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'The Voice' Recap: Who Did Gwen Stefani Choose To Save?

October 22nd, 2014 9:02am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: Who Did Gwen Stefani Choose To Save?
We've reached the end of another phase of competition on The Voice. Just six more battles remain, and Gwen Stefani will have to choose one of the six losing artists to add to her squad. Who will be the lucky singer to get a second chance and which five will go home for good? Here's what happened on Tuesday night.

Team Pharrell: Ricky Manning (turned 2 chairs in blind auditions) vs. Brittany Butler (2 chairs), "On Broadway"
Pharrell has matched these two because one's R&B, one's jazzy, and they're both "scary" - so here's a jazzy tune about the difficulties of making it in showbiz. That's f...
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'The Voice' Recap: Which Coach Has The Only Steal Left?

October 21st, 2014 9:07am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: Which Coach Has The Only Steal Left?
We're now halfway through the first set of battles on The Voice, with Monday having brought us six more head-to-head matchups and three more steals as Blake Shelton informs Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams that to win the competition, one must upset Adam Levine. On that moment of Zen, here's what went down in part three of the battles.

Team Adam: Damien (turned 4 chairs in blind auditions) vs. Kelli Douglas (3 chairs), "Knock On Wood"
Adam wants to see how these two close friends do when they're playing against each other. But forget the friendship issue, both of them are struggling with...
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Christina Aguilera Returning To The Voice For 8th Season, Gwen Stefani Out

October 15th, 2014 1:05pm EDT
Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera is heading back to The Voice for its next season.

The show's host, Carson Daly, who also stars on NBC's "Today" as the show's social correspondent, made the announcement during the morning show on Tuesday, and NBC exec Paul Telegdy confirmed the news via a statement.

"We are excited to welcome Christina back to her red chair and can't wait to see how she mixes things up among Adam (Levine), Blake (Shelton) and Pharrell (he replaced Cee Lo Green, who left the show permanently in February), in what will be an incredibly competitive competition," said Telegdy.

Christina w...
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'The Voice' Recap: Which Coach Is Now Out Of Steals?

October 15th, 2014 9:08am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: Which Coach Is Now Out Of Steals?
Another day, another half-dozen battles on The Voice. Or rather, three battles and one montage of the other three. And one coach has already used both their steals. What went down on Tuesday night? Read on to get our Voice blow-by-blow.

Team Pharrell: Taylor Phelan (4 chairs in blind auditions) vs. Jordy Searcy (3 chairs), "Breakeven"
Pharrell has selected this pairing because he wants to hear indie-pop and rock converge, which is also why he's picked this Script song that longtime fans may remember when season one's Xenia Martinez covered it. Taylor struggles with the falsetto, causing hi...
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'The Voice' Recap: Which Four-Chair Artist Was Upset In Monday's Battles?

October 14th, 2014 9:08am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: Which Four-Chair Artist Was Upset In Monday's
Now that the Top 48 of The Voice season seven have been chosen, it's time to start sending some of them home. With the help of some celebrity advisors, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams are matching up their artists to decide who to keep, who to let go - and who to steal from each other.

Who's dropping in to help out? It's Fleetwood Mac legend Stevie Nicks coming back to the show to assist Team Adam, the members of Little Big Town stepping up for Team Blake, Gwen Stefani recruiting her husband Gavin Rossdale for Team Gwen, and Alicia Keys making music with Team...
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'The Voice' By The Numbers: Were Season 7 Auditions Easier?

October 8th, 2014 9:11am EDT
'The Voice' By The Numbers: Were Season 7 Auditions Easier?
Last night's episode of The Voice was a clip show, but that's not stopping us from offering a little insight. You see, we sort of felt things were getting a little easier this season, so we decided to do the math and find out. We compared statistics from season seven's blind auditions to those from a year ago - season five - and to those from the first season to set a Top 48, season two, way back in 2012. So is it easier to get on The Voice now than it was before? Which coach is the toughest to win over? Here's what we uncovered.

