Parents' Guide to

The Winner Is

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Family-friendly singing competition with some sad stories.

TV NBC Game Shows 2013
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The Winner Is combines excitement and suspense by featuring skilled contestants, most of whom do not perform for a living, sing popular songs, while putting some of the power to stay in the game in their hands. Unlike singing competitions such as American Idol and The Voice, the anonymity of the judges keeps the focus on the performers, rather than the personalities of those who are voting.

It's family friendly, but some of the contestants' life stories reveal some sad and/or difficult reasons for wanting to compete for cash, like a family illness or death, which often makes it hard to watch them leave the stage empty handed. This aside, the overall show is upbeat and positive. Music fans of all ages will definitely enjoy tuning in.

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