Chris Martin, the lead singer of the British rock band Coldplay has been added as the key adviser on The Voice this season. Chris is set to work with the celebrity coaches; Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Usher and Shakira on the show. Martin will mentor the coaches/judges while their teams go into phase two, The Battles Round, of the competition. The Battles Round begins March 31 and continues on April 1, and April 7.
The Voice has been reported to be the most popular music reality TV show this season. The Voice finds the strongest vocalists from all around the country to compete in the vocal competition show. Carson Daly serves as host of the show and Christina Milian is the social media correspondent.
The popular show is broken into four stages: Blind auditions, battle rounds, knockouts and live performance shows. At the blind auditions, the judges vote on the contestants by hearing only their voices. They do not see the contestants faces until after they vote than by the beauty of rotating chairs and a magic button, they spin around and come face to face with their chosen artist. If two judges hit the button then the judges need to convince the contestant they are a better judge and will take them to the end of the competition for the big win. If no one hits the magic button then the contestant is eliminated. During battle rounds, the team members are pitted against one another. They must perform the same song in front of a live audience. The best contestant is chosen to move forward in the competition, the contestant who is left behind can stay if another coach decides to snatch them up. The knockout round has the artists paired with members of their own teams yet again. The artists pick their own songs and perform them individually. The coach chooses who will move onto the next round, and the losing artist goes home. The final round is the live performance. The best artists from each team compete against each other in the presence of a live audience. The TV audience votes for their favorite performer. Each artist is eliminated by the lowest score each week. The last man/woman standing wins a recording contract.
Chris Martin, this season’s key adviser on The Voice is scheduled to appear on three episodes where he will advise the judges. He has also recorded sessions with the artists. Chris Martin is the lead singer of the Grammy award-winning rock group, Coldplay. The British band met up while studying at University College in London. They formed the band Coldplay in 1996 and skyrocketed to international success winning major awards including; the Brit Awards, and Grammy’s. The band’s sixth album Ghost Stories will be released on May 19, 2014. Chris Martin is also married to the Academy Awards winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow. The two met when Gwyneth attended a Coldplay concert in London in 2002. The two split their time between New York and London and have two children together, 9-year-old Apple and 7-year-old Moses.
By Christina Thompson