X-Tina’s new reality show, The Voice, will seek the best SINGER as opposed to most POPULAR. The NBC show differs from American Idol in that winners are not determined solely by talent. Many have argued that this is idol’s prime flaw.
Several American Idol rejects have gone on to be major singing sensations, while several winners have faded away. This proves that popularity is not always an adequate way of determining the types of artists that will be successful. Hopefully, The Voice will have a more effective talent scouting approach.