The Root Recommends: 'The Voice'

A blind singing competition? That is exactly what The Voice is promising tonight -- something in Hollywood is finally based on talent instead of looks?


NBC has added a new twist to everyone's favorite reality-show competition. In The Voice, a vocal competition similar to American Idol, contestants are hidden from the judges to ensure that they are evaluated only on their talent.

Premiering on Tuesday at 9 p.m., the show will make contestants face Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Maroon 5's Adam Levine and Blake Shelton in order to win a recording contract and $100,000. With Green already promising to be extra tough on all the candidates, this just might give American Idol a run for its money.

Previous recommendation: StyleLikeU.

Got ideas for The Root Recommends? Send them to

Like The Root on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

The Root encourages respectful debate and dialogue in our commenting community. To improve the commenting experience for all our readers we will be experimenting with some new formats over the next few weeks. During this transition period the comments section will be unavailable to users.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your continued support of The Root.

While we are experimenting, please feel free to leave feedback below about your past experiences commenting at The Root.
The Root 100 People's Choice Awards  
Sept. 19 2014 8:34 AM