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Why you should be watching 'The Voice'

Why you should be watching 'The Voice'

We'd rather not think about the Super Bowl. But after the Vince Lombardi Trophy is presented to Sunday's winner comes a championship contest we can really get behind: the premiere of the second season of "The Voice" on NBC. A different kind of talent takes the field as singers compete for a recording contract, a $100,000 prize and a definite article. All have impressive voices — but who has "the" voice? The reality show had a knock-out first season last spring, raking in eight million to 14 million viewers an episode over its 10-week run. The success prompted a second season, with NBC debuting the show in the post-Super Bowl time slot. This...