Country music’s Male Vocalist of The Year Blake Shelton has been named the fourth and final musician coach of The Voice, a new musical competition series on NBC.
Christina Aguilera was named the third coach last week, making the complete coaching team for The Voice Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton.
“We couldn’t have a panel that represented the hottest American music without a strong country presence, and Blake is at the top of his game right now,” said NBC’s Executive Vice President of Alternative Programming, Paul Telegdy. “Not only is he incredibly charismatic, but his passion for collaborating with and bringing the best out of other talented artists makes him the perfect choice to round out this ‘Dream Team’ of musician coaches.”
“I’m not sure ‘The Voice’ knows what they signed on for by bringing me on the show,” joked Shelton. “I know this for sure; Christina, Cee Lo, Adam and I are going to have a blast and I am extremely excited to be part of a show that recognizes true vocal talent.”
The Voice premieres on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 9 p.m. ET.