Reality shows tend to dominate television these days. Shows that are dedicated to find the next great singer seem to be everywhere. The Voice still seems to have a significant presence as it returns for a seventh season tonight.
For those that are not familiar with the show, it does have an interesting hook. The singers audition for the “coaches” who are seeking to build a team for competition. The coaches have their backs turned to the stage. Thus, the idea that the singer is chosen completely on the merits of their voice and not their appearance or overall marketability.
Two coaches return to their seats yet again. Adam Levine of Maroon 5 fame and country music star Blake Shelton will assume their normal positions on the show. This season, they will be joined by two first-time coaches. Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams will battle it out to form their own teams. Carson Daly serves as the host of the show.
Once teams are selected, contestants get to work with their coaches and select mentors to help them hone their craft. Assisting Levine will be Stevie Nicks. Gavin Rossdale will join Stefani while Little Big Town will assist Shelton. Finally, Alicia Keys will sit alongside Pharrell to help develop his talented group. For the first time, the teams will all share an additional advisor as Taylor Swift joins the show in a roaming role.
Overall, The Voice tends to put a new spin on a classic reality show competition. The crews will battle it out over the course of the winter to find out who is the best overall. The winner will receive a recording contract and the coveted Voice Trophy.
The Voice airs two nights a week, Mondays and Tuesdays, at 8pm Eastern Time on NBC.
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