The coaches of “The Voice” evoked the Rat Pack era with a cool swagger in the vintage-styled promo for the NBC vocal competition, reported Rolling Stone. This season’s coaches, Adam Levine of Maroon 5, Blake Shelton, Alicia Keys, and Kelly Clarkson performed in a recreation of a 1960s style nightclub in Las Vegas, showing off their versatility and vocals.
The promo, filmed in black and white, was styled to recall the era of the 1960s in Las Vegas when singers Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin epitomized cool as they led the group of entertainers known as the Rat Pack. Adam Levine and Blake Shelton crooned a duet of Frank Sinatra’s hit “Fly Me to the Moon,” while cracking jokes. Sinatra and Martin had a swagger that made them the coolest guys in the room, which Levine and Shelton emulated with their relaxed posture and easy jokes. Martin often joked about his alcohol consumption, just as Shelton does in his act, so the duo bantered about the glass in Shelton’s hand as they produced smooth vocals.
Alicia Keys and Kelly Clarkson were sitting in the audience, amid waitresses dressed in costumes decorated with elaborate feathers and rhinestones. Levine and Shelton introduced the ladies and they strutted to the stage to perform a stirring rendition of Nina Simone’s jazz-blues hit “Feeling Good,” backed by an orchestra. The two singers exchanged sophisticated vocals as they alternated polished phrases and ended in thrilling harmony.
Season 14 of “The Voice” will premiere on NBC Television Network on Feb. 26.