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Talent show The Voice coming to BBC One

Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera
Image caption Christina Aguilera is joined by Adam Levine on the panel of judges in the US show

The Voice, the talent show which sees judges choose contestants in a 'blind' audition process, is coming to the BBC.

The show, which made a record-breaking debut in the Netherlands earlier this year, will be shown on BBC One in 2012.

A US version of the show, featuring Christina Aguilera on the judging panel, debuted on NBC in April.

"It's a big, exciting and warm-hearted series and will be a fantastic Saturday night event," said BBC One controller Danny Cohen.

The show was devised by John de Mol, who created the Big Brother format, who says it "stands for a new generation in its genre".

The programme sees four judges each select a team of contestants during a blind audition process.

Two singers from each team are then be pitted against each other, and after singing the same song, one is eliminated.

Remaining contestants will compete in a series of live broadcasts, with the TV audience helping judges to decide who will proceed.

Former X Factor stars Dannii Minogue and Cheryl Cole are among those who have been tipped to act as judges in the show.

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