NBC says "The Voice" is teaming a crooner and a country singer for the show's new season. The network said Monday that Michael Buble will serve as adviser to coach Blake Shelton's team of contestants when the singing contest returns in September.
Executives have reportedly been mulling Lambert as a possible replacement for over a month, but, according to a statement released by Lambert on Monday (July 9), a formal conversation has not yet happened.
A planned live tour of BBC music talent show The Voice U.K. has been cancelled amid a lack of ticket sales. The show, featuring will.i.am, Jessie J and others as coaches, started with strong ratings, but then saw sharp viewership declines.
The same week that the "American Idol" finale registered record low ratings, ABC makes its entree into singing competitions with the nine-week series "Duets," adding yet another twist to the "Idol" model.
The 2012 edition of "American Idol" had what many called one of the most talented crop of singers in the show's recent memory. In the end, it was Georgia's guitar-picking Phillip Phillips taking home the victory, with young diva Jessica Sanchez claiming the runner-up spot.
Wednesday night, "American Idol" crowned another winner, but it also produced a newly-engaged couple, as Season 5's Ace Young proposed onstage to Season 3's Dianna DeGarmo during the Season 11 finale broadcast.