A note before we begin: obviously, we're comparing statistic...
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'The Voice' Recap: Who Makes The Final Cut For Season 7?

October 7th, 2014 8:27am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: Who Makes The Final Cut For Season 7?
Here we are: the final night of blind auditions for season seven of The Voice. Finding out who those last, lucky few are who get to fill the handful of remaining spots on the rosters of Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams - and who has to go home for another half-year.

With only two spots left on each team, there are eight positions up for grabs, and the law of making television tells us that one will go to the first artist featured. That's 23-year-old Matt McAndrew, whose rendition of Christina Perri's "A Thousand Years" earns button pushes from Adam, Pharrell a...
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Tony Lucca's New Album Is On The Way: Check Out Our Early Review!

October 6th, 2014 12:15pm EDT
Tony Lucca
There is no such thing as a bad Tony Lucca record.

As we enjoy the latest season of The Voice, it's worth remembering that the show introduced us to some tremendous unheralded performers, one of the best being Lucca. His two most recent EPs, With the Whole World Watching and Drawing Board, hinted at musical growth and versatility from the Detroit native, but the question was always when would we get to hear a full album?

The answer is January, and we're telling you now so that you can mark your calendars. We had the opportunity for an early listen to his upcoming record, simply titled To...
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'The Voice' Recap: Pharrell Tries To Go Country And Adam Pitches A Sitcom

October 1st, 2014 8:10am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: Pharrell Tries To Go Country And Adam Pitches
Things are getting dicey on The Voice. Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams are filling up their squads for season seven, and spots are starting to be harder to come by. Let's see who got the good news, who didn't luck out - and who got the unfortunate montage treatment - in this recap of Tuesday's action.

Starting off the night is 15-year-old Katriz Trinidad from our hometown of San Diego, California. She's performing Etta James' "At Last." What is with these songs that keep reminding us of Will Champlin?! Anyway, Katriz sings like she's twice her age and quickly...
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'The Voice' Recap: Adam Quips, Anita Comes Back, And The Blind Guy Wins

September 30th, 2014 10:19am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: Adam Quips, Anita Comes Back, And The Blind G
After the first week of blind auditions, the next wave of The Voice is rolling on with two more hours of singers hoping to impress Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams. If you need a reminder, Team Adam has three of twelve artists, Team Blake and Team Gwen each have four, and Team Pharrell is ahead in the count with five. How many more people will get added to the lineup in this round? There's only one way to find out.

Batting leadoff on Monday night is Chicago native John Martin. John's rendition of "Sweet Pea" attracts three of our four coaches: Gwen, Pharrell a...
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'The Voice' Recap: Gwen And Blake Get Button Happy

September 24th, 2014 9:03am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: Gwen And Blake Get Button Happy
Things were pretty even after the premiere of The Voice, with all four coaches having selected two artists for their twelve-member teams, and all showing that they had plenty of game as far as out-quipping and out-pitching each other.

There are still forty more singers that need to be found, though, so it's time for Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams to get back to work in night two of the blind auditions.

After some pregame analysis by Pharrell, first up is 23-year-old DaNica Shirey from York, Pennsylvania. Her performance of "Big White Room" attracts three co...
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'The Voice' Season 7 Premiere Recap: Gwen And Pharrell's Excellent Adventure

September 23rd, 2014 9:15am EDT
'The Voice' Season 7 Premiere Recap: Gwen And Pharrell's Excelle
The Voice is back, and all eyes are on its third coaching panel, which now consists of Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams. Will Gwen and Pharrell start a new Voice tradition of beating Adam and Blake? Or will everyone's favorite bromantic duo reclaim their former glory?

To answer those questions, we need to find four new teams of twelve talented singers, and there's only one way to do that: turn those big red chairs and start pushing buttons. Welcome to the season seven blind auditions!

