Will 'The Voice' Create Bigger Stars Than 'American Idol'?

Wed, June 29, 2011 5:13pm EDT by 3 Comments

Even though it’s in its first season ‘The Voice’ may already be creating more famous singers than 10th season ‘American Idol’!

Scotty McCreery‘s debut single shot up to the #1 spot on iTunes by 10:35am the morning after winning American Idol, but even that lightning-fast rise on the charts is nothing compared to The Voice‘s Dia Frampton! Thanks to social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, The Voice contestants are already reaching worldwide fame. The show’s use of technology to connect with fans and get viewer input is unlike any other show — and may even create bigger stars than Idol.Dia’s original song, “Inventing Shadows” skyrocketed to the #1 spot on iTunes by 11:13pm Tuesday night, JUST after the show finished airing in Los Angeles and only three hours after it’s airing on the East Coast! Keep in mind Dia’s still competing against Beverly McClellan, Javier Colon, and Vicci Martinez for the win, she’s not even necessarily the victor and she gained that much popularity.

And it’s not just 23-year-old Dia rising on the iTunes charts. Fan favorite Javier’s song “Stitch by Stitch” also soared to the top 5 on iTunes, and hit #2 early this morning. Viewers can vote for their favorite contestant by downloading their song on iTunes and last night, 8 out of the top 16 songs on iTunes were by an artist or contestant featured on the show. That being said, because downloads count as votes, that could be a reason Scotty (and Lauren Alaina who followed him up and took the second spot) took longer than Dia to get to the top.

But voting isn’t the only way viewers connect with the show. Coaches Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, Cee-Lo Green, and Adam Levine tweet to their army of Twitter followers throughout the show — and, boy, do they tweet back! As Mashable reports, The Voice fields 4000 tweets per minute during the show, some of which make it onto TV. It is common for every single performer to trend on Twitter worldwide during the tapings, and for their songs to trend as well.

In just its first season, stars of The Voice seem to be shooting to fame faster than American Idol stars from the 10th season.

Do YOU think The Voice will create bigger stars than American Idol?!

Alli Holt

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