The Voice is a singing competition which has a branch in the US, airing on the channel NBC. There are over 18 seasons of the show at the time of writing, and the aim is to discover new singing talent which is waiting to enter the spotlight. While there is a panel of judges for the first portions of the show, the TV audience takes over in the voting process by the end until one person is crowned the winner. There will be four judges available, and they will coach the acts to give them the best chance possible as they sing for their chance to stay in the competition. 

Cast and characters

The winners of the last 18 seasons have been:

  • Javier Colon
  • Jermaine Paul
  • Cassadee Pope
  • Danielle Bradbery
  • Tessanne Chin
  • Josh Kaufman
  • Craig Wayne Boyd
  • Sawyer Fredericks
  • Jordan Smith
  • Alisan Porter
  • Sundance Head
  • Chris Blue
  • Chloe Kohanski
  • Bynn Cartelli
  • Chevel Shepherd
  • Maelyn Jarmon
  • Jake Hoot
  • Todd Tilghman

The judges who have appeared on the show are:

  • Nick Jonas
  • John Legend
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Alicia Keys
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Pharrell Williams
  • Gwen Stefani
  • Usher
  • Shakira
  • Blake Shelton
  • Adam Levine
  • CeeLo Green
  • Christina Aguilera

Episodes and reception

The first season of The Voice made its debut with almost 12 million viewers, and this number has remained between 8 and 15 over the years, with the latest season airing to just under 9 million people. The show has gone down in its viewership for the last few seasons, but it has still managed high ratings compared to many other primetime titles.

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YouTube TV is a streaming service which uses the well-known brand name to branch out and provide an additional offering for customers. To be precise, those who subscribe to YouTube TV will gain access to over 70 channels of entertainment, sports and news. New channels are being added all the time, such as Discovery channels, meaning that if you want a range of content to enjoy or an entertainment package which suits the whole family, YouTube TV is a good way to go.

Those wanting to use YouTube TV on their tablet, phone or TV will find it’s compatible with many devices. These include Android and iOS phones, Android TVs, Smart TVs, Apple TVs, Xbox One and Roku. Furthermore, you can set up six different user accounts, with three able to be active at any one time.

Channels available with YouTube TV

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When comparing the variety of content available with YouTube TV, the service is most comparable with Sling’s combined plan and Hulu with Live TV. While it’s also similar to DirecTV Now and PlayStation Vue, these providers split their channels across different plans, while YouTube TV offers an all-inclusive and comprehensive plan to meet a range of needs.

Critics state that, when it comes to live channel services, other providers could offer better content for specialist areas. For example, Philo offers additional entertainment channels such as Comedy Central, Hallmark and BET, while fuboTV offers the same sports channels as YouTube TV, with the addition of international sports content.

When it comes to pricing, the increase since the original cost of $40 to $49.99 may put off some users, and this is more than you’d pay for several competitors. Sling TV’s most similar plan is $40 a month, and Philo is only $16 a month for 43 live channels. Likewise, Hulu with Live TV and PlayStation Vue cost $44.99 per month. That being said, some other competitors either cost the same as YouTube TV or require users to pay more. For example, DirecTV Now is an identical cost with subscriptions costing $50 a month, and fuboTV is slightly more expensive at $54.99 per month. 

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