Airdate: The Voice (US)

The US version of The Voice will premiere on GO! on Tuesday, August 9, at 7.30pm.

The talent series, featuring judges Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton, has been a big hit in the US as it looks for the next singing sensation.

Nine has picked up the rights to an Australian series, to be produced by Shine Australia. It is expected to air in 2012.

The series has the judges hearing acts “blind”, with their chairs turned around, before they see the singer’s audition.

GO! will screen the series in the same timeslot that has served Australia’s Got Talent so well. While the US series has already been run and won, Nine is deciding to give the brand some exposure on one of its multichannels. It’s a more sensible home for the show than on Nine, where promos for the show had been airing.

Get ready Australia, there’s a new talent show in town–The Voice, America’s latest music reality smash, is coming to GO! with a star-studded two-hour premiere on Tuesday, August 9, at 7.30pm.

This ground-breaking new singing competition features four super coaches: Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton, who have sold over 40 million albums between them.

Watch as the coaches compete to discover and nurture America’s next great musical talent. But there’s a catch: each coach must pick their potential superstars based solely on the artist’s voice.

Hosted by Carson Daly, The Voice starts with Blind Auditions, where the coaches have their backs turned as the artists sing. When a coach is blown away by 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.

Once the teams are set the battle is on. The coaches mentor the singers, arrange makeovers and set out to transform them into star vocalists. As the show goes on, the coaches pit their own team members against each other – making them sing the same song in front of a studio audience. The coaches then pick who they want to continue developing and who drops out.

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

Throughout the program artists perform live with their coaches and other famous singers, with appearances by Stevie Nicks, Pitbull and Ne-Yo, country superstar Reba McEntire, Miranda Lambert, Australia’s own Sia, R‘n’B star Monica, and One Republic’s Ryan Tedder.

Watch asthese talented vocalists battle it out to hits by some of the world’s biggest artists, like Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Elton John, Nirvana, Queen, Kings of Leon, Radiohead and Kanye West.

The Voice, watched by more than 10 million viewers a week in the USA, is the latest reality offering from Mark Burnett, the maker of Survivor and The Apprentice – and it promises to be music to your ears.

It begins with a two-hour episode Tuesday, August 9, at 7.30pm on GO!

13 Comments:

  1. This show looks great but why GO channel? Don’t we deserve it in HD on GEM. It’s 2011!!! Sick of these tv channels never usin HD fir stuff ppl want to watch grrrrrr

  2. @ Jerome..before u comment about why nine always do this as you put it …. here are 2 facts for u to take in…. firstly…. nine obtained the rights to air it in australia, either the US version or australian version and as u know there are 3 channels – 9, go! & gem. and secondly and very important fact…with the promos for the voice, they were aired on all 3 channels (9, go! & gem), but if u had noticed…and I am sure you didnt, there was no id’s on the promos. no 9 logo or GO! logo or GEM logo. therfore no-one could say what channel it would be airing on.
    so…. 9 was not promoting the voice for nine, but for the entire network, being 9, go! and gem.
    cheers!

  3. Yeah, the weird thing about those promos is that they only said “Coming Soon”, without specifying which channel it was coming to. I think this may be Nine having an each-way bet – perhaps they’ll move it from Go to Nine if it gets popular enough?

  4. At least there’ll be something different on GO! for a change but they should’ve shown this earlier. It’s a good thing they don’t air American Idol, FOX8 air it only hours after the US and aired the finale live into Australia. Obviously, the latter wouldn’t be practical for a FTA network but they should’ve at least fast-tracked it. It’s not as if their schedule has been full, all they do is replay sitcoms and movies.

  5. I thought that Nine were just prepping the promos for the Australian version; I was confused about whether or not it was actually for the US version (as the promos were the US judges etc) or the upcoming Australian version (promised for 2011; now apparently delayed to 2012).

    Show belongs on Nine; but it is always difficult with shows like this as the information is too readily available for viewers to find out who won by going online; I don’t think the figures will be huge.

  6. Jerome: Nine will be airing a locally-made version of the Voice on the main channel. I’m pretty sure there never was a plan to show the US version on Nine.

  7. Armchair Analyst

    I can not wait for the Voice. But judging for the promos it could be like any other singing contest, as far as not mattering what the contestants look like. I hope iam proven wrong and it is different from X Factor and Idol.

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