R&B singer/songwriter Ne-Yo is the latest artist to sign on as a member of a reality television singing competition. The Grammy nominated musician will act as an advisor for the second season of NBC’s “The Voice.” He joins Babyface as an additional mentor on Team Cee-Lo (Green).
One of reasons Ne-Yo elected to join the reality competition was because the show focuses on vocal talent. “It’s about the talent. Before there was music videos; before there was the internet and all of that stuff; all you had was the voice — that was it,” said Ne-Yo.
He will prep contestants for the grand prize when “The Voice” begins on February 5, 2012.