Christina Aguilera is returning to The Voice for the show’s eighth season, NBC announced today. Aguilera, who was one of the show’s original coaches, will join Voice regulars Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and seventh season newbie Pharrell. READ FULL STORY
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The Voice launches its seventh season next week, with Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams joining the well-established buddy comedy that is Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. At a press luncheon for the show earlier this month, the coaches and host Carson Daly—minus Williams—discussed the new group’s dynamic and how Levine and Shelton welcomed the two newcomers into the fold. (Levine claimed to be nice; Shelton said “I’m going to beat you.”) Stefani also revealed she has a great description of Williams up her well-tailored sleeve. (She was wearing pinstripes; Levine wore a Hawaiian shirt.) Here are six tidbits EW gleaned from their conversation.
Adam Levine is stepping behind the camera. The Voice judge and Maroon 5 frontman is developing a comedy inspired by his childhood for NBC, EW has confirmed.
When the cameras turn off, how do the judges of The Voice, old and new, really interact with one another? How do they interact with this year’s talent? Entertainment Weekly was on the scene at a Universal Studio’s sound stage as the hit music competition show filmed its season seven blind auditions, reporting on the new judges, new talent, and new season. Here’s what was heard and seen on the set of The Voice.
Around noon, a diverse crowd—young and old, male and female, hailing from all sorts of backgrounds—walked into the aforementioned sound stage to the soundtrack of the nearby amusement park’s studio tour blaring the Jurassic Park theme. (Need a refresher? Click here.) John Williams has a way of sticking in your head and staying there all day, but it didn’t last long: His ’90s anthem was soon replaced by a mix of Top 40 megahits and indie favorites.
Fans filed in, anxiously anticipating the day ahead. “I’m going to cry when I see Adam [Levine],” an excitable girl sitting behind me said. I can’t verify whether there were tears, but the screams were certainly deafening when the judges appeared before the crowd. I’d like to think her all-consuming enthusiasm was amplified because Levine, who went platinum blonde last season, is back to brunette (a welcome return). On this particular day, at least. READ FULL STORY
Season 6 of The Voice finally has a winner! Find out what this season’s champion and his or her coach had to say about the victory below. WARNING: Major spoilers ahead!
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As season 6 of NBC’s The Voice comes to a close, EW caught up with the top three contestants — Christina Grimmie, Josh Kaufman, and Jake Worthington — to find out what they’re going to take away from this experience regardless of who takes home the crown during Tuesday night’s live season finale. Find out what the contestants had to say below: READ FULL STORY
NBC’s hit singing competition is well known by now for shaking up the rules to keep things fresh, and this season The Voice did just that by introducing the Twitter save feature, a concept that allows fans to get involved and decide the fate of which artist in the bottom three gets to go on to sing another week. With season 6 coming to a close next week, EW caught up with show host and executive producer Carson Daly to find out how he thinks the new feature fared overall during its inaugural season. READ FULL STORY
Fans of NBC’s The Voice have still got a ways to go before they see Gwen Stefani and Pharrell sit in the infamous rotating judge’s chairs, but that didn’t stop the newly appointed season 7 judges from hitting the stage at Monday night’s show to perform one of their most successful collaborative hits, “Hollaback Girl.” We caught up with current coach Adam Levine after the show to find out what he’s looking forward to most about working with Stefani and Williams: READ FULL STORY
Emotions ran high when The Voice’s top 10 took the stage Monday night.
Team Usher’s Bria Kelly got hit pretty hard during Monday night’s top 10 episode of The Voice, when her performance of Avril Lavigne’s “I’m With You” received quite a bit of criticism from the other coaches. After the show, we caught up with Kelly’s mentor, Usher, to find out how he plans to use the criticism as a teaching tool. READ FULL STORY
Fans have been buzzing since last week about the possibility of No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani joining The Voice as a mentor next season. While NBC is keeping tight-lipped on the subject, The Voice vet Adam Levine said he’d be very excited if there’s any truth to the rumors.
“I’m a huge fan — she’s a wonderful human being, and I love her to pieces,” Levine said of Stefani. “She’s so talented. She’s just great.”
Fellow coach Blake Shelton chimed in and said that, while he has never actually met Stefani, he’s very aware of who she is. “I know some of [No Doubt's] music — I’m not too familiar, but I look forward to beating anybody on this show, honestly!” READ FULL STORY
NBC’s The Voice switched to live shows for the first time this cycle on Monday night, but a chunk of viewers shrugged off the next phase of the hit reality competition series.
The Voice was down 15 percent from last week’s episode in the adult demo to mark its lowest Monday performance ever (chart below), yet still once again charted as the night’s top-rated show. The Voice typically tends to dip somewhat when it moves away from the spinny-chairs audition rounds. At least the show provided some high-wire drama when a Top 12 contestant endured a live TV microphone fail.
At 10 p.m., NBC was surely thankful to see The Blacklist steady with last week’s performance despite having a weaker lead-in this time and original competition from ABC’s Castle.
Speaking of, ABC’s rival reality veteran Dancing With the Stars had lousy news, down 9 percent to post its lowest rating this cycle.
Over on CBS, 2 Broke Girls was down 9 percent from last week’s debut in the 8 p.m. slot. The network is hoping this show can be a kick-starter for the block like How I Met Your Mother was, but this dip is a tad worrisome (maybe last week’s guest star Lindsey Lohan needs to be a series regular? … No, we don’t really believe that).
On The CW, Tomorrow People returned from a three week break and plummeted 40 percent from its most recent original. The CW has nothing but hard choices to make in terms of which of its bubble shows (Tomorrow, Beauty and the Beast, The Carrie Diaries, Hart of Dixie) it renews for another season. The rest of the night’s shows were largely on par. Full chart: READ FULL STORY
The spinny chairs will be put into storage and Blake Shelton and Adam Levine will have to move their man-crush to Twitter, but the music won’t end once The Voice crowns a season 6 champion.
The Voice 2014 Tour will visit 31 cities across the country this summer, with this season’s top performers and fan favorites from years past hitting the stage. Season 5 winner Tessanne Chin, runner-up Jacquie Lee, and third-place finisher Will Champlin are confirmed, along with the memorable Dia Frampton from season 1. They’ll be joined by the Top 3 singers from season 6, who will be decided on the May 20 finale of the NBC singing competition.
Rounding out the roster will be a to-be-determined fan favorite, who will be chosen in May via social media. READ FULL STORY
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