Cee Lo Green and Carson

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)-Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Cee Lo Green and host Carson Daly talk about NBC'S vocal competition series, "The Voice," modeled after Holland's top-rated vocal talent discovery show, "The Voice of Holland."  Hosted by Carson Daly, the show features four musician coaches, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, who will coach only the most talented vocalists.

The show's innovative format features three stages of competition: the first begins with the blind audition, then the competition enters into a battle phase, and finally, the live performance shows.  The show's casting team is working with the music industry and searching the country for the best singers to bring to the blind audition process.  During the blind auditions, the decisions from the coaches are based solely on voice and not on looks.  The coaches hear the contestants perform, but they don't get to see them -- thanks to rotating chairs.  If a coach is impressed by the contestant's voice, he/she pushes a button to select the contestant for his/her team.  At this point, the coach's chair will swivel so that he/she can face the contestant he/she has selected.  If more than one coach selects the talent, the power shifts to the contestant, who may choose which coach he/she wants to work with throughout the competition. Check out the video!

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