The Voice (U.S. season 1)

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The Voice
Season 1
Broadcast from April 26, 2011 (2011-04-26) – June 29, 2011 (2011-06-29)
Judges Christina Aguilera
Cee Lo Green
Adam Levine
Blake Shelton
Host(s) Carson Daly
Alison Haislip (Social Media correspondent)
Broadcaster NBC
Winner:
Javier Colon
Javier Colon in January 2012.jpg
Origin Stratford, Connecticut
Song "Stitch by Stitch"
Genre(s) R&B, neo-soul, soul, acoustic
Runner-up
Dia Frampton
Chronology
  2011

The Voice is an American reality talent show. The series is part of the The Voice franchise and is based on a similar competition format in the Netherlands, The Voice of Holland. The show is hosted by Carson Daly, with Alison Haislip serving as the backstage and social networking correspondent. The winner receives $100,000 and a record deal with Universal Republic Records. Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Maroon 5 lead vocalist Adam Levine and Blake Shelton are the coaches. Each team of singers are mentored and developed by their coach. In the second stage, coaches have two of their team members battle against each other by singing the same song, with the coach choosing which team member to advance. In the final phase, the remaining contestants compete against each other in live broadcasts. The television audience helps to decide who advances. When one remains for each coach, the four contestants compete against each other in the finale.

The American series premiered on April 26, 2011 on the NBC television network.[1] The winner of the first season was Javier Colon, mentored by coach Adam Levine, the finale airing on June 29, 2011. It immediately proved to be a hit for NBC and the network renewed the show for a second season.[2][3]

Overview[edit]

The Coaches of The Voice (U.S.)

Christina Aguilera
Cee Lo Green
Adam Levine
Blake Shelton

The series consists of three phases: a blind audition, a battle phase and live performance shows. Four coaches, all famous musicians, choose teams of contestants through a blind audition process. Each coach has the length of the auditioner's performance (about one minute) to decide if he or she wants that singer on his or her team; if two or more coaches want the same singer (as happened with all but one singer in the premiere episode), then the singer gets to choose their coach. In the final 32 (live shows), Aguilera, Green, Levine and Shelton were joined by Sia Furler, Monica, music producer Adam Blackstone and Reba McEntire.[4]

Cities where the auditions were held.

Auditions[edit]

Contestant auditions were held in eight cities across the United States between mid-January and mid-February 2011: Chicago, New York, Miami, Nashville, Minneapolis, Austin, Los Angeles, and Seattle.[5] Contestants were also allowed to submit an online applications, which ended on March 1, 2011.[6][7] For the online auditions, contestants were required to sing one of ten preselected songs.[7]

Contestants on The Voice as revealed by airing of promotional advertisements or shows were Javier Colon,[8] Frenchie Davis,[9] Nakia,[10] Lukas Rossi,[11] Cherie Oakley, and Dia Frampton.[8]

Coaches, host, and social media correspondent[edit]

In late February 2011, NBC began announcements of the coaches for the series. First to sign on were Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine (frontman for Maroon 5).[12] Christina Aguilera came on board in early March 2011.[13] Blake Shelton was added as the final coach on March 7, 2011.[14]

Carson Daly was announced as the show's first host.[15] Alison Haislip was announced as the show's "backstage online and social media correspondent" during the live shows.[16]

Blind auditions[edit]

Color keys
   Coach hit his/her "I WANT YOU" button
     Artist defaulted to this coach's team
     Artist elected to join this coach's team
     Artist eliminated with no coach pressing his or her "I WANT YOU" button

Episode 1 (April 26)[edit]

The first of two Blind Audition taped episodes was broadcast on April 26, 2011. The coaches performed coach Cee Lo's song, "Crazy" at the start of the show.[17]

