The Voice (U.S. TV series)

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The Voice
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Genre Reality television
Format Interactive singing competition
Created by John de Mol
Directed by Alan Carter[1]
Presented by
Judges
Composer(s) Martijn Schimmer
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 136 (as of April 15, 2014)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Ashley Baumann
  • Carson Daly
  • Keith Dinielli
  • May Johnson
  • Bart Kimball
  • Michael Matsumoto
  • David Offenheiser
  • Teddy Valenti[1]
Location(s) Los Angeles, California[1]
Camera setup Multicamera
Running time 44–104 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Picture format
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original run April 26, 2011 (2011-04-26) – present
Chronology
Related shows The Voice (franchise)
External links
Official website

The Voice is an American reality television singing competition broadcast on NBC. Based on the original The Voice of Holland, the concept of the series is to find new singing talent (solo or duets) contested by aspiring singers, age 15 or over,[2] drawn from public auditions. The winner is determined by viewers by voting through telephone, Internet, SMS text, and iTunes Store purchases of artists' performances. They receive US$100,000 and a record deal with Universal Music Group for winning the competition. There have been five winners of the show to date: Javier Colon, Jermaine Paul, Cassadee Pope, Danielle Bradbery, and Tessanne Chin.

The Voice began airing on April 26, 2011, as a spring TV season program. The show proved to be a hit for NBC and was subsequently expanded into the fall cycle when season three premiered on September 10, 2012. The series employs a panel of four coaches who critique the artists' performances. Each coach guides their teams of selected artists through the remainder of the season. They also compete to ensure that their act wins the competition, thus making them the winning coach. The original judging panel consisted of Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green. Shakira and Usher replaced Aguilera and Green in season four and six, while Pharrell Williams replaced Green in season seven. The show is hosted by Carson Daly.

Conception[edit]

An adaption of The Voice of Holland, NBC announced the show under the name The Voice of America in December 2010;[3] its name was soon shortened to The Voice.[4] In each season, the winner receives $100,000 and a record deal with Universal Republic Records (seasons 1 & 2), Universal Music Group (season 3–).

Coaches and hosts[edit]

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Adam Levine

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Blake Shelton

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CeeLo Green
(2011–2013)
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Christina Aguilera

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Shakira
(2013–)
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Usher
(2013–)
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Pharrell Williams
(2014–)
Coaches Seasons
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Adam Levine
Blake Shelton
Cee Lo Green
Christina Aguilera
Usher
Shakira
Pharrell Williams

CeeLo Green of Gnarls Barkley and Adam Levine of Maroon 5 became the first confirmed coaches in February 2011,[5] followed by Christina Aguilera[6] and Blake Shelton in March.[7] Aguilera and Green did not return for season four and were replaced by Shakira and Usher as substitute coaches.[8] Aguilera and Green then returned for season five, while Shakira and Usher returned for season six respectively.[9][10] In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres in February 2014, Green revealed that he will not be returning to The Voice.[11] On March 31, 2014, it was announced that Pharrell Williams would become Green's replacement.[12]

Carson Daly has hosted the series since the inaugural season.[13] Alison Haislip served as the original "backstage, online and social media correspondent"[14] and was replaced by Christina Milian. Milian did not return for season five, due to her commitments as a contestant on season 17 of Dancing with the Stars. It was reported that Milian was open about a return for season six,[15] but she did not return.

Coaches' advisors[edit]

