Coach Adam Levine has a new advisor to mentor his team on Season 5 of The Voice. The Maroon 5 frontman has chosen One Republic’s Ryan Tedder.
E! News is exclusively breaking the news that Adam Levine is bringing in Tedder to help him during the battle rounds and try and win the competition this season.
Country singer Blake Shelton, with whom Adam Levine was said to be having a “bromance”, has won for the last three years and is getting a bit cocky about his prospects for the new season.
Teen country contestant Danielle Bradbery won the whole thing for coach Blake on Season 4 of the music talent competition. Adam wants revenge.
Tedder is not only the frontman for OneRepublic, but has collaborated with some big names in the music industry including Adele, Demi Lovat, Carrie Underwood, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, and countless other well known artists.
The guy has worked with a lot of people in his career and he’s also a song-writer, record producer, plays multiple instruments, and occasionally is an actor.
The battle grounds are the phase in the competition in which the selected members of the team are faced against each other in pairs, in a boxing like stage and one is sent home. Unless they are “stolen” by another coach.
During this part of the show, the contestants receive advise, not only from the coach, but his advisor, who is usually someone with an established reputation in the business.
Past advisors include Lionel Ritche, Jewel, Sheryl Crow, Usher, Miranda Lambert, and other luminaries.
The Voice was recently criticized by its rival American Idol, when its producers said that the NBC show had yet to produce a “superstar”.
Adam Levine defended his show saying,
“We totally understand because of the comparisons that might exist out there, why it might seem to be a failure on the show’s part. The immediacy of winning and becoming a huge star is a fairy tale that we would love to see take place, but it’s still a fairy tale.”
Adam Levine and his colleagues at The Voice got their revenge when the reality show won the Emmy for Outstanding Reality Competition Program, beating American Idol and X Factor.