or


[02/18/11 - 12:05 PM]
NBC.com Brings the Audition Experience Directly to Viewers With New Interactive Tool for Upcoming Reality Competition Series "The Voice"
The tool records performances and then rates them on a scale from 1 to 10 based on pitch and expression.

[via press release from NBC]

NBC.COM BRINGS THE AUDITION EXPERIENCE DIRECTLY TO VIEWERS WITH NEW INTERACTIVE TOOL FOR UPCOMING REALITY COMPETITION SERIES 'THE VOICE'

In a First for Network Reality Competitions, "The Voice Online Audition Tool" -- Available at NBC.com -- Will Allow Users to Showcase Their Talents from Home Via a Personal Computer and Webcam as the Tool Records the Performance and Rates It Based on Pitch and Expression

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. � February 18, 2011� In a first for network reality competitions, NBC's new series "The Voice" (premiering spring 2011), will bring the audition experience to viewers at home by allowing users to showcase their talents online via a new interactive tool available on NBC.COM (http://www.nbc.com/thevoice).

While the show's casting team is searching the nation, working with music industry experts and hosting casting calls in an effort to find the nation's top talent, "The Voice Online Audition Tool" takes the process one step further -- allowing the show to find potential contestants right in their own homes via the use of a personal computer and a webcam.

"This unique interactive online experience that provides immediate feedback and scoring is an evolution in the casting process. This technology will exponentially expand our reach but, of course, only the best of the best will make it on to the show," said Paul Telegdy, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming and Production, NBC. "The possibility that the next global superstar could be discovered through this innovative tool is incredibly exciting to all of us involved."

The tool records performances and then rates them on a scale from 1 to 10 based on pitch and expression. Once submitted, eligible performances will be showcased on NBC.COM; they can then be rated by fans and shared via social networks.

"The Voice" casting team will review submitted videos, seeking the ones that boast the highest scores and the best performances. Users interested in a chance to compete in this season of the show are encouraged to submit their best performances by March 1, the current casting cut-off.

Unlike an open casting call, users of the online tool have the opportunity to practice and hone their performance, rate themselves against others, work to raise their score and submit multiple times.

ABOUT THE SERIES

"The Voice" is modeled after Holland's top-rated vocal talent discovery show, "The Voice of Holland."

Hosted by Carson Daly, "The Voice" is a show about real talent. Four famous musicians search for the best voices in America and will mentor these singers to become artists. America will decide which singer will be worthy of the grand prize.

The show's innovative format features three stages of competition.

The first begins with the blind audition, then the competition enters into a battle phase, and finally, the live performance shows.

During the blind auditions the decisions from the coaches are based solely on voice and not on looks.

The coaches hear the contestants perform but they don't get to see them thanks to rotating chairs. If a coach is impressed by the contestant's voice, he/she pushes a button to select the contestant for his/her team.

At this point, the coach's chair will swivel so that he/she can face the contestant he/she has selected.

If more than one coach selects the talent, the power shifts to the contestant, who may choose which coach he/she wants to work with throughout the competition.

Once the teams are set, the battle is on. Coaches will mentor the contestants and dedicate themselves to developing their singers, giving them advice, and sharing the secrets of their success. During the battle rounds, the coaches will pit two of their own team members against each other to sing the same song together in front of a studio audience. After the vocal face-off, the coach must choose which of his/her singers will advance.

At the end of the battle episodes, only the strongest members of each coach's roster remain and proceed to the live stage shows.

In this final performance phase of the competition, the top contestants from each team will compete against each other during a live broadcast. The television audience will vote to save one talent on each team, leaving the coach to decide live who they want to save and who will not move on. At last, each coach will have his or her best contestant left standing to compete in the finale. From these four, one will be named "The Voice" and will receive the grand prize of a recording contract and $100,000.

"The Voice" is a presentation of Talpa Productions, Mark Burnett and Warner Horizon Television. Created by John de Mol, he will executive produce along with Burnett and Audrey Morrissey.





  [february 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· VOICE, THE (NBC)









[12/17/14 - 02:44 PM]
Join Us Saturday, February 28 8/7c for the Two-Hour World Premiere Event of "Good Witch" A Hallmark Channel Original Primetime Series
Catherine Bell, Bailee Madison and James Denton star in the project, based on the series of TV movies of the same name.