First, you've got to have the almost-obligatory coach performance. Our new ...
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What To Watch For In 'The Voice' Season 7

September 22nd, 2014 12:03pm EDT
What To Watch For In 'The Voice' Season 7
It's that time of year again. The Voice is back, and now on its third lineup of superstar coaches. After three years, six completed seasons and one Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program, NBC's singing competition has climbed to the top of the TV charts. So how could it possibly get any better? Here are five things we'll be looking for in season seven.

1. Can the new coaches coach?

This is the most obvious one. Not only did Shakira and Usher have chemistry with Adam Levine and Blake Shelton from an entertainment standpoint, they were capable of advising their artists, whic...
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What To Watch For In Fall TV 2014

September 20th, 2014 6:07pm EDT
What To Watch For In Fall TV 2014
Tomorrow officially kicks off the fall TV season, with the small screen's biggest hits coming back for more and scores of new programs vying for your attention. Every night is jam-packed with a variety of options across literally hundreds of channels. With so many shows and so little time, what's a fan to do?

But never fear - we're here to alert you to the small screen happenings that you can't miss. We've compiled a list of six things you most definitely want to keep your eye on as you're channel-surfing this fall.

[SPOILER ALERT - If you're not caught up on the returning series we've in...
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Jimmy Fallon Nails 1944 Spike Jones Hit To Beat Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton In Latest 'Tonight Show' Lip Sync Battle

September 18th, 2014 1:05pm EDT
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani On The Tonight Show
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani joined "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon for the the comedian's latest epic Lip Sync Battle on Wednesday night.

The two stars, who are team mentors on NBC's hit singing series "The Voice," were both the house to promote the upcoming seventh season of the show, which premieres on Sept. 22.

Shelton starts things off with his version of Taco's "Puttin' on the Ritz," complete with a champagne glass and a tap dance solo, and after Fallon's turn singing Ellie Goulding's "Burn," Stefani stepped up to the mic for Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe."

With no clear sta...
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Exclusive Song Premiere From 'The Voice' Star Caroline Glaser

August 11th, 2014 12:00pm EDT
Exclusive Song Premiere From 'The Voice' Star Caroline Glaser
Caroline Glaser impressed both Adam Levine and Blake Shelton on The Voice. Now she's hoping to win over audiences with the release of her new EP Better Days Vol. 2. We have an exclusive song premiere from the forthcoming EP - as well as some insight from Caroline about the record, which is scheduled for release next month.

"I've been through a lot of ups and downs this past year, and a lot of these songs are really personal," Caroline continued. "These tracks, although at times [they] come across as sad, all have a hopeful message. I am at a point in my life where I am having to overcome a...
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Gavin Rossdale To Join Gwen Stefani On 'The Voice'

July 15th, 2014 2:24pm EDT
Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale
On September 22, "The Voice" will return with judges Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams. Being the only lady on the coaching panel is tough, but Stefani will have some familiar help in the form of her husband, Gavin Rossdale.

In the second stage of the competition, Rossdale's mentoring could prove useful to get Team Gwen where it needs to be. Stefani revealed to Access Hollywood, "He is super articulate and he has a really good opinion and he is smart and he's been doing a really good job. We both have, I think, a lot of experience in the sense that when you ...
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Stevie Nicks Joins 'The Voice' As An Advisor

July 9th, 2014 3:02pm EDT
Stevie Nicks
Contestants on Adam Levine's The Voice team will have the opportunity to learn from Stevie Nicks.

The Fleetwood Mac singer will join the Maroon 5 vocalist's team in the seventh season, which is currently filming. Shakira and Usher are taking the season off, and will be replaced by Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani. Blake Shelton will return as a coach.

As an advisor, Nicks will be involved in all 12 of Levine's singers and help them get read for the show's later rounds where they face off against singers from the other coaches' teams.

