Sure, American Idol might have rebooted itself this year with new judges, a kinder approach and a younger talent pool, but some might argue that the formula is stale. At least, that’s what the producers of the new singing show The Voice seem to be banking on. The new NBC show was created by producer Mark Burnett, the man behind every other successful reality show ever, and he got some pretty amazing talent to come on board as judges for the show. So far, Cee-Lo and Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine are confirmed as judges, and (sorry Steven Tyler and J-Lo), just their names alone give the show a much-needed freshness to the show. Carson Daly (yes, the poor man’s Ryan Seacrest) will host.
Burnett is reportedly also trying to woo Christina Aguilera to be a judge as well which—YES, please. She has yet to confirm her participation, however. So how does The Voice set itself apart from American Idol? While Idol claims to be a search for the “whole package”, The Voice is, dur, judging solely on the strength of voice, and “not on looks.” Well now we just hope X-tina signs on so that she can sing “Beautiful” to any contestant who gets voted off. It’s a match made in heaven. The show is set to premiere in April.
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