Michael Sanchez to Participate in “The Voice: Neon Dreams”

Michael Sanchez is bringing his Voice experience to Las Vegas…

The Latino musician and pianist, a contestant on The Voice in season 11, will lead the band of The Voice: Neon Dreams, a show featuring all-star vocalists from NBC’s Emmy-winning reality singing competition.

Michael Sanchez

The show, opening in the spring of 2018 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, will feature season 10 winner Alisan Porter, Chris Mann (season two), Mary Sarah (season 10), Matthew Schuler (season five), and Matt McAndrew (season seven).

They’ll be joined by future winners of the show and backed by a versatile band led by Sanchez.

“Over the last three years, we’ve worked tirelessly with our partners at NBC, Talpa Media and the Hard Rock Hotel to develop one of the most unique and engaging music experiences on the planet,” said BASE Entertainment Creative Director, Vincent Marini. “From the unrivaled talent, to the one-of-a-kind lobby experience, to the venue’s innovative 360-degree design, The Voice: Neon Dreams will be an electrifying ride through nearly every musical genre you can imagine. So whether you’re a fan of the hit TV show or a just a fan of great music, this is the new Las Vegas production you have to see.”

“We’re extremely proud to be the home of The Voice: Neon Dreams, which is another Vegas first and destined to be one of the most spectacular entertainment offerings in the city,” said Hard Rock Hotel & Casino COO Jody Lake.  “We couldn’t ask for a better complement to the continuing expansion and evolution of our property.”

The Voice: Neon Dreams is not just a concert, but an entire experience which includes an exclusive exhibition-style lobby space that gives an exclusive look inside The Voice. It will feature one-of-a-kind memorabilia, including the show’s original signature chairs signed by the coaches who used them; an interactive exploration of The Voice around the world; the digital Coaches Corner; and a chance for ticketholders an opportunity to follow their own “neon dreams and record an audition in one of four cutting-edge recording suites for a chance to sing onstage that night and compete for a coveted spot on a future season of The Voice.

Lovato Performs Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas” for the Obamas

Demi Lovato isn’t afraid to tackle Mariah Carey’s music this holiday season…

Demi Lovato

During TNT‘s Christmas in Washington special, which aired Friday night, the 20-year-old part-Mexican singer/actress and The X Factor judge performed Carey’s classic “All I Want for Christmas” with President Obama and the First Family in the front row.

Late-night talk show host Conan O’Brien served as host of the telecast, which was taped in Washington D.C.’s National Building Museum.

Additional performers included former American Idol winner Scotty McCreery, who recently released an album of holiday music, as well as Smash star Megan Hilty and former The Voice finalist Chris Mann.

Lovato to Perform on TNT’s “Christmas in Washington” Special

Demi Lovato will be spending Christmas in our nation’s capital…

The 20-year-old half-Mexican singer and The X Factor judge, who will be performing in VH1’s annual Divas concert, will headline the annual Christmas in Washington special airing December 21 on TNT, along with “Gangnam Style” sensation PSY and the Supreme Diana Ross.

Demi Lovato

Late-night talk show host Conan O’Brien will host the telecast, which will be taped in Washington D.C.’s National Building Museum, for the second consecutive year.

Additional performers include former American Idol winner Scotty McCreery, who recently released an album of holiday music, as well as Smash star Megan Hilty and former The Voice finalist Chris Mann.

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will attend.

This is the 14th year TNT will be broadcasting Christmas in Washington to benefit the Children’s National Medical Center.

Carey to Perform on NBC’s “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” Special

It looks like Mariah Carey will have a Green Christmas in the Big Apple…

The 42-year-old Grammy-winning singer and new American Idol judge has signed on to participate in NBC’s 15th annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center television special alongside The Voice’s Cee Lo Green.

Mariah Carey

The holiday special, which celebrates the lighting of the Christmas tree in New York’s Rockefeller Center, will air on Wednesday, November 28 at 8:00 pm ET.

Carey and Green will be joined by other big-name performers during the special, including Rod Stewart, country crooner Trace Adkins, singer-songwriter Victoria Justice, former The Voice competitor Chris Mann, and Italian pop-opera trio Il Volo.

Celebrities Billy Crystal and Bette Midler will also make appearances during the special event hosted by Today co-host Savannah Guthrie and weatherman Al Roker.

This year’s telecast will also include a special one-hour pre-show broadcast from 7:00 -8:00 pm ET.

The special holiday event will feature the lighting of the 80-foot tall, world-famous Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.

Aguilera Takes the “Voice” Stage for a High-Octane Performance

Proving she’s the ultimate fighter with some serious pipes, Christina Aguilera took to The Voice stage on Monday night’s live episode.

The 31-year-old half-Ecuadorian singer and coach of NBC’s hit singing competition performed her empowerment anthem “Fighter” with her four remaining contestants.

Christina Aguilera

But Aguilera didn’t break into her Top 20 single, right away… First, the Grammy-winning singer teased her fellow Voice coach Blake Shelton.

Wearing a blinged-out leotard, fishnets and a cowboy hat, Aguilera ribbed Shelton with his own song “Hillbilly Bone” and later tossed a wad of cash at the country star as bare-chested cowboys danced next to his chair.

Then Aguilera’s team members Chris Mann, Ashley De La Rosa, Jesse Campbell and Lindsey Pavao joined their coach and the Crenshaw High School choir on stage to perform a rousing rendition of “Fighter.”

The performance brought a little levity to the night as Aguilera and Shelton would each be forced to send one of their singers home at the end of the quarterfinals performance episode.

In the end, Aguilera elected to send Jesse Campbell packing, but not before reassuring her team members that no matter the results this would be just the beginning of bigger and better things for each of them.