NBC reveals advisors who will assist 'The Voice' musician coaches
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/06/2012
NBC has announced the second season of The Voicewill, similar to its first edition, utilize the talents of eight stars in the music industry to assist the show's musician coaches during its "battle" rounds.
Singers Lionel Richie, former American Idol champion Kelly Clarkson, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, former Nashville Star host and judge Jewel, former Nashville Star finalist Miranda Lambert, Alanis Morissette, Ne-Yo, and Robin Thicke will be joining The Voiceas new advisers to lend their expertise to musician coaches Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton -- who will train and mentor the singers they selected from the "blind auditions phase" in preparation for the "battle" stage of the competition.
Aguilera will partner up with Jewel and Richie, Levine will team up with Morissette and Thicke, Shelton will work with Clarkson and Lambert, and Cee Lo Green will be assisted by Edmonds and Ne-Yo.
"These renowned musicians will bring their unique and recognizable musical styles to the teams," NBC reality chief Paul Telegdy said in a statement.
"They are well-respected singers whose invaluable experience will be a tremendous asset to Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton's artists."
Each advisor will give one-on-one training to six of the 12 performers their assigned coach selected during the show's initial "blind auditions" phase, and assist in choosing songs appropriate for each singer's vocal style and ability.
The Voice -- which will premiere on Sunday, February 5 at 10PM ET/PT following the Super Bowl and then begin airing in its regular Mondays 8PM ET/PT time period on February 6 -- will feature six weeks of the "battle" rounds, in which the coaches will have two of their own team members face off vocally and then decide which singer will advance and which one will be eliminated from the competition.
Once the "battle" rounds have concluded,The Voice will switch to live performance shows featuring the remaining 24 contestants. Home viewers will vote to save their favorite talent, leaving the coach to decide who they want to save and who will not move on.
In the end, each musician coach will have one star artist left ready to compete against the other teams' finalists to win the grand prize of a recording contract and be named "The Voice."