Does the idea of Blake Shelton and Cher sitting together in the same room offering up musical advice sound awesome to anyone else? It does to us. These two come from completely different worlds, but seem to know EXACTLY what it means to be ridiculously entertaining on television. “The Voice” season 5 is therefore going to be a very happy place.
At this point, we almost don’t even mind if Blake gets all of the attention yet again this year. We just hope that he doesn’t act so biased towards country singers and eliminates people just because they are not in his genre of choice.
As for some of the other mentor / coach pairings for this season, we have the photo above, which clearly shows Christina Aguilera working with the next big thing in Ed Sheeran. While the other two pairings have not officially been confirmed, it looks like Cee Lo Green is going to be working with new R&B sensation Miguel, and Adam Levine is going more of the predictable route by choosing Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, who has been on just about every television program that even remotely involves music.
These “advisers” really are just there to give some more star power to the show, and occasionally offer advice. We don’t really know if their opinion matters that much at all, but at least they spice up the otherwise boring and drawn-out Battle Rounds that take place after the Blind Auditions. It’s by far the worst part of the show, and we don’t know why these advisers couldn’t just come in to help singers out with individual performances rather than battles.
“The Voice” premieres on NBC on Monday, September 23, but you can read more about the reigning champion Danielle Bradbery here. Hopefully, this season combines entertainment with the element of surprise and some genuinely good singers.