Contestants on NBC's "The Voice" singing talent show must sign a 32-page contract that allows the network to ignore votes and publicly disclose the results of medical tests.
According to the New York Daily News, the contract allows NBC to change the rules at any time, get rid of contestants whenever they want, ignore the program's voting system, and force singers to have medical and/or psychological testing, which can be aired on the show.
Contestants must also agree that the show “may be disparaging, defamatory, embarrassing [and] may expose [them] to public ridicule, humiliation or condemnation.”
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Singers must also allow the "The Voice" to “portray [them] in a false light.”
If any of "The Voice" contestants dare reveal their slave-like contract, they can be sued by NBC for up to $1 million.
However, segments of "The Voice" contract were recently revealed on Twitter by a user with the handle "@OfficialTVC."
According to Radar Online, these strange rules may be why contestant Judith Hill was kicked off the show last season even though fans loved her.
In response, NBC said in a statement: “The integrity of our competition shows, including ‘The Voice,’ is of the utmost importance to NBC. All audience votes on ‘The Voice’ are administered and certified by Telescope.”
Sources: Radar Online and New York Daily News