Maroon 5’s “Heart is Open” with Gwen Stefani


Gwen Stefani hasn’t even made her official debut as one of the new judges on this season of The Voice, but she might have a little more experience than the other judges since you know she’s had a killer career as a frontwoman and a solo artists (among other things).

Today, a new song featuring her and fellow judge Adam Levine and his band, Maroon 5, has surfaced.

The piano-driven song is titled “My Heart is Open” and will be featured on Maroon 5’s upcoming album V. The song is already shaping up to be an instant hit not only because of Stefani and Levine, but because it was penned by super-songwriter Sia.

Whatever our favorite bleach-blonde songwriter touches often turns to gold.
Check out the audio of the track below.

It’s been months since Stefani was confirmed to be taking over the red spinning chair which only happened after days of the internet claiming it would happen. The No Doubt frontwoman finally confirmed the rumors through Instagram with a photo of her hand holding a microphone and doing the “V” logo. Like the internet had claimed, Stefani would be taking over for Christina Aguilera, who would not be able to judge this season due to her second pregnancy.

This season marks the debut of not only Stefani, but Pharrell Williams who will be filling in the slot that normally would have been taken by Cee Lo Green and his car Purrfect. The larger than life performer, and his feline, had announced he would be leaving the show, for good, for something else. Returning once again to the show as judges this season are the bro-mancers, Levine and country singer Blake Shelton.

The Voice’s new season is slated to return sometime this upcoming Fall season. No specific return date has been given.

Stevie Nicks to Appear on ‘The Voice’


The Voice is known for bringing in well-known artists to come in and mentor the contestants before they hit the stage to sing for the world on behalf of their mentors.

In the past we have had Green Day frontman, Billie Joe Armstrong, Coldplay frontman, Chris Martin, Jennifer Hudson, and several more.
In the last few months, it was revealed that Ed Sheeran and Cher would be making a guest-appearances on the show as mentors to the contestants this upcoming season.

Today, another iconic singer has been added to the list; Stevie Nicks.

The Fleetwood Mac frontwoman was confirmed for a guest-appearance which coincidentally comes on the heels of Fleetwood Mac announcing that they will be hitting the touring circuit later this year (September 30 in Minneapolis to be exact).

Nicks will be acting as an “adviser” to Team Adam Levine during NBC’s hit show’s seventh season. Nicks has reportedly been working with Levine and his 12 team members as they assign songs and rehearse with the contestants as they prepare for the battle rounds.

This upcoming season also brings in a breath of fresh air as two new judges take their place on the spinning, red chair. Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams will be taking the place of Shakira and Usher/ Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green.

The Voice is slated to return to its scheduled time on September 22. the network also revealed that they would be revealing more “advisers” for the upcoming season soon.

Pharrell and Gwen Stefani Make Their ‘Voice’ Debut


The Voice have been changing judges every season lately with only Maroon 5’s Adam Levine and country singer Blake Shelton holding onto their bright red spinning chairs.

In the upcoming seventh season of the hit NBC singing competition, it was already announced that mega-producer and “Happy” singer Pharrell Williams will be taking the seat that was once occupied by former judge, Cee Lo Green (or Usher).

Last week, talk began that No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani would be taking the place of Christina Aguilera for the upcoming season since she would, reportedly, be eight months pregnant by the time the show begins to air. After a few days of hushed negotiations, Stefani was confirmed to be rounding out the judges’ panel when she posted a picture of her hand on Instagram with a microphone and the peace sign/ “V” symbol.

During last night’s episode of the show, the people behind the show decided that there was no time like the present to start introducing the rookie judges to the large audience watching from both the taping location and from the comfort of their homes.

Stefani made her entrance by performing “Hollaback Girl” which was produced by who else, Pharrell, rocking his new hat. Pharrell then went on to perform his latest single, “Come Get it Bae” which he collaborate with Miley Cyrus on, hence the ridiculous pattern outfits the dancers were sporting.

Watch “Hollaback Girl” below.


‘The Voice’ to Take the Show on the Road


Fans of The Voice have something to look forward to because the hit NBC singing reality television show have announced that they will be taking the show on the road, literally. 

The tour which will hit up a total of 31 cities including San Antonio, Tampa, Atlanta and many more cities in the United States have also revealed those fan favorites who will be taking the stage during the trek. The tour is slated to being on June 21 in San Antonio at the Majestic Theatre and wrap up on August 2 in Redmond, WA at Marymoor Park.

