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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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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It looks like The Voice coaches are turning to rising stars to give their teams a little extra advice in the show’s upcoming fifth season. First, Christina Aguilera brought in Ed Sheeran as her team’s mentor, and now EW has learned exclusively that CeeLo recruited Miguel to help his team through the Battle Rounds.
Previous mentors have included Kelly Clarkson, Alanis Morissette, Robin Thicke, Jewel, and more.
The Voice premieres Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. on NBC,with the Battle Rounds kicking off on Oct. 14.
Apparently, what a girl wants is an NBC homecoming. Original Voice judge Christina Aguilera will return for the fifth season of the peacock’s reality hit, sources confirm to EW. (TheWrap first reported the news.)
Aguilera and fellow original judge Cee Lo Green exited the series last winter at the end of season 3 to focus on their own music careers. Aguilera has been promoting her Lotus album and tour, while Green is working on his solo album Girl Power, as well as a reality show for TBS. They were replaced by Usher and Shakira for The Voice‘s spring edition, though NBC always expected both musicians to be back for the fall of 2013. And though Green has yet to sign a contract, he is reportedly also nearing a deal to return to the singing competition.
Sources say that Aguilera’s own contract is for about $12 million, a number exceeded by the paydays given to one-season wonders such as American Idol‘s Mariah Carey (widely reported to be $18 million) and The X Factor‘s Britney Spears ($15 million).
Ready for your mind to be blown? According to 23-year-old Cassadee Pope — newly crowned winner of NBC’s The Voice — the ever-eccentric Cee Lo Green is actually “really normal” in person. “You can sit down and have a conversation with him and it’s not weird,” she explained yesterday during a visit to EW’s offices in New York City. “He’s very intellectual.”
Cassadee’s insight about Cee Lo is much more surprising than her recent win, which seemed foretold as soon as her cover of Blake Shelton’s “Over You” shot to No. 1 on iTunes’s singles chart. While the singer says she never thought of herself as season 3’s frontrunner — “I knew that stuff can happen in this show and not be lasting” — she will admit that her iTunes sales made her “very optimistic” before Tuesday’s finale. And though Cassadee feels like her victory still hasn’t really sunk in, she also can’t wait to get back to the recording studio in January and start work on a debut album that combines pop, rock, and country — sort of like “an edgier Taylor Swift [record], not as country, with more mature lyrics and more challenging vocals and melodies.”
Intrigued? Read on for more about Cassadee’s time on the show, her relationship with mentor Blake Shelton — and her near miss with the Muppets.
Last season’s Voice champ Jermaine Paul will return to the singing competition this week to perform his debut single “I Believe in This Life,” EW has learned exclusively. Paul takes the stage again as part of the show’s first live results show, during which the Top 12 artists will be revealed. The results show will also feature Voice coach Adam Levine and his band Maroon 5 premiering their latest single “Daylight.”
The Voice‘s first live results show airs Thursday from 8-9 p.m. ET on NBC.
The buttons have been shelved, the chairs have rotated back to their original positions, and, most importantly, the teams have finally been picked — meaning that after four weeks, it’s time for The Voice to move from Blind Auditions to Battle Rounds. But before the competition heats up even more, members of each coach’s team get to enjoy a brief reprieve. Well, as long as you think being forced to watch video of your own audition while sitting in a room filled with your fiercest competition sounds relaxing.
When Team Christina gathers to watch their blind auditions for the first time, who thinks she sounded ridiculous, who muses that choosing to sing an Xtina song was “kinda like suicide,” and who reveals that she almost blacked out onstage? Watch this exclusive video to find out:
Reunited, and it feels so good!
On the first day of Season 3’s Blind Auditions, The Voice coaches Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton, and Christina Aguilera gathered backstage to discuss the season ahead. Social media correspondent Christina Milian got the ball rolling by asking the coaches to name who they see as their biggest competition — which led to Aguilera calling Levine “a sensitive, tender lover,” then imitating Shelton’s big-hearted Santa laugh, then giggling as Levine quoted a famously profane moment from Half Baked (NSFW).
Watch their chummy camaraderie below — before the claws come out on tonight’s episode:
'The Voice': Charlotte Sometimes, Tony Vincent and Jermaine Paul talk battle rounds, coaches, and Purrfect the cat -- VIDEO
Week one of battle rounds may be over, but that doesn’t mean that the remaining artists left on NBC’s The Voice can rest easy. In fact, the pressure is higher than ever, and three of this season’s contestants dropped by EW to talk about just that.
Charlotte Sometimes (Team Blake), Jermaine Paul (Team Blake) and Tony Vincent (Team Cee Lo) — all New York locals — swung by the EW office last week to answer some of the more pressing questions we had (that host Carson Daly doesn’t already answer for us!). How does it feel to be a Twitter trending topic? What’s life like in Cee Lo Land? And have they ever gotten the pleasure – nay, privilege – of encountering Purrfect the cat?
Christina Aguilera is coming to NBC.
The five-time Grammy winner has signed on as a coach/judge on Mark Burnett’s singing competition series The Voice.
Celebrity singers fill three spots on the judging panel so far, with Xtina joining Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine. Aguilera was first reported as being in talks for the show in an EW exclusive posted last week.
“I am so excited to be part of such a wonderful project that celebrates music and the talent behind it,” Aguilera said in a statement. “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.mI am so happy to be working with fellow Grammy Award winners Adam and Cee Lo as I feel there is so much we can all bring to The Voice.” READ FULL STORY
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