In an interview with Extra, Nicks was quick to poi...
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'The Voice' News Roundup: Adam Levine's New Film Trailer

June 2nd, 2014 12:20pm EDT
'The Voice' News Roundup: Adam Levine's New Film Trailer
It's only been about two weeks since Josh Kaufman was named champ of The Voice Season 6, but the show's coaches and alumni are already making offseason moves. We've compiled the notable happenings for you below in this first June edition of our The Voice news roundup.

Adam Levine's Feature Film Debut Is Almost Here

We're just a few weeks away from seeing coach Adam Levine make his acting debut. Begin Again, in which Adam plays musician Dave Kohl, has its limited release Friday, June 27 and then expands everywhere on July 11.

The cast also includes Keira Knightley as Dave's jilted girlfri...
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'The Voice': What We Learned From The Finale

May 21st, 2014 7:30am EDT
'The Voice': What We Learned From The Finale
On Tuesday night, The Voice revealed the results of America’s fifth and final vote for Season 6, and showed us which of its three finalists you chose to be The Voice. Here are a few things that we took away from the results show, as you voted for the artists you wanted to see in the final round.

SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t seen Tuesday’s live eliminations show yet, read no further, because we’re about to tell you exactly who won the competition.

01) Someone picked a bad, bad time to screw up. Host Carson Daly announced at the top of the show that there had been an issue with Josh Kaufma...
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'The Voice': 5 Soundbites From The Top 3

May 20th, 2014 9:18am EDT
'The Voice': 5 Soundbites From The Top 3
Here we are, The Voice fans: the home stretch. By the time you're reading this, voting for Season 6 will have closed and all that will be left to do is announce which one of the three Season 6 finalists gets this spring's trophy. On Monday night, all three artists made one final pitch to win America's votes, and afterward BFTV was able to get just a few words from each finalist, as well as from one of the superstar coaches.

01) Christina Grimmie's post-show plans: The YouTube sensation from Team Adam shared with us what she's thinking of doing after tonight. "I really would like to release...
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Fall TV 2014: A Night By Night Comparison Of What May And May Not Work

May 15th, 2014 2:40pm EDT
Fall TV 2014: A Night By Night Comparison Of What May And May No
Now that all the big networks have revealed what they’ll be showing us this fall, let’s take a look at what may or may not work.

SUNDAY:

ABC is essentially playing it safe, and keeping Sunday Night intact. American Crime will swap for Resurrection at midseason. Resurrection was a buzzy drama that started seeing a ratings decline. Not waiting till midseason is probably a smart move. You don’t want to lose any more audience. It’s not a winning strategy, but ABC just doesn’t want to be in last place.

NBC has football, another super safe move. CBS is shaking things up, banishing Amazing Race...
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'The Voice' Roundup: Season 5 Finalists Perform, New Tour Info

May 14th, 2014 2:08pm EDT
'The Voice' Roundup: Season 5 Finalists Perform, New Tour Info
Just in time to promote their new singles - and the recently announced The Voice tour - the three finalists from Season 5 of the hit NBC show came back to its stage this week. BFTV caught up with Jacquie Lee and Will Champlin on Monday, and we've included the video of their performances as well as that of Season 5 winner Tessanne Chin in case you missed them. The songs are available on iTunes as well.

Jacquie spoke with us about being reunited with Tessanne and Will for the tour, which begins next month in San Antonio, Texas. "I've seen Tess and Will since [the end of Season 5]," she said,...
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Shakira Is Leaving 'The Voice' To Focus On Touring, Being A Mom

May 14th, 2014 1:00pm EDT
Shakira
Shakira is has announced that she won't be back for "The Voice" next season. The Columbian singer has served as a judge and mentor on the series for two seasons and won't return for the seventh.

She told Synergistic Productions, Inc. that while she had a "blast" on the show, she wants to focus on her music and being a mom to her son Milan.

