Cee Lo, Blake and Carson shine on The Voice, full video recap from June 14
By April MacIntyre Jun 15, 2011, 17:57 GMT
03/15/2011 - Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green - NBC\'s "The Voice" Press Conference - A Center Studios, 1201 W. 5th Street - Los Angeles, CA, USA © Andrew Evans / PR Photos
"The Voice" showcases musician coaches Aguilera, Levine, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton.
“The Voice” is a new vocal competition series modeled after Holland's top-rated vocal talent discovery show, “The Voice of Holland.”
The series is hosted by Carson Daly and features the musician coaches working through the various phases of the competition with only the most talented vocalists. The show’s second season will air mid-season Mondays, 8-10 p.m. (ET).
Hands down the two biggest stars of The Voice are turning out to be Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton.
Nothing against Adam Levine, he's a great wingman to both men, but the best lines and most interesting commentary comes from both Shelton and Green.
Christina? Not so much. Orange hued Aguilera flounders to find the right words to express herself and comes off silly and inarticulate. She pouts, preens and poses, and has nothing of interest to add.
Another plus for the show is Carson Daly, who's music knowledge and personality make the series come off much more polished and professional, he's a real asset.
Levine and Aguilera will give an exclusive world premiere performance of their collaboration on the new song “Moves Like Jagger” live on the show Tuesday, June 21 (9-11 p.m. ET).
The studio version of the song, which was recorded by Levine’s Maroon 5 and features Aguilera, will be available to purchase on the iTunes store (www.itunes.com) following the broadcast.
Said Levine: “The guys and I recorded this track in L.A. last month and it was great getting to work with Christina on it as well. We are excited to perform it for our fans on ‘The Voice’ and on the road this summer.”
“Collaborating with Adam and Maroon 5 on this great song was a wonderful opportunity and I am looking forward to performing with them live on ‘The Voice,’” said Aguilera.
“Moves Like Jagger” is a quintessential Maroon 5 power pop hit with an upbeat, funky tune and catchy lyrics. In addition to their new song, Maroon 5 is co-headlining a summer North American tour with Train. Kicking off July 22 in Chula Vista, Calif., the 40-plus-city outing will feature an evening of music that will include over 20 charted hit songs from the two bands that have sold over 22 million records worldwide.
Gavin DeGraw is confirmed as the opening act on the tour’s first leg with Matt Nathanson set to join the outing as the show opener on the second leg starting August 28. Special fan packages will also be offered by both bands via their websites. Tickets are on sale now and for more information, please go to http://www.Maroon5.com.
In an unprecedented move, fans of NBC’s new hit series “The Voice” will be able to vote for their favorite artists by purchasing their songs on iTunes when the voting begins immediately following each live show.
Bridging the gap between on-air and online is V-Correspondent Alison Haislip (“Attack of the Show!”), who makes regular appearances during the live broadcasts. Haislip engages fans and connects them to artists and coaches from the V-Room via Facebook, Twitter, NBC.com and NBC Live. In the live shows, fans who use #TheVoice or tweet the to the show, coaches or artists' official handles may see their tweets appear in the lower third of the screen during V-Room cutaways during the live show.
The V-Room have screens monitoring Facebook, Twitter and NBC.com feeds. Haislip responds and interacts with viewers in real time from the V-Room. Before and after each artist performs, Haislip and the artists monitor these screens and their devices to get fan feedback and to engage with the viewers. The show checks in with the V-Room throughout the broadcast, but the online interaction is continuous.
Video recap from last night:
Vicci Martinez Sings "Jolene"
Vicci gets the crowd going with her spirited performance of "Jolene."Tori and Taylor Thompson Sing "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" Tori and Taylor prove that the up-beat duet is right up their alley with their performance of "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy." Nakia Sings "Sex on Fire" Nakia's aggressive vocals and commanding stage presence make his rendition of "Sex on Fire" a hit. Jeff Jenkins Sings "Jesus, Take the Wheel" Jeff shows off his booming vocals with a show-stopping performance of the country hit "Jesus, Take the Wheel. Javier Colon Sings "Angel" Javier gives a stirring rendition of "Angel" by Sarah McLachlan. Devon Barley Sings "Stop and Stare" Devon finds his vocal strength in this moving performance of "Stop and Stare." Curtis Grimes Sings "Addicted to Love" Curtis Grimes performs the '80s hit "Addicted to Love." Casey Weston Sings "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree” Casey's earthy, country sound is a perfect fit for her rendition of "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree."
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