Video: Blake Shelton invites Miranda Lambert and Kelly Clarkson as his advisers on "The Voice" Season 2
Oklahoma country music and reality TV star Blake Shelton has tapped his wife and fellow country singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert and “American Idol” Kelly Clarkson to serve as advisers on the upcoming second season of “The Voice,” NBC announced today.
Multi-platinum singer-songwriters Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds,” Jewel, Alanis Morissette, Ne-Yo, Lionel Richie and Robin Thicke also will lend their knowledge and skills as advisers to six separate artists on Teams Adam (Levine), Cee Lo (Green) and Christina (Aguilera), respectively, during the “battle rounds” phase of competition on the upcoming season.
“The Voice” premieres on a special night and time at approximately 9 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, following Super Bowl XLVI on NBC before settling into its regular time slot of 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays (8-10 p.m. ET) beginning Feb. 6.
The adviser and team pairings are as follows:
Team Blake: Kelly Clarkson (@Kelly_Clarkson) and Miranda Lambert (@Miranda_Lambert)
Team Adam: Alanis Morissette (@morissette) and Robin Thicke (@robinthicke)
Team Cee Lo: Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds (@KennyEdmonds) and Ne-Yo (@NeYoCompound)
Team Christina: Jewel (@jeweljk) and Lionel Richie (@LionelRichie)
In this video, the advisers talk about why they wanted to be on “The Voice.”
The announcement was made today by Paul Telegdy, President, Late Night and Alternative Programming, NBC.
“These renowned musicians will bring their unique and recognizable musical styles to the teams,” said Telegdy in the announcement. “They are well-respected singers whose invaluable experience will be a tremendous asset to Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton’s artists.”
The battle rounds will pit two artists from each team against each other to sing a duet. At the end of each battle round performance, the artists’ respective coach will decide who among their team will move on to the live shows, and who will be eliminated from the competition.
Aguilera (@TheRealXtina), Green (@CeeLoGreen), Levine (@adamlevine) and Shelton (@blakeshelton) each recruited two music industry giants as advisers to help mentor and prepare six separate artists on their respective teams of 12 for the battle rounds. The artists will receive personal one-on-one training with their coach and adviser as they break down their song selection and stage performance. Each artist also will join their coach and adviser for an intimate conversation whereby they will have the opportunity to ask questions of the superstars before them.
Last season, each team only had one adviser, and Shelton chose fellow Oklahoma country star Reba McEntire. But Lambert performed on the Season 1 finale of “The Voice” with Dia Frampton, the finalist for Team Blake.
“The Voice” returns with the strongest vocalists from across the country invited to compete in the blockbuster vocal competition show’s second season. Celebrity musician coaches Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton return along with Carson Daly as host. Christina Milian joins as Social Media Correspondent.
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 shows.
During the blind auditions, the decisions from the musician coaches are based solely on voice and not on looks. The coaches hear the artists perform, but they don’t get to see them — thanks to rotating chairs. If a coach is impressed by the artist’s voice, he/she pushes a button to select the artist for his/her team. At this point, the coach’s chair will swivel so that he/she can face the artist he/she has selected.
Once the teams are set, the battle is on. Coaches will dedicate themselves to developing their singers, giving them advice, and sharing the secrets of their success. During the battle rounds the coaches will pit two of their own team members against each other to sing the same song together in front of a studio audience.
After the vocal face-off, the coach must choose which of his/her singers will advance.
At the end of the battle episodes, only the strongest members of each coach’s roster remain and proceed to the live stage shows.
In this final performance phase of the competition, the top artists from each team will compete against each other during a live broadcast. The television audience will vote to save their favorite talent, leaving the coach to decide live who they want to save and who will not move on. In the end, each coach will have one star artist left ready to compete against the other teams’ finalists to be named “The Voice” – the winner will receive the grand prize of a recording contract.
Read more about the Season 2 advisers after the break.
Advisers to Team Blake:
Kelly Clarkson — Since bursting onto the music scene 10 years ago, Clarkson has released five studio albums (“Thankful,” “Breakaway,” “My December,” “All I Ever Wanted” and “Stronger”), sold more than 20 million albums worldwide, 10 million albums in the U.S., and has had nine singles in the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. She is the recipient of two Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, two MTV Awards and 11 Billboard Awards. Clarkson’s most recent effort, “Stronger,” debuted at #2 on both the Billboard Top 200 and Digital Albums Chart. The album produced the single, “Mr. Know It All,” which marks her ninth Top-10 hit.
Miranda Lambert – Lambert is country’s reigning Female Vocalist of the Year, as bestowed by both the Country Music Association (CMA) and Academy of Country Music (ACM). She’s won the prized Album of the Year trophy from both organizations, as well as from the ACMs, her second record, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” and from the CMAs and ACMs for her third, “Revolution.”
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