1. For The Calibre Of Judges
Tom Jones, Will.i.am, Jessie J and Danny O'Donoghue all have successful music careers themselves - Jones alone has sold over 100m records. They're not on this show for the fame or because they're rubbish at everything but reality TV, they're on it because they genuinely want to discover some untapped talent. This consequently means that no one even gets to appear on the show unless they can sing - so don't expect X Factor Wagner-style joke contestants.
2. To See A Former Boyband Member Try His Luck
Sean Conlon from the nineties boyband 5ive tried his luck on The Voice in a bid to prove he's more than just Sean from 5ive. He sounded great and even played the piano, but unfortunately none of the coaches pressed their buzzer to pick him. Still, it's nice to see a familiar face. Jessie J instantly recognised him when she turned round and tactfully explained she didn't pick him because he was so good she didn't know what she'd do with him.
3. Because It's Not Vain
When the contestants come out to sing the coaches have their backs to them. It sounds bad-mannered, but it's actually a good thing as it prevents the coaches from judging the contestant on the way they look. No prejudices can creep in because they can't see who is singing. This is one of the reasons a contestant with alopecia (and an amazing voice) who had never felt she’d be judged fairly before, felt comfortable enough to put herself forward for the tense and nerve-racking experience.
4. It's About Yes, Not No
Instead of buzzing the acts off if they're bad (as in Britain's Got Talent), The Voice coaches only press their red buttons if they like the act, which has to be better for the acts' self-esteem. It also makes a nice change for viewers.
5. The Chairs
Talking of button pressing, when a coach presses their red button the futuristic chair they sit on spins round... these chairs definitely need to be sold in shops.