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!