Stuffing your brand-new competition reality show with as much star power as humanly possible is one way to attempt to beat the competition.
As if filling the judges panel of the new NBC show The Voice with well-known musical artists like Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine were’nt enough, Producer Mark Burnett will add even more musical celebrities to the show’s upcoming “battle round”.
Hey, you know, it’s just in case that shiny shiny new toy begins to lose it’s luster!
Here’s the press release:
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – April 29, 2011 – NBC revealed that it will add more star-power to its new vocal competition series “The Voice” with singers Reba, Monica, Sia (Furler) and music producer Adam Blackstone joining the series as new advisers who will lend their experience and talents to musician coaches Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton for the next “Battles” competition phase.
Aguilera (@therealxtina) will team up with singer/songwriter Sia (@Siamusic), Levine (@adamlevine) with Maroon 5 Music Director Blackstone (@bassicblack), Green (@CeeLoGreen) with singer Monica (@MonicaMyLife), and Shelton (@blakeshelton) with veteran singer Reba (@Reba) — eventually cutting their teams in half by pitting two of their own artists against each other in a series of dueling duets.
Sia is a singer/songwriter who is known around these parts for recent co-writing sessions with Adam Lambert for his next album. And of course, Reba and Kelly Clarkson recorded a duet of “Because of You” and are BFFS–the country superstar’s husband, Narvel Blackstock manages Kelly.
Read the press release for bios of the rest of the panel.
Each of the musician coaches chose their advisers to help them at the next “Battles” stage that lasts across four episodes. Reba, Monica, Sia and Blackstone were picked because they are in the trusted inner circle of the respective musician coach that they are helping.
According to the release, even more advisers will be brought in when The Voice moves into its Live rounds phase.
“The Voice” next airs Tuesday, May 3 (9-11 p.m. ET) and then will be broadcast from 10-11 p.m. (ET) each Tuesday night on May 10, May 17 and May 24 following new episodes of “The Biggest Loser” (Tuesdays, 8-10 p.m. ET).
See a preview of next week’s “Blind Auditions”