Parents' Guide to

The Voice

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Fun singing contest features genuine talent, encouragement.

TV NBC Reality TV 2011
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 21 parent reviews

age 18+
I don't like Gwen being a judge. She acts like a school girl and can't stay in her chair. She's always hanging on or around Blake. I would like to see her more professional. Everyone knows she and Blake are married. It is exhausting to watch this season; therefore, I don't.
age 8+

Gwen has to go!

I normally love and look forward to the Voice. However, having Gwen Stefani as a judge is completely irritating. She can’t make a decision without checking to see what Blake is doing. She doesn’t appear to have an original thought and I’m so tired of hearing that she’s married to Blake or will work closely with Blake on things she’s not sure about. I just can’t watch this anymore 😫

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (21):
Kids say (48):

This series matches the musical competitiveness of American Idol but attempts to do so by underscoring the importance of vocal ability rather than looks and image. Part of this is accomplished by showcasing legitimately talented singers who successfully make it to the final on-camera auditions, rather than highlighting lackluster and/or musically challenged hopefuls for a laugh.

Much is made about the coaches' talent and celebrity status, but their primary function is to mentor the new artists rather than amuse viewers by insulting contestants and/or creating tabloid-worthy drama. Their ability and desire to constructively critique contestants in a way that's both honest and encouraging also creates a lot of positive energy. Overall, The Voice has a formula that successfully creates an entertaining viewing experience that feels genuine.

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