Michael Buble Signs on as Adviser to Team Blake on ‘The Voice’
“The Voice” will be getting a bit more stylish with the announcement that Michael Buble will join the show for its upcoming third season as an advisor to coach Blake Shelton’s team of contestants. Buble began taping his appearance for the show yesterday in Los Angeles.
This year’s edition of the show will premiere on NBC on September 10, moving from its previous spring time slot. The move to the fall means that the show will compete directly with “The X Factor.”
Buble has said that he is a “big Blake fan,” despite the fact that the two perform in different genres. No other advisors have yet been announced for Shelton’s fellow judges Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine. Advisors last year included such heavy hitters as Kelly Clarkson, Jewel and Babyface.
Simon Cowell, who is the creator of “The X Factor” hasn’t had very kind thoughts about “The Voice,” and shared some of his feelings about the show on Britain’s Radio 4 Today Show.
“That show (“The Voice”) puzzles me because it starts off and ‘it’s all about the voice,’” he said on the radio show. “So my first thought is, ‘Why isn’t this on radio?’ because what’s the point of looking at them? Then suddenly I’m watching it a week or two weeks ago and it’s the same as ‘The X Factor.’ They’ve got dancers behind them, graphics, lights. Same show… I see a lot of shows trying to rip us off. If you try and rip somebody off it always looks like a bad copy.”
“The Voice” isn’t the only show undergoing shake ups for its upcoming season. Cowell’s previous show, “American Idol,” is rumored to be in talks with Adam Lambert about becoming a judge, and none of the three current judges (Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez or Randy Jackson) have committed to the upcoming season.