The Voice : Season 1

  • Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 26, 2011
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Paige Wiser
    May 4, 2011
    75
    The Voice is not that bad.
  2. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    May 2, 2011
    75
    While you're left to wonder why these four stars need a reality show, or why the contestants never truly made it in the first place, "The Voice" should remain a solid performer for NBC--which it so very badly needs.
  3. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Apr 29, 2011
    70
    The Voice delivered an entertaining two hours, far more tightly packed than any "Idol" audition episode for years, though that's an unfair comparison.
  4. People Weekly
    Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    May 3, 2011
    63
    Visually, it makes for odd television. Odder still is that the coaches compete too....The good news? The caliber of voices is high--better than American Idol. [16 May 2011, p.43]
  5. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    Apr 29, 2011
    60
    The Voice (NBC) is a horrifically entertaining vocal competition produced by Mark Burnett.
  6. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Apr 29, 2011
    42
    From its amusement-park-ride chairs to its cluttered concept, The Voice was a garish bore over two hours on Tuesday night--it was less about the strenuous voices of the singers than the yammering voices of its celebrity "coaches."
  7. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Apr 29, 2011
    40
    As The Voice made loud and clear, there's not enough talent to go around.
  8. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Apr 29, 2011
    40
    By the time it was over, all I could think was: See no more of "The Voice." Hear no more of "The Voice." And after Tuesday, no reason to speak any longer about "The Voice."
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 85 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 29
  2. Negative: 3 out of 29
  1. May 27, 2011
    10
    A refreshing take on and tired old formula. American Idol has become a dull bore, in steps "The Voice" to take its place. Featuring "coaches"A refreshing take on and tired old formula. American Idol has become a dull bore, in steps "The Voice" to take its place. Featuring "coaches" who actually know what they are talking about and have actual personalities, what more can you ask for? If you are sick of American Idol and you want something that feels more fresh and almost gameshow-like, check out "The Voice". You wont be disappointed. Full Review »
  2. Nov 22, 2013
    1
    I love this show!!!! I have been watching it for ever really like Blake and Christina and Adam celo is ok. It has been a great season so farI love this show!!!! I have been watching it for ever really like Blake and Christina and Adam celo is ok. It has been a great season so far everyone was amazing. Full Review »
  3. May 25, 2011
    9
    If you're a fan at all of talent/reality television you will probably enjoy The Voice. The talent on this show is better than on AmericanIf you're a fan at all of talent/reality television you will probably enjoy The Voice. The talent on this show is better than on American Idol, the coaches are insightful and it's really a breath of fresh air for this genre. The production value needs to be increased though. Also one round of blind auditions might not be enough. Though I guess this show will make money by people calling in to vote. Full Review »