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Tuesday
Apr262011

NBC's Singing Competition 'The Voice' Premieres Tuesday

Michael Tran/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Stand aside, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler -- Christina Aguilera, Cee-Lo Green and Maroon 5's Adam Levine are about to give you a run for your money...they hope.

Aguilera, Levine and Green are three-quarters of the judging panel on the new NBC singing competition show The Voice, which premieres Tuesday.  The fourth judge is award-winning country star Blake Shelton.  Together, they'll serve as both judges and mentors for the new show, which is hosted by Carson Daly.

The gimmick on The Voice is that Aguilera, Levine, Green and Shelton will listen to the show's contestants with their backs turned to them.  Only if they like what they hear will they turn their chairs around and see the contestant.

If one judge turns their chair around, that contestant will be assigned to that judge's "team."  If more than one judge turns their chair around, the contestant will choose which judge's "team" they want to be on.

After each judge's team is complete, the judge will then mentor "their" contestants as they battle against each other by singing the same songs, and some are eliminated in the process.

In the final phase, the remaining contestants compete during live broadcasts, with the viewing audience having a say in who moves on.  The ultimate winner gets a record deal and $100,000.

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