NBC’s ‘The Voice’: Season 5 winner will have original song written by Ryan TedderNovember 26, 2013
“The Voice” is clearly now getting in the Coronation Song business; not only that, but they’ve managed to hire one of the best in the business to help ensure that this song will be a hit. While “American Idol” did this in the past with Kara DioGuardi, she wasn’t the name at the time that Ryan Tedder is now.
On Tuesday night’s new episode of the singing competition, it was announced that Tedder will work with the final three artists this season to try and craft a song that matched their individual style. This song will then be performed at the conclusion of the show Tuesday, depending on who is the winner, and it will be available on iTunes the following day.
For the artist trying to launch their career, this could be great news … with the emphasis on “could.” The truth here is that this is quite an enormous gamble, since there’s always a chance that the single could be a bomb, and it’s going to be a challenge for Tedder to actually write something that is in part personalized for each artist. He’s got a great resume courtesy of working with Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson, and Adele, and some of his own OneRepublic songs have been smash hits. But none of this is proof that he will rise to the occasion here.
NBC is clearly excited about it nonetheless; as a matter of fact, their alternative programming head in Paul Telegdy even released the following statement all about it:
“Ryan is a brilliant songwriter and on the forefront of today’s music scene. His contributions to ‘The Voice’ will be invaluable in both his work with our artists and in creating a song that will capture the essence of our show.”
We do know already now that the best-case scenario for a winners’ single is for it to end up somehow similar to “Home.” The Phillip Phillips song was propelled into being a smash hit thanks to “American Idol” and the Olympics and it was that song that really launched his career.
Click here if you want to see who the top six artists are for this season; of the group, three of them will get an opportunity to have a custom song created.