Order Artist Age Hometown Song Coach's and contestant's choices[18]
Adam Cee Lo Christina Blake
1 Tarralyn Ramsey 31 Jacksonville, Florida "Breathe"
2 Patrick Thomas 20 Nashville, Tennessee "Live Like You Were Dying"
3 Jared Blake 32 Star City, Arkansas "Good Girls Go Bad"
4 Vicci Martinez 26 Tacoma, Washington "Rolling in the Deep"
5 Sonia Rao 24 Freehold Township, New Jersey "If I Ain't Got You"
6 Elenowen (Josh & Nicole Johnson) N/A Nashville, Tennessee "Falling Slowly"
7 Frenchie Davis 31 Los Angeles, California "I Kissed a Girl"
8 Kelsey Rey 20 Sebastian, Florida "American Boy"
9 Jeff Jenkins 22 Jones Creek, Texas "Bless the Broken Road"
10 Rebecca Loebe 27 Atlanta, Georgia "Come as You Are"
11 Joann Rizzo 56 Freehold Township, New Jersey "I Say a Little Prayer"
12 Xenia 16 Temecula, California "Breakeven"
13 Tje Austin 27 Austin, Texas "Just the Way You Are"
14 Javier Colon 33 Stratford, Connecticut "Time After Time"
15 Beverly McClellan 41 Fort Lauderdale, Florida "Piece of My Heart"

Episode 2 (May 3)[edit]

The second and final episode of the Blind Audition rounds was broadcast on May 3, 2011.

Order Artist Age Hometown Song Coach's and aritst's choices[19]
Adam Cee Lo Christina Blake
1 Cherie Oakley 29 Nashville, Tennessee "Gunpowder & Lead"
2 Devon Barley 19 Mattapoisett, Massachusetts "I'm Yours"
3 Joshua Hand 29 West Palm Beach, Florida "Paparazzi"
4 Raquel Castro 16 Long Island, New York "Bleeding Love"
5 Emily Valentine 23 Hollywood, California "Sober"
6 Niki Dawson 19 Jacksonville, Florida "Teenage Dream"
7 Sara Oromchi 18 San Jose, California "Imagine"
8 Tim Mahoney 39 Minneapolis, Minnesota "Bring It On Home to Me"
9 Julia Eason 18 Palos Verdes, California "Mercy"
10 Angela Wolff 25 Metter, Georgia "The House That Built Me"
11 Tyler Robinson 20 Folsom, California "Hey, Soul Sister"
12 Nakia 36 Austin, Texas "Forget You"
13 Serabee 34 Mississippi "Son of a Preacher Man"
14 Casey Desmond 25 Boston, Massachusetts "Born This Way"
15 Justin Grennan N/A Enumclaw, Washington "Drops of Jupiter"
16 Dia Frampton 23 St. George, Utah "Bubbly"
17 Curtis Grimes 25 Gilmer, Texas "Hillbilly Bone"
18 The Thompson Sisters (Tori & Taylor Thompson) 17 & 19 Santa Maria, California "Stuck Like Glue"

Second chance[edit]

As, by the end of the regular audition round, only Cee Lo Green had completed his full team of eight finalists, with Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton with seven finalists and Adam Levine only six, selected contestants eliminated in previously were given a second chance. The performances in the "second chance round" were as follows (with N/A meaning the coach has already filled his/her Final 8):

Order Artist Age Hometown Song Coach's and aritst's choices[19]
Adam Cee Lo Christina Blake
1 Lily Elise 20 San Anselmo, California "If I Ain't Got You" N/A
2 Sonia Rao 24 Freehold Borough, New Jersey "Chasing Pavements" N/A N/A
3 Jared Blake 32 Star City, Arkansas "Not Ready to Make Nice" N/A N/A
4 Casey Weston 18 Naples, Florida "Stupid Boy" N/A N/A N/A
5 Angela Wolff 25 Metter, Georgia "Rolling in the Deep" N/A N/A N/A

The Battle rounds[edit]

After the Blind Auditions, each coach had eight contestants for the Battle rounds that aired from May 10 to May 31, 2011. Coaches begin narrowing down the playing field by training the contestants with the help of "trusted advisors". Each episode featured four battles consisting of pairings from within each team, and each battle concluding with the respective coach eliminating one of the two contestants; the four winners for each coach advanced to the live shows.

