We've got quite a few shows on TV now that make singing the focus. I suppose this goes back to ancient times when folks went to large venues to watch opera. It's not just a thing on TV in North America, it seems these programs revolving around a good singing voice are worldwide. Why are there no guitar-playing contests on TV? I want Crossroads times 10! Sure, there are the occasional bands on America's Got Talent or other talent shows, but I think it's not the norm.