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Will ‘The Voice’ Get Canceled in Place of ‘The X Factor’? Fans Are Worried About The Show’s Future

John Legend, Gwen Stefani, Camila Cabello, Blake Shelton on The Voice Season 22Trae Patton/NBC

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As the American version of The X Factor‘s revival is on the rise, The Voice may be faced with scheduling problems. Since The X Factor has been greenlit by NBC, fans are worried that the new show will edge out The Voice’s twice a year format.

The Return of The X Factor Might Cause The Voice to Air Once a Year

Simon Cowell recently said at a press conference in Los Angeles that the network is thrilled to bring back the singing competition, The X Factor, in the United States. The program aired in the UK, spanning 15 seasons, but it only lasted three seasons in the United States.

According to a report made on December 30, the agreement to revive The X Factor USA was not yet finalized. One issue that hasn’t been resolved is whether NBC will have to reduce the number of seasons of The Voice. For those who may not know, The Voice typically airs twice a year in the spring and fall seasons.

Despite broadcasting just one season in 2022, The Voice has already begun recording its next season. The planned upcoming season of The Voice will premiere in March 2023. In addition, the network has announced auditions for season 24. This indicates that the network wants the show to continue it’s twice a year format.

Unfortunately, The Voice seems to be in a very uncertain spot going into 2023. Even though the network has clearly greenlit two new seasons of the show, there’s a huge coach change coming. March’s season 23 will be Blake Shelton’s last season. With this significant change, there’s the possibility that viewership will completely change for the show as a whole.

The once a year format may be better for the show as a whole, since many cast members have stepped away for a season or two, due to personal reasons. Creating two seasons a year is a significant time commitment for the celebrities. This is another issue that is yet to be resolved and presents NBC with a casting challenge.


Simon Cowell Believes NBC is a Perfect Network to Air The X Factor

The music mogul firmly believes that the show airing on NBC is the right decision and he couldn’t see it airing on any other network. Despite the fact that NBC already has The Voice as the network’s main singing show, Cowell seemingly plans to challenge The Voice to claim the top airing show.

“We found our perfect partner with NBC. Honestly, I am not just saying that because they pay me, but they are brilliant.” Cowell said. “So you go where the best navigation is. If I am being honest, there is more excitement to make it here than in the UK.”

Although none of its U.S. winners went on to become well-known singers, Cowell managed to find and secure a recording contract with the well-known girl group Fifth Harmony, which includes Camila Cabello following her solo appearance on the program. The possibility for a star to be discovered on the upcoming renewal of The X Factor is incredibly high.

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