Battle round advisers are first listed.
Season Adam Levine Cee Lo Green Christina Aguilera Blake Shelton Ref.
1 Adam Blackstone Monica Sia Furler Reba McEntire [16]
2 Alanis Morissette
Robin Thicke
Babyface
Ne-Yo
Jewel
Lionel Richie
Kelly Clarkson
Miranda Lambert
[17]
3 Mary J. Blige Rob Thomas
Jennifer Hudson1
Bill Withers2
Pat Monahan3
Billie Joe Armstrong
Ron Fair1
Michael Bublé
Scott Hendricks1
[18]
[19]
[20]
4 Hillary Scott4 Shakira Usher Sheryl Crow4 [21]
[22]
[23]
[24]
Joel Madden
Cee Lo Green4
Pharrell Williams4
Aakomon Jones5
Taylor Swift6
5 Ryan Tedder Cee Lo Green Christina Aguilera Cher [25]
[26]
Miguel Ed Sheeran
Jeri Slaughter7
6 Aloe Blacc
Chris Martin8
Shakira Usher The Band Perry
Chris Martin8
[27]
[28]
[29]
[30]
[31]
Miranda Lambert
Chris Martin8
Jill Scott
Chris Martin8
Notes
  1. ^ During the week of the Top 10 performances, Cee Lo Green, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton brought in Jennifer Hudson, Ron Fair and Scott Hendricks respectively to help them coach their teams.
  2. ^ During the week of the Top 8 performances, Cee Lo Green brought in Bill Withers to help coach his contestant Nicholas David on his performance of "Lean on Me".
  3. ^ Due to being sick during the rehearsals of the Top 6, Cee Lo Green brought in Pat Monahan to coach his team for the week. Green did however pick the songs which his team members would sing that week and kept in touch with them by phone.
  4. ^ The mentors of the Battle Rounds reprised their roles during the week of the Top 10 performances except Joel Madden who was working on The Voice in Australia. Shakira instead brought in Cee Lo Green to help coach her team that week.
  5. ^ During the week of the Top 12 performances, Usher brought in his choreographer Aakomon Jones to help coach his team.
  6. ^ During the week of the Top 6 performances, Taylor Swift attended Michelle Chamuel's rehearsal of "I Knew You Were Trouble".
  7. ^ During the week of the Top 8 performances, Christina Aguilera brought in her choreographer Jeri Slaughter to help coach her team.
  8. ^ With the replacement of the Knockout Round with the "Battles, Round 2", Coldplay frontman Chris Martin will serve as the sole advisor for every team.

Selection process and format[edit]

Each season begins with the "Blind Auditions", where coaches form their team of artists (8 in season one, 12 in seasons two, four, five & six, and 16 in season three) whom they mentor through the remainder of the season. The coaches' chairs are faced towards the audience during artists' performances; those interested in an artist press their button, which turns their chair towards the artist and illuminates the bottom of the chair to read "I want you." At the conclusion of the performance, an artist either defaults to the only coach who turned around, or selects their coach if more than one coach expresses interest.[32]

In the "Battle Rounds", each coach pairs two of his or her team members to perform together, then chooses one to advance in the competition. In each season, coaches are assisted by celebrity mentors that are different each season. A new element was added in season three; coaches were given two "steals", allowing each coach to select two individuals who were eliminated during a battle round by another coach.

The Knockout Rounds were also introduced in season three. A pair of artists within a team are selected to sing individual performances in succession. They are not told until a few minutes prior to their performances who their partner is. The artists get to choose their own songs in this round, although they continue to get help and advice from their respective coaches. At the conclusion of the performances, coaches would decide which one of each pair gets to advance to the next round.[32] Just like in the battle rounds, the coaches can steal one eliminated artist from another coach starting with season five.

The "Battles, Round 2" were introduced to replace the Knockout Rounds in season six.[32] Similar to the Knockout Rounds, each singer will be paired randomly within their team. One celebrity key adviser will also assist all four of the coaches and their teams in preparation of these rounds. Coaches give each Battle pairing a list of songs and each pair must agree on which song to sing.[33] Each coach would still decide which of their singers in each pair will advance to the next round. The coaches will also be allowed one steal as well.[34]

In the final live performance phase of the competition, artists perform in weekly shows, where public voting narrows to a final group of artists and eventually declares a winner.[32] The coaches have the power to save one artist that had not received the public's vote that week. As of season two, these artists would give a last chance performance to win their coach's save. However, in deciding who moves on to the final four phase, the television audience and the coaches have equal say 50/50. With one team member remaining for each coach, the contestants compete against each other in the finale where the outcome is decided solely by public vote. In the first two seasons, one contestant from each team would advance to the final four. Due to the possibility of having multiple potential winners on the same team, eliminations were adjusted in season three to eliminate contestants who earned the lowest number of votes, thus not guaranteeing a coach a contestant in the (reduced) final three.[35]

Voting system[edit]

In a first for a music competition series, NBC and Universal Republic Records offered fans of the show the ability to vote for their favorite artists by purchasing the studio versions of the songs that they perform on the live show each week via the iTunes Store. Alternative methods of voting can be done through toll-free phone calls, text messaging (provided by Sprint), and through online votes via NBC.com and Facebook. Each method is limited to ten votes per user. Voting lasts for twelve hours after the live shows.

