I watched the first episode the other day of what I bet will be the next BIG THING for talent shows – The Voice.
As one critic put it: “Essentially The Voice takes everything you knew about the tired reality format (Yes American Idol, I am looking at you) and turns it on its head and the result is absolutely entertaining.” Read it all here.
I would absolutely agree. I liked the humour, the passion, the talent and the human story.
I especially liked the premise of the show and how it followed similar principles as the Big Picture program which I use to work with young people and help them to get back into learning and find a career. The similarities included:
- People following their passion
- Working with coaches who are like mentors
- Coaches work with singers in small groups of 8
- The work with mentors is like an internship