.

Cee Lo and Maroon 5's Adam Levine Could Be Judges for New NBC Singing Competition

Christina Aguilera also in talks to be on 'The Voice'

February 23, 2011 9:55 AM ET
Cee Lo and Maroon 5's Adam Levine Could Be Judges for New NBC Singing Competition
Angela Weiss/WireImage

Cee Lo Green and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine are in talks with producer Mark Burnett to become judges on NBC's new singing competition The Voice. Deals have not yet been struck, but according to Entertainment Weekly, NBC hopes to sign contracts with the singers later this week.

Contest: Choose the Cover of 'Rolling Stone'

The producers are also reportedly in talks with a high-profile female singer – reportedly Christina Aguilera – to join the panel of judges.

Photos: Random Notes

The Voice, an American version of a Dutch singing competition series, is set to debut later this year with host Carson Daly. The main difference between The Voice and other singing competitions such as American Idol and The X-Factor is a unique audition process in which the judges cannot see the singers as they perform, allowing them to assess the contestants purely on their skill as vocalists.

Cee-Lo Green, Maroon 5 singer in talks to judge Mark Burnett's NBC singing competition -- EXCLUSIVE [EW.com]

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Fantasy”

Mariah Carey | 1995

Serendipity stuck when Mariah Carey rediscovered the glitchy Tom Tom Club hook, a sample of which is the heart of this upbeat slice of dance pop. "I had the melody idea for 'Fantasy' and I was listening to the radio and heard 'Genius of Love,' and I hadn't heard it in a long time," Carey said. "It reminded me of growing up and listening to the radio and that feeling the song gave me seemed to go with the melody and basic idea I had for 'Fantasy.' I initially told [co-writer] Dave Hall about the idea, and we did it. We called up the Tom Tom Club and they were really into it."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com