It worked for “American Idol” and “Glee,” so why not “The Voice”? The hit NBC reality singing show that wraps its first season run on Wednesday will reportedly send its finalists on tour this summer for a string of dates featuring amateur vocalists Frenchie Davis, Beverly McClellan, Vicci Martinez, Dia Frampton, Nakia, Xenia, Casey Weston and Javier Colon, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Unfortunately for fans of the show who have fallen in love with the chemistry of celebrity judges Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, the stars will not be joining their protégés on the road. Quoting multiple unnamed sources, THR said that tour producer Live Nation negotiated to have the foursome join the outing, but talks broke down over compensation.
Though an official announcement about the tour has not yet been released, both Levine and Shelton have tweeted about the proposed outing, with the Maroon 5 singer enthusing in a since-deleted post, “LevineTeam members @Javstwtr and @casey_weston are hitting the road in July for #TheVoice Live on Tour. Go check them out. You can thank me later.”
Shelton added, “I feel like a proud papa with my two girls @DiaFramps and @X3NIA17 hitting the road this summer for The Voice Live on Tour. Show ‘em love!” In addition to Monday’s message about the tour, Shelton weighed in again on the show’s finale, writing early Tuesday, “just watched my wife and @DiaFramps rehearsing … this is why I love ‘The Voice’ and more importantly great artists. Life-changing moment.”
In addition to the coaches teaming up on the Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” Tuesday night’s (June 28) final performance show will also feature songs from Pitbull, Ne-Yo and Brad Paisley, according to THR. Frampton will sing with Shelton’s wife, Miranda Lambert, on Wednesday night’s finale.
The show is slated to return for a second season in the spring, with a kickoff in the sweet spot behind the Super Bowl.