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The US Version Of The Voice Is To Premiere On GO On August 9

The Voice is  the new talent show on the block, and Channel 9 have bought the rights to make an Australian version of it which we will see on our screens in 2012.

However if you want a teaser on what it is like the US version will be premiering on GO on August 9 at 7.30pm and it is rating extremely well overseas, with over 10 million people tuning in per episode. The premise of the show is the judges don’t look at the contestants when they are auditioning and they have to judge only on “the voice”.

The judges/coaches are Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton.

The show is hosted by Carson Daly.

The Voice starts with Blind Auditions, where the judges have their backs turned as the artists sing. When a coach likes a voice they hit a button, their chair turns around, and the artist lands a spot on the coach’s team. But if more than one coach turns around they have to sell their expertise to the artist, who picks the one to work with. If none of the coaches push the button, the artist goes home.

The coaches mentor the singers, and arrange makeovers.

The judges then make their own team members compete against each other – making them sing the same song in front of a studio audience. They then pick who they want to continue developing and who drops out.

In the final performance phase of the competition the top artists from each team compete against each other. The television audience, together with the judges, vote to decide who moves on and who is eliminated.

The show has already screened in the US so don’t google if you don’t want to find out who the winner is.

The Voice comes from Mark Burnett, the maker of Survivor and The Apprentice – who is the reality TV guru.

 

 

1 comment

1 smauge { 07.30.11 at 8:15 am }

I’ve been eyeing off the ads for this one. I was a bit perturbed by the fact that Christina Agulera didn’t hit the button until a singer performed horrible Christina style vocal acrobatics. I’ll watch, but if it turns into that kind of singing contest, I’m outta there!