The Voice Season 4 Premiere, Celebrity Mentors & New Coaches For 2013

The Voice: Season 4

The Voice is the hit NBC reality music competition that is kicking off a fourth season in March 2013. For a decade, the world of reality singing contests was dominated by American Idol, and it was The Voice that finally managed to break through and find its own success. Are you ready for The Voice season 4?

Part of what makes the show stand out is its blind audition process. Each season features four professional recording artists who serve as coaches to contestants. The coaches and their teams compete against one another to get to the final rounds of competition, where one will be named the winner.

The Voice Season 4 Airdates

The Voice Season 4 Premiere, Celebrity Mentors & New Coaches For 2013

The Voice season 4 premieres in March 2013, and there will be some changes to the show’s roster of coaches, as well as the celebrity guests offering advice. (NBC)

The Voice will kick off its fourth season on Monday, March 25, with episodes airing Monday and Tuesday nights on NBC. The network has also scheduled occasional Wednesday episodes during this spring cycle.

The series will continue to air through mid-June, when winners will be selected from the season’s contestants. Maybe one of the new coaches will be responsible for breaking Blake Shelton’s two-season winning streak.

The Voice: New Coaches For 2013

During the first three seasons of The Voice, which aired in 2011 and 2012, the coaches were Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, and Blake Shelton.

For the spring 2013 season, Usher and Shakira will be joining the panel, relieving Aguilera and Green, who are taking a break from the show to focus on their own music careers.

The show is hosted by television personality Carson Daly.

The Voice: Blind Auditions

The Voice became well known thanks to its blind auditions round at the beginning of each season. During this process, singers or musicians come on the stage to audition for the coaches, who have the opportunity to select the members they want to add to their team.

However, the coaches cannot see the person who is singing, because they sit in giant red chairs with their backs to the stage. If a coach likes what he or she is hearing, they can push a button to turn the chair around and indicate interest in the performer.

If only one judge turns around, that musician will be added to the coach’s team. However, if multiple judges express interest in a contestant, the singer has the opportunity to choose which team to join.

If you were a contestant on the show and you had the chance to pick any of the stars to be your coach, who would you choose? Tell me in the comments section.

The Voice: Celebrity Mentors

In addition to advice from the well-known coaches, contestants have the opportunity to be mentored by other famous faces from the music world.

Among the mentors in season one were Sia, Reba McEntire, and Monica. The next year, Alanis Morissette, Jewel, Miranda Lambert, and Kelly Clarkson offered their expertise on the show.

The Voice: Season 4 Advisers & Mentors

In season 3, Mary J. Blige, Michael Buble, Rob Thomas, and Billie Joe Armstrong advised the coaches and contestants.

On tap for season 4 as expert advisers are Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott, Sheryl Crow, Pharrell Williams, and Good Charlotte’s Joel Madden.

Who are you most excited to see on the new season of The Voice?

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Pat Howard is a writer and editor in Los Angeles. He was born with a remote control in his hand, and is grateful to finally have a haven at Recapo for his pathological love of daytime television.

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