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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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'The Voice's' Nicole Nelson Shines On With New Dwight & Nicole Album

April 28th, 2014 2:20pm EDT
Dwight and Nicole
We all fell in love with Nicole Nelson when she was part of Team Adam in season 3 of NBC's The Voice, but as with all the artists on that series, that's just one part of her story. Nicole and her partner Dwight Ritcher just released their album Shine On last week, and she was kind enough to sit down with BFTV to discuss the record and how the Dwight & Nicole sound compares to what we heard on The Voice.

"I don't think there's any difference at all," she told us. "I don't know how to be anything other than myself, one hundred percent. My aim is always to be myself and always a better versio...
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'The Voice': What We Learned From Top 12 Eliminations

April 23rd, 2014 8:31am EDT
'The Voice': What We Learned From Top 12 Eliminations
On Tuesday night, The Voice revealed the results of America's first vote for Season 6, and narrowed down its Top 12 to the Top 10. Here are a few things that we took away from the results show. 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) This was not a good week to be on Team Shakira. After Kristen Merlin's microphone failed last night, America thankfully didn't hold it against her. But both of her teammates, Dani Moz and Tess Boyer, were in the bottom three. Da...
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'The Voice': 5 Soundbites From The Top 12

April 22nd, 2014 9:20am EDT
'The Voice': 5 Soundbites From The Top 12
The Voice is now live, and we were on hand yesterday to watch the Top 12 artists perform for your votes. Afterward, we spoke to several of the finalists - as well as coach Adam Levine - and here are five of the most entertaining or memorable soundbites from Monday night.

1) Kristen Merlin doesn't think montaging artists is a good thing: Team Shakira's country singer brushed off a microphone failure that left half her performance falling on deaf ears, but she did admit to a little apprehension when it came to The Voice's practice of montaging certain pre-taped performances. "It makes me ner...
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Gwen Stefani To Replace Pregnant Christina Aguilera On 'The Voice'

April 19th, 2014 7:47am EDT
Gwen Stefani To Replace Pregnant Christina Aguilera On 'The Voic
While Christina Aguilera prepares for the birth of her second child, she’ll be taking a break from “The Voice,” and Gwen Stefani will take her place on the judging panel – at least for a little while.

TMZ.com reports that Aguilera will be nearly 9 months along when the popular battle rounds begin on the reality singing competition.

NBC reportedly wanted Aguilera to continue shooting despite her condition, but the pop star decided she wanted to to take a hiatus.

Stefani has only signed a contract for one season, and Aguilera plans on returning to her position in the spinning chair on seas...
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'The Voice' Recap: Season 6 Playoffs, Night 2

April 15th, 2014 9:03am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: Season 6 Playoffs, Night 2
After narrowing down Team Blake last Tuesday, The Voice is putting two more teams on the chopping block Monday. It's Team Shakira and Team Adam who are being narrowed down from five members to three, with their coach having to decide which two artists are going home.

Shakira's squad begins the night, with country singer Kristen Merlin batting leadoff after being montaged for last parts of the season. We're finally getting a good look at what Kristen can do with Carrie Underwood's "Two Black Cadillacs." Her take on the song certainly has enough power behind it, including one crazy note in t...
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Tony Lucca Launches Kickstarter For New Album

April 9th, 2014 4:17pm EDT
Tony Lucca Launches Kickstarter For New Album
One of the most talented musicians we've ever seen (who also happens to be one of the best people we've ever known, too) has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund his new full-length studio album. Tony Lucca, who you probably know from being Team Adam's finalist on Season 2 of The Voice, went live with his Kickstarter Wednesday morning.

If it succeeds, he'll be the latest in a line of Voice alumni that have funded albums through the platform, including fellow Season 2 Team Adam members Pip and Katrina Parker. He explained his new campaign through the video you can check out below.

Hav...
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'The Voice 2014 Tour' Finally Revealed

April 9th, 2014 11:04am EDT
'The Voice 2014 Tour' Finally Revealed
After weeks of vague commercials and speculation, we now have most of the details about the upcoming The Voice summer tour, which was officially unveiled today.

All three Season 5 finalists - winner Tessanne Chin (Team Adam), runner-up Jacquie Lee (Team Christina) and second runner-up Will Champlin (Team Adam) - will participate, as will Season 1 runner-up Dia Frampton.

A fifth alumni will be added to the tour next month "by America via social media," specifics of which were not disclosed.

After the three finalists from the currently airing Season 6 are named, those three artists will al...
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'The Voice' Recap: The Live Playoffs Begin

April 9th, 2014 7:02am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: The Live Playoffs Begin
We're now in the home stretch: The Voice playoffs. On a Tuesday. And they're not live yet. And you're not voting yet, either. So this isn't what you're used to when you hear the word "playoffs" on this show, but it's happening. How could we kick off the playoffs with only an hour-long show, you ask? Well, let's find out.

Carson explains that now each of the artists will choose their own songs, starting with Team Blake. All five members will perform and then Blake will have to kick two of them off the show. We definitely wouldn't want to be in Blake's position tonight!

Audra McLaughlin sta...
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Carson Daly Dishes On 'The Voice' Season 6

April 8th, 2014 12:10pm EDT
Carson Daly Dishes On 'The Voice' Season 6
Whenever we need an answer about The Voice, we can always go to Carson Daly. The show's host - and one of its producers - has served as the link between the hit singing competition and its audience, explaining the various changes and listening to our questions and concerns. So when we found Carson at The Voice's red carpet Thursday, we welcomed the chance to ask him about the alterations in Season 6 and how the Emmy-winning series has evolved over the last three years.

First, about replacing the knockout rounds with a second set of battle rounds. "We loved it," Carson told us. "I think it ...
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'The Voice' Recap: The Final Battle Rounds

April 8th, 2014 8:20am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: The Final Battle Rounds
The Voice is just steps away from turning control over to you at home. In fact, we're less than two months away from crowning a new champion. But before we can do that, there are more battle rounds and more scenes of Chris Martin that we need to get to. So, here's Monday night's fight card!

1. Team Shakira: Dani Moz vs. Clarissa Serna, "Perfect"

Shakira matches her "powerhouse singers," looking to narrow it down to just one on her team. Their choices include Pink's "Perfect," Lady Gaga's "Edge of Glory," and Kelly Clarkson's "Catch My Breath." They go with the Pink tune, which has already...
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'The Voice' Coaches Talk Before Season 6 Live Playoffs

April 7th, 2014 12:12pm EDT
'The Voice' Coaches Talk Before Season 6 Live Playoffs
Live playoffs for The Voice are just two weeks away - and so BFTV snagged a few quick words with coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Usher and Shakira about potential changes in their strategies, what they've learned from being coaches, and who might stick around for this fall's Season 7.

While you're watching tonight's battle rounds, know that yes, they really are as agonizing as they look on TV. "That's the worst part of the job," Blake told us. "Anything that's in between the blinds and the live shows sucks for coaches, because the first thing we do is beg these people to pick us and be...
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Why 'The Voice' Can't Lose Adam Levