Although it seems like it literally just wrapped up, NBC is pushing forward with its highly successful reality singing competition, “The Voice,” at the end of the month. The celebrity panel of coaches will reunite on Feb. 29 to begin the process of finding yet another talented artist that’s just waiting for fame.
Luckily for those that believe they have what it takes to be the next Jordan Smith or Sawyer Fredericks, the hunt for the Season 10 winner is already underway. Open auditions have been going on since Jan. 9 and will continue in select cities until Feb. 21. “The Voice” Season 10 is holding casting calls in four major U.S. cities. Those hoping to try out in Houston, Texas or Memphis, Tennessee have already missed their shot as those auditions were held previously in January. However, the show is still accepting talent at auditions being held in Chicago on Feb. 6 and Feb. 7 as well as Philadelphia on Feb. 20 and Feb. 21.
— The Voice (@NBCTheVoice) February 3, 2016
To get involved with these upcoming auditions, potential contestants need only to create an Artist Account on “The Voice” official casting website and then choose the city he or she wants to audition in. Simply show up with your ticket on the right day and sing your heart out. Be sure to have prepared two songs in a genre of your choice (no instruments or backing tracks allowed), but know you may only need to sing one of them. Sadly, there are still a few rules that could prohibit select people from auditioning.
First of all, all contestants need to be at least 15 years old, with the cutoff date for Season 10 being March 28, 2016. All contestants must be residing within the United States legally and be able to pass a background check. In addition, those who think they have a real chance at competing on the televised broadcast need to plan to take some time away from their personal and professional lives to accommodate the show’s schedule. A full list of eligibility restrictions is available on the NBC website.
“The Voice” Season 10 will feature returning coaches Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Pharrell Williams. Filling in for Gwen Stefani, who is taking time away from the show this year, will be Season 8 coach Christina Aguilera.
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