Christina Aguilera is returning to The Voice for the show’s eighth season, NBC announced today. Aguilera, who was one of the show’s original coaches, will join Voice regulars Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and seventh season newbie Pharrell. READ FULL STORY
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The Voice launches its seventh season next week, with Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams joining the well-established buddy comedy that is Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. At a press luncheon for the show earlier this month, the coaches and host Carson Daly—minus Williams—discussed the new group’s dynamic and how Levine and Shelton welcomed the two newcomers into the fold. (Levine claimed to be nice; Shelton said “I’m going to beat you.”) Stefani also revealed she has a great description of Williams up her well-tailored sleeve. (She was wearing pinstripes; Levine wore a Hawaiian shirt.) Here are six tidbits EW gleaned from their conversation.
Adam Levine is stepping behind the camera. The Voice judge and Maroon 5 frontman is developing a comedy inspired by his childhood for NBC, EW has confirmed.
When the cameras turn off, how do the judges of The Voice, old and new, really interact with one another? How do they interact with this year’s talent? Entertainment Weekly was on the scene at a Universal Studio’s sound stage as the hit music competition show filmed its season seven blind auditions, reporting on the new judges, new talent, and new season. Here’s what was heard and seen on the set of The Voice.
Around noon, a diverse crowd—young and old, male and female, hailing from all sorts of backgrounds—walked into the aforementioned sound stage to the soundtrack of the nearby amusement park’s studio tour blaring the Jurassic Park theme. (Need a refresher? Click here.) John Williams has a way of sticking in your head and staying there all day, but it didn’t last long: His ’90s anthem was soon replaced by a mix of Top 40 megahits and indie favorites.
Fans filed in, anxiously anticipating the day ahead. “I’m going to cry when I see Adam [Levine],” an excitable girl sitting behind me said. I can’t verify whether there were tears, but the screams were certainly deafening when the judges appeared before the crowd. I’d like to think her all-consuming enthusiasm was amplified because Levine, who went platinum blonde last season, is back to brunette (a welcome return). On this particular day, at least. READ FULL STORY
Fans of NBC’s The Voice have still got a ways to go before they see Gwen Stefani and Pharrell sit in the infamous rotating judge’s chairs, but that didn’t stop the newly appointed season 7 judges from hitting the stage at Monday night’s show to perform one of their most successful collaborative hits, “Hollaback Girl.” We caught up with current coach Adam Levine after the show to find out what he’s looking forward to most about working with Stefani and Williams: READ FULL STORY
Fans have been buzzing since last week about the possibility of No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani joining The Voice as a mentor next season. While NBC is keeping tight-lipped on the subject, The Voice vet Adam Levine said he’d be very excited if there’s any truth to the rumors.
“I’m a huge fan — she’s a wonderful human being, and I love her to pieces,” Levine said of Stefani. “She’s so talented. She’s just great.”
Fellow coach Blake Shelton chimed in and said that, while he has never actually met Stefani, he’s very aware of who she is. “I know some of [No Doubt’s] music — I’m not too familiar, but I look forward to beating anybody on this show, honestly!” READ FULL STORY
When The Voice first hit the reality-television scene years ago, there were a number of things that set it apart from other singing competitions — including the chemistry between coaches Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton. And now, after a season without Aguilera and Green, the original foursome is reuniting for season 5 … and it feels so good.
In NBC’s newest promo, Levine and Shelton are enjoying a fishing trip together, reminiscing about how much they miss the show’s original divas by singing “Reunited,” when Aguilera and her killer vocals emerge from a critter-filled forest, and Green, who has since become Poseidon, rises from the depths of the sea to join the performance. But how will they get everyone safely to set? Oh, that’s right! Carson Daly has a yacht! As Green put it, “Now that is ridiculous.”
Watch the newest Voice promo below:
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The Voice may be getting more buzz this week for the controversial remarks of coach Adam Levine after two favored contestants were eliminated than for the show itself, but the NBC singing competition is actually about singing — and lots of it.
The Voice will be airing two extra-long episodes on June 10 and June 17, as the finalists edge toward the finish line. The two-hour shows will maintain the same format, with competitors singing for the judges and America voting for whom they want to keep. The final voting will take place June 17, and the winner will be announced the following night.
When it comes down to what sets The Voice apart from other singing competitions, all signs point to the four individuals sitting in the red swivel chairs. Between the competitive witty banter and the always-growing bromance between Adam and Blake, the coaches are what make watching the show so much fun. And working side-by-side comes with its perks. For one thing, they get to know one another pretty well. Example A: We have an exclusive video of the coaches doing their best impressions of one another. From finger-pointing to catchphrases and one mention of Usher being a ninja, it’s evident that these four people observe more than just the contestants.
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When it came to this week’s episode of Community, the study group really felt it. Yes, viewers will get to see Jeff Winger (Joel McHale) and his Greendale pals as puppets in an episode that features the gang taking a balloon ride that crashes in the woods, where they happen upon a nice mountain man played by Jason Alexander.
Does the episode contain some Dean Pelton-led group therapy involving hand puppets? It does. Are there songs as well? Several. (Guest-star Sara Bareilles sings one, and Adam Levine co-wrote another.) Are you about to click on the video below to see the gang (as larger puppets) meet the possibly psychic, questionably coiffed mountain man? I think you know the answer to that. READ FULL STORY
The Manti Te’o hoax web just keeps getting bigger and bigger.
For the uninitiated, Manti Te’o is a star Notre Dame linebacker whose inspirational story of overcoming the death of his grandmother and girlfriend caught the media’s attention over the past college football season. But Deadspin published an article Wednesday that revealed that the girlfriend never existed in the first place. Central to the complex story is a guy named Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, who allegedly either conceived of the hoax with Te’o, or tricked Te’o into believing it.
But this isn’t Tuiasosopo’s only moment in the media spotlight. He also auditioned for the upcoming season of The Voice, EW has confirmed. Us Weekly broke the news, saying Tuiasosopo also spun quite a story for producers. READ FULL STORY
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