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Do you have what it takes to be a star? 'The Voice' is holding Tucson auditions

Do you have what it takes to be a star? 'The Voice' is holding Tucson auditions

Country star Blake Shelton, right, with fellow star Trace Adkins, is unlikely to be in Tucson for the local auditions.

Maybe somebody whispered in the ears of the producers for NBC’s talent competition “The Voice” about the extraordinary musical talent in Tucson.

That could explain why the show is sending its scouts our way on April 6 in search of talent strong enough to compete on the highly-rated vocal competition show.

Judges — don’t hold your breath for Blake Shelton and Adam Levine to make the trip — will hold auditions at Casino del Sol, 5655 W. Valencia Road, in the Paradiso Lounge from noon to 5 p.m.; registration opens at 10 a.m.

Judges will select only one grand-prize winner, who will receive travel expenses to move onto an audition with the casting director in Los Angeles.

Here’s the 411 on the Tucson auditions:

  • You must be 13 or older as of Sept. 1, around the time the show is set to debut next season.
  • The first 200 to register are guaranteed a 60-second, on-stage a cappella audition before a panel of judges.
  • No instruments are allowed.
  • You can’t hold a spot in line for a friend.
  • Download and fill out the official release form before you go. You can find it at

“The Voice” has held auditions in Tucson several times since the show debuted in 2010.

Contact reporter Cathalena E. Burch at or 573-4642. On Twitter @Starburch

Cathalena has covered music for the Star for the past 20 years. She's a graduate of Arizona State University has worked at Sedona Red Rock News, Niagara Gazette in Niagara Falls, New York; and USA Today.

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