A youth movement permeated the premiere of season three of "The Voice." No hard-luck stories, no 40-somethings hoping for one last chance, no broken dreams, just singers in their ascendancy -- even the Scottish performer in his mid-30s had the air of a man firmly believing the best is yet to come.
For its third season, "The Voice" will see a shake-up in its early rounds that allows coaches to claim discarded competitors and forces singers to show off their skills without the assistance of mentors.
The Voice has added another mentor for its third season. Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has joined NBC's singing competition as a mentor to Christina Aguilera's team, according to a tweet sent out by the show's staff Thursday night.
If you were rooting for Mariah Carey to become the next judge on American Idol, you weren't alone. "Idol" season 10's third place runner-up, Haley Reinhart, was gunning for Carey to replace Jennifer Lopez as well. Reinhart recently told Billboard that she was sad to hear the news that Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler were leaving the judges panel but that it would be exciting to see what new direction the show would take.
Mary J. Blige and Michael Buble will find their voices as advisors on NBC's The Voice in the upcoming Fall season. Powerhouse R&B singer Blige has signed on as an advising mentor for Adam Levine's team, Blige's rep confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.
Aretha Franklin has a message for Kathie Lee Gifford: Show some R-E-S-P-E-C-T! The queen of soul is taking issue with Gifford and co-host Hoda Hotb and remarks made their morning show regarding her offer to judge American Idol.
The news that Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez are both leaving their "American Idol" posts rocked the reality TV set to its core, so we thought we'd give the "Idol" team some help with suggestions for who we think would make great judges for the Fox show.
"American Idol" served its purpose for newly departed judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez. So, can the two music veterans carry on the momentum to their other pursuits? Billboard's film and TV columnist Phil Gallo sizes up their chances.