Think about what takes us away, whatever art form it is. Before self consciousness forces us to become 'proficient', the time the conditions have been put in place and we haven't had time to grasp a 'whole', we don't yet understand what is happening, there isn't chance for strategy to overwhelm experiment.
What a whacky week of TV! And the biggest whack came with Britain's Got Talent blowing The Voice right out of the water as it ended the best ever series yet - with a dog winning the day!
LIVE, LIVE, LIVE! The BBC love a bit of LIVE don't they? They spend so much money sending people out to report LIVE for no reason whatsoever because they just can't get enough of it.
F&M are back once more to look at one of the most crucial debates being addressed right now: is The Voice better than Britain's Got Talent?
A group made up of rejected auditionees from the massive hit show The Voice, have got together to make a charity single. Today, I took a listen to the finished track and found out more...
When The Voice was launched this year Simon Cowell said 'I would query whether you even need another singing talent show but we have armed ourselves and we are in a good place to beat them'.
So, here we are again, to answer the most important question in modern Britain: IS THE VOICE BETTER THAN BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT? All is to play for as we continue to examine THE BATTLE OF THE JUDGES, this time focusing on the homoerotic inter-judge flirting.
So the 'blind' auditions are over at last. They may have been about as blind as the 'all-seeing-eye' but more on that later.
Do you ever get the feeling that the world has cocked a formerly deaf ear in your direction? I'm starting to suspect that those savvy telly types at The Voice are listening to tutting head shakers like me and chucking in a few tweaks, albeit too late.
In a time of recession and anti-social behaviour, it's the really important issues that play on your mind. Namely: The Voice vs Britain's Got Talent - WHICH IS BETTER?
This week we saw The Voice settle into its boots a bit more and start to look, to me, more like the program it isn't, but at least a program I can get into.
But shouldn't people judging potential music acts be able to sing, dance and perform themselves? That's definitely the thinking behind The Voice, BBC1's answer to X Factor (Saturdays, BBC1).
Right! Before we start- before we even think about starting and are still in bed scrambling for the snooze button, let's get something very clear indeed. The Voice ISN'T about finding a voice. Let's just knock that idea on the head and put it in a dark corner to come round in its own time and wander off unnoticed shall we?
After the sad death of Frank Carson, the TV schedules were rightly festooned with tribute shows and features to a genuine entertainment legend. But one of the surprising things that the retrospectives revealed was that Frank got a big break from Opportunity Knocks, the premier talent show of its day.
The big battle is nearly upon us! On Saturday 24 March 2012, we will see the biggest clash of toe-to-toe reality TV shows ever - the BBC's The Voice and ITV's Britain's Got Talent go head to head and the power is in your hands...
One must be careful when mentioning a UK invasion of Germany but that's exactly what happened last weekend as Florence and the Machine, Katie Melua, Ed Sheeran, and myself (spot the odd one out?!) took to the stage along side local acts for The Voice final.