‘The Voice’ Season 2 to Have Longer Blind Auditions and Bigger Teams
“The Voice” season 2 is going to make the most of what distincts itself from other talent shows. Speaking at a press junket on Friday, October 28, executive producer Mark Burnett promises there will be longer blind audition rounds.
In the first season, the blind auditions were featured in two episodes and Burnett said they received many complaints from viewers who thought that the first rounds ended so early. He went on explaining that they will be able to give what fans want now that they have more time to produce them.
Not only will the blind auditions last longer, but also each of the coaches’ teams will grow bigger. While in last season Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Cee-Lo Green and Blake Shelton picked 8 contestants from the blind auditions for the battle rounds, they will coach 12 aspiring singers apiece next year.
Gushing on the blind audition process which has been filmed, Christina said the contestants are savvier than ever when it comes to picking whom they want to work with. “Now, they’re all like, ‘What can you do for me?’ ” she shared, adding that “they know how it works” when more than one of the coaches want in. Adam then chimed in, “All of a sudden, we’re the ones pitching ourselves.”
Christina additionally promised that she and her fellow coaches will open the new season, which premieres on February 2012 after the Super Bowl, with a “kickass” group performance, but she refused to give the details.
There is no word on how many episodes the blind auditions will run as NBC has not finalized an exact episode order for the reality show in its sophomore year. Meanwhile, host Carson Daly will be credited as a producer in the second season.