NBC's The Voice Adds Reba McEntire, 3 Others
NBCís The Voice may not have put up American Idol figures in its debut last Tuesday, but an average of around twelve million viewers and an overall win for the night has finally given the network reason to smile, even if the contentment didnít last an entire week. With a few days until the follow-up, producers have decided to refortify their celebrity cast with four additions. Each has been handpicked by one of the judges and will serve as an adviser for song selections and vocal stylings.
Cee Lo Green will partner with acclaimed singer Monica. Christina Aguilera will take on singer/ songwriter Sia. Adam Levine will get support from longtime Maroon 5 producer Adam Blackstone, and Blake Shelton will get whispers in his ear from country legend Reba McEntire. Now that the judges have picked their teams, the chosen singers will battle amongst themselves in so-called battle rounds to ultimately produce a slender line-up each particular judge will move forward with. The aforementioned support staff will play a key role over the next four episodes in helping to narrow down that lot.
The Voice airs on NBC at 9 PM EST on Tuesdays. One episode in, it seems like a hit, but the true test will come in the coming weeks when viewers must decide whether the program is good enough to stick with. Iím optimistic. Iíve overheard at least four or five casual conversations, most of which were people advocating friends to check it out. The last show I saw that with was Glee, and it's turned out pretty well for Fox.
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