October 22, 2012 10:33am PT by Rebecca Ford
'The Voice' to Broadcast Live for 3 Nights During Election Week
While America heads to the polls on Nov. 6, NBC will celebrate another opportunity for America to vote with a total of five hours of The Voice airing during election week.
NBC has added special live broadcasts of The Voice on Wednesday, Nov. 7 (8-10 p.m. ET) and on Thursday, Nov. 8 (8-9 p.m. ET) -- as well as its regular airing on Monday, Nov. 5 (8-10 p.m. ET).
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The Voice will not be broadcast in its regular Tuesday slot that week due to NBC’s election night coverage.
The episodes the week of Nov. 5 will be the first live shows of the season -- giving America the chance to help decide which artists get into the Top 12.
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The additional shows on Wednesday and Thursday will place NBC’s singing competition in direct competition with FOX’s X Factor. The same situation occurred earlier this season when NBC added a third night to their premiere week, which aired the same time as X Factor’s premiere episode.
The Voice will also go head-to-head with top scripted shows ABC’s Modern Family on Wednesday and CBS’ The Big Bang Theory on Thursday.
Currently, the show’s third season -- starring coaches Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton and Cee Lo Green -- is in the battle rounds, which pit two contestants on a team against each other, singing the same song. Only one moves on to the next round, which is the new “knockout” round.