Tickets for the tour are scheduled to go on sale beginning April 17 at 10 a.m., local time, through The Voice’s official website or AEG Live’s site. Only one show, July 26’s performance in Indio, CA, is scheduled to go on sale at a later date; April 25.

As for the singers, this season’s winner, second place and third place contestants are guaranteed a spot on the tour alongside some fan favorites including: season five champion Tessanne Chin, as well as season five Jacquie Lee and Will Champlin and season one’s Dia Frampton.

At the time that the press release was issued, it has said that another fan favorite would be revealed in May. Any guesses on who that would be?


June 21: San Antonio, TX (Majestic Theatre)
June 22: Grand Prairie, TX (Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie)
June 23: Houston, TX (Bayou Music Center)
June 25: Tampa, FL (David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts)
June 26: Fort Lauderdale, FL (Broward Center for the Performing Arts)
June 27: Orlando, FL (Bob Carr Performing Arts Center)
June 29: Atlanta, GA (Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre)
June 30:  Charlotte, NC (Ovens Auditorium)
July 2:  Hershey, PA (Hershey Theatre)
July 3: Lowell, MA (Lowell Memorial Auditorium)
July 5: Atlantic City, NJ (The Mark Etess Arena at Trump Taj Mahal)
July 7: New York, NY (Beacon Theatre)
July 8: Baltimore, MD (Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric)
July 10: Toronto, ON Sony (Centre for the Performing Arts)
July 11: Niagara Falls, NY (Seneca Niagara Events Center)
July 12: Mashantucket, CT (The Grand Theater at Foxwoods)
July 14: Cleveland, OH (Playhouse Square – State Theatre)
July 15: Detroit, MI (Masonic Temple Theatre)
July 16: Chicago, IL (Chicago Theatre)
July 17: Minneapolis, MN  (Mystic Lake Casino Hotel)
July 19: Milwaukee, WI (Milwaukee Riverside Theater)
July 20: St. Louis, MO (Peabody Opera House)
July 22:  Denver, CO (Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre)
July 24: Phoenix, AZ (Comerica Theatre)
July 25: Las Vegas, NV (The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino)
July 26: Indio, CA (Fantasy Springs Resort Special Events Center)
July 27: San Diego, CA (San Diego Civic Theatre)
July 29: Los Angeles, CA (Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE)
July 30: San Jose, CA (City National Civic)
Aug. 1: Portland, OR (Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall)
Aug. 2: Redmond, WA (Marymoor Park)

Pharrell Added to ‘The Voice’ for Seventh Season


Ever since Cee Lo Green announced that he would not be returning to NBC’s hit singing reality show, the question had become who wold fill his big red chair. Today, the answer was given and fans can expect to go from one form of over-the-top costume to another.

Pharrell Williams has been chosen to take over the turning chair alongside Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton for season seven of the television series.

“Okay, we can OFFICIALLY say it! WE ARE SO  to announce PHARRELL WILLIAMS =  for SEASON 7,” The Voice’s official Twitter posted earlier in the day.

After the news had broken, the super-producer took to his Twitter account to confirm that he would be joining with, “This is going to be so fun.”

Fellow judge Adam Levine also tweeted about the new casting with a simple, “Welcome to the circus dude!”

“It’s been a huge year for Pharrell, with recognition for his contribution in the world of music — the Despicable Me franchise soundtracks, his Oscar-nominated song ‘Happy’ and his Grammy-winning collaboration with Daft Punk on the breakout dance hit ‘Get Lucky.’ His dominance in record sales in 2014, coupled with his incomparable accomplishments in the world of fashion and design, make him an irresistible addition to The Voice family,” NBC boss Paul Telegdy said in a statement.

“He has already made a considerable impact as a mentor, drawing on an impressive track record as both a producer and performer. It is a perfect fit for The Voice as we evolve and reach for new heights with this franchise. It feels like we are welcoming an existing family member home.”

The Voice’s executive producer Mark Burnett added, “I am thrilled to have Pharrell come back to The Voice family, and this time…as a coach. Continuing in The Voice tradition of having the biggest and most current music stars as coaches, Pharrell fits perfectly.”

Let all the “Happy” jokes begin. What do you think about the addition of Pharrell (and probably his Smokey the Bear hat) to the show?

“The Voice of Italy’s” Break Out Star


We might be a few days late with this one, but it’s something that shows that you can’t judge a book by its cover.

