There is a new singing show coming to NBC called “The Voice” and the show plans to give ‘American Idol’ a run for it’s money by also having celebrity judges on hand. Cee Lo Green and Maroon 5 frontman, Adam Levine are set to judge the show produced by Mark Burnett.
The reality show is set to air April 26 with a two-hour premiere and then move to it’s time slot May 10 at 8pm/7 CST.
“I am so happy that Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green have joined the coach panel for ‘The Voice,’ ” Burnett told EW. “Aside from being incredible voices, they bring years of experience in the music industry and a really cool vibe that has never been seen before on a music competition series.”
MTV reports that “even with the signing of the two contemporary music stars, there are still two judge/coach seats left to fill. Speculation continues to swirl around Christina Aguilera as a possible panelist, though the singer’s reps have not commented on the rumors. “I was absolutely thrilled to be invited by Mark Burnett to join ‘The Voice’ as a coach,” Levine said in a statement. “I look forward to working with these singers and helping them push forward throughout the competition to make their musical dreams become a reality.”
Cee Lo expressed similar enthusiasm for his first TV gig in a statement that read, “It’s an honor for me to be able to help mold a malleable and new talent in such a fashion as ‘The Voice’ … Being a coach on ‘The Voice’ is a substantial responsibility, and I take it with sincerity and distinction.”
“The Voice” will feature a panel of four celebrity judges who will sit with their backs to the talented hopefuls in order to focus on their vocals rather than their physical appearance. If they approve of the audition, the judges will push a button that will send the competitor to the next round, claiming them as one of their students. In the case where more than one judge likes the singer, then the competitor gets the opportunity to choose between judges,” claims MTV.
Once the teams are chosen, the celebrity judges will mentor their contestants and eventually duel the teams against each other, with viewers picking the winners. NBC has announced that for those potential singing stars who can’t make it to the auditions, the reality competition also will let hopefuls try out for “The Voice” via webcam. Ohhh that’s exciting and new! How many of you are going to submit a video??
Will y’all watch The Voice?! It sounds kind of fun and different especially with the judges sitting backward!