Earlier this week, we stopped by the set of The Voice to hear from the singing competition’s four coaches: Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, and Blake Shelton.
Earlier this week, we stopped by the set of The Voice to hear from the singing competition’s four coaches: Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, and Blake Shelton. The sophomore season of the NBC reality competition will kick off in the prime post-Super Bowl spot on Feb. 5, and the foursome were on hand, along with host Carson Daly, to share a preview of what’s ahead in 2012. They talked about how the competitors have changed since season one, why they believe their show stands out among other TV talent contests, and how they’re staying involved in the careers of last year’s finalists. Here are some highlights:
- Christina on next year’s format: “People wanted to see more of the blind auditions. That’s an amazing part of the show. It keeps all of us on our toes as judges, coaches, as viewers, as the contestant . . . and this year we have to choose 12 people to be on our team as opposed to last year, which there was only eight. So you’re going to see more of that [blind audition] moment.”
- Adam on collaborating with last year’s champ Javier: “He’s finishing up his record. I just sang on one of his songs that Pharrell [Williams] did. It sounded amazing . . . it’s coming out soon.”
- Blake on how season two's competitors are different: “I actually — which pisses me off still — had a guy ask me . . . I turned around and was telling him how I wanted him on my team, and giving him every reason why I should be his coach, and he said to me and whoever else it was: ‘I already know y’all like me. I want to know which one of you are going to keep me.’ Because he was already thinking ahead to those battle rounds. He knows what’s going to happen when we get to those battle rounds and he wants a commitment further than that, and that’s what we’re faced with because people watched the show last year and they know the game . . . So I told him to kiss my ass.”
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