Very similar to the story of Susan Boyle, a singing nun from Italy, Sister Christina Scuccia, has become the newest addition to the viral video family. After performing a killer rendition of Alicia Keys’ “No One” during the blind auditions of the show, everyone began to take notice.

In a somewhat rare chance, all four judges turned their chairs around to see who was connected to the voice that just belted out a difficult track. The look on all four judges’ faces should be enough to tell describe what everyone though upon seeing the singing nun take the stage before opening her mouth.

Her jaw dropping performance had many talking including NBC’s “Today” as well as People and Britain’s “The Guardian” and reportedly this isn’t the first reality television show she auditioned for. Previously she had auditioned for the X-Factor in Italy among other television programs.

The 25-year-old reportedly took her vows in 2010 after having a rebellious adolescence and has been training to be a singer. For those curious as to which team she chose, she went for the team led by J-Ax, an Italian rapper.

Watch ‘The Voice’ Judges Perform Each Other’s Songs


It’s Tuesday and that means that the season premiere of The Voice flooded onto people’s televisions last night. The reality television show was back in full force with Shakira and Usher back in their big, red spinning chairs taking the place of Christina Aguilera and the now-officially-gone Cee Lo Green. 

Like every season, the judges took to the stage to perform and this time, they showed that they could cover each other’s hit songs. Blake Shelton took on Shakira’s hit song, “Whenever, Wherever” while the Colombian singer took on the country boy’s song, “Boys Round Here.” Usher took on Maroon 5’s radio hit “Love Somebody” while the frontman took on the Atlanta singer’s “Without You.”

Watch the video below and tell us what you thought about it.

Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera Release “Do What U Want (Remix)”


We’re sure that when Lady Gaga was announced to perform on The Voice season finale, nobody guessed that the pop star would be taking the stage with one of the judges to put on one the most stellar performances. The performance was so good, that it even outshone the winner of the season (it was Tessanne for those that haven’t gotten the results yet).

Since the public took the remixed version of the song so well, it was announced that Christina Aguilera and Gaga went into the studio to record an official version of the song. Gaga announced via Twitter that the song would be for sale come the new year.

“Here’s ‘Do What U Want feat. Christina Aguilera’ STUDIO Version.  pink champagne, gold lame, hair, and fearlessness,” Mother Monster wrote on the social media site to get her Little Monsters excited for the new year.

Aguilera tweeted something similar to Gaga’s message; “Happy New Year! Loved performing #DWUW with @LadyGaga so we made a special version just in time for NYE! Xo Xtina”

Check out the official studio version here:

Up until the performance which took place last month, there had been some rumors that the two divas were in an intense fight. All that went out the window when they took the stage.

“I was really excited because The Voice called and wanted me to perform on the finale and I obviously can’t refuse,” said Gaga about getting the opportunity. “It’s such an amazing show and I said, ‘I’ll do it, but I want to know if Christina will do it with me.”

“This is the first time we’ve ever met and I have to say, when I heard she wanted to collaborate I said, ‘Of course! Lady Gaga!’ I’ve been waiting to meet her. She’s such an innovative artist and a risk taker and as a fellow female, I have so much respect for that.”

“She’s the most down to earth real person that I’ve ever met in this business. Female to female in this industry, it’s really hard to find that kind of a person,” Aguilera added. “I love you girl, and you deserve everything that you’ve earned.”

Lady Gaga Rocks the Stage on ‘The Voice’


While fans of The Voice anxiously awaited who would be crowned the winner of season five (spoiler in case you didn’t see or have not been on the internet, Jamaican singer Tessanne Chin won) many performers took the stage to help make the wait longer and more exciting.

Paramore, Celine Dion with Ne-Yo and OneRepublic all took the stage, but the performers who stole the show was joint effort between Lady Gaga and judge, Christina Aguilera.

At first glance,it looked like Gaga would be taking the stage to perform her current single off ARTPOP, “Do What U Want” with R. Kelly, but the surprise came with Aguilera was the one to appear singing his parts of the song.

Even naysayers had to admit that the two divas sounded incredible, in their matching outfits, putting to rest anymore rumors that there was some kind of feud between them.

Check out the video below and let us know if you agree that they should make their own studio version of the song.

‘The Voice’ Judges Perform Beatles’ Song


Last night on NBC’s hit music competition show, The Voice, the judges did in deed ‘come together’ to perform The Beatles’ super hit by the same name.

Watch the full video of Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and new comers Usher and Shakira perform the song here.