The Voice Tweaks Its Schedule

Poster for The Voice
Poster for 'The Voice' - © NBCUniversal, Inc.

Two nights just weren’t enough for the third season premiere week of NBC’s The Voice, so the network’s expanded the event to three nights. Season three kicks off with auditions on September 10th, 11th, and the just-added 12th, all at 8pm. The judging panel from seasons one and two – Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton – return, as does host Carson Daly as well as social media correspondent Christina Milian.
Monday the 10th’s show will open with the judges demonstrating unity, performing together on stage. They’ll be singing “Start Me Up” before turning the spotlight over to this season’s potential contestants.
And for those expecting the same system in place for this season of The Voice, you’re in for a bit of a surprise as the selection process has been shaken some with coaches now able to ‘steal’ a singer from another team.
Here’s the Scoop on The Voice [Courtesy of NBC]:
– During the blind auditions, the decisions from the musician coaches are based solely on voice and not on looks. The coaches hear the artists perform, but they don’t get to see them — thanks to rotating chairs. If a coach is impressed by the artist’s voice, he/she pushes a button to select the artist for his/her team. At this point, the coach’s chair will swivel so that he/she can face the artist he/she has selected. If more than one coach pushes their button, the power then shifts to the artist to choose which coach they want to work with. If no coach pushes their button, the artist is eliminated from the competition
– Once the teams are set, the battle is on. Coaches will dedicate themselves to developing their team of artists, giving them advice, and sharing the secrets of their success along with the help from their celebrity advisers. During the battle rounds, the coaches will pit two of their own team members against each other to sing the same song together in front of a studio audience. After the vocal battle, the coach must choose which of his/her singers will advance to the next round of competition, while the losing artist is available to be stolen by another coach.
– At the end of the battles, only the strongest members of each coach’s roster remain and proceed to the new knockout rounds. The artists will be paired again with a member of their team, but this time they find out only minutes before performing who they are being compared against. The artists each select their own song to perform individually, while their direct competitor watches and waits. They are vying for their coach’s confidence and decision to take them to the live shows. Their coach will choose the winner and the artist not selected will be sent home.
– In the final live performance phase of the competition, the top artists from each team will compete each week against each other during a live broadcast. The television audience will vote to save their favorite artists and the two artists with the lowest number of votes will be sent home each week. In the end, one will be named The Voice and will receive the grand prize of a recording contract.
Watch the promo trailer:

Source: NBC
Posted by Rebecca Murray