The trusted advisors for these episodes are: Adam Blackstone working with Adam Levine; Reba McEntire working with Blake Shelton; Monica working with Cee Lo Green; and Sia Furler working with Christina Aguilera

Color keys
       Artist won the Battle and advances to the Live shows
       Artist lost the Battle and was eliminated
Episode & Date Coach Order Winner Song Loser
Episode 3
(May 10)
Christina Aguilera 1 Frenchie Davis "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" Tarralyn Ramsey
Blake Shelton 2 Patrick Thomas "Burning Love" Tyler Robinson
Adam Levine 3 Casey Weston "Leather and Lace" Tim Mahoney
Cee Lo Green 4 Vicci Martinez "Perfect" Niki Dawson
Episode 4
(May 17)
Cee Lo Green 1 Nakia "Closer" Tje Austin
Blake Shelton 2 Jared Blake "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" Elenowen
Adam Levine 3 Javier Colon "Stand By Me" Angela Wolff
Christina Aguilera 4 Beverly McClellan "Baba O'Riley" Justin Grennan
Episode 5
(May 24)
Christina Aguilera 1 Raquel Castro "Only Girl (In The World)" Julia Eason
Blake Shelton 2 Dia Frampton "You Can't Hurry Love" Serabee
Adam Levine 3 Devon Barley "Creep" Rebecca Loebe
Cee Lo Green 4 The Thompson Sisters "Unwritten" Kelsey Rey
Episode 6
(May 31)
Adam Levine 1 Jeff Jenkins "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" Casey Desmond
Blake Shelton 2 Xenia "I'll Stand by You" Sara Oromchi
Christina Aguilera 3 Lily Elise "Since U Been Gone" Cherie Oakley
Cee Lo Green 4 Curtis Grimes "Need You Now" Emily Valentine

Live shows[edit]

Quarterfinals, 1: week 1 (June 7 & 13)[edit]

After the Final 16 were decided, with four finalists for each coach, June 7, 2011 saw the launching of the live shows (EDT) with Team Christina Aguilera and Team Blake Shelton performing.

Public voting across multiple platforms (phone, smartphone app, web, and iTunes Store) commenced at this point, with two candidates eliminated from each participating team in the first two live shows. Voting lines were opened immediately after the broadcast of each live show on Tuesday and stayed open until 10 AM EDT the following Monday (June 13 for week 1).

Color keys
       Artist was saved by the public's vote
       Artist was saved by his/her coach
       Artist was eliminated
Order Coach Artist Song Result
1 Christina Aguilera Raquel Castro "Blow" Eliminated
2 Blake Shelton Jared Blake "Use Somebody" Eliminated
3 Christina Aguilera Beverly McClellan "I'm the Only One" Public's vote
4 Blake Shelton Dia Frampton "Heartless" Public's vote
5 Blake Shelton Xenia "Price Tag" Blake's choice
6 Christina Aguilera Lily Elise "Big Girls Don't Cry" Eliminated
7 Blake Shelton Patrick Thomas "I Hope You Dance" Eliminated
8 Christina Aguilera Frenchie Davis "When Love Takes Over" Christina's choice
Non-competition performances
Order Performers Song
1 The Voice coaches "Bohemian Rhapsody",
"We Will Rock You",
"We Are the Champions"
2 Christina Aguilera and her 4 finalists "Lady Marmalade"
3 Blake Shelton and his 4 finalists "This Love"

Quarterfinals, 2: week 2 (June 14 & 20)[edit]

On June 14, 2011, Team Adam Levine and Team Cee Lo Green performed.

Voting proceeded as before—following the episode's close and continuing until 10 AM EDT June 20.

