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The Voice vs. American Idol: Which Show Is Better? You Tell Us!

With Hollywood Week looming over American Idol contestants and The Voice premiering on Sunday, televised talent competition season is in full swing. Now that The Voice is on its sophomore season and we’re a little more acquainted with the judges and the show’s multi-round format, it’s safe to make a judgement of our own — which show is better?

On the one hand, American Idol is a national treasure — you heard us, like Mount Rushmore or the Grand Canyon or a video of Betty White rapping — and after ten and a half seasons, its reputation is well deserved.

Though the judges have rotated out, Idol’s still got The Dawg himself, Randy Jackson, holding down the fort. Sure, Idol’s had its hiccups, like casting softie singing “connoisseur” Ellen Degeneres last year, but the additions of Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler have grounded the show once again.

For the past few weeks, Idol’s been enjoying solo status in the talent show category. That is to say, there’s been no competition for the competitions. However, that’ll change on Sunday when The Voice comes roaring back to wreak havoc, or at the very least entertain us with incredibly talented singers who may or may not look like Jabba the Hutt (that’s the risk you’ll have to take, Blake).

There’s no doubt The Voice has a great concept with the blind auditions, but as evidenced by last year’s dwindling ratings once the singers moved on to the battle rounds, The Voice’s format is slightly bizarre. Plus, now that American Idol has super A-list judges, do Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine really look so impressive?

What do you think? Now that The X Factor is out of the running (for the time being), which show reigns supreme? And keep in mind: There can only be one.

02.4.2012 / 10:30 PM EDT by Maggie Pehanick
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