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Get a sneak peek at "The Voice"

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by Kimberlee Gogue

Guam - KUAM TV8 will offer an extended 12-minute sneak peek of its new vocal competition series "The Voice" featuring its four musician coaches – Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as they join to perform Green's hit song "Crazy" – on Friday, April 22 at 11pm leading into that night's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." 

In addition, KUAM TV8 will showcase a shorter two-minute version of the sneak preview as the four coaches unite to sing Green's "Crazy" on Sunday, April 24 at 11p.m. just before the regular broadcast of "Saturday Night Live." "SNL" will air its complete broadcast from approximately 11p.m. – 12:30 a.m. that night.

The April 22 preview will include the four coaches performing "Crazy" from the series that debuts on Wednesday, April 27 (8-10 p.m.).  On April 24, the shorter preview will only include the "Crazy" version by Aguilera, Green, Levine and Shelton.  Both versions will be available on www.NBC.com/TheVoice.

After its premiere on April 27, "The Voice" airs Wednesday, May 4 (8-10 p.m.) then moves to its regular time period of Wednesdays (7-8 p.m.) beginning May 11.

"The Voice" is a vocal competition series modeled after Holland's top-rated vocal talent discovery show, "The Voice of Holland."  Hosted by Carson Daly, the show features four musician coaches, Aguilera, Green, Levine and Shelton, who will coach only the most talented vocalists.  

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.  The show's casting team is working with the music industry for the best singers to bring to the blind audition process.

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.  

Once the teams are set, the battle is on.  Coaches will 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.  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 Mark Burnett's One Three Inc., Talpa Content USA, Inc. and Warner Horizon Television.  The series is created by John de Mol, who will executive-produce along with Burnett, Audrey Morrissey and Stijn Bakkers.

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