The Voice UK… I can’t help being addicted :)
I can’t help myself… Even though I would normally hate people dweeping with their favorite TV program or artist, I truly can’t help myself… I’m a big, really big fan of The Voice UK ! I got introduced to this TV format when a friend of my kids joined in for the Flemish version of this Dutch TV show. He did a great blind audition (“I need a dollar”) and had another friend of him who also surprised me with a truly quality performance and I started following the show…
By coincidence I found out there also was a version of the same show for our French speaking part of Belgium. It almost cured me immediately… In Dutch we have a saying that sums it up quite nicely : “It was toe curling bad“. Granted it sounds strange in English but it’s an accurate description of the feeling when watching “The Voice Belgique”. It made me curious if the format was any good or equally bad (beyond funny even) in other countries. And that’s when lightning struck… I stumbled upon The Voice UK and got hooked ! The coaches were amusing and the singers amazing from time to time. So when the second edition started earlier this year on BBC 1 I was behind the TV. The very first artist immediately made sure I was addicted. Good marketing had the producers pick the amazing Ash Morgan as the artist to kick of the new season. Not exactly the kind of guy you would pick for an idol at first sight but when he opened his singing hole… Wow!
To be honest I was a bit dissapointed later on by the battles. Last year they had some amazing duets, not so much this year. However last week we started the next round, the knockouts… and I’m hooked again ! So without further ado… I present you with my playlist on YouTube with my favorites from The Voice UK 2012 & 2013… Enjoy ! :)