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Blake Shelton: Danielle Bradbery is the most important artist to walk across the 'Voice' stage

It was all smiles from Team Blake’s season 4 champion last night at The Voice.

Danielle Bradbery had several dreams come true, winning the competition — and sharing a duet with one of her favorite artists.

“I’ve always wanted to perform with Hunter Hayes and he was so sweet and down to earth, it was just a blast up there with him,” Bradbery told EW after the show. READ FULL STORY

Will 'The Voice' ever find a Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood?

In 2002, 23 million viewers tuned in to watch Kelly Clarkson win the first season of American Idol, which translated to her debut post-show album, Thankful, selling 2.8 million albums to date, more than 2 million of which were sold in the first two years after its release. In 2011, 11.1 million viewers tuned in to watch Javier Colon win The Voice, which translated to his first album, Come Through for You, selling 46,000 copies to date, almost exactly two years later. So is Idol really just a better platform for musicians, or do these stats simply reveal the issue of a changing music industry?

No one can say for sure, but Idol‘s least successful winner, 2010’s Lee DeWyze, sold 146,000 albums, more than tripling Colon’s sales. Even Idol punch line William Hung sold 200,000 albums. And considering The Voice‘s season 2 winner, Jermaine Paul, hasn’t even released a debut album, maybe there is something missing from The Voice formula. Why can’t singers successfully transition from selling cover songs to selling albums of original music?
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'The Voice' finale: Bruno Mars, Florida Georgia Line, Nelly will perform -- EXCLUSIVE

Next week’s Voice finale really will have something for everyone.

NBC has unveiled two of the season 4 finale’s star attractions: Florida Georgia Line and Nelly, an unlikely duo who will tag-team their summer anthem “Cruise,” and Bruno Mars, who will appear with his Hooligans in a pre-taped performance of “Treasure.” Mars and the gang recorded the song in May, shortly before Mars’ mother died suddenly of a brain aneurysm.
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Cher to perform on 'Voice' finale

Before The Voice crowns someone who could be the next big superstar it will play host to one of the proven biggest superstars of all time. 

NBC announced today that your mom’s favorite singer Cher will perform on the June 18 finale of the reality show, which Monday airs performances from the show’s five remaining contestants — Danielle Bradbery, Michelle Chamuel, Amber Carrington, Sasha Allen, and The Swon Brothers.

The Oscar- and Grammy-winning performer will perform “Woman’s World,” the new single from her upcoming album of the same name, which drops Sept. 24. The network said the performance marks the singer’s first live TV performance in more than a decade.

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'Good Morning America' pulls away in ratings as 'Today' sinks

Even as Good Morning America solidifies its status as the most popular morning program, ABC isn’t the only network where executives have been smiling lately.

The CBS This Morning broadcast is actually growing at a faster rate, according to the Nielsen ratings company’s measurement of viewers during May. The CBS telecast, though, remains in third place behind Good Morning America and NBC’s struggling Today show.

It’s a remarkable time of viewer experimentation at a time of day when habits are often difficult to break. That has to be encouraging to CNN, which premieres its New Day morning program in two weeks.

During a newsy month, Good Morning America averaged 5.7 million viewers, up 10 percent from 2012. Its nearly million-viewer lead over Today, at 4.78 million, represents a dramatic shift; in May 2012, the two telecasts were nearly tied, with Today holding a slight lead. READ FULL STORY

'The Voice' gets longer episodes for final weeks

The Voice may be getting more buzz this week for the controversial remarks of coach Adam Levine after two favored contestants were eliminated than for the show itself, but the NBC singing competition is actually about singing — and lots of it.

The Voice will be airing two extra-long episodes on June 10 and June 17, as the finalists edge toward the finish line. The two-hour shows will maintain the same format, with competitors singing for the judges and America voting for whom they want to keep. The final voting will take place June 17, and the winner will be announced the following night.

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'The Voice' coaches do their best impressions of each other -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

When it comes down to what sets The Voice apart from other singing competitions, all signs point to the four individuals sitting in the red swivel chairs. Between the competitive witty banter and the always-growing bromance between Adam and Blake, the coaches are what make watching the show so much fun. And working side-by-side comes with its perks. For one thing, they get to know one another pretty well. Example A: We have an exclusive video of the coaches doing their best impressions of one another. From finger-pointing to catchphrases and one mention of Usher being a ninja, it’s evident that these four people observe more than just the contestants.

Watch the exclusive video below: READ FULL STORY

Blake Shelton sets date for Oklahoma tornado victims benefit concert to air on NBC

Things are coming together for the benefit concert that Oklahoma native Blake Shelton announced on Tuesday’s episode of The Voice. On Wednesday, May 29, NBC will air Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert to support victims of the fatal tornado that caused wreckage in central and eastern Oklahoma earlier this week.

The concert will be televised live from Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Energy Arena at 9 p.m. ET, raising funds for the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund. READ FULL STORY

'The Voice' champ Cassadee Pope: Hear her new single and learn who she's really pulling for in season 4 -- VIDEO

Cassadee Pope, the pop-rock singer who embraced her country roots to win season 3 of The Voice for Team Blake, will be returning to The Voice stage on June 4 to debut her new single, “Wasting All These Tears.” But fans will have to wait until fall for Pope’s full not-yet-titled album, which she promises will give fans the same mix of country and rock that she delivered on the show.

