TEARS every few minutes. :-( .

    Surely it's also time for Andrew Lloyd-Webber's free publicity for his next Show to appear?

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    Posted by Essential Rabbit (U3613943) on Sunday, 18th March 2012

    Surely it's also time for Andrew Lloyd-Webber's free publicity for his next Show to appear? 
    Perhaps this is on because Webber's next offering isn't ready for casting yet.

    Apart from dabbling with "Merlin", which can often be inadvertantly hilarious, I've found nothing to my tastes on BBC1 Saturday night, for many years.

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    Posted by Monty Burns (U7868864) on Sunday, 18th March 2012

    Well thank goodness I have quite a few dvds I haven't even opened then.

     


    We're the same Newmelinda.We've stockpiled quite a lot in preparation for the Olympics :(

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    Posted by Bidie-In (U2747062) on Sunday, 18th March 2012

    Surely it's also time for Andrew Lloyd-Webber's free publicity for his next Show to appear? 
    Perhaps this is on because Webber's next offering isn't ready for casting yet.

    Apart from dabbling with "Merlin", which can often be inadvertantly hilarious, I've found nothing to my tastes on BBC1 Saturday night, for many years.
     
    Isn't Webber giving his next casting show to ITV?

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    Posted by Rosemary (U7231409) on Sunday, 18th March 2012




    The main point of these programmes is so that nonentity couch potatos at home can get a cheap thrill out of the judges verbally humiliating complete strangers, with the bonus of being able to vote people on/off the show which makes the viewing nobodys feel important.. 


    How right you are, Alex. It's the combination of bullying and the ritual humiliation of one human being by another in front of an apparently titivated audience of millions that means that I don't watch such programmes. I just find it excruciatingly embarrassing.

    The sad thing is that millions of people obviously don't; indeed, thoroughly enjoy such things. And as long as it is what a sizeable audience appears to like, all channels will go on commissioning them.

    The people who watch these shows are, I'm afraid, as much to blame as the people who buy and make them.

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    Posted by Bidie-In (U2747062) on Sunday, 18th March 2012

    I am afraid the audience for this type of show WANT and expect to see completely deluded people attempting to sing or entertain particularly in the early stages - it is part of the 'joy' of the format for them.

    Removing that element may well result in a much more classy 'talent show',

    But whether it appeals to the viewers of this type of thing will remain to be seen.

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    Posted by moaningminnie54 (U14285226) on Sunday, 18th March 2012

    I intend to watch the first one. The formats redeeming feature is supposed to be the auditions are blind. Sounds better in theory than in practice though will have to wait and see <erm>

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    Posted by Squirrel (U961634) on Sunday, 18th March 2012

    I intend to watch the first one. The formats redeeming feature is supposed to be the auditions are blind. Sounds better in theory than in practice though will have to wait and see <erm> 
    Not exactly 'blind'. As i understand it, the judges sit with their backs to the stage facing the audience. After all it's the judges the audience come to see, right?

    Who else wishes they could get paid so much for having the idea of turning a few chairs round?

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    Posted by Essential Rabbit (U3613943) on Sunday, 18th March 2012

    Who else wishes they could get paid so much for having the idea of turning a few chairs round? 
    I've got a new idea.

    As each act sings, the judges get up and run around the chairs, one chair is removed and when the singing stops, the judge who hasn't got a seat is eliminated.

    I only want a couple of million for that one.

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