Director of Development and Digital Adrian Swift has told Mumbrella everything is up for review.
“We will look at the judging panels, the kind of songs we choose, the kind of artists that appear on the show,” he said.
“When we do it again next year is keep the authenticity, keep the core of the show. We might make it shorter, we might get rid of some of the rounds, we might show more of the nos – where we might show more of the things where (the coaches) didn’t turn (their chairs) for just to give more context on how good the ones where we do for turn are. ”
He also noted X Factor is currently down and that saturation may be at play.
Indeed there are a number of things Nine could do to refresh its show.
One is to stick to traditional timeslots. While a Live show may run overtime, most of The Voice episodes were pre-recorded, yet still didn’t match Guides. As a result many viewers know they can record the show and zap through to the actual performances. The finale itself finished too late for family viewing -evidenced by the lower number for The Winner Announced.
The finale also did a lot for the coaches at the expense of the contestants, including duets in song keys that suited the coaches. Yet for a show that still runs overtime, the contestants only get about 2 minutes to sing solo? Something wrong there.
Having two versions of the show in the same landscape is also too much. Which is a shame because the talent has been good on both. But do I really want to sit down with more Voice right now?
At least the show ended up with the right winner. Anja Nissen was solid with her pitch and delivery, but not all of the finalists were.
X Factor has some amazing talent this season, including some acts better than The Voice, but again it in the same climate as another singing show is hitting its numbers.
You can read the full article with more from Swift here.