There's a ton of new music coming to TV this spring, as three of the four major networks are lauching singing competitions. What's on, when and where is it on, and is it worth watching? AXS has put together your quick primer to all the music shows on TV, which music stars are in which competition, and whether or not music fans should tune in.
When and where: FOX, starting Jan. 4 at 8 p.m.
What it's about: FOX's response to ABC taking away "American Idol," this new singing competition is trying to do things backwards, literally. It starts with four contestants chosen as "the four" and then enlists new challengers each week to knock them off, until only one winner remains. Promoted as a six-week event, this is also the shortest of the singing competitions. You can watch a preview by playing the video above, but with the awkward format, short season and the most low-key panel, this is one music competition that fans can pass on.
Tour alert: DJ Khaled will be touring with Demi Lovato in March, with tickets on sale now through AXS. Get tickets to see Khaled and Lovato at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on March 3 here, and tickets for their concert at Target Center in Minneapolis on March 10 here.
When and where: NBC, starting Feb. 26 at 8 p.m.
What it's about: "The Voice" will be in its 14th season next month, and the series is definitely showing its age (particularly in how Blake Shelton just won yet again). The return of former champion Alicia Keys should inject some much needed tension back into the competition, and Kelly Clarkson's fan favorite personality will give it some extra life. While "The Voice" isn't quite the must-watch TV it was seven years ago, it's worth checking into just to see how Keys and Clarkson change up the very familiar formula.
Tour alert: Both Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will be on tour in 2018, with tickets on sale now through AXS. Get tickets to see Levine and his band Maroon 5 at Kansas City's Sprint Center on Sept. 11 here, while you can get tickets to several dates on Shelton's Country Music Freaks Tour here.
When and where: ABC, starting March 11 at 8 p.m.
What it's about: It sounded crazy for ABC to revive "American Idol" after the show had clearly run its course on FOX, but the revived "Idol" is the most interesting singing competition on television this spring. It has a mostly fresh panel; only Lionel Richie has served as a full-time judge on a TV talent competition before. His new colleagues Katy Perry and Luke Bryan both have tremendous personality, as well as the experience to provide insightful critiques and not just TV platitudes. If the contestants are as good as the judges, "Idol" could easily reclaim its spot as the top music show on television.
Tour alert: Both Katy Perry and Luke Bryan will be on tour this spring. You can get tickets to several of Perry's tour dates now through AXS by clicking here, while you can find out more about Bryan's upcoming What Makes You Country Tour here.
For more on any of the music stars on TV this spring, click their names above to visit their artist pages at AXS.