The X Factor style reality singing competition, a third series of which is due to be aired on NBC this âfallâ?, has secured the return of the vocal talents and mentoring skills of Christina Aguilera.
According to The Wrap, showâs bosses are also hoping to re-sign Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton as coaches. A production insider claimed: “We’re really pleased with the entire cast. You look at [the] ratings and it’s no accident.”
The insider also leaked that Aguilera’s deal is for less than the previously reported figure of $10 million (Â£6.3 million). That, sources claim, is barely enough to keep Christina in sparkly handbags for three weeks.
NBC has not confirmed that a third season of The Voice would air later in 2012, but did reveal that the network is ‘considering’ a fall transmission date.
The Voice‘s second season premiere attracted 37 million viewers on Sunday evening, with 19.3 million viewers tuning in the following night.
Later this year, the UK will transmit their own version of the reality talent show. The panel currently has Jessie J, Will.i.am, Tom Jones and The Scriptâs Danny Oâ Donaghue confirmed as Brit mentors on the show.
Speaking about his new role, hip-swinging legend Jones said: “I’m excited about The Voice and thrilled to be participating as a coach.
“This is a strong show, it’s all about talent – but it’s also exciting, competitive and compelling television.”
Holly Willoughby and Radio 1âs Reggie Yates will host The Voice UK when it airs in Spring.