With "American Idol" getting down to its top 10 contestants later this week, NBC has unveiled the first promo for its own vocal talent competition, "The Voice." The Carson Daly-hosted show, which features Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Maroon 5's Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as "coaches," premieres April 26.
"I love that it's based purely on their voice," Aguilera gushes in the commercial, which shows the four judges sitting in the red chairs with their backs to the auditioning singers. Shelton explains that the gimmick allows the coaches to not worry about the appearance of the contestants, while Levine counters, "Remember the 70s? There was some sketchy-looking people with some gorgeous voices."
While "The Voice's" blindfolded auditions switches up the "Idol" blueprint, a familiar face from the hit Fox show will be showing up on NBC: Frenchie Davis, the "Idol" season two star who was disqualified early in the final round. According to EW, Davis auditioned during a taping last Thursday (Mar. 17) while singing Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl," and while Green, Levine and Shelton rejected the singer, Aguilera passed her through to the next round.