The Voice is a global phenomenon. Originally a Dutch program in 2010, The Voice of Holland, it has since been adapted in 129 different regions and nations worldwide. For this project, I’m specifically examining the American version of The Voice, which debuted in 2011 and is currently in its 14th cycle. Because much of the program is live and thus historically situated, each cycle of the program is unique and culturally rich, even within the formulaic structure of its reality TV format. Therefore, I can’t address everything today that I would like to. Instead, I’m going to point out some of the broader recurring...

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