*Producers for NBC’s upcoming talent competition “The Voice” wants Cee Lo Green to occupy one of the judging seats.
EW is reporting that producer Mark Burnett is in talks with the “F*** You” singer and Maroon 5’s Adam Levine about joining the series, which is based on a Dutch talent show that was a ratings hit.
Unlike “American Idol” and “The X Factor,” this competition’s audition round has judges sitting with their backs to the singers so they’re evaluating only the person’s voice. If one of the four judges (or “coaches,” as NBC calls them) selects a singer, the chair spins around and brings judge and singer face to face.
From there, each judge/coach forms a team of singers who will face off internally until only the best remain. Viewers start voting in the final stages, when members of different teams square off against each other.
The network and “Voice”, EW reports, have also reached out to a “major-name female star.” Citing “unconfirmed sources,” EW says that female star is Christina Aguilera.
No one has signed a contract yet, but NBC is reportedly hoping to announce at least some of the judging panel within the next week or so.
Carson Daly will host of “The Voice,” which is scheduled to premiere sometime in the spring.