This is a dangerous move by Channel 9. Running the second series of The Voice on their primary channel could dilute interest in the program, especially running it so close to the very successful Australian version. What if it’s a ratings failure? What if people don’t care about a competition they have absolutely no say in? What if fans will have already seen it instead of having it rushed down their throat in a form of catch-up TV? Will fans follow it to GO! when the Olympics start? The ratings will indeed tell us quickly… From the press release:
Series two of the American ratings smash hit, THE VOICE U.S., which premiered with over 37 million viewers, hits Australia next Monday, July 9, at 7.00pm on Nine.
All four superstar coaches will return to THE VOICE U.S.: Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, CeeLo Green and Blake Shelton, who will discover and nurture America’s next great musical talent.
Hosted by Carson Daly, there will be three stages of competition in THE VOICE U.S. – the Blind Auditions, the Battle Rounds and the Live performance shows.
In this series, during the Battle Rounds, each coach will have two guest mentors to help guide their artists to their performance. While Kelly Clarkson will be saddling up with Team Blake, Blake’s other mentor will be his wife, country superstar Miranda Lambert.
Team Adam’s mentors will be R&B crooner Robin Thicke and Alanis Morissette. Team CeeLo has R&B greats Ne-Yo and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, while Team Christina lines up with pop/country singer-songwriter Jewel and Lionel Richie – father-in-law of Joel Madden, who was one of the coaches on the phenomenally successful Australian version of The Voice.
Monday, July 9 – Blind Auditions (7- 8pm)
Tuesday, July 10 – Blind Auditions (7-9pm)
Wednesday, July 11 – Blind Auditions (7-9pm)
Monday, July 16 – Blind Auditions (7-9pm)
Tuesday, July 17 – Blind Auditions (7-9pm)
Wednesday, July 18 – First Battle Round (7-9pm)
Monday, July 23 – Battle Round (7-9pm)
Tuesday, July 24 – Battle Round (7-9pm)
Wednesday, July 25 – Final Battle Round (7-9pm)
All LIVE SHOWS will be seen on GO! during the London Olympics. Last year the first series of THE VOICE U.S. premiered on GO! launching to record numbers.
WHOSE TEAM WILL YOU BE ON?
THE VOICE U.S. SERIES TWO: PREMIERES MONDAY, JULY 9, AT 7.00PM ON NINE.