The dis heard 'round the singing world competition came from voice coach Adam Levine on NBC's new Simon Cowell show The Voice when he said, "The people that we're not turning our chairs around for could win American Idol."
So far, the stars and executives of Idol have been fairly low-key about Voice's entry into the talent show sphere, where it has racked up impressive ratings over a two-week span, to the tune of some 12.4 million viewers on its most recent airing. But judge Randy Jackson was quick to offer some fighting words in response to Levine- "It's a great thing when talent can be simple, honest and revered as opposed to spinning around with gimmicky chairs," Jackson told The Hollywood Reporter. "Maybe Simon Cowell should have people opening doors. Like, 'Knock, knock. Who's singing? I can't see you!'"
Still, Jackson — like many others who have a vested interest in the success, both on-air and off, of contestants who come out of these shows — is concerned about a glut. "My only fear with all these shows coming is that people don't tire of the format," he adds. "I don't know how much singing at you the public can take."
The next singing show coming up is Simon's The X-Factor premiering in September.
Tell us your thoughts on these shows- who's watched The Voice? Do you think you'll watch The X-Factor or is it overkill?