After being on air for 15 years, American Idol released its last episode on April 7, crowning Trent Harmon as the last winner of the hit FOX series. Maroon 5 frontman and The Voice judge Adam Levine has recently weighed in on the cancellation of the reality series and what to expect come season 11 with new judges Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys.
Speaking to Inquirer.net, Adam Levine explained that the concept behind American Idol and The Voice is very different. While he was at first hesitant to be part of the reality television singing competition, after hearing what the show will be like, he eventually changed his mind, not wanting to pass up on the opportunity.
“I was wary to sign on to ‘The Voice,’ but at the same time, I thought it was so completely different than anything I’d ever seen before. I was like, this is really cool, and it had its own merits that didn’t have anything to do with anything else.”
Since The Voice premiered in the U.S. back in 2011, it has consistently fared well in the ratings game. Now on its 10th season, some fans, however, seemed to have lost interest in the series. According to Yahoo! TV, the latest episode of The Voice season 10 hit a season low, merely a week after it gained momentum. In spite of the drop, the reality series still hit an impressive 2.2 rating, drawing an average of 9.9 million viewers from the 18-49 demographic.
In an attempt to bring excitement back to The Voice season 11, NBC decided to bring in new coaches Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys. While the series has always pegged itself as a “drama-free” competition, far from what American Idol is known for, it seems like things are going to change this time around.
A new report revealed that Adam Levine is not at all happy that Miley Cyrus is coming onboard. Although the addition of a much younger coach may actually seem appealing and could even bring in new audience, Levine is allegedly frustrated with Miley only after two weeks of filming together.
According to an insider from Radar Online, Adam Levine and Miley Cyrus were “non-stop bickering” on set, to the disappointment of the producers.
“He nitpicks almost every single thing she says. Adam seems to find Miley to be extremely loud-mouthed and absolutely annoying!”
This is not the first time that a source claimed that Levine was uncomfortable working with the new The Voice season 11 coach. Aware that he found her “annoying,” Cyrus will allegedly continue finding ways to annoy him even more.
“Adam would get agitated when Miley would interrupt him, and she enjoyed getting under his skin.”
Celeb Dirty Laundry, however, pointed out that even if Adam Levine cannot stand working with the “Wrecking Ball” singer, he will have no choice but to deal with it. The outlet claimed that the network will not let go of Cyrus that easily.
“NBC seems convinced that Miley Cyrus is going to be a ratings goldmine though, so even if Adam Levine does try to convince producers Miley isn’t a good fit – nobody is going to listen to the Maroon 5 singer.”
Blake Shelton, on the other hand, had no problems getting along with Cyrus. The two were close enough to allegedly make Gwen Stefani jealous. CDL described the Hannah Montana star as a “younger and more relevant version of Gwen,” which supposedly made the “Make Me Like You” singer a bit insecure. Blake was said to be bragging about Miley non-stop to the point of making Gwen uncomfortable.
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