[12/17/14 - 01:59 PM]
Nickelodeon Premieres a New Live-Action Comedy Series That Follows One Girl's Dream from the Sideline to the Gridiron in "Bella and the Bulldogs," Saturday, Jan. 17, at 8 P.M. (ET/PT)
In the special two-part series premiere, head cheerleader Bella earns a chance to try out to be quarterback of her middle school football team.

[12/17/14 - 12:51 PM]
Two Lucky Fans Will Win Trip to Super Bowl XLIX by Entering NBC Sports Super Bowl Fan Challenge
Fans can complete weekly challenges for a chance to win the grand prize - VIP access and two tickets to Super Bowl XLIX, as well as hotel and airfare accommodations.

[12/17/14 - 12:00 PM]
"Beautiful & Twisted" Starring Rob Lowe, Paz Vega and Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) Winner Candice Bergen, To Premiere January 31
The film is the true story of a couple's obsession, jealousy and greed, which ends in one of the most notorious cold-blooded murders in recent history.

[12/17/14 - 11:48 AM]
NASA's Curiosity Rover Finds Organics on Mars and Discovery Channel Gets Unprecedented Access Every Step of the Way
"Red Planet Rover" premieres this Thursday, December 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/17/14 - 11:44 AM]
Channing Tatum Returns to Launch "Team Oscar(R)"
Winners will deliver Oscar statuettes to celebrity presenters at the 87th Academy Awards(R) on Oscar Sunday, February 22, live on ABC.

[12/17/14 - 11:22 AM]
Decorate the Tree and Ring in the New Year with Some of Your Favorite "Ink Master" Alumni on "Merry Ink" and "New Year's Ink" Specials
Every drop of ink counts, there are no flash challenges on these episodes and after every round, one artist is eliminated from their chance at "Ink Master" redemption.

[12/17/14 - 11:00 AM]
Adult Swim Hits Milestone as Basic Cable's #1 Network With Young Adults for 10th Consecutive Year
Adult Swim spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/17/14 - 10:59 AM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Comedy Series "Girls," Created By and Starring Lena Dunham, Returns for Fourth Season Jan. 11, Exclusively on HBO
New guest stars this season include Ana Gasteyer, Anthony Edwards, Natasha Lyonne, Gillian Jacobs, Marc Maron, Zachary Quinto, Jason Ritter, Maude Apatow and Spike Jonze.

[12/17/14 - 10:52 AM]
HGTV's Stars to Celebrate New Year's Day with Fans During Live All-Day Twitter Party
The viewing and Twitter party begins with Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott as they co-host HGTV's Rose Parade 2015 with Josh Temple, who will be on the ground offering unique street-side perspectives and spectator interviews.

[12/17/14 - 10:51 AM]
SEC Network Warms Up Christmas Morning with Yule Log and Fight Songs
On Christmas morning, SEC Network will warm up any living room with a fireplace featuring a burning blaze, accompanied by a playlist of Southeastern Conference college fight songs and holiday music.

[12/17/14 - 10:40 AM]
ABC Is Up the Most this Season in Viewers - #1 in Non-Sports Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the season to date.

[12/17/14 - 10:32 AM]
"The Biggest Loser: Glory Days" Kicks Off the New Year with 4 Must-See Episodes Leading Up to the Exciting Season 16 Live Finale January 29
In a special two-hour, live finale from 8-10 p.m. ET, all of the former athletes who made up the season 16 cast return to weigh-in one last time.

[12/17/14 - 10:17 AM]
The Battle of the Bulbs Will Continue as "The Great Christmas Light Fight" Returns for Season Three in 2015
"The Great Christmas Light Fight" first debuted on ABC in December 2013 and continued in 2014, increasing the field from 20 to 24 participating families.

[12/17/14 - 10:01 AM]
FXX Gets Animated - New One-Hour Late Night Animation Block Kicks Off on January 22 With Special Sneak Preview
The block will feature all-new episodes of "Lucas Bros. Moving Co." and "Stone Quackers."