NBC promises that the new singing competition, “The Voice” will be like no other.
It isn’t American Idol or the X-Factor where too often, contestants are picked or NOT picked for a number of reasons other than their singing talent. The idea: they’re looking for a ‘true vocal talent” – judging the talents based ‘purely’ on their voices hence the ‘blind audition.’
Blake Shelton, Grammy Award winners Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine (Maroon 5) make up the coaches/judges who will help shape America’s next top singing star. Carson Daly hosts the series, which premieres April 26th.
NBC has teamed up with hit-making reality show pioneers John de Mol, Mark Burnett and Warner Horizon Television to bring Holland’s top-rated vocal talent discovery show “The Voice of Holland” to America. The grand prize winner of this new competition will receive $100,000 and a record deal with a major label!
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Meet the cast:
Blake Shelton (Blake Tollison Shelton: born June 18, 1976, in Ada, Oklahoma) is an American country music artist. In 2001, he made his debut with the single “Austin”. Released as the lead-off single from his self-titled debut album, “Austin” went on to spend five weeks at Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. (Wiki page)
Cee Lo Green or simply Cee Lo (Thomas DeCarlo Callaway: born May 30, 1974), is an American singer-songwriter, rapper and record producer. He originally came to prominence as a member of the southern hip-hop group Goodie Mob, later launching a critically acclaimed solo career. (WIKI page) His latest hit is the song “Forget You” or “F*** You.”
Christina Aguilera (Christina María Aguilera: born December 18, 1980) is an American recording artist and actress. Aguilera first appeared on national television in 1990 as a contestant on the Star Search program, and went on to star in Disney Channel’s television series The Mickey Mouse Club from 1993–1994. Rolling Stone ranked her number fifty-eight on their list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time, ranking as the youngest and only artist on the list under the age of thirty. She was ranked the 20th Artist of the 2000–09 decade by Billboard and is the second top selling single artist of the 2000s behind Madonna. Aguilera has sold nearly 50 million albums worldwide making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. (Wiki page)
Adam Levine (Adam Noah Levine: born March 18, 1979) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is the frontman for the alternative, pop-rock band Maroon 5.
Carson Daly, (Carson Jones Daly: born June 22, 1973) is an American television host. He is the host of NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly, a late-night talk show that began airing on January 7, 2002. (Wiki page)
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