The Root Recommends: 'The Voice'

A blind singing competition? That is exactly what The Voice is promising tonight -- something in Hollywood is finally based on talent instead of looks?


NBC has added a new twist to everyone's favorite reality-show competition. In The Voice, a vocal competition similar to American Idol, contestants are hidden from the judges to ensure that they are evaluated only on their talent.

Premiering on Tuesday at 9 p.m., the show will make contestants face Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Maroon 5's Adam Levine and Blake Shelton in order to win a recording contract and $100,000. With Green already promising to be extra tough on all the candidates, this just might give American Idol a run for its money.

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