The Voice: 10 Behind-The-Scenes Secrets
NBC’s The Voice has easily become the most popular competition shows on the air right now. The U.S. version was formed from the original show called The Voice of Holland which has spawned multiple different shows in various countries across the world. A big part of what makes The Voice so successful is that it’s stacked with mega-stars who coach the contestants and compete against one another. Members of the coaching panel include Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and Pharrell Williams, as well as Gwen Stefani, Usher, CeeLo Green and Shakira. Its safe to say this is a star-studded show! Now onto the twelfth season, The Voice has become hugely successful featuring guest celebrity appearances, live performances from the coaches and an audience based voting process. We’ve decided to take a look behind-the-scenes and find out what all goes down when the cameras aren’t rolling:
Putting together a show like The Voice requires a lot of work and it takes a village! In fact, to be more specific, it involves a crew of about 600 people. Just one show requires 12 set changes and 1,900 lights!
9. Audience Warm Up
The Voice thrives off the energy of it’s live audience, but how do they know when to cheer, clap, laugh, stand up, etc? There’s a guy who’s sole job is to warm up the audience and get them pumped for the show. The Hollywood Reporter wrote, “Oh, the poor warm up guy whose job it is to deliver all the legal rules to the audience while cracking jokes and making sure we clap and stand like good studio audience members. ‘You watch at home, here you participate.’ It’s in the last half hour of the show when the audience, who has been sweating for a straight hour and a half, really makes the guy work. He even comes off a bit desperate to get us on our feet or clapping like crazy people. Its a tough job, but someone’s got to do it.”