24 Aug '11, 11pm

fyi Reality show guru Mark Burnett makes music with The Voice: Burnett's next project, coming up in 2013, is... thx

IF THERE'S anyone who can tell at a glance whether a new reality show idea will work, that person is Mark Burnett. Still, the pioneer producer of reality shows relies on his kids as the ultimate barometer of popular tastes. Speaking over the telephone, the Emmy-winning producer of hits such as Survivor, The Apprentice and Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? was audibly enthusiastic about his latest project. The Voice is a talent competition that features successful singers Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, country star Blake Shelton and Maroon 5's Adam Levine playing mentor to aspiring singers. The show starts off with a round of "blind auditions", where the four coaches have their backs to the singers and select team members based on their vocals alone, and not on their appearance. Burnett and his team adapted the show from its original Dutch format, a talent show called...

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