A day after announcing their acquisition of rights to show the popular American talent show, The Voice on delay, Television Jamaica (TVJ) has moved quickly to satisfy angry viewers by deciding to allow partner station, RETV to broadcast the show live.
Following a brilliant audition late last month by Jamaican singer, Tessanne Chin, which led to her securing a spot in the competition, Jamaican viewers have been demanding that local television broadcast episodes of The Voice to see her performances live
Though TVJ announced plans Monday to start airing the program on Mondays and Tuesdays after acquiring rights to broadcast the show in Jamaica, the public expressed outrage after finding out the show would air on TVJ at 9 p.m. local time, two hours after NBC’s live broadcast. As a result, NBC’s live telecast would be blocked for cable viewers prior to TVJ’s showing.
After fans of the station voiced their displeasure on social media, including starting a Facebookpage protesting the move, TVJ executives announced Tuesday that their local cable sister station, RETV will broadcast live episodes of the show and apologized to viewers for any inconvenience caused.
Tessanne, who is being coached by Maroon 5 front man, Adam Levine, will now enter the battle rounds of the competition where she will perform alongside a fellow member of Team Levine, before one is selected to move on. If she advances past early eliminations, she will then be allowed to participate in the live performance round.