As of the top 12 results show of season three, producers made changes in the voting system with regards to iTunes singles purchases. Previous voting via iTunes purchases of contestant performances had previously only counted singly during the official voting window and only accredited to the live show in concern. If a competitor's performance charts within the Top 10 of the iTunes "Top 200 Singles Chart" during this window, it will be given an iTunes bonus that multiplies iTunes votes made in the 12-hour voting window by ten. Starting in season five, the iTunes bonus multiplier is now five for the studio versions of the songs performed by the competitors. The finale's vote count will include a 'Cumulative iTunes Vote Total' of all singles (from top 12 onwards) purchased during and outside of the various voting windows, with iTunes bonuses previously earned.[36]

Only the studio recording of the contestants' performances, not the live performance, are available on iTunes. In the first season, the battle rounds were recorded in the studio with both artists in the pairing. However, from season two onwards, only the winner's version of the song from the battle round is released. With the introduction of the Knockout Rounds in season three, where each contestant sang a separate song, only the winner's single is released.

Also in season five is the Instant Save. During the live elimination episodes, viewers were able to tweet the contestants by using their Twitter account to decide which contestant from the bottom three will move on to the next show starting with the Top 12.

Series overview[edit]

     Team Adam
     Team Blake
     Team Cee Lo
     Team Christina
     Team Shakira
     Team Usher
     Team Pharrell
Season Premiere Finale Winner Runner-up Other finalist(s) Winning coach Hosts Coaches
11 April 26, 2011 June 29, 2011 Javier Colon Dia Frampton Vicci Martinez Adam Levine Carson Daly (main)
Alison Haislip (backstage)
Adam Levine
Cee Lo Green
Christina Aguilera
Blake Shelton
Beverly McClellan
22 February 5, 2012 May 8, 2012 Jermaine Paul Juliet Simms Tony Lucca Blake Shelton Carson Daly (main)
Christina Milian (backstage)
Chris Mann
33 September 10, 2012 December 18, 2012 Cassadee Pope Terry McDermott Nicholas David Blake Shelton
4 March 25, 2013 June 18, 2013 Danielle Bradbery Michelle Chamuel The Swon Brothers Blake Shelton Adam Levine
Shakira
Usher
Blake Shelton
5 September 23, 2013 December 17, 2013 Tessanne Chin Jacquie Lee Will Champlin Adam Levine Carson Daly Adam Levine
Cee Lo Green
Christina Aguilera
Blake Shelton
6 February 24, 2014[37] May 20, 2014 Adam Levine
Shakira
Usher
Blake Shelton
Note
  1. ^ In the first season, third and fourth places were a draw between Beverly McClellan and Vicci Martinez.
  2. ^ In the second season Tony Lucca came in third place and Chris Mann came in fourth place.
  3. ^ Effective since the third season, three contestants were advanced to the final round.

Season synopses[edit]

Season 1[edit]

The first season of The Voice premiered on April 26, 2011, and concluded on June 29. The coaching panel consisted of Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton. Carson Daly and Alison Haislip respectively appeared as the host and social media correspondent. Contestant auditions were held in Chicago, New York, Miami, Nashville, Minneapolis, Austin, Los Angeles, and Seattle during January and February.[38]

It delivered the highest 18–49 rating for a series premiere on a major broadcast network since Undercover Boss debuted after the Super Bowl in February 2010. It became the first new primetime series of the season (from ABC, CBS, NBC, or Fox) to increase in adults 18–49 and total viewers from its first week to its second. Owing to the strong performance of The Voice, NBC offered expanded two-hour live episodes of the show beginning June 7, following America's Got Talent, and added an additional results show.

Each coach was allowed to advance four contestants to the live shows:

Four contestants were advanced to the final round. Colon was announced as the winner of the season, while Frampton was declared the runner-up. Third and fourth places were a draw between McClellan and Martinez.

Season 2[edit]

The second season of The Voice premiered on February 5, 2012 as the lead-out program after Super Bowl XLVI; it concluded on May 8. The original coaching panel remained intact, while Haislip was replaced by Christina Milian as the social media correspondent. Its regular time slot held a 6.7 rating, 17 share in adults 18–49, 17.8 million viewers overall and winning every half-hour in adults 18–49, adults 18–34, adults 25–54 and total viewers versus first-run competition on ABC, CBS, Fox and CW. The shows' continued premiere on Monday delivered NBC's highest 18–49 rating in this time period, excluding Olympics, in nearly eight years (since February 16, 2004) and the network's biggest overall non-Olympic viewership in the slot since January 15, 2007. That season, Kia Motors, Sprint and Starbucks became the official sponsors of The Voice.

Each coach was allowed to advance six contestants to the live shows:

Four contestants were advanced to the final round. Paul was announced as the winner of the season, while Simms was declared the runner-up. Lucca and Mann placed third and fourth, respectively.

Season 3[edit]

The third season of The Voice premiered on September 10, 2012, and concluded on December 18. All personnel returned from the previous season.

