“The Voice” Brings on Taylor Swift as Judge

taylor-swiftIt was just announced that the American reality television show, The Voice, will have a new judge for the upcoming season. Taylor Swift, 24-year-old country singer will be joining current judges to include Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, Pharrell, and Adam Levine.

Swift has a God-given talent of singing and songwriting, which was quickly recognized by her family. To further her career, she moved to Nashville at age 14 and soon after, signed a deal with Big Machine Records, becoming the youngest songwriter ever hired by Sony/ATV Music publishing house. Her self-titled album debuted in 2006, establishing her as a bona fide recording artist.

Swift has gone on to release several albums, to include her fourth called “Red” that sold more than 1.2 million copies in the United States alone. In addition to her incredible voice, Swift is a reputable songwriter and for that, has received numerous honors to include one by the “Songwriters Hall of Fame”. She has also starred in a few movies, showcasing her all-around talent. Although young, Swift has accomplished things that many people in the business 30 plus years have not.

At one time, Chris Martin, Coldplay’s frontman, was also a judge on The Voice and now, it’s Swift’s turn. In addition to her being a judge for upcoming vocalists, other major stars will pair up as advisors to include Little Big Town with Blake, Stevie Wonder with Adam, Gavin Rossdale with Gwen, and Alicia Keys with Pharrell.

The Voice was initially promoted in October 2011 during a “Saturday Night Live” episode but then aired for the first time on NBC in February 2012. Since that time, the show has become one of the hottest shows on television.

On The Voice, judges have their backs turned to vocalists that represent various genres such as hip-hop, Latin, country, indie, pop, rock, R&B, blues, and alternative. Without laying their eyes on vocalists, judges have the opportunity to choose to mentor or pass on the individual.

After achieving huge success from the first season, The Voice is now a show that keeps gaining popularity. Carson Daly will stay on as host in the new season but now with Swift onboard, critics believe The Voice will be even more spectacular. The new season is scheduled to air on September 22, 2014 to eagerly awaiting fans.

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