The Voice began airing on April 26, 2011 as a spring TV season program. The show proved to be a hit for NBC and was subsequently expanded into the fall cycle when the third season premiered on September 10, 2012. The series employs a panel of judges who critique the contestants' performances. Each judge also serves as a coach, guiding their teams of selected contestants through the remainder of the season. They also compete to ensure that their act wins the competition, thus making them the winning judge. The original judging panel was Christina_Aguilera, Cee_Lo_Green, Adam_Levine, and Blake_Shelton. During the fourth season, Aguilera and Green pursued other career endeavors, and were replaced by Shakira and Usher; the original judges are expected to return for the fifth season. The series is hosted by Carson Daly, with Christina Milian serving as a social media correspondent.
The Voice is an American reality television singing competition broadcast on NBC. Based on the original The Voice of Holland, the concept of the series is to find new singing talent (solo or duets) contested by aspiring singers, aged 15 or over, drawn from public auditions. The winner is determined by viewers by voting through telephone, Internet, SMS text, and iTunes Store purchases of artists' performances; they receive US$100,000 and a record deal with Universal Music Group. There have been four winners of the show to date: Javier Colon, Jermaine Paul, Cassadee Pope, and Danielle Bradbery.