Results from week seven
  • From Christina Aguilera's team, the top Public's vote went to Beverly McClellan. Given the chance to save one additional contestant on her team, Aguilera chose to save Frenchie Davis. Thus both Lily Elise and Raquel Castro were eliminated
  • From Blake Shelton's team, the top Public's vote went to Dia Frampton. Blake Shelton chose to save Xenia, eliminating Jared Blake and Patrick Thomas
Order Coach Artist Song Result
1 Cee Lo Green The Thompson Sisters "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" Eliminated
2 Adam Levine Casey Weston "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" Adam's choice
3 Cee Lo Green Vicci Martinez "Jolene" Public's vote
4 Adam Levine Devon Barley "Stop and Stare" Eliminated
5 Cee Lo Green Nakia "Sex on Fire" Cee Lo's choice
6 Adam Levine Jeff Jenkins "Jesus, Take the Wheel" Eliminated
7 Cee Lo Green Curtis Grimes "Addicted to Love" Eliminated
8 Adam Levine Javier Colon "Angel" Public's vote
Non-competition performances
Order Performers Song
1 Cee Lo Green and his 4 finalists "Everyday People"
2 Adam Levine and his 4 finalists "With a Little Help from My Friends"

Semifinals: week 3 (June 21 & 22)[edit]

Results from week eight
  • From Cee Lo Green's team, the top Public's vote went to Vicci Martinez. Given the chance to save one additional contestant on his team, Green chose to save Nakia. Accordingly, The Thompson Sisters and Curtis Grimes were eliminated.
  • From Adam Levine's team, the top Public's vote went to Javier Colon. Given the chance to save one additional contestant on his team, Levine chose to save Casey Weston. Devon Barley and Jeff Jenkins were eliminated.
Semifinals

On June 21, 2011, the final eight performed. Voting proceeded following the episode until 10 AM EDT June 22.

Order Coach Artist Song Result
1 Christina Aguilera Frenchie Davis "Like a Prayer" Eliminated
2 Cee Lo Green Nakia "Whataya Want From Me" Eliminated
3 Blake Shelton Dia Frampton "Losing My Religion" Advanced to Finals
4 Adam Levine Casey Weston "I Will Always Love You" Eliminated
5 Christina Aguilera Beverly McClellan "The Thrill Is Gone" Advanced to Finals
6 Adam Levine Javier Colon "Fix You" Advanced to Finals
7 Blake Shelton Xenia "The Man Who Can't Be Moved" Eliminated
8 Cee Lo Green Vicci Martinez "Dog Days Are Over" Advanced to Finals
Non-competition performances
Order Performers Song
1 Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera "Moves Like Jagger"
2 Blake Shelton, Dia Frampton and Xenia "Honey Bee"
Semifinal results

On June 22, 2011, the Final Four were announced based on a mix of Public's vote and voting of coaches. Both carried equal weight of 100 points for a total of 200 points. The coaches delivered their points in closed envelopes at the end of the live semi-final round. After counting of the Public's votes and adding the coaches', the Final 4 were: Vicci Martinez, Javier Colon, Dia Frampton, and Beverly McClellan, who moved on to the Final Round on June 28, 2011.

Semifinal results
Artist Team Coach points Public points Total points Result
Vicci Martinez Cee Lo Green 49 75 124 Advanced to Finals
Nakia Cee Lo Green 51 25 76 Eliminated
Javier Colon Adam Levine 65 73 138 Advanced to Finals
Casey Weston Adam Levine 35 27 62 Eliminated
Dia Frampton Blake Shelton 50 56 106 Advanced to Finals
Xenia Blake Shelton 50 44 94 Eliminated
Beverly McClellan Christina Aguilera 50 57 107 Advanced to Finals
Frenchie Davis Christina Aguilera 50 43 93 Eliminated
Non-competition performances
Order Performers Song
1 The Final 8 "Faith/Freedom! 90" medley
2 Cee Lo Green "Bright Lights Bigger City"

Finals: week 4 (June 28 & 29)[edit]

On June 28, 2011, the four finalists each performed an original song and a duet with their coach. Voting proceeded immediately following the episode's close until 10 AM Eastern June 29.

