Well, it won't be until 2012 until we can whether or not The Voice will be a success for both Irish and UK viewers as it has been in the US but at least both of them have announced at least one out of the four respective judges for their versions.
The first judge announced for the UK version turns out to be Jessie J, which was interesting considering that we recently saw her helping Tulisa pick her four groups for The X Factor at judges houses last week. I like Jessie J and let's face it, it's been a great week for her - first with the announcement of this gig and then her four MOBO wins as well. This is a good start. Hope the remaining three are just as good.
It's also something of a relief that Ireland seem to be taking this seriously as well. Maybe Sharon Corr isn't everyone's flavour of the month but at least she has experience/reasonable success within the Irish music industry and if the other three judges are also people who know what they're talking about, maybe our version won't be a giant farce like The All Ireland Talent Show.