Entries in The Voice (15)


Fox Says It Wants to Keep Ryan Seacrest on 'American Idol'

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(PASADENA, Calif.) -- Fox would rather not envision an American Idol without its longtime host, Ryan Seacrest.  The Hollywood Reporter published a story last week that suggested that Seacrest could leave the show after his contract with Idol expires after this year.

Speaking at a Television Critics Association panel in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly said the network has every intention of retaining Seacrest.

He said, "It's very hard to imagine the show without Ryan....[I]t's a tough negotiation and one that will come to a conclusion I think pretty quickly."

Seacrest echoed those thoughts, but he also acknowledged that he's in the midst of negotiations with NBCUniversal, the parent company of E!, for which he is an anchor. He also produces the Kardashian shows for the network.  Seacrest declined to comment on the rumors that he may join NBC's Today show in some capacity, and also sidestepped a question regarding whether he'd entertain the thought of one day hosting the NBC singing competition The Voice.

Speaking of The Voice, Fox couldn't resist taking a few digs at the rival music show.

Idol judge Randy Jackson said, "The winner of The Voice, as I will remind you, was an artist that had a deal with Capitol Records for many years, a failed contract over there, so it was almost like, that show, it was almost like second-chance people. It wasn't like some new artist, you know what I mean?  It's a different thing out there to me."

In addition, Fox alternative entertainment chief Mike Darnell poked fun at the fact that The Voice will employ former Idol winner Kelly Clarkson as a mentor this season.

He said, "I think it's a compliment to Idol that we're creating, this show has created superstars.  And that other shows want to use those superstars on their shows.  We're not hiring a lot of people on The Voice to be on our show."

The new season of Idol begins next week.  Reilly said he expects Idol to suffer a slight drop in the ratings this year because it's been around for over a decade.

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'The Voice' Finalists to Hit Road for Summer Concert Tour?

Michael Desmond/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- Taking a lead from American Idol, NBC’s The Voice is planning a summer concert tour featuring the show’s eight finalists, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.

The report says a tour is in the works for finalists Vicci Martinez, Javier Colon, Dia Frampton, Beverly McClellan, Nakia, Xenia, Casey Weston, and Frenchie Davis.  Multiple sources say organizers of the Live Nation Voice tour also wanted the show’s coaches -- Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera -- to join the finalists on the road but talks fell apart over compensation.

The two-night season finale of The Voice begins Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Eastern.

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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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‘The Voice’ Adds Blake Shelton as Musician Coach

Warner Bros. Records(NEW YORK) -- Blake Shelton has signed on as the fourth musician coach on NBC's new talent competition The Voice, joining already announced stars Adam Levine of Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera, and Cee Lo Green.

Each coach will choose the singers they want on their team and develop them as musical acts. America will then get to vote on which singers stay in the competition and which ones go home.

"I'm not sure the The Voice knows what they signed on for by bringing me on the show," Shelton said. "I know this for sure: Christina, Cee Lo, Adam, and I are going to have a blast, and I am extremely excited to be part of a show that recognizes true vocal talent."

The grand prize winner of The Voice will get a recording contract and $100,000.

The series debuts on NBC Tuesday, April 26 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

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Christina Aguilera to Judge 'The Voice'

Photo Courtesy - WireImage/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Finally, some good news for Christina Aguilera -- she's got a new job.  NBC has now confirmed reports that she's officially signed on as a judge and coach for the upcoming NBC reality singing competition The Voice.  She joins Maroon 5's Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green on the judging panel.  In a statement, Christina said, "I am so excited to be part of such a wonderful project that celebrates music and the talent behind it. To be given the opportunity to help shape new artists’ careers and mentor them to see their dreams come to fruition is a task I welcome with open arms."

The Voice premieres on Tuesday, April 26.  As previously reported, the show features the judges choosing to work with contestants based on their voices alone -- they're not allowed to see them first.  Once they choose their favorites, they mentor them to stardom, and America will decide which contestant wins a recording contract and a cash prize.

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