Snoop Dogg’s role as ‘Mega Mentor’ a big hit on ‘The Voice’

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(NBC) – The “Knockout Round” competition continues tonight on “The Voice,” with Snoop Dogg serving as Mega Mentor. 

The hip-hop legend might seem like an out-of-the-box choice as “The Voice’s” Mega Mentor, but not to John Legend.

“People might underestimate the level of musicianship and understanding of the craft of being a great artist that Snoop brings to the table,” said Legend.

And with more than 40 million album sales to his credit along with 20 Grammy nominations, Snoop was ready to share what he’s learned.

“You have to learn how to, you know, make your vocals move and groove and you have to learn how to perform,” expressed Snoop. “So this is like actually a school.”

A very high-profile classroom. Where he aimed to bolster the artists’ self-esteem.

“That’s really what I was aiming for, to give them the confidence to continue to do what they do, no matter if there’s 5,000 people or if there’s 5 million people watching,” said Snoop.

And 20 seasons into the voice Blake Shelton says Snoop’s visit was a major milestone for him.

“I’ll look back at that, always and go, my God, I sat in a chair next to Snoop Dogg! Who would have ever thought that I would get to do something like that, y’know?” remarked Shelton.

A unique chance for the artists and the coaches heading into tonight’s Knockout Rounds on “The Voice.”

Watch “The Voice” tonight at 8 p.m. on NBC4, followed by an all-new episode of “Debris” at 10 p.m.

About “The Voice”

The four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series “The Voice” returns with the strongest vocalists from across the country invited to compete in the show’s newest season.

Pop music sensation Nick Jonas reclaims his red chair alongside superstar returning coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, and Blake Shelton for Season 20. Carson Daly returns as host.

This season’s Battle Advisors include:

  • Team Kelly: International chart-topping Grammy-Award winning artist Luis Fonsi
  • Team Nick: Multi-hyphenated Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actor and musician Darren Criss
  • Team Legend: Icon and Grammy-winning R&B singer Brandy
  • Team Blake: Grammy-winning country music duo Dan + Shay

Season 20 marks the 10-year anniversary of “The Voice.”

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