In the season premiere, the “blind auditions” are held in front of a celebrity panel of coaches including, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira and Usher. The strongest vocalists from across the country compete to be selected by one of the coaches and fight for a chance to win the title of being named “The Voice.” Christina Milian (“Be Cool”) serves as Social Media Correspondent and Carson Daly (“Last Call with Carson Daly”) hosts.
The Voice is an American reality talent show on the NBC television network. Based on the reality singing competition The Voice of Holland, the series was created by Dutch television producer John de Mol and is executive produced by Mark Burnett. It is part of an international series. The show’s first season premiered on April 26, 2011 and ended on June 29, 2011, with Javier Colon being the show’s first season’s winner. The Voice proved to be a hit for NBC. The second season premiered February 5, 2012, immediately following NBC’s broadcast of Super Bowl XLVI, and ended on May 8, 2012, with Jermaine Paul declared the winner. The third season ran from September 10, 2012 to December 18, 2012, with Cassadee Pope becoming the winner.
The series is part of The Voice franchise and is based on a similar competition format in the Netherlands entitled The Voice of Holland won by Ben Saunders. The first American series was hosted by Carson Daly, with Alison Haislip serving as the backstage and social networking correspondent. The winner received $100,000 and a record deal with Universal Republic Records (seasons 1–2), Universal Music Group (season 3). Daly and the entire judging panel returned for season two; however, Christina Milian replaced Haislip as the social media correspondent.