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