“[Fans] can expect a mixture. I grew up singing country music. It’s always spoken to me; it’s always felt natural,” Pope says. “Then I had a band. I did the whole rock thing as a teenager. Now I’m merging both. It’s very relevant to country music now, there’s a lot of country-rock, country-pop going on. What you saw on the show, me covering ‘Cry’ and ‘Stupid Boy,’ that stuff is very similar to my original songs, so they can expect the same kind of vibe.”

And although Pope still keeps in touch with former coach Blake Shelton, she can’t promise that you’ll hear him on her album… but she’s working on it. “I would love that,” she says. “I do have a song that I think would be great for him to sing on and hopefully that will work out. I still have to record that myself, so there’s still time. Hopefully we’ll get him in the studio and he’ll sing a verse or something like that.”

For now, Pope is preparing to open for The Band Perry and Rascal Flatts on the Live and Loud tour, starting May 30 and lasting through October. She’s also teamed up with Outnumber Hunger to help feed those in need. And when she gets a spare moment, which isn’t often, she tunes in to season 4 of The Voice, where she remains loyal to Team Blake. “I’m officially The Swon Brothers’ fan,” she says. “They blew my mind. I love them, and if they won I’d be so excited. But I gotta pull for a girl again. Gotta make it balance. It was two guys; now it’s gotta be two girls. Danielle I think has a real good chance.”

Her advice to the contestants? “Keep doing what they’re doing. Obviously, people love it. Stay true to themselves. To pull something out of a hat at this point when things are going so well and people are loving what they’re doing is just not the best move.”

Catch The Voice on NBC June 4 at 9 p.m.when Pope stops by to perform “Wasting All These Tears,” which you can check out below: READ FULL STORY

Blake Shelton and NBC planning benefit concert for Oklahoma tornado victims

Oklahoma native Blake Shelton opened last night’s Voice results show with an emotional ballad dedicated to the victims of Monday’s horrific tornado. He sang “Over You” with his wife, fellow country star Miranda Lambert, as the Red Cross’s phone number flashed onscreen.

And the musician isn’t stopping there. Shelton annouced last night that he’s also organizing a benefit concert for tornado victims that will air sometime soon on NBC.

Though details are sparse thus far, Shelton expects the benefit to come together quickly: “We’ll know more about it in the next 24 hours,” Shelton told Billboard Tuesday after The Voice. “I’m hoping it will raise a lot of money. Obviously it will be televised and will happen really quickly.” If this concert follows the model of NBC’s Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together benefit, it should air by this Friday. (That telethon, too, was thrown together after a natural disaster that occurred on a Monday.)

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NBC to preempt 'The Voice' recap for live tornado special

Missed The Voice‘s top 10 contestants performing last night? You’ll have to catch the show online: EW had confirmed that instead of tonight’s planned Voice recap episode, NBC will air a live special focused on the devastating tornado that killed at least 24 people and leveled dozens of homes, a hospital, and at least two schools in Oklahoma on Monday. READ FULL STORY

Christina Aguilera returning to 'The Voice'

Apparently, what a girl wants is an NBC homecoming. Original Voice judge Christina Aguilera will return for the fifth season of the peacock’s reality hit, sources confirm to EW. (TheWrap first reported the news.)

Aguilera and fellow original judge Cee Lo Green exited the series last winter at the end of season 3 to focus on their own music careers. Aguilera has been promoting her Lotus album and tour, while Green is working on his solo album Girl Power, as well as a reality show for TBS. They were replaced by Usher and Shakira for The Voice‘s spring edition, though NBC always expected both musicians to be back for the fall of 2013. And though Green has yet to sign a contract, he is reportedly also nearing a deal to return to the singing competition.

Sources say that Aguilera’s own contract is for about $12 million, a number exceeded by the paydays given to one-season wonders such as American Idol‘s Mariah Carey (widely reported to be $18 million) and The X Factor‘s Britney Spears ($15 million).

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'The Voice' has voting snafu, addresses on air

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NBC’s The Voice had a voting snafu this week and the show addressed the issue on the air Wednesday night.

Fans trying to vote online and via text message had difficulty casting their votes via the show’s well-established vote-tallying company, Telescope. The network says the issues would not have resulted in a different outcome in terms of which contestants are eliminated. Voice host Carson Daly opened tonight’s live show by bringing up the voting issue and introducing Telescope CEO Jason George. “Tonight we’d like to be completely upfront with you,” Daly said. “We noticed some inconsistencies with this week’s texting and online voting.”

Telescope also manages the voting for shows like Fox’s American Idol and The X Factor. “Our system caught an inconsistency in a portion of this week’s voting data,” George said in a statement. “For fairness, those votes have been removed from Monday and Tuesday’s results, but we want to assure fans and artists alike that this in no way affected the outcome for any team.”

NBC added in a statement: “On this week’s episodes of The Voice, we encountered issues with the systems used for online and SMS voting. We are addressing both issues, and in an abundance of caution are not counting the votes that may have been affected. Telescope, the independent company that administers voting for the show, has certified that removing those votes does not affect the outcome for any team.”

Four contestants will be eliminated on tonight’s edition of the NBC hit series, paring the field down to the Top 12.

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