Watch out "American Idol"!
Tonight is the premiere of NBC's new talent show "The Voice," The search features judges CeeLo Green, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, and Christina Aguilera.
The show's innovative format features three stages of competition: the first begins with the blind audition, then the competition enters into a battle phase, and finally, the live performance. The show's casting team is working with the music industry and searching the country for the best singers to bring to the blind audition process. During the blind auditions, the decisions from the coaches are based solely on voice and not on looks. The coaches hear the contestants perform, but they don't get to see them – thanks to rotating chairs. If a coach is impressed by a contestant's voice, he/she pushes a button to select the contestant. At this point, the coach's chair will swivel to face the contestant selected. If more than one coach selects the talent, the power shifts to the contestant, who may choose which coach they want to work with throughout the competition.
"The Voice" premieres tonight at 9pm EST/8pm Central on NBC.
Will you be watching?
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