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On the Scene at 'The Voice' semifinals: Cole Vosbury and James Wolpert say goodbye; plus, Cassadee Pope and the Swon Brothers
On Tuesday night, The Voice said goodbye to Cole Vosbury and James Wolpert before crowning season 5’s top three contestants. EW was on the scene at the live elimination show and got the chance to chat with the newly eliminated contestants right after the show wrapped.
Team Adam’s James Wolpert was the first of two contestants to be eliminated during the semifinals, and the Pittsburgh local said he wasn’t surprised. “I was super prepared for it, but it’s still painful when you’re up there and you have to say goodbye to everybody in the moment,” said Wolpert, who’s looking at being eliminated as “an opportunity to start looking toward the future.”
As for what’s next, it sounds as though Wolpert plans to hit the ground running now that his time on The Voice has come to an end. The singer said he already has “frameworks and very vague foundations” for his own original music. “I think the next goal is going to be to cut a record as soon as I can…and put that out into the universe and go on tour as soon as possible.”
Like Wolpert, Vosbury “just kind of sensed” that he would be going home this week. “Even though I was praying for a miracle, I knew my number was up today, so today was a different experience. I think me and James both were just kind of like, ‘Yeah, it’s us two. It’s going to be us two.’ We knew it all day long.”
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Last week, Entertainment Weekly hung out in the recording studio with The Voice top five contestants and got a sneak peek as to what Will Champlin, Tessanne Chin, Jacquie Lee, Cole Vosbury, and James Wolpert will be performing on the show tonight. Unfortunately, we can’t spill the beans as to what each contestant will be singing tonight — song choices must be kept under wraps until the live performances — but we did get a chance to speak with contestants about the thought process behind their songs this week.
Read on to find out what The Voice finalists had to say about what songs they’ll be performing when The Voice airs live at 8 p.m.:
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Fans of NBC’s The Voice are probably all too familiar with the footage you see of contestants’ individual practice sessions with their coaches that rolls just before the singers take the stage. Oftentimes, this footage puts its central focus on showing the contestants fine-tuning their singing, but if this new exclusive clip from NBC is anything to go by, there’s a lot that ends up on the cutting-room floor in the editing process.
The short, two-minute clip features a nice mix of lighthearted moments between the coaches and their contestants. Most notably, we see Preston Pohl joking around with Coach Adam Levine about how The Voice has changed him for the worst, Nic Hawk making good on his promise of trying to teach Coach Blake Shelton how to dance, and CeeLo Green getting his groove on with the house band.
All in all, it’s nice to see that despite tonight’s looming elimination night, there’s still room for fun to be hand on set among contestants and coaches alike.
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On Monday NBC’s The Voice kicked off the first night of its live shows with performances from members of Team Adam and Team Blake.
Team Blake contestant Nic Hawk, now notorious for his unique and upbeat renditions of Top 40 singles, got the crowd going with an energetic performance of Robin Thicke, Pharrell, and T.I.’s summer hit, “Blurred Lines.”
If the audience reaction to Hawk’s performance on Monday night was anything to go by, the charismatic pop singer might very well be one of the frontrunners for the singing competition’s fifth season.
Check out what Nic had to say about being on Team Blake and what his strategy is for sticking in the competition below!
The Voice has been ruling the ratings this fall. So why not throw the show a parade?
NBC’s singing competition hit is joining the annual Tournament of Roses Parade. The network has been told this is the first time in the memory of current parade organizers that a broadcast television show has been asked to participate (in other words: It might be the very first time, but nobody is 100 percent sure). The nationally televised event will be 125 years old, after all.
The parade is held in Pasadena in conjunction with the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day. Each year features about 40 floral-decorated floats (I’m thinking a lot of red and white roses for The Voice, yes?).
The news comes as The Voice celebrates season 3 winner Cassadee Pope getting some serious career traction, landing the No. 1 album on the iTunes country chart last week. The Voice was knocked last year by X Factor guru Simon Cowell, who said the NBC show may be doing well in the ratings, but hasn’t produced a star. Well, now it has (not to rain on Cowell’s parade … oh, that’s right, he’s not in one).
Whether you recognize the name Cassadee Pope from her one-time band, Hey Monday, or as the season 3 winner of The Voice, you’re about to get the opportunity to know her a lot better. On Oct. 4, CMT will premiere Cassadee Pope: Frame by Frame, a six-part docuseries that follows the Voice winner’s journey from reality-TV hit to full-time singer-songwriter, and we’ve got an exclusive first look at the show.
“I was actually approached by CMT about it, and I have to admit, at first I didn’t want people to think that I just do reality shows now,” Pope says. “And then the more we got to talking about it the more I realized it wasn’t going to be like your everyday reality show. It’s raw, and it’s gritty, and it’s not super polished.”
In terms of a timeline, Team Blake’s Pope won The Voice in December of 2012, and the docuseries started filming the following March when she was wrapping up her first album, which is also titled Frame By Frame and will be available Oct. 8. The series kicks off during Pope’s radio tour and concludes after she finishes shooting her first music video, totaling about three months of her post-Voice life.
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She hardly even had to try. Tessanne Chin makes her incredible version of Pink’s “Try” seem effortless as she takes The Voice by storm on Tuesday night’s episode. Watch her performance and then watch the judges squabble over the unique singer:
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NBC says The Voice is getting four new advisers, with Cher among them.
The network said Monday that coach Blake Shelton picked Cher to work with in the upcoming fifth season. As an adviser, the pop star will help Shelton groom his chosen contestants as they try to advance in the singing contest.
The other coach-adviser pairings include Christina Aguilera and Ed Sheeran; Adam Levine and Ryan Tedder, and, as EW previously reported, CeeLo Green and Miguel.
The Voice, hosted by Carson Daly, returns Sept. 23 on NBC.
When The Voice first hit the reality-television scene years ago, there were a number of things that set it apart from other singing competitions — including the chemistry between coaches Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton. And now, after a season without Aguilera and Green, the original foursome is reuniting for season 5 … and it feels so good.
In NBC’s newest promo, Levine and Shelton are enjoying a fishing trip together, reminiscing about how much they miss the show’s original divas by singing “Reunited,” when Aguilera and her killer vocals emerge from a critter-filled forest, and Green, who has since become Poseidon, rises from the depths of the sea to join the performance. But how will they get everyone safely to set? Oh, that’s right! Carson Daly has a yacht! As Green put it, “Now that is ridiculous.”
Watch the newest Voice promo below:
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It looks like The Voice coaches are turning to rising stars to give their teams a little extra advice in the show’s upcoming fifth season. First, Christina Aguilera brought in Ed Sheeran as her team’s mentor, and now EW has learned exclusively that CeeLo recruited Miguel to help his team through the Battle Rounds.
Previous mentors have included Kelly Clarkson, Alanis Morissette, Robin Thicke, Jewel, and more.
The Voice premieres Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. on NBC,with the Battle Rounds kicking off on Oct. 14.
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