So how do you fix that?
How about singing to the judges' backs? That's what the contestants who enter 'The Voice' do.
"I prefer watching 'The Voice' more, mainly because the people who sing it aren't being shown," senior Jessie Smith said.
"The Voice" premiered in 2011. It's based on "The Voice of Holland," created by Dutch producer John De Mol.
On it, when a contestant tries out, the judges, who are called coaches, are facing away from him or her. They listen to the song, and if they decide they like the singer, they press their buzzer and the contestant becomes part of their team. If no one rings their buzzer, the contestant does not proceed any further. If two or more coaches ring their buzzers, the contestant gets to pick who he or she works with.
After the audition round, teams are cut in half; their coach picks who goes on and who goes home. Then, the contestants who are left sing live each week until there is a winner. The winner receives $100,000, and a record deal with Universal Republic.
The coaches are phenomenal representatives of their genres. They are pop singer Christina Aguilera, hip-hop singer Cee Lo Green, country singer Blake Shelton, and singer Adam Levine from the pop rock band Maroon 5.
The judges are why freshman Savannah Skipper likes the show.
"I like 'The Voice' because the judges actually have experience in music, whereas in 'American Idol,' they aren't that professional," she said, explaining that for example, Randy Jackson is a music producer not an actual singer, but on "The Voice," all the judges can sing.
"I just watch 'The Voice' because Christina Aguilera is a judge," said freshman Zack Lester. "But the singers are picked fairly."
Whichever show teens like better, they both have one thing in common. Each season, they bring an amazing star into the world.