'The Voice' admits to voting 'inconsistencies' this week

The Voice judges

Reality television shows rely heavily on the choices and feelings of their audiences, none more than singing competition shows such as American Idol and The Voice. This week, when fans of The Voice cast their votes online, apparently there were some technical difficulties. During last night’s broadcast, The Voice host Carson Daly addressed the voting mishap – saying that the show wanted to be “completely upfront” with the audience.

“We noticed some inconsistencies with this week's texting and online voting,” Daly said. However, it should be noted that the voting inconsistencies did not affect the outcome of the show. The company responsible for tallying votes for The Voice, Telescope, also handles the votes for American Idol, The X Factor and other shows. Telescope CEO Jason George said after the incident that their system caught an inconsistency in a portion of this week’s voting data. "For fairness, those votes have been removed from Monday and Tuesday's results, but we want to assure fans and artists alike that this in no way affected the outcome for any team,” said George.

NBC released their own statement in regards to the voting problems. “On this week’s episodes of The Voice, we encountered issues with the systems used for online and SMS voting. We are addressing both issues, and in an abundance of caution are not counting the votes that may have been affected. Telescope, the independent company that administers voting for the show, has certified that removing those votes does not affect the outcome for any team.”

- The Voice (US)
- Carson Daly

Written by: harrisr
May 9th, 2013, 1:30 am

Images courtesy of NBC


Message Posted On May 9th, 2013, 8:47 am
Aye i hate that too. I've never used the 'skip 30 seconds' arrow on the remote control so much.

Message Posted On May 9th, 2013, 5:41 am
I gave up watching this garbage. I cannot stand the new dumbed down format. "Coming next.." and they ruin any surprises the show has to offer. Why is it so hard to let the viewer discover for themselves when somebody gets saved? Sadly now I'll stick with AI, at least you can enjoy the show without a moron shouting results before you see it.
Related news

Fan Made Community Mashup with Parks & Rec

Fans of NBC's Thursday night line-up are in for a real treat.  A video is..

Parks And Recreation Sees Return of Louis C.K

NBC's "Parks and Recreation" is a darling of the Thursday primetime comedy..

The Office Gets Own High-Quality Paper Brand

Is this a case of commercial tie-ins gone too far? The fictional paper..