'The Voice': 6 reasons why we'll keep watching


We're a bit spooked not only because we liked NBC's new reality singing competition, "The Voice," so much, but because so many people we know also did. The show's premiere won the coveted 18-49 demo Tuesday (April 26) and increased its first hour viewers from 11.4 million to 12.2 million in its second hour - beating "Glee" in the half hour in which they overlapped. What we saw were the auditions, but in a whole different way than "American Idol" handles them. Instead of stringing us along for weeks as we watched the judges in a dressed up hotel conference room alternately making fun of and celebrating its contestants, "The Voice" took us straight to the stage and took away the -- hate to use the current buzzword -- bullying out of the process. Who knew Americans would watch something so insanely positive en masse? Crazy, to paraphrase coach Cee Lo Green's hit.So, what would it take...



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