Artist Coach Order First song Order Second song Result[20]
Javier Colon Adam Levine 1 "Stitch by Stitch"1 6 "Man in the Mirror" (duet with Adam Levine) Winner
Dia Frampton Blake Shelton 2 "I Won't Back Down" (duet with Blake Shelton) 5 "Inventing Shadows"2 Runner-up
Vicci Martinez Cee Lo Green 3 "Afraid to Sleep"3 8 "Love is a Battlefield" (duet with Cee Lo Green) 3rd/4th place
Beverly McClellan Christina Aguilera 4 "Beautiful" (duet with Christina Aguilera) 7 "Lovesick"3 3rd/4th place
Note
  1. ^ a b c d The songs "Stitch by Stitch", "Inventing Shadows", "Afraid to Sleep", and "Lovesick" are all original compositions of Javier Colon, Dia Frampton, Vicci Martinez, and Beverly McClellan respectively.
Non-competition performances
Order Performers Song
1 The Voice Coaches "Under Pressure"
2 Pitbull and Ne-Yo "Give Me Everything"
3 Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton "Don't Drink the Water"
Finals results

Airing on June 29, after performances and recaps, Daly first declared that the top two were just 2% apart. Then the top two artists were announced: Dia Frampton and Javier Colon. Despite Dia Frampton's original song, "Inventing Shadows", topping the iTunes singles chart, Javier Colon was declared the first season winner of The Voice.

Non-competition performances
Order Performers Song
1 Vicci Martinez and Patrick Monahan "Drops of Jupiter"
2 Javier Colon and Stevie Nicks "Landslide"
3 Beverly McClellan and Ryan Tedder "Good Life"
4 Dia Frampton and Miranda Lambert "The House That Built Me"

Finalists[edit]

Color keys
     Winner
     Runner-up
     Third/Fourth place
     Eliminated in the Live shows
     Eliminated in the Battles
Coaches Artists
Adam Levine
Javier Colon Casey Weston Devon Barley Jeff Jenkins
Angela Wolff Casey Desmond Rebecca Loebe Tim Mahoney
Blake Shelton
Dia Frampton Xenia Jared Blake Patrick Thomas
Elenowen Sara Oromchi Serabee Tyler Robinson
Cee Lo Green
Vicci Martinez Nakia Curtis Grimes The Thompson Sisters
Emily Valentine Kelsey Rey Niki Dawson Tje Austin
Christina Aguilera
Beverly McClellan Frenchie Davis Lily Elise Raquel Castro
Cherie Oakley Julia Eason Justin Grennan Tarralyn Rasmsey

Results summary of live shows[edit]

Color keys
Artist's info
Result details
Live show results per week
Artist Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Finals
Javier Colon Safe Advanced Winner
Dia Frampton Safe Advanced Runner-up
Beverly McClellan Safe Advanced 3rd/4th place
Vicci Martinez Safe Advanced
Casey Weston Safe Eliminated Eliminated
(week 3)
Frenchie Davis Safe Eliminated
Nakia Safe Eliminated
Xenia Safe Eliminated
Curtis Grimes Eliminated Eliminated
(week 2)
The Thompson Sisters Eliminated
Devon Barley Eliminated
Jeff Jenkins Eliminated
Jared Blake Eliminated Eliminated
(week 1)
Patrick Thomas Eliminated
Lily Elise Eliminated
Raquel Castro Eliminated

Performances by guests/coaches[edit]

