NBC’s hit reality show singing competition The Voice is adding more star-studded talent to the judges teams. R&B star Ne-Yo will join Grammy winning hit-maker Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds as mentors on Team Cee-Lo (Green). Amongst other additional talents blue-eyed soul man Robin Thicke will be advising as part of Adam Levine’s team.
One of reasons Ne-Yo elected to join the reality competition was because the show focuses on vocal talent. “It’s about the talent. Before there was music videos; before there was the internet and all of that stuff; all you had was the voice — that was it,” said Ne-Yo.
Lionel Richie will be a mentor on Christina Aguilera’s team along with Jewel.
The Voice premieres in the post-Super Bowl time slot on Sunday, Feb. 5 at 10 p.m., and returns to its regular slot the following day on Monday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m.