Each coach was allowed to advance five contestants to the live shows:

Three contestants were advanced to the final round. Pope was announced as the winner of the season, while McDermott and David placed second and third, respectively.

Season 4[edit]

The fourth season of The Voice premiered on March 25, 2013, and concluded on June 18. The coaching panel was modified for the first time in the series' history, with Shakira and Usher replacing Aguilera and Green during their hiatuses from the program. Daly and Milian continued appearing for their respective positions. 13.64 million viewers tuned in, up from last season by 1.36 million viewers.

Each coach was allowed to advance four contestants to the live shows:

Three contestants were advanced to the final round. Bradbery was announced as the winner of the season, while Chamuel and The Swon Brothers placed second and third, respectively.

Season 5[edit]

The fifth season of The Voice premiered on September 23, 2013, and concluded on December 18. The original coaching panel was reinstated with the returns of Green and Aguilera which was promoted with an advertisement featuring the coaches' cover version of "Reunited" by Peaches & Herb.[39] However, Milian left her position as the social media correspondent before production began, at which point Daly assumed her former duties. This was the final season to feature Green as a coach after he announced in February 2014 that he would not be returning to The Voice.

Each coach was allowed to advance five contestants to the live shows:

Three contestants were advanced to the final round. Chin was announced as the winner of the season, while Lee and Champlin placed second and third, respectively.

Season 6[edit]

The sixth season of The Voice premiered on February 24, 2014.[37] Levine and Shelton returned for their sixth consecutive season, Shakira and Usher replaced Green and Aguilera as coaches for a second season, and Daly returned as host. New to this season were the replacement of the Knockout Round with the "Battles, Round 2" as well as the elimination of the live interactive component of the Playoffs.

Each coach was allowed to advance three contestants to the live shows:

Season 7[edit]

The seventh season of The Voice scheduled for Fall 2014 will include Pharrell Williams as a new coach to replace Cee Lo Green, a regular of The Voice in seasons 1, 2, 3 and 5. The rest of the coach line-up will be confirmed at a later date.[12]

Reception[edit]

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Recipients Result Source
2011 TCA Awards Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming The Voice Nominated [40]
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Breakout Show The Voice Won [41]
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Reality Competition The Voice Nominated [42]
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Male Personality Adam Levine Nominated [42]
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Female Personality Christina Aguilera Nominated [42]
ALMA Award Favorite TV Reality, Variety, or Comedy Personality or Act Christina Aguilera Nominated [43]
2012 GLAAD Media Awards Outstanding Reality Program The Voice Nominated [44]
People's Choice Awards Favorite TV Competition Show The Voice Nominated [45]
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Reality Competition The Voice Nominated [46]
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Male Personality Cee Lo Green Nominated [46]
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Female Personality Christina Aguilera Nominated [46]
ALMA Award Favorite TV Reality, Variety, or Comedy Personality or Act Christina Aguilera Won [47]
Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Reality Series – Competition The Voice Won [48]
TCA Awards Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming The Voice Nominated [49]
Billboard Mid-Year Music Awards Best Music Reality Show The Voice Won [50]
Tubey Awards Best Competitive Reality Show The Voice Nominated [51]
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Reality-Competition Program The Voice Nominated [52]
Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Award Outstanding Art Direction for Variety or Nonfiction Programming The Voice Nominated [53]
Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Award Outstanding Hairstyling for a Multi-Camera Series or Special The Voice Nominated [54]
Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Award Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Series The Voice Nominated [55]
2013 People's Choice Awards Favorite TV Competition Show The Voice Nominated [56]
People's Choice Awards Favorite Celebrity Judge Adam Levine Nominated [56]
People's Choice Awards Favorite Celebrity Judge Christina Aguilera Nominated [56]
Producer's Guild of America Awards Outstanding Production in Reality Television Programming The Voice Nominated [57]
Kid's Choice Awards Favorite Reality Show The Voice Nominated [58]
Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Reality Series – Competition The Voice Won [59]
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Reality-Competition Program The Voice Won [60]
Billboard Mid-Year Music Awards Best Music Reality Show The Voice Won
2014 People's Choice Awards Favorite TV Competition Show The Voice Won
Producers Guild of America Award Outstanding Producer of Competition Television The Voice Won
Kids Choice Awards Favorite Reality Show The Voice Nominated

Ratings[edit]

The first season premiered strong at 11.78 million viewers, and actually grew upon that audience through its first season. In the 18–49 demographic, the show constantly found itself in the top 5. For its average season rating, the show landed itself as No. 20 with total viewers at nearly 12 million viewers. In the 18–49 rankings, the show was No. 4 at a 5.4 ranking.

