Ryan Seacrest Joins ‘Today Show’ to Talk About ‘The Voice’ [VIDEO]
Ryan Seacrest is launching his second closed-circuit media center called “The Voice” in the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) this morning. ‘Voice’ studios serve as creative outlets for sick children who have spent the majority of their lives ill. The Ryan Seacrest Foundation helps fund the construction of the studios, including the original ‘The Voice’ media center in the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Ryan joined Matt Lauer on The Today Show this morning to discuss ‘The Voice’ as well as reveal which celeb guest will be visiting.
At a young age, Ryan got involved with broadcast and radio, helping him become the major success he is today. He realizes that these studios could help create the next “Ryan Seacrest”: “Well, for me this is exactly how I started! I wasn’t actually allowed to use the microphone when I first started in radio, I was just allowed to press the ‘play’ button. But in reality, the young broadcasters out there in America would be discovered in a facility just like this.” Not to mention, the patients at CHOP and the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta are being exposed to state-of-the-art broadcast and radio equipment, giving them valuable experience and knowledge of a radio studio. And even if ‘The Voice’ is not the birth place of hundreds of prodigy hosts and DJ’s, Ryan simply wants the kids to use it as a fun activity: “I wanted to come up with something they can do while they’re here because some of them are here for quite a while.”
With the help of local interns, children will be able to basically produce their own radio show: “They can be a DJ or a host, they can be interviewed and they can interview each other and also we’ll have celebrity guests stop by and perform for them.” Speaking of celebrity guests, after a construction worker spilled to one of the children which hot celebrity will be stopping by ‘The Voice’ to hang out with the kids, word started getting around. Ryan confirmed their suspicions and revealed that yes, indeed Selena Gomez will make a highly awaited stop at the studio this morning.
Check out Ryan’s clip from the Today Show to watch his interview with Matt Lauer below! Check back to RyanSeacrest.com to get updates about Selena Gomez’s visit to ‘The Voice’.