The Recruiting Strategies Of The Voice Coaches

The Voice is viewed by millions of fans every season with the blinds being, undeniably, the most exciting part of each season. What do the coaches listen for? What do those tune-perfect ears hear that mine don’t?  But more than that is the vulnerability each coach shows in deciding to be on the show. What if nobody picks your team? What if only three people want to be coached by you? In steps the recruitment strategy of The Voice, where each coach has to win people over in their own individual way. Should you be pushy? Should you let people come to you? Should you get Dolly Parton to appear in video for you? Here are the recruitment processes we’ve witnessed from each coach: Adam Developer. Cultivator. Focus. He’s got the skinnies, the falsetto, the tattoos. He’s got the swagger and he’s got the strategy. Team Adam is team focus: he’s looking for x,y,z and he will make it very known when and if you fit into the overall vision of his team. He zeroes in on exactly what he wants and he doesn’t hit his button just because someone else has (cough, Miley, cough). He thinks potential-first and begins the coaching phase right from the blinds. He’s a natural teacher, a developer, and he knows you have sh*t to learn (especially from him). [WPGP gif_id=”6078″ width=”600″] Miley Relator. Individualizer. #YouGotThis. This comes as a surprise to no one –the coach wearing pasted pink flowers to her denim jacket is most certainly team express yourself. Her recruitment on The Voice involves making everyone feel individual, special, and mining out the “what makes you you?” emotion. (Dare we say she’s Dr. Seuss re-incarnate?) She attracts those who want to appear to be different (hello mustard yellow...