Mark Burnett On 'The Voice' Season 2: Judges Will Be 'Very,Very Competitive'

July 18, 2011 By:
Mark Burnett On 'The Voice' Season 2: Judges Will Be 'Very,Very Competitive'

The Voice stood its ground next to other talent competition shows this year, making a huge debut and keeping steady ratings throughout the season.

People loved watching Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine at each other’s throats week after week, and the performers were not only phenomenal, they had interesting back stories.

All four judges—Christina, Adam, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton are set to return for season 2. Producer Mark Burnett talked to Hollyscoop about what we can expect from the judges next season:

“I think you’ll see them very, very competitive. I think now, they all got through one quick season…and clearly Adam won with Javier, and all the other coaches are all [thinking], ‘ok, game on’.”

Last season, Christina and Adam we’re already competitive. Their fights when from good-natured ribbing to passive-agressive awkwardness. One can only imagine what will go down in season 2.

The Voice was nominated in the reality category of this year’s Emmy Awards, alongside Dancing With the Stars and American Idol. Burnett will be producing the awards show, with Jane Lynch hosting.

“I think she’s brilliant. She is so funny,” Burnett told HS. “She will only be the third women ever to host the Emmys, which is kind of incredible. We had a lot of fun, we’re already having a lot of fun--now we know the nominations. We can plan a bit more.”

And speaking of the nominations, Lynch nabbed her own for the role of Sue Sylvester in Glee.

Burnett tells Hollyscoop, “I was so thrilled to see Jane Lynch was nominated. She was my first nominee choice.”