The Voice of America – John de Mol created and Mark Burnett executive produced competition reality series based on the hit Dutch format The Voice of Holland. Four celebrity mentors coach their team of singers, selected after a ‘blind audition’ in which the judges aren’t allowed to see the contestants until they’ve heard them sing. Judges press a buzzer if they’d like to have the person they’ve heard sing on their team; if more than one judge expresses an interest, the singer chooses which mentor to go with. In the second stage of the competition, contestants battle it out by performing the same song; the best is voted for by the studio audience. In the final live competition phase, viewers vote for the eventual winner, who gets a recording contract.
Producer: Warner Horizon Television / Talpa Media
TX: Spring 2011
Source: The Hollywood Reporter