September 6th, 2012
10:16 AM ET
The competition between NBC's "The Voice" and Fox's "The X Factor" is now a little less friendly.
The two singing competitions are both launching their fall seasons next week, and at first, NBC's "The Voice" was going to premiere on September 10 and September 11.
Meanwhile, Fox's "X Factor" would debut its new judges panel, including Britney Spears and Demi Lovato, on September 12 and September 13.
But that was before NBC decided "The Voice" needed an extra night of blind auditions.
The network announced Wednesday that "The Voice's" third season premiere will now be a three-night affair, stretching from September 10 through September 12. The first night will be the previously scheduled two-hour debut, with the following two nights highlighting blind auditions from 8-9 p.m. ET.
The move has turned next Wednesday, September 12 into a head-to-head competition as Fox will kick off a new season of "X Factor" at 8 p.m. And since "X Factor" now features a judging panel that also contains Britney, this is all feeling very 1999 to us.
Of course, rumor has it Simon Cowell is not at all pleased.
Which show do you think will win the night on Wednesday: Christina Aguilera's "The Voice" or Britney's "X Factor"?
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