Dolly Parton has her eye on "The Voice." During an interview with "In Touch," the "9 to 5" singer revealed she'd like to join the NBC singing competition as a coach.
“I've been asked to do 'American Idol' and 'The X Factor' almost every time there's a new season,” Parton said. She's turned them down, but would be open to doing "The Voice." Why? There's not a lot of judging.
"You don’t have to judge that much -- and I hesitate to judge people," she said.
Currently, "The Voice" is in its third season and the coaches are Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green.
In response to Parton's comments, Mark Burnett, the executive producer of "The Voice," told HuffPost in a statement:
I love Dolly Parton. She is an AMAZING singer, an amazing actor, and she shines such a light for the world.
I am sure Blake is calling her to help him as I write this.
Both Shelton and Aguilera have spoken out about the positivity of "The Voice.".
"I've never had really a style of coaching," Shelton told Examiner. "I just kind of approach it with each artist is a different artist, and they have different things they need to work on. Some artists just need me to stay out of their way, and some of them maybe need a little guidance here and there ... I'm just a guy that has some advice for them and hopefully it's right and hopefully they listen."
"I wanted to do 'The Voice' to show that we can be positive," Aguilera said. "We don't have to knock people down."
Aguilera's last contestant for Season 3, Dez Duron, was eliminated during the November 27 installment. Aguilera will sit Season 4 out, but could return for future seasons. Shakira will be replacing Aguilera and Usher will replace the also departing Cee Lo Green.
"The Voice" Season 3 airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EST on NBC.
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