Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine is also rumored to be in talks for a spot on the Mark Brunett-produced show. A slew of other headliners, including Lenny Kravitz, John Legend and Mary J. Blige may be tapped and even Christina Aguilera has been mentioned as a judge.
The Voice, which will be hosted by Carson Daly, takes a different approach to the traditional talent show format by making the judges face away from the competitors, forcing them to focus soley on their vocal abilities and de-emphasizing their aesthetic appeal.
The program, which is based on a Dutch show, also differs from Idol in that the contestants are allowed to openly interact with fans and set up outside performance in an effort to build their fan bases. And in a further twist, The Voice will let aspiring stars audition via webcam.
The show is set to hit the air in the spring and the winner will receive $100,000 and a recording contract.