NBC's singing competition series trotted out coaches Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green, as well as host/producer Carson Daly, on Saturday during the Television Critics Association press tour, touting the reunion of the original coaches for season five. Blake Shelton was readying for a concert as part of his "Ten Times Crazier" tour in Noblesville, Ind., that evening.
Blake Shelton's 37th birthday was a good one. The country singer and coach on The Voice watched Tuesday night as his prodigy, Danielle Bradbery, became the youngest winner ever on NBC's singing competition.
Marking Shelton's third win in just four seasons, Bradbery's rise to the top is especially sweet for the coach because he's finally won the show with a country singer.
The Voice may have lost some steam from its last two performance finales, but an average 3.5 rating with adults 18-49 was enough to give an easy win to NBC on Monday night.
Still, the two-hour episode was down 17 percent from the comparable fall outing and 8 percent from last spring. A second preview of The Winner Is… (2.0 adults) improved by two-tenths of a point from last week. NBC averaged a 3.0 rating with adults 18-49 and 10.5 million viewers.
The three acts still standing on NBC's The Voice sang for the championship on Monday, June 17, and whoever wins will be making show history in some way: The Swon Brothers would be the first winning duo, Danielle Bradbery would be the youngest champion crowned to date and Michelle Chamuel would be an introductory win for first-time coach Usher.
Though The Voice nabbed the honor of best reality competition series at the Critics' Choice Television Awards on Monday night, not everybody on the NBC singing show can be a winner. Tuesday night's episode narrowed the field down to three singers and just two coaches, suggesting that for one mentor, Voice history has a high likelihood of repeating itself.
It's down to the top five on NBC's The Voice, and the semifinal round was an especially heated one -- only three singers will move forward to next week's finale.
Usher kicked off the two-hour broadcast with a performance of his new single "Twisted," demonstrating what all of his unconventional coaching exercises (ballroom dancing, boxing and building confidence with a mirror) can accomplish onstage.
After last week’s shocking elimination of Judith Hill and Sarah Simmons from Adam Levine’s team, four out of the six remaining contestants on The Voice are country artists.
The three members of country star Blake Shelton’s team -- The Swon Brothers, Danielle Bradbery and Holly Tucker -- and Levine’s one remaining contestant, Amber Carrington, all come from a country background.