Maybe I am just a grumpy old bugger
THAT'S what I think
I have been really busy this Spring w/projects (for one, got my portable veggie garden planted earlier, yay!) that when I finally sit down to watch TV news (also recorded on DVR), I seem to fall asleep in 30 min. Been meaning to get on here for update, but I am behind on The Voice by a few weeks. It is a commitment to watch this show. All things do get a bit predictable over time, which is why I really like how they changed things up this season. My guess viewership down.THE BLOCK, though I have mixed feelings on that, understand why they did it, PLUS amped up the show a bit between judges. This show is about entertainment between judges in regards to the music. Yes, I read Christina A's criticism that is wasn't about the music, but it has to be more than that to attract & keep viewers.
So: I LIKE Kelly Clarkson; she did tone it down some. Her team - not my fav. I agreed w/the first 4 pics of the elimination of 12. Britton Buchanan, Team Alicia for male. Went to look up the name of the female I liked & see all the updates on who is eliminated to date
Oh well...binge watching no fun either. Do that too. Maybe I'll skip to current, IDK.
I would like to see them involve their guest coaches more. Maybe have them in the audience after first session or involve in one song together: contestant, coach, guest coach trio. Always enjoy when the coaches sing together or with a contestant. There's still a lot they can do w/the show. They could cut down on the sob stories, repetitive stuff so public doesn't need to invest 3 hrs/wk watching.
Another thing w/me is that I'm not familiar w/a lot of the newer songs, so this season less of the oldies but goodies. Acoustics better this season. I do like that they let the public vote on the final 12.