"The Voice" vs. "American Idol" (POLL)

"The Voice" coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Cee Lo Green reportedly earned $75,000 per episode, while Christina Aguilera was paid $225,000 per episode. Pictures: Christina Aguilera
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Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green

(CBS) "The Voice" premiered Tuesday night with a two-hour broadast. How did the show do, "American Idol" fans? Is it a worthy competitor?

Panelists Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton provide a different energy from Steven Tyler, Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez. "The Voice" judges seemed to play up friendly rivalries between them, reports MTV.

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Celebrities aside, the differences between the two shows are bigger than at first it would appear. The judges listen to contestants with their backs to them, judging a performance based on vocals alone. A judge can choose a singer as a student, according to, and if more than one judge wants that singer, the singer chooses which judge he or she wants.

And if you don't get picked by a judge? See ya.

Other differences: "The Voice" auditioned a duo and the team got a spot with Shelton, plus the audition footage didn't really focus on the crazies like "Idol" does, reports MTV.

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