Are you trying to figure out “What is The Voice”? Well I imagine you’re not alone. The Voice is another transplant reality show from Europe, Holland to be specific, and features four American judges working with solo musical acts to develop and mentor a winner for the season. Of course that’s very simplified. Here’s what NBC had to say.

The show’s innovative format features three stages of competition: the first begins with the blind audition, then the competition enters into a battle phase, and finally, the live performance.

The coaches hear the contestants perform, but they don’t get to see them – thanks to rotating chairs. If a coach is impressed by a contestant’s voice, he/she pushes a button to select the contestant. At this point, the coach’s chair will swivel to face the contestant selected. If more than one coach selects the talent, the power shifts to the contestant, who may choose which coach they want to work with throughout the competition.

Coaches will dedicate themselves to developing their singers, giving them advice, and sharing the secrets of their success. During the battle rounds the coaches will pit two of their own team members against each other to sing the same song together in front of a studio audience. After the vocal face-off, the coach must choose which singers will advance.

In this final performance phase of the competition, the top contestants from each team will compete against each other during a live broadcast. The television audience will vote to save one contestant on each team, leaving the coach to decide live who they want to save and who will not move on.

At last, each coach will have his/her best contestant left standing to compete in the finale.

$100,000 sounds kinda skimpy considering how heavily NBC has been pimping this show, but I guess money is money.

Source: NBC

Subscribe for Free to The Voice spoilers & updates on Facebook, Email, or Twitter