Princess Cruises has announced that The Voice reality television program is heading aboard with The Voice of the Ocean. Similar to the Discovery at Sea partnership, The Voice will come alive onboard with karaoke auditions, mentor rehearsal sessions, “I Want You” chairs as seen on the show, three team coaches and a live finale performance where guests interactively choose the winner.
Princess describes the programming as follows:
- Karaoke try out sessions at the beginning of each cruise, for vocalists who are 16 years or older. There will be two opportunities to audition during open karaoke in one of the ships lounges or showrooms. Fellow guests and cruise staff will decide who moves on to compete.
- Selected singers are assigned a mentor who will meet with them during the cruise to rehearse with the Princess Band and back-up singers to prepare for the best possible performance. The mentors will be a Princess musical entertainer or vocalist.
- The Voice of the Ocean Live Show, hosted by the Cruise Director on the last night of the cruise will feature up to nine contestants performing in the Princess Theater for an audience that includes three high-profile team coaches that may include one of our guest entertainers, the Hotel General Manager or even the Captain. Just like the hit TV show, the trio of coaches will listen but not see the performer as they decide to turn their “I Want You” chair to choose the singer to be on their team. Once teams are chosen coaches will then each pick one finalist. From the three finalists, the audience votes for the winner who will be awarded a trophy and most importantly, the title The Voice of the Ocean.
“Whether guests are up on stage or in the audience deciding who gets their vote, we know The Voice of the Ocean will be a huge hit with Princess guests,” said Adrian Fischer, vice president, entertainment for Princess Cruises. “Guests will feel like they are part of the globally popular TV show performing on a high tech set almost identical to the hit show, including rotating red chairs and a live Princess band with back-up singers. We’re excited to discover and foster undiscovered talent and offer guests a whole new way to express their love of music and performing.”
The Voice of the Ocean will launch on the line’s newest Regal Princess in October and will be followed by the Royal Princess and the Caribbean Princess in November. Eight more Princess ships will feature the new program as it continues to debut between January and May 2016.
For more information on The Voice of the Ocean, visit Princess Cruises‘ website here.
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