15CONTESTANTS HAVE TO SIGN CRAZY INTENSE CONTRACTS
Generally, competition reality shows are known for protecting themselves from any liability when it comes to the contestants who are competing for the prize. Though that is true, it certainly looked really bad when a particular contract between The Voice and one of its contestants leaked on the Internet in
Among other things, the leaked document stated to contestants that “The show ‘may be disparaging, defamatory, embarrassing and may expose them to public ridicule, humiliation or condemnation,’” and that “Contestants can be forced to undergo medical and psychological evaluations, and NBC is allowed to publicize the results.”
Again, it is standard practice for a reality show to protect itself from contestants who may want to sue the production team and network for this or that reason, but for a family-friendly show such as The Voice, the leaked document did not bode well, and seemed to go a tad too far.