The screen is alive with the sound of singing contests.
To succeed on a music show, the players at least have to put up or shut up. There's no lack of voices, trained and untrained, Broadway belters or rockabilly warblers, waiting for a shot at prime time.
Last week brought a hot new entry in the field, "The Voice," on NBC, which beat out "Glee's" Lady Gaga episode and "Dancing With the Stars" to establish itself as a serious ratings threat.
More singing shows are on the way, including J.Lo's Latin American talent search, "Q'Viva! The Chosen" in partnership with Simon Fuller, creator of "American Idol." Jennifer Lopez and husband Marc Anthony will go on the road in the Americas to find talent for a series to be broadcast internationally and incorporating three languages.
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