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Blake Shelton To Be a Coach on “The Voice”

Blake Shelton photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Nashville.

NBC has named Blake Shelton as the fourth and final musician coach of “The Voice,” a new musical competition series premiering on Tuesday, April 26 (9-11 p.m. ET).  Blake joins previously announced musician coaches Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine.

“I’m not sure ‘The Voice’ knows what they signed on for by bringing me on the show,” joked Blake. “I know this for sure; Christina, Cee Lo, Adam and I are going to have a blast and I am extremely excited to be part of a show that recognizes true vocal talent.”

“We couldn’t have a panel that represented the hottest American music without a strong country presence, and Blake is at the top of his game right now,” said Paul Telegdy, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, NBC and Universal Media Studios. “Not only is he incredibly charismatic, but his passion for collaborating with and bringing the best out of other talented artists makes him the perfect choice to round out this ‘Dream Team’ of musician coaches.”

On “The Voice,” four famous musician coaches — Blake, Aguilera, Green and Levine — will each select singers to mentor into artists during the blind auditions.  Once they have their teams, the star coaches will bring in their personal songwriters, producers, and high-powered friends to help their teams evolve. Ultimately, America will decide which singer will be worthy of the grand prize.

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