OneRepublic founder Ryan Tedder has been tapped by NBC’s The Voice as in-house producer and songwriter, according to The Wrap.
As such, he will work with the reality TV music competition’s three finalists as an adviser, preparing them for their last performance.
This new position will allow the three finalists to focus their efforts on their closing performance during The Voice finale on December 17.
The OneRepublic member will write an original song for the contenders, which will be available on iTunes immediately following the show.
NBC’s president of alternative and late night programming, Paul Telegdy said in a statement:
“Ryan is a brilliant songwriter and on the forefront of today’s music scene. His contributions to The Voice will be invaluable in both his work with our artists and in creating a song that will capture the essence of our show.”
— TheWrap (@TheWrap) November 28, 2013
Ryan Tedder will be writing original songs for final three finalists on The Voice US. Who are your picks? pic.twitter.com/5o7wKfzMkh
— Galaxie magazine (@galaxiemag) November 29, 2013
As The Inquisitr reported in August, OneRepublic’s Tedder joined The Voice as a consultant for coach Adam Levine.
The OneRepublic frontman was to help Levine during the battle rounds, when the coaches pit the contestants on their team against each other on a boxing ring-like stage, after which one of the two goes home.
Tedder is not only a singer but has collaborated with several big names in the music industry, including Adele, Demi Lovato, Carrie Underwood, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, and other well known artists.
Throwback to the night where Ryan Tedder, one of One Republic’s members took MY Lebanese Flag ❤️ during the show pic.twitter.com/9ZxTTozEq2
— Jad Abi Semaan ♕ (@JadFAbiSemaan) November 29, 2013
The OneRepublic lead singer has sold more than 130 million records worldwide. He has also held over 75 No. 1 chart positions around the world.
Ryan Tedder has been nominated for six Grammys, and he finally took the Album of the Year Grammy in 2012 for Adele’s 21.
OneRepublic was formed ten years ago by Tedder and Zach Filkins and the group made a name for themselves on the social media site My Space. They were discovered by actress Kelly Barrett and signed with Sony.