"The Voice" -- The series consists of three phases: a blind audition, a battle phase, and live performance shows. Four judges/coaches, all noteworthy recording artists, choose teams of contestants through a blind audition process. Each judge has the length of the auditioner's performance (about one minute) to decide if he or she wants that singer on his or her team; if two or more judges want the same singer (as happens frequently), the singer has the final choice of coach.
Each team of singers is mentored and developed by its respective coach. In the second stage, called the battle phase, coaches have two of their team members battle against each other directly by singing the same song together, with the coach choosing which team member to advance from each of four individual "battles" into the first live round. Within that first live round, the surviving four acts from each team again compete head-to-head, with public votes determining one of two acts from each team that will advance to the final eight, while the coach chooses which of the remaining three acts comprises the other performer remaining on the team.
In the final phase, the remaining contestants (Final 8) compete against each other in live broadcasts. The television audience and the coaches have equal say 50/50 in deciding who moves on to the final 4 phase. With one team member remaining for each coach, the (final 4) contestants compete against each other in the finale with the outcome decided solely by public vote.
Status: Airing Season 4
Premiere: April 21, 2011
Genre: Game-Show | Music | Reality-TV
Network: NBC (USA)
Airs: Mondays & Tuesdays at 8:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Season 4 -- ?? Episodes
NBC announced on September 25, 2012 that it ordered two more seasons
of the show for the spring and fall of 2013.
Carson Daly will host this season for fourth time in a row, but the judges' line-up is seeing a change for the first time since inception of the show. Coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will be staying, but Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera are being replaced by Usher and Shakira in order to focus on their music careers, however Green and Aguilera are expected to return to the show eventually, with Green stating that he expects to return for the fifth season.
4x01 -- Mar 25, 2013 -- The Blind Auditions - Part 1
4x02 -- Mar 26, 2013 -- The Blind Auditions - Part 2
4x03 -- Apr 01, 2013 -- The Blind Auditions Continue
4x04 -- Apr 02, 2013 -- The Blind Auditions Continue
4x05 -- Apr 08, 2013 -- The Blind Auditions Continue
4x06 -- Apr 09, 2013 -- The Blind Auditions Continue
4x07 -- Apr 15, 2013 -- The Battles Premiere (1)
4x08 -- Apr 16, 2013 -- The Battles (2)
4x09 -- Apr 22, 2013 -- The Battles (3)
4x10 -- Apr 23, 2013 -- The Battles (4)
4x11 -- Apr 29, 2013 -- The Knockouts, Part 1
4x12 -- Apr 30, 2013 -- The Knockouts, Part 2
4x13 -- May 01, 2013 -- WEDNESDAY -- The Road to the Live Shows -- The best moments of the season so far; the top 16's journey; previously unseen footage of the coaches.
4x14 -- May 06, 2013 -- The Live Playoffs, Part 1
4x15 -- May 07, 2013 -- The Live Playoffs, Part 2
4x16 -- May 08, 2013 -- WEDNESDAY -- The Live Playoffs, Results
4x17 -- May 13, 2013 -- Live Top 12 Performances
4x18 -- May 14, 2013 -- Live Eliminations
4x19 -- May 20, 2013 -- Live Top 10 Performances
4x20 -- May 21, 2013 -- Live Eliminations
4x21 -- May 27, 2013 -- Live Top 8 Performances
4x22 -- May 28, 2013 -- Live Eliminations
4x23 -- Jun 03, 2013 -- Live Top 6 Performances
4x24 -- Jun 04, 2013 -- Live Eliminations
4x25 -- Jun 10, 2013 -- Live Semi-Final Performances
4x26 -- Jun 11, 2013 -- Live Semi-Final Results
4x27 -- TBA
4x28 -- TBA
Season 3 -- 32 Episodes
Sep 10, 2012 through Dec 18, 2012
All original coaches remain. Producers have confirmed a few changes that have been implemented this season, to avoid having multiple singers deserving of being in the final four on the same team. Each coach will be able to select 16, as opposed to 12, contestants to be on their initial team. Secondly, during the battle rounds, each coach will have two 'steals' to pick up singers from another team. Each coach will bring only five contestants to the live shows. The team mentors have been decided as Mary J. Blige for Levine's team, Michael Buble for Shelton's team, Rob Thomas for Green's team, and Billie Joe Armstrong for Aguilera's team.