‘The Voice’ is a huge hit show, but has never created a huge superstar. Will Season 7 finally be the year that the winner takes Hollywood by storm?
The Top 12 will be revealed on the final round of live playoffs on Wednesday, Nov. 12, so will one of those singers become the next big thing? While shows like American Idol and the X Factor have created huge A-listers — One Direction! Fifth Harmony! — the judges are the bigger stars on The Voice. An insider tells HollywoodLife.com exactly why the show is working, but the winners are not.
‘The Voice’: Why Is It Such A Huge Hit, Without A Big Star?
The Voice is bringing in over 11 million viewers per episode in its seventh season, but with all the fans, it’s tough to find one who can name a winner.
Still, there’s nothing to sneeze at when the reality competition is drawing not only a huge audience, but huge superstars — at least to the coaches’ panel, which has become a who’s who of the industry’s finest.
Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Pharrell, Gwen Stefani, Usher, Shakira and CeeLo Green are household names, not to mention the celebrities who join in on the fun, as mentors — Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Stevie Nicks, Little Big Town, Chris Martin, Alicia Keys, Gavin Rossdale and Miranda Lambert have all graced the contestants with their wisdom, but it hasn’t paid off yet.
So why is the show still booming with buzz when other competitors like Idol have an A-list panel (ahem, Jennifer Lopez), plus A-list superstars (does Carrie Underwood ring a bell)?
Well, the success comes from behind the scenes.
“The reason everyone really thinks that the show is working is [executive producer] Mark Burnett knows how to make a television show, so he makes it an award show every week,” an insider close to the show tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
Are the producers crossing their fingers for a singer’s success story?
“It would be great to get a star out of one of the winners, but it is all about the show,” our source adds. “When it comes to something like X Factor, it was such a great show and would have worked and would have been huge, but as we all know The Voice slipped in beforehand to take all the thunder.”
You can’t argue with the power in numbers. With double-digit ratings and Season 8 welcoming back Christina Aguilera, The Voice isn’t going anywhere.
HollywoodLifers, do you think that it’s no big deal that The Voice hasn’t created a star? Or does the show need a big winner for it to have continued success? Sound off below!
— Elizabeth Wagmeister