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The Voice

The Voice

Photo Credit:  NBC
  • Premiered: 
    April 26, 2011
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  • Network: NBC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the Dutch TV series (The Voice of Holland) 
  • Subject Matter: Talent
  • Tags: musical

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Plot Synopsis

With the help of musical coaches, singers try to survive three elimination stages -- blind audition, battle phase, and live performances -- as they vie for the grand prize of a recording contract with Universal Republic and $100,000. During the blind audition, the coaches hear the singers perform but they are unable to see them. If impressed by the contestant's voice, that coach pushes a button to select the singer for his/her team. If more than one coach selects a competitor, that contestant gets to choose which coach to work with. During the battle phase, coaches develop their team of eight singers and then pit two of them against each other in front of a studio audience in a vocal face-off, where both competitors sing the same song and one is eliminated. When each coach is left with only four potential singing stars, the live performances begin, during which the TV audience votes to save one talent on each team, leaving the coach to decide live who they want to save and who will not move on. At last, each coach has his/her best contestant left standing to compete in the finale, where one singer wins the grand prize and is named "The Voice." Previous winners include: Javier Colon (Season 1); Jermaine Paul (Season 2); Cassadee Pope (Season 3); Danielle Bradbery (Season 4); Tessanne Chin (Season 5); Josh Kaufman (Season 6); Craig Wayne Boyd (Season 7). Sawyer (Season 8); Jordan Smith (Season 9); Alisan Porter (Season 10); Sundance Head (Season 11); Chris Blue (Season 12); Chloe Kohanski (Season 13); Brynn Cartelli (Season 14). Advisers for Season 8 include: Ellie Goulding for Team Adam, Lionel Richie for Team Pharrell, Nick Jonas for Team Christina and Meghan Trainor for Team Blake. Season 9 advisers include: Rihanna (key adviser); Selena Gomez (Team Gwen); John Fogerty (Team Adam); Brad Paisley (Team Blake); and Missy Elliott (Team Pharrell).

Season 10 of THE VOICE premiered on Monday, February 29, 2016 from 8-10pm ET/PT, with Christina Aguilera returning to join Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams as coaches for the new season. Plus, Miley Cyrus will be a key adviser guiding artists through their musical journey in the knockout rounds, while frequent judge Gwen Stefani acts as an adviser during the battle rounds for Blake. Other battle-round advisers for Season 10 include: Tori Kelly (Team Adam); P Diddy (Team Pharrell); and Patti LaBelle (Team Christina).

THE VOICE returned for its eleventh season on Monday, September 19, 2016 from 8-10pm ET/PT on NBC, as new coaches Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus take their places in the red chairs next to Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. One month earlier -- on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 10:30pm ET/PT -- NBC premiered a sneak peek of the eleventh season of THE VOICE. Following the Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony, NBC debuted the first 30 minutes of the new season, hosted by Carson Daly. The new season of THE VOICE airs regularly on Mondays (8-10 pm) and Tuesdays (8-10 pm).

On Monday, February 27, 2017 from 8-10pm ET/PT, NBC premiered the twelfth season of THE VOICE, as Gwen Stefani is back and joining Alicia Keys, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as coaches. Carson Daly is also returning as host. Plus, advisers Celine Dion (Stefani), John Legend (Levine), Luke Bryan (Shelton) and DJ Khaled (Keys) will help this season's coaches. In the two-hour season premiere, the competition is fierce, the talent is exceptional and the surprises abound as the four coaches all vie to discover and coach the next singing phenomenon from the country's best vocalists in the blind auditions. The vocalists compete to be selected by one of the coaches and fight for a chance to win the title of The Voice.

Season 13 of THE VOICE premiered on Monday, September 25, 2017 from 8-10pm ET/PT on NBC, with Jennifer Hudson, Miley Cyrus, Blake Shelton, and Adam Levine as the coaches for the new season. THE VOICE airs regularly Mondays (8-10pm) and Tuesdays (8-9pm).

NBC premiered the fourteenth season of THE VOICE on Monday, February 26, 2018 from 8-10pm ET/PT, with Alicia Keys returns to join Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and newcomer Kelly Clarkson as coaches. Carson Daly hosts his 14th season. In addition to four new advisers -- Julia Michaels (Adam), Trace Adkins (Blake), Shawn Mendes (Alicia), and Hailee Steinfeld (Kelly) -- this season also introduces "The Block," which allows one coach from blocking another coach from getting an artist during blind auditions.

Season 15 of THE VOICE premiered on Monday, September 24, 2018 from 8-10pm ET/PT on NBC. Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson join Adam Levine and Blake Shelton for the new season, with Carson Daly hosting his 15th season. Four new advisers -- Keith Urban (Blake), Thomas Rhett (Kelly), CeeLo Green (Adam), and Halsey (Jennifer) -- also join for Season 15. Returning for another season, "The Block" allows one coach from blocking another coach from getting an artist during Blind Auditions. Plus, this season THE VOICE has a fifth coach, singer Kelsea Ballerini, who is featured on a new online series called COMEBACK STAGE, where she coaches six deserving artists not selected during Blind Auditions. One singer from COMEBACK STAGE re-enters the competition during the live shows.

The sixteenth season of THE VOICE premiered on Monday, February 25, 2019 from 8-10pm ET/PT on NBC, as EGOT winner John Legend joins returning coaches Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, as well as host Carson Daly. Plus, the new season features these advisers: Khalid (John), Kelsea Ballerini (Kelly), Charlie Puth (Adam), and Brooks & Dunn (Blake).

THE VOICE returned for Season 17 on Monday, September 23, 2019 from 8-10pm ET/PT on NBC, with Carson Daly and Blake Shelton each returning for their seventeenth season as host and coach, respectively. They are joined by returning coaches Kelly Clarkson and John Legend, and coach Gwen Stefani, who last appeared in Season 12. Advisers for the new season include: Usher (John), Darius Rucker (Blake), Normani (Kelly), and (Gwen). In the season premiere, the talent is exceptional and the competition is fierce as the coaches vie to discover and coach the next singing phenomenon in the Blind Auditions. The vocalists compete to be selected by one of the coaches and fight for a chance to be named "The Voice."
On Tuesday, December 17, 2019 from 9-11pm ET/PT, NBC premiered the two-hour finale of THE VOICE's 17th season, immediately following a one-hour special:

"Live Cutdown Show" (8-9pm; special): In anticipation of the season finale, relive the artists' performances before the winner is crowned. During this one-hour special, check in live with host Carson Daly, A-list guests and the final four artists as they prepare for the live finale. Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani star as the celebrity panel of coaches.

"Live Finale (Part 2") (9-11pm; Season 17 finale): Host Carson Daly will reveal who America has chosen to be the winner. The star-studded season finale will feature special performances by superstar recording artists Jennifer Hudson, Black Eyed Peas, Luke Combs, Lady Antebellum, Dua Lipa and Season 16 winner Maelyn; as well as musical collaborations with the Top 4 finalists: Ricky Duran, Jake Hoot, Katie Kadan, and Rose Short. Fan-favorite contestants also return for unforgettable performances. Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani star as the celebrity panel of coaches.

THE VOICE returns for its 18th season on Monday, February 24, 2020. Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend all return as judges, and they'll be joined by first-time judge Nick Jonas.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by One Three, Inc.
  • Produced by Talpa Content USA
  • Produced by Warner Horizon Television