We must admit that we’re still a little bummed that ‘American Idol’ is out of our lives indefinitely — but not everyone’s so down about it. Namely, ‘The Voice’ team.
Idol out, The Voice in! Tonight is the kickoff of the live shows on season ten of The Voice, and HollywoodLife.com just learned exclusively that they’re pretty excited to be “the only game in town now!” With stellar judges and mentors this season, and more stars coming on next time around, the NBC producers are pretty happy about the end of American Idol.
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“Mark Burnett always thought and continues to think that The Voice is the best music inspired television show ever, and now being the only game in town it affirms that,” an insider told HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “In everyone’s eyes on set, they know they put on an amazing show and anticipate to have it on for quite a long time.”
We’ve always known The Voice is incredible, and with next season bringing in new judges, we know that everything’s going to change — for the better.
“Everyone now thinks they will have their best seasons coming up because all the talent will head to them,” the source added. “So everyone is looking forward to the immediate future and expect major success.”
We know that new judge, Miley Cyrus, already has big plans.
“Miley’s first choice for her [team’s] mentor on her season of The Voice will be her Godmother Dolly Parton,” a source said. “Dolly has done The Voice in the past, and she also has had recent ties to NBC with her Coat of Many Colors movie.” I mean, we all know that would really bring in a whole new audience, which is something NBC hopes for by bringing on Miley and new judge, Alicia Keys.
The producers also feel like they’ve seen so many amazing singers but that pool “is saturated.”
“A lot of people come back and try multiple times to be a part of the show,” an insider said. “But Mark Burnett, among many reasons, feels that Miley is going to spark interest in singers young and old and quirky, that may have never applied before. It should add an amazing element to what The Voice already offers.”
Do you think that with Idol off the air, The Voice will be better than ever? Let us know!