The Voice started it's voyage on ITV last Saturday night and despite reservations the format hadn't changed too much.
We suspected grand entrances from the judges and contestants being subjected to critique that might put them off singing for life but there was none of that.
The only things to have changed was Tom Jones firmly back in his seat, Jennifer Hudson and Gavin Rossdale have replaced Boy George and Paloma Faith and if nobody turned for an act, they would leave the stage having never looked the judges in the eye.
Will I Am, as always, was on form throwing his uniqueness in to show while Tom Jones smoothness and Jennifer Hudson's quirky pitches easily won all three of them members of their teams.
Gavin Rossdale seemed to struggle a little. Probably being the least known didn't help. I caught myself thinking it may have been a good idea to have added a condensed profile to the beginning of the show.
Although British born, Gavin's success is firmly based in the US as a singer/songwriter and front man of the rock group Bush. Bush scored numerous top 10 singles in the Billboard rock charts and sold over 10 million records in the 90's to become one of the most commercially successful rock acts of the decade.
Father to Daisy Lowe which was proven by paternity test in 2004, has had a colourful past which includes a five year relationship with the singer Marilyn and a thirteen year marriage to Gwen Stefani.
It's so refreshing to hear great talent from people with normal jobs and professionals who are honest about where they come from rather than to think someone has come straight from packing shelves in Asda only to find they have been talent scouted.
The musical talent coming forward on The Voice knocks the X Factor in to a third rate TV show which would be better placed on Channel 5 and now with a record deal in the offing for The Voice winner, The X Factor could very quickly be resigned to ITVs grave yard.