"I don't have any plans of coming back. This was always temporary, but you never know. I never thought I would be on a show like this one, but with the nature of the show, we're not just judges, but we're coaches. We're helping new talent flourish. That...
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'The Voice': What We Learned From Top 5 Eliminations

May 14th, 2014 8:42am EDT
'The Voice': What We Learned From Top 5 Eliminations
On Tuesday night, The Voice revealed the results of America’s fourth vote for Season 6, and narrowed down its Top 5 all to the Top 3 that will be contending for the title next week. Here are a few things that we took away from the results show, as you voted for the artists you wanted to see in the final round.

SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t seen Tuesday’s live eliminations show yet, read no further, because we’re about to tell you exactly who got knocked out of the competition.

01) NBC really likes the Twitter Instant Save. Last season, when it came time to name the finalists, the social m...
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'The Voice': 5 Soundbites From The Top 5

May 13th, 2014 9:20am EDT
'The Voice': 5 Soundbites From The Top 5
Monday night marked the semifinals of Season 6 of The Voice, and so the Top 5 artists really pulled out all the stops. BFTV was on hand after the performances to get the dish, and here are some of the most fun and memorable soundbites from Monday, including Christina Grimmie explaining these balloons and which two alumni will be returning to the show tonight.

01) No, it wasn't Christina Grimmie's birthday. Team Adam's pop star finished her performance of Fun.'s hit single "Some Nights" with balloons raining down from the rafters, leading Usher to exclaim "Happy Birthday!" and Blake to thro...
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'The Voice': What We Learned From Top 8 Eliminations

May 7th, 2014 8:39am EDT
'The Voice': What We Learned From Top 8 Eliminations
On Tuesday night, The Voice revealed the results of America’s third vote for Season 6, and narrowed down its Top 8 all the way down to the Top 5. Here are a few things that we took away from the results show, as we prepare for next week's semifinals. That's right, we're already just two steps away from crowning a new winner.

SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t seen Tuesday’s live eliminations show yet, read no further, because we’re about to tell you exactly who got knocked out of the competition.

01) Someone finally broke the curse of the Twitter Instant Save. For the second straight week, Ame...
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'The Voice': 5 Soundbites From The Top 8

May 6th, 2014 10:08am EDT
'The Voice': 5 Soundbites From The Top 8
The Voice dropped a bombshell on Monday night, and we're not referring to Adam Levine's change of hair color. Host Carson Daly revealed on-air that to get things down to the right number for next week's semifinals, the show would be axing three of its remaining singers - almost half the field - after the latest round of performances. We spoke with each of the singers after the show to get their thoughts on that and other things. Here are some of the soundbites from the Top 8.

01) Kristen Merlin's not afraid to get emotional. Team Shakira's last remaining artist teared up during her perform...
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'The Voice': What We Learned From Top 10 Eliminations

April 30th, 2014 9:31am EDT
'The Voice': What We Learned From Top 10 Eliminations
On Tuesday night, The Voice revealed the results of America’s second vote for Season 6, and narrowed down its Top 10 to the Top 8. Here are a few things that we took away from the results show, plus one big announcement made by NBC about the upcoming Season 7.

SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t seen Tuesday’s live eliminations show yet, read no further, because we’re about to tell you exactly who got knocked out of the competition.

01) The Twitter Curse is still legitimate. Season 6 failed to break the streak of Twitter-saved artists going home immediately thereafter, as Team Shakira's Tess B...
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'The Voice': 5 Soundbites From The Top 10

April 29th, 2014 9:39am EDT
'The Voice': 5 Soundbites From The Top 10
The Voice had a wild Monday night as the Top 10 performed hoping to reach the Top 8, while there were celebrity guests at hand and the coaches got into some shenanigans off-stage. Here are some of the interesting and amusing soundbites from the artists, as well as Shakira's insight into getting her team back on the right track after a difficult first week of live playoffs, and Usher's important advice to singers.

1) Delvin Choice didn't know who Graham Nash was prior to rehearsal. Each of the coaches was permitted to bring in a new advisor, and Adam Levine chose Graham Nash, of the legenda...
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