The Voice 11 Blind Auditions To Air During 2016 Rio Olympics
The Voice is getting an Olympic preview, as the first 30 minutes of Season 11 will premiere one month early!
The Blind Auditions for The Voice 11 will air during the 2016 Rio Olympics with a special half-hour preview episode that will broadcast after the Closing Ceremony on Sunday, August 21. Two days earlier, a special episode of Superstore will also air, so NBC can maximize the amount of eyeballs on its shows.
“The Olympics give us a unique chance to expose some of our strongest shows to millions of viewers who might not otherwise see them,” said NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt. “So we wanted to showcase our great new comedy hit Superstore with a special Olympics-related storyline, as well as blow the doors open on this fall’s blind auditions of The Voice featuring Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus – our two new coaches – alongside Blake and Adam. Much appreciation to Mark Lazarus and our sports division who bring us the gift of the Olympics every two years.”
The Voice 11 premieres on September 19. However, this half-hour Blind Audition preview will allow us to get our first look at Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys as coaches. So color me excited for this. Who knows? We might end up getting another female coach victory this season, to match Christina Aguilera breaking the “Girl Curse” this past season. It should be an interesting season regardless.