'The Voice' adds spinning chairs to battle rounds
Published May 13 2012, 21:43 BST | By Zeba Blay
NBC's The Voice
will be bringing its spinning chair gimmick into the show's battle rounds, it has been reported.
The programme, which just wrapped its second season
, uses blind auditions in its early episodes.
Judges Adam Levine
, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, and Cee Lo Green listen with their backs turned to hopefuls, so that looks do not affect their decisions. They choose contestants by spinning their chairs around.. Deadline
reports that the feature will be used in next season's battle rounds for the first time.
There is no word yet on exactly how the chairs will change the proces of battle rounds, but NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt said that the addition will make The Voice
"even better and more competitive".The Voice
is among several shows returning
for NBC's 2012-2013 fall schedule.
All four judges have signed on to participate this fall, though their spring contracts will be based on whether the musicians will be available for the rigorous shooting schedule.