Blake Shelton, you've done it again. The country crooner has always been a bit quirky, and that was fully evident on Monday's The Voice when he paired soulful singer Terisa Griffin with mariachi man Julio Cesar Castillo.
Since making it through the blind auditions with his rendition of "La Bamba," Julio had yet to prove his versatility, making him a bit of an underdog in the competition. Blake attempted to find the middle ground between Terisa's and Julio's polar opposite styles with "Conga" by Latin diva Gloria Estefan. The resulting battle was one to remember.
The Next's Gloria Estefan says that although she's the only female mentor in a group that includes Joe Jonas, Nelly and John Rich, she's more trouble than the men! "I felt like the headmistress for the school of naughty boys, but I'm naughtier than the three of them put together," Estefan told TVGuide.com.
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Who will be the next big singer to come from a reality competition show? The CW's new show The Next hopes to find out.
Executive-produced by Queen Latifah, The Next features Joe Jonas, Nelly, Gloria Estefan and John Rich as musical mentors to up-and-coming musicians in six different cities. Over the course of 72 hours, each celebrity mentor will guide the contestants, by immersing themselves in the contenders' lives. They go to work with them and socialize with them, all the while preparing them for their big performance.
The CW has announced premiere dates for a slew of reality programming in addition to the return of America's Next Top Model, Remodeled and the scripted series L.A. Complex.
America's Next Top Model: College Edition will debut its 19th cycle on Friday, Aug. 24 at 8/7c. The upcoming season will include the return of Tyra Banks and Kelly Cutrone, but with new judges Rob Evans and Johnny Wujek who have replaced J. Alexander and Nigel Barker, and mentor Jay Manuel. It will also include an interactive element where fans can vote for which contestants should stay and who should be eliminated.
New CW singing competition adds Joe Jonas, Nelly
Joe Jonas and Nelly have joined Gloria Estefan and John Rich on The CW's upcoming singing competition.
Formerly titled The Star Next Door, The Next: Fame Is at Your Doorstep comes from executive producer Queen Latifah and follows...