CeeLo Green is done with The Voice, it seems. And that means one thing: The producers have a swiveling chair to fill.
Now, while I’m sad about his departure — judging panel chemistry is hard to find; just ask The X Factor — I have to admit that I’m not Simon-Cowell-leaving-Idol devastated. More than a loss, this is an opportunity. And it should not be squandered.
When the subject came up on The Editor’s Hour on EW Radio (Sirius XM 105), we threw around some ideas. My dream pick? Bruno Mars. Putting aside the issue of his availability (he’s currently on tour), Mars would have a lot to teach the contestants about being a bold performer and stage presence. Some critics say the wow-factor has so far escaped those who have walked away with the Voice crown, resulting in winners who fail to make a splash like American Idol winners Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood have. I think Bruno Mars could be the answer to the problem.
Co-hosts Katie Atkinson and Keith Staskiewicz had their own suggestions, and you can hear those below. And share your own![soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/135893557" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&visual=true&show_comments=false&color=false&show_user=false&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]