Later this season on The Voice, the final singers will perform original songs, created with the help of their coach, Carson Daly announced at the beginning of Monday's episode. It will only mark the second time contestants will compete with new work — though winners have performed after receiving the crown, finalists haven't been tested with new songs since the series' first season.
After veteran coaches Adam Levine and Blake Sheltonshowed them how it's done on Monday, The Voice's season-seven playoffs continued on Tuesday. The round has teams trimmed down from five to three: two picked by America, and one more saved by each coach, and also introduced the new Voice app, which allows viewers at home to begin voting before the end of the episode.
The Voice's season-seven playoffs began on Monday, which has teams trimmed down from five to three: two picked by America, and one more saved by each coach. The first live round also introduced the new Voice app, which allows viewers at home to begin voting before the end of the episode, which also featured a performance of Maroon 5's "Animals."
Taylor Swift was as Taylor Swift-ian as ever on Monday's episode of The Voice.
The superstar singer, celebrating the release of her new album, 1989, appeared as a guest mentor on NBC's singing competition show, where she provided words of wisdom for the starstruck contestants who were heading into the show's knockout round.
The battles wrapped on The Voice on Tuesday, with the felt presence of one of the series' other rotating coaches.
"Don't try to ever be Christina Aguilera! I can't be her, and neither can you!" shouted Stevie Nicks at one point to two of Adam Levine's singers. Imitation may the most sincere form of flattery, but it may not be what wins a match.
The second week of battles began on The Voice on Monday, filled with matches not only of the singers, but also the coaches. Particularly, Gwen Stefani.
The No Doubt breakout (who previewed the music video for her latest single, "Baby Don't Lie," after the episode) previously found herself in showdowns with Blake Shelton during the blind auditions, and kept sparring with Adam Levine throughout Monday night's battles.
The battles continued on The Voice on Tuesday, but it wasn't without its share of delay.
"I think I have had a birthday since this battle started," Blake Shelton said at one point to Adam Levine, who was taking incredibly long to decided on a winner of a particular match. But when Levine finally made his heartbreaking decision, a singer broke out into tears while being sent home, and was walked out by Pharrell Williams with a pep talk: "If you stop now, the 'no' was right."