The Voice is continuing its tradition of kicking off the season with a performance by its coaches, but rather than having them all collaborate on a single song, they're taking each other's tracks for a genre-swapping spin on the same stage.
Cee Lo Green is leaving his spinning judge's chair behind. The producer and recording artist said he will not return to NBC's The Voice, telling Ellen DeGeneres in an interview airing Wednesday, "I'm not coming back, guys."
Shakira and Usher are back in their spinning red chairs for season six of The Voice.
"The first time in season four, I feel like, that Shak and Usher just were sort of respecting the territory of the show," says host Carson Daly in an exclusive clip from The Hollywood Reporter. "But season six, they came back with a vengeance. Everybody on this show has to step up their game."
It's been another crazy year in reality TV. The Giudices and Gorgas' feud turned physical on The Real Housewives of New Jersey,BigBrother houseguests stirred up major controversy, and Survivor had only its second rock draw in history. The Hollywood Reporter runs down 10 of the most surprising moments from 2013.
The Voice is just about ready to name its next winner, but not without a final plea for votes. With Blake Shelton and Cee Lo Green sitting out of the finale for the first time ever, the competition has narrowed down to Christina Aguilera's Jacquie Lee and Will Champlin and Tessanne Chin, both under Adam Levine's wing.
Cee Lo Green has a friend on the outside now. Tuesday night's elimination episode of The Voice not only revealed which three singers would compete for the championship next week, but also pushed another coach out of the competition.
With Thanksgiving a newly distant memory, NBC dusted off the holiday set list for its elimination episode of The Voice on Tuesday. Kelly Clarkson performed "Underneath the Tree" off her new Christmas album, Blake Shelton reunited with his season one contestant Xenia to sing "Silver Bells," and the top 6 joined together (along with a particularly overpowering Starbucks Chorus) for "O Holy Night."
Now that there are only 6 singers in the running to be crowned the winner of The Voice, they each have to sing two songs in order to fill Monday night's two-hour episode: one assigned by their coach and one they can pick in dedication to a source of inspiration. Classics and chart-toppers flooded the night's set list, but one coach stood up in frustration of the growing cultural compartmentalization of one singer.
The Voice trimmed down to its top six singers on Tuesday night, and only three coaches made the cut.
For the third week in a row, The Voice implemented its Instant Save, allowing one contestant to be rescued from a double elimination by collecting the most #VoiceSave tweets within a fragile five-minute window. Since a huge portion of the country doesn't watch the elimination episode live (or stay glued to Twitter to field their choices) we truly hope the new weekly ritual isn't how the winner is chosen during the live finale.
Now that The Voice has narrowed things down to the top 8 singers -- and yes, they’ve all proven they sing quite well -- every performance has to have more than just impressive vocals. This isn’t the stripped-down round anymore: Costumes and choreography are now at your disposal, ready to push you that much closer to stardom. As long as you seize the opportunity -- for better or for worse -- your performance has a little something extra. If you don’t, well, then it was just the best that you and you alone could do on that giant lit-up stage.