NBC’s The Voice season 15 announced a big change to the format which will impact the show’s competitors. The Voice will debut a special Comeback Stage companion series with Kelsea Ballerini which will air on YouTube, The Voice Official App, IGTV (Instagram), Facebook and NBC.com. The new companion series will offer six artists the opportunity to earn a spot in the Top 13 live shows.
According to NBC, Grammy Award nominee Kelsea Ballerini will mentor the six artists who auditioned for the show but were not selected by season 15 coaches Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine or Blake Shelton. “Comeback Stage” will have a 10 episode run.
The singing competition is also bringing back the block for season 15. For those unfamiliar with the block, it gives the coaches an opportunity to block a fellow coach during the Blind Auditions so that the blocked coach is unable to recruit the artist on their team.
Season 15 of the four-time Emmy Award-winning The Voice will premiere on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 8pm ET/PT.
Season 14 earned the top spot as the #1 alternative series among adults 18 to 49. The Voice was created by John de Mol and is executive produced by de Mol, Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Amanda Zucker, Kyra Thompson, and Stijn Bakkers.
The “Comeback Stage” Details: “‘Comeback Stage’ will pair the six Comeback Artists into three Battle Pairings, coaching each artist on an individual song. These artists will go head to head in a Battle Round, and Ballerini will determine the winner of each Battle Round. Then, in the next phase of the series, the three Battle Round winners will move forward to the ‘Comeback Stage’ Finals, each performing a final song in the series. Based on these performances, Ballerini will identify the final two artists who will move on to the final phase of the series and perform live for America’s vote.
On the Live Playoffs Results show airing Tuesday, Nov. 13, the final two Comeback Artists will return to The Voice stage to perform for America’s votes in the first Twitter Instant Save of the season. The winning Comeback Artist will then decide which team they would like to join moving forward in the competition: Team Kelly, Team Jennifer, Team Adam or Team Blake.”