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NBC’s ‘The Voice’ Votes Its Winner (Spoiler)

By | Wednesday June 29, 2011 @ 6:33pm PDT

SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT!

It’s the heavily hyped show that rewrote the rules for TV talent contests on the networks this spring. But it also cost a whopping $1.4 million per episode. (NBC’s ‘The Voice’ Carries Sky High Pricetag) So we’d be remiss not to tell you that coach Adam Levine’s 33-year-old singer Javier Colon received more votes than the three other finalists tonight and won NBC’s The Voice for $100,000 and a recording contract. Host Carson Daly said Colon received less than 2% more votes than first runner-up Dia Frampton and also beat Beverly McClellan and Vicci Martinez after 10 weeks of competition, including blind auditions and battle rounds.

Colon, an experienced singer and songwriter from Connecticut with Dominican and Puerto Rican parents, belonged to EmcQ and The Derek Trucks Band before going solo. At one point he was signed to Capitol Records. He will now join the seven runners-up on a summer concert tour for The Voice that won’t include the four coach/judges: Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green, and Levine. Based on Holland’s reality singing competition and created by Dutch television producer John de Mol, The Voice has been the most successful show for the hit-starved NBC in a very long time, and the network is wasting no time getting started on Season 2 by casting beginning now for Spring 2012.

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Country Singer Blake Shelton Rounds Out ‘The Voice’ Team Of Coaches

By | Monday March 7, 2011 @ 11:47am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Country singer Blake Shelton has been named as the fourth and final musician coach of NBC’s upcoming singing competition series The Voice, which premieres April 26. He joins previously announced coaches Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine. With the latest addition, all major genres of popular music are represented on the panel of coaches.

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Christina Aguilera Tapped As Coach On NBC’s Reality Series ‘The Voice’

By | Wednesday March 2, 2011 @ 12:20pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Maybe Charlie Sheen was unavailable? NBC just announced that another celebrity who has been going through personal problems, Christina Aguilera, has been tapped as a musician coach on NBC’s new musical competition series The Voice, which will premiere on  April 26. Grammy winner Aguilera joins previously announced coaches Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine, with the last fourth coach expected to be named shortly. In their choices, NBC and producers Mark Burnett and John de Mol are clearly going for younger, contemporary artists to star on the show hosted by Carson Daly.

Aguilera had been in talks for the Voice gig for months and was one of the first artists  approached. In fact, word is her name was at the top of NBC’s wish list for the panel. “Christina has a once in a generation talent — her voice is phenomenally distinctive and instantly recognizable,” NBC’s head of alternative Paul Telegdy said today.  “Her journey as an artist, who started so young in the music business, will be an inspiration to the talent she coaches on the show.”

Aguilera could also serve as a cautionary tale about the trappings of fame and celebrity. The pop star has been a tabloid fixture over the past few weeks over the flubbed national anthem lyrics at the Super Bowl and her public intoxication arrest this week. Landing Aguilera is certain to draw a lot of attention to The Voice, which must cut through … Read More »

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NBC Sets Premiere Date For ‘The Voice’, Taps First Coaches

Nellie Andreeva

NBC’s new singing competition series The Voice, a rival to Fox’s American Idol, will premiere on Apr. 26 and will air in Idol’s previous signature Tuesday 8 PM slot. The network has signed the first 2 musician coaches for the show produced by John de Mol and Mark Burnett: Grammy Award winners Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine (Maroon 5).

After two airings from 9-11 PM on Tuesday on April 26 and May 3, the show will move to its regular Tuesday 8 PM slot on May 10. The Voice is expected to get a boost in its launch airing behind NBC’s strongest reality series, The Biggest Loser. “Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine represent the essence of The Voice,” NBC’s head of alternative programming Paul Telegdy said. “They are two of the hottest music artists right now and their voices are instantly recognizable.”

Carson Daly will host The Voice, which is produced by Warner Horizon. The show, in which contestants vie for a recording contract, is modeled after the Dutch Voice of Holland, which is the country’s #1 talent competition show. It features four celebrity artists who each forms a team of singers that they coach throughout the competition. Contestants will be eliminated until each coach only has one team member left who will compete in the finals to be named The Voice in a live finale.

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Carson Daly To Host NBC’s ‘The Voice’

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: NBC’s late-night host Carson Daly is in negotiations to host NBC’s ambitious new singing competition series (and American Idol rival) The Voice, from top reality producers John de Mol (Big Brother) and Mark Burnett (Survivor) and Warner Horizon Television. The show, in which contestants vie for a recording contract, is modeled after the Dutch Voice of Holland, which is the country’s #1 talent competition show. It features four celebrity artists who each forms a team of singers that they will coach and mentor throughout the competition. Contestants will be eliminated until each coach only has one team member left who will compete in the finals to be named The Voice in a live finale. Casting of the four celebrities is still under way, with NBC targeting the series for a spring launch, going head-to-head with Fox’s juggernaut American Idol. Carson Daly has a strong music series background, having come out of MTV’s signature show Total Request Live. He also regularly features music acts on his late-night NBC show Last Call with Carson Daly. This will mark the primetime debut for Daly, who recently returned as host of NBC’s New Year’s Eve special. Daly shares the same radio background with Idol host Ryan Seacrest who both started off as DJs on Los Angeles radio stations and now have LA morning drive shows.

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