NBC’s The Voice just announced their lineup of celebrity coaches that include returning music icons Gwen Stefani and Adam Levine. But in checking the Maroon 5 web site, the show is set to air exactly when the band is slated to tour in southeast Asia.
What gives? Does this mean Adam Levine will be unable to appear when The Voice starts the blind auditions? Or will his bare butt be beamed in via satellite while Maroon 5 performs “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt,” their latest smash single?
Turns out, The Voice is taped weeks in advance, according to Wet Paint.
“The blind auditions — the first layer, as it were, and the feature that originally made the show STAND OUT — are taped months before the show actually airs on NBC,” the article says. “The battle rounds and knockout rounds are pretaped, as well.”
So it would seem the live shows are the only area Maroon 5 fans would need worry. However, even those are being utilized by The Voice to take care of future tapings.
“The Voice works in advance in other ways, too. For instance, during the live shows for Season 3, The Voice films blind auditions for Season 4. Which means that as of November 2012, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine are working with Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green on live shows at the same time they are working on blind auditions with Usher and Shakira, who will be taking Cee Lo’s and Christina’s chairs on the first 2013 season.”
When analyzing the Maroon 5 V tour schedule online, the band wraps up in Portugal this weekend before an extended hiatus takes place that keeps the band off the road until September. At that time, Maroon 5 will be performing concerts in Japan, China, Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, and Taiwan. Then, Maroon 5 wraps the V tour with stops in Australia and New Zealand in early October before returning home. It seems most likely that Adam Levine will tape the shows for The Voice during the break in between.
Meanwhile, NBC announced the lineup for its fall season last week. The lineup includes the familiar faces of Maroon 5’s Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, who have been with the show since day one. Joining them is returning judge Pharrell Williams, who first joined the crew for Season 7 of The Voice. The only new addition is the return of Gwen Stefani, who replaces Christina Aguilera.
There were rumors that Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera did not get along and that he wanted her let go as reported by Mstars. But according to Entertainment Weekly, Aguilera’s departure from The Voice isn’t permanent.
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