Voice Gets Louder, Adds Starpower

The Voice coaches. (L-R) Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton.

NBC’s new talent discovery show, The Voice is upping its star power with the addition of Reba McEntire, Monica, Sia (Furler) and music producer Adam Blackstone as new advisors.

These new advisors will join with the previously announced coaches Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton to assist during the upcoming “battles” competition phase of the show which will last for four episodes and is staged inside a boxing ring. Each coach will pit two artists on their eight act team against each other in a series of duels designed to shrink each team to four members.

Reba will of course work with Blake Shelton, Green with Monica, Levine with Maroon 5 music director Blackstone and Aguilera will join with singer/songwriter Sia.

Not unlike another well known talent contest (on another network), the advisors will be tasked with helping to improve the contestants image and performance.

The Voice premiere was last week’s top rated show attracting over 11.8 million viewers.

 

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