The second season premiered on Super Bowl Sunday, February 5, 2012, and for a while managed to keep a 6.0 in the adults 18–49 demographic and 17 million viewers. Partnering The Voice with Smash (NBC's musical drama) helped NBC win the Monday night ratings. However, by Monday, April 9, the ratings had fallen to a 4.0 rating in the adult 18–49 demographic.

The third season premiered on Monday, September 10, 2012 to 12.28 million viewers and a 4.2 rating in the 18–49 demographic and has since then grown to a season high 4.8 rating in the 18–49 demographic on October 8, October 15 and 29, 2012 and a 4.9 rating in the finale.[61] The Voice, along with NBC's new drama, Revolution has once again led NBC to win every Monday night of the season so far, just like it did last season. On Tuesdays, comedies Go On and The New Normal have been successful thanks to The Voice, leading NBC to be the only network of the Big 5 to grow in ratings from last season.

The fourth season premiered on Monday, March 25, 2013 to a 13.64 million viewer audience, scoring a 4.8 in the 18–49 demographic but fell back to a 12.41 million viewer audience. In the 18–49 demographic, this first episode had a 4.1 score.

The fifth season premiered on Monday, September 23, 2013 scoring 14.98 million viewers and a 5.1 in the 18–49 demographic.

The sixth season premiered on February 24, 2014 and was watched by 15.74 million viewers with a 4.7 rating in the 18–49 demographic. It was up from last season's premiere by .76 million viewers.

Season Time slot (ET) # Ep. Premiered Ended TV season Rank Viewers
(in millions)
Date Premiere viewers
(in millions)
Date Finale viewers
(in millions)
1
Tuesday 9:00 pm (episodes 1–2, 7–9, 11)
Tuesday 10:00 pm (episodes 3–6)
Wednesday 8:15 pm (episode 10)
Wednesday 8:00 pm (finale)
12
April 26, 2011
11.78[62]
June 29, 2011
11.05[63] 2010–11 No. 20 12.33[64]
2
Sunday 10:21 pm
Monday 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 pm
21
February 5, 2012
37.61[65]
May 8, 2012
11.90[66] 2011–12 No. 9 15.76[†][67]
3
Monday 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 pm (episodes 3, 19)
Thursday 8:00 pm (episode 20)
32
September 10, 2012
12.28[68]
December 18, 2012[69]
14.13[70] 2012–13 No. 11 14.16[71]
4
Monday and Tuesday 8:00 pm
28
March 25, 2013
13.64[72]
June 18, 2013
15.59[73]
5
Monday 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 pm (episodes 2, 4, 6)
Tuesday 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 pm (episode 15)
27
September 23, 2013
14.98[74]
December 17, 2013
14.01[75] 2013–14
6
Monday 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 pm
26[76]
February 24, 2014
15.86[77]

^ Including an episode that aired after a live broadcast of the Super Bowl:[78]

  • 10:19–10:30 = 46.786 million viewers (retention: 76.68% – football game itself reached a peak of 118.355 million viewers)
  • 10:30–10:45 = 39.494 million viewers
  • 10:45–11:00 = 36.310 million viewers
  • 11:00–11:15 = 32.630 million viewers
  • 11:15–11:21 = 31.792 million viewers

La Voz Kids[edit]

In 2013, the American Spanish-language network Telemundo (a subsidiary of NBCUniversal Television Group) introduced a children's version of The Voice, in Spanish, called La Voz Kids, featuring contestants, ages 7 to 15. Prizes include $50,000 cash for their education and a recording contract with Universal Music Group. The show debuted on May 5, 2013 and is hosted by Jorge Bernal (from Al Rojo Vivo con Maria Celeste) and Daisy Fuentes. The coaches in this show are Prince Royce, Paulina Rubio and Roberto Tapia. The first season lasted 13 episodes with the season finale airing on July 28, 2013.

Broadcast[edit]

The show premiered in Canada on April 26, 2011 on CTV and TVA. In Asia, the series aired on August 21, 2011 on AXN.[79] It premiered in New Zealand on July 16, 2011 on TV2, Australia on August 9, 2011 on Go!, South Africa on October 5, 2011 on SABC 3, and in Ireland on January 8, 2012 on RTÉ One.[citation needed] It eventually aired in the United Kingdom on March 24, 2012 on BBC One[citation needed] and on March 31, 2012 in the Philippines on Studio 23.[80] Subsequently, RTÉ and BBC moved on to produce their own versions of The Voice.

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Preceded by
Glee
2011
Super Bowl lead-out program
The Voice
2012
Succeeded by
Elementary
2013