Among the announcements made by NBC today at the TCA press tour was the list of musicians set to join musical coaches Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton as advisors in the second season of the vocal competition series The Voice. From the list of names, NBC certainly has reason to boast.
The Voice will return next month, with Aguilera, Green, Levine, and Shelton returning to their chairs to begin the blind-audition process, which has them listening to the auditioners before actually seeing them. If a coach wants to mentor them, they turn their chair around. The twist is that, if more than one chair turns around, the auditioner gets to choose which coach they want to work with.
After the auditions come the “Battle Rounds,” which is where the guest advisors come in. Set to help the coaches work with the musicians that are selected to face off against one another are Kelly Clarkson, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds," Jewel, Miranda Lambert, Alanis Morissette, Ne-Yo, Lionel Richie and Robin Thicke. Those are some top notch voices.
I feel like this announcement was a sign. Just the other day, I was watching Mystery Men and spotted Cee Lo Green among one of the villains. And as I type this, I’m watching Waiting to Exhale, which happens to include original music from Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds. The Voice is most definitely in the air as February approaches.
Here’s a video NBC posted, which has some of the award-winning musicians set to appear on The Voice this year. It includes Kelly Clarkson admitting she wants to audition just to see how many chairs would turn around. That would actually be great to see...
The Voice Season 2 premieres Sunday, February 5 (10-11 p.m. ET - time approximate following Super Bowl) on NBC.