MUMBAI: The glitz, the drama, the spinning red chairs and the
charming judges - Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, and
Cee Lo Green - are back with the third season of music reality series ‘The Voice’ on AXN.
The show will have a double premiere the same week it will be telecast
in U.S, on 15 and 16 September at 6 pm.
The premiere begins with the coaches Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera,
Blake Shelton, and Cee Lo Green performing on ‘Start them up’. With
this season, we get to see a new avatar of each judges’ wardrobe from
Aguilera’s sparkly outfit to Green’s all-white ensemble.
The rules of the competition have a twist. The show begins with the
Blind Auditions with the judges back towards the artist while he
sings. When a coach likes the voice of the artist, they a hit the
button and their chair turns to see the face of the artist. But hold
on, what if another judge or better still, all the judges like the
same artist? Here comes the twist none would have expected—the artist
gets to choose his/her coach!
A new round called the 'knock-out' round will also be added prior to
the live show rounds. This is where each contestant will perform their
chosen song while the next one up is seated on a stool in the centre
of a boxing ring while they wait for their turn. Additionally, this
round will force the coaches to reduce their group down to just five
who will go on to do compete in the live shows.
The likes of Mary J. Blige, Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong,
Michael Buble and Rob Thomas from Matchbox Twenty will act as mentors
on the show.