When NBC’s The Sing-Off signed off at the end of 2010, we were teased with the premise of their newest singing show venture entitled The Voice. The concept is simple. Four musician coaches select singers to work with during the blind auditions. Once teams have been formed, the coaches will bring in their producers, song writers and friends to help mentor their team’s growth. America will then decide which singer should win the $100,000 prize that also comes with a recording contract.
As it stands, the show is set to premiere on April 26th and will be hosted by Carson Daily. To add to the excitement, two of the coaches were revealed today by Paul Telegdy, executive vice president of alternative programming at NBC and Universal Media Studios. Who are these mysterious members? Well, you can count on watching Maroon 5′s Adam Levine and Gwyneth Paltrow’s bestie Cee-Lo Green mentor some singers into super-stardom.
“Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine represent the essence of The Voice. These amazing artists are the perfect inspiration for our contestants to look up to as they begin their journeys from voices to true artists — and any hopeful singer would be incredibly lucky to have either one as their coach.”
I think that these two are great and legitimate contributions to the show. I wasn’t sure about Carson Daily as a host but when you think about it, he did host MTV’s TRL for how long so he knows music and he knows hits. Plus, I’m sure he’s dying for a gig.
Following the premiere, the show will air on NBC on Tuesdays beginning May 3rd. The Voice is going to be tackling American Idol and the upcoming X-Factor. Do you think this show stands a chance or are you tired of vocal reality shows.
Who would you like to see as the other two vocal coaches?