Which singing competition show is better: 'American Idol' or 'The Voice'?
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Which singing competition show is better: 'American Idol' or 'The Voice'?

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"American Idol" will make a grand return in March 2018. But Kelly Clarkson, the first U.S. winner, won't be a judge on the revival of "Idol." However, she's a coach on "The Voice" in Season 14. Jennifer Hudson didn't win "Idol," but the successful singer-actress also coached on "The Voice" in Season 13. "The Voice" is the dominant U.S. singing competition show. But "Idol" was the original and many argue the show has produced more pop stars than "The Voice." So, which show is better? 🎤

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"American Idol" had many winners who haven't made too much of a splash, but there have been quite a few success stories too.

  • Season One winner Kelly Clarkson became a huge pop star.
  • Season Two winner Ruben Studdard made a small R&B splash in 2003 and 2004.
  • Season Three winner Fantasia Barrino went on to become a successful R&B/soul singer.
  • Jennifer Hudson didn't beat Fantasia during Season Three, but she won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role as Effie White in "Dreamgirls" before she launched her successful R&B music career.
  • Season Four winner Carrie Underwood is one of country-pop's biggest stars.
  • Chris Daughtry didn't beat Carrie, but nevertheless, he's a rock star!
  • Adam Lambert was the runner-up to Kris Allen Season Eight, but he got the last laugh as a glam pop-rock superstar.
  • Jordan Sparks won Season Six, and became an R&B-pop success.

Name a success story from "The Voice"? Name one! We're waiting...

"The Voice" is arguably more entertaining than "American Idol," due to its style and celebrity coaches over the years like—Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, Ceelo, Alicia Keys, Gwen Stefani, Miley Cyrus, Shakira, and Usher.

Back in 2012, The Week wrote the celebrity coaches are more valuable and entertaining, the contestants are better performers, it's not restricting like themed episodes of "American Idol," and the battle rounds make it much more intriguing.

"American Idol" kind of fell off in its later seasons, not really producing any big-name stars. Viewers only really enjoyed the hilarious auditions. So will the revival be able to compete with "The Voice" which has a long list of amazing pop star coaches? Well, "The Voice" snagged Kelly, so probably not.

Watch a Season 12 amazing "blind performance" below.

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