Episode Show segment Performer(s) Title Hot 100 reaction Hot Digital Songs reaction Performance type
9 Semi-finals Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera "Moves Like Jagger" 8 (debut)[21] 2 (debut)[22] Live performance
Blake Shelton (with Dia Frampton and Xenia) "Honey Bee" 15 (+6)[21] 11(+8)[22] Live performance
10 Semi-finals Results Cee Lo Green "Bright Lights Bigger City" did not chart did not chart Live performance
11 Finals Pitbull ft. Ne-Yo "Give Me Everything" 2 (-1)[23] 3 (+1)[24] Live performance
Brad Paisley ft. Blake Shelton "Don't Drink the Water" did not chart did not chart Live performance
12 Finals Results Patrick Monahan (with Vicci Martinez) "Drops of Jupiter" did not chart did not chart Live performance (duet)
Stevie Nicks (with Javier Colon) "Landslide" did not chart did not chart Live performance (duet)
Ryan Tedder (with Beverly McClellan) "Good Life" 9 (+9)[23] 12 (+5)[24] Live performance (duet)
Miranda Lambert (with Dia Frampton) "The House That Built Me" did not chart did not chart Live performance (duet)

The Voice Live on Tour[edit]

In the final episode, Daly announced a summer concert tour. This tour had six stops across the United States, including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago, Boston, Wallingford and New York. The tour featured the top two finalists from each team, including Javier Colon, Dia Frampton, Vicci Martinez, Beverly McClellan, Xenia, Frenchie Davis, Nakia, and Casey Weston.[25] Out of the six dates, the New York show was a sell-out.[26] However, as overall ticket sales were lackluster, the tour was cancelled in subsequent seasons.[27] In 2014, the tour was continued in June 2014, including the contestants of the fifth season, the sixth season and the first season contestant Dia Frampton.

Contestant appearances on earlier talent shows[edit]

  • Frenchie Davis was a semi-finalist on the season two of American Idol but was disqualified
  • Emily Valentine auditioned for the eighth season of American Idol under the name Emily Wynn-Hughes but was cut in the Hollywood rounds
  • Kelsey Rey appeared on the ninth season of American Idol but was cut in the Hollywood rounds
  • The Thompson Sisters appeared on American Juniors in 2003 as separate acts; both winning the highest prize on the show to join the American Juniors group
  • Vicci Martinez appeared on Star Search in 2003, but did not make it past the semi-finals

Reception and TV ratings[edit]

The premiere episode, in what was seen as a relative surprise, was the most watched telecast on the night it aired, garnering more viewers than high-profile competitors Dancing with the Stars on ABC (in persons 18 to 49; DWTS had more overall viewers) and Glee on Fox. The series debut garnered 11.775 million viewers from 9 to 11 p.m. It peaked at 10:45 p.m. with 13.398 million viewers (live+SD).[28]

Rolling Stone's Mallika Rao said of the show's premiere episode, "Could this concept be the best Dutch import since tulips and Eddie Van Halen?"[29] Despite a high viewership in its debut, the show has received mixed reviews on Metacritic, which holds at a 58.[30]

# Title Original air date Production
code
Viewers
(millions)
1 "Blind Auditions, Round 1" April 26, 2011 (2011-04-26) 101 11.78[31]
2 "Blind Auditions, Round 2" May 3, 2011 (2011-05-03) 102 12.58[32]
3 "Battles: Round 1" May 10, 2011 (2011-05-10) 103 10.45[33]
4 "Battles: Round 2" May 17, 2011 (2011-05-17) 104 10.01[34]
5 "Battles: Round 3" May 24, 2011 (2011-05-24) 105 8.48[35]
6 "Battles: Round 4" May 31, 2011 (2011-05-31) 106 14.41[36]
7 "Quarter Finals: Round 1" June 7, 2011 (2011-06-07) 107 12.31[37]
8 "Quarter Finals: Round 2" June 14, 2011 (2011-06-14) 108 12.33[38]
9 "Semi Finals" June 21, 2011 (2011-06-21) 109 12.05[39]
10 "Semi Finals: Results" June 22, 2011 (2011-06-22) 110 10.01[40]
11 "The Finals" June 28, 2011 (2011-06-28) 111 12.70[41]
12 "Finals: Results" June 29, 2011 (2011-06-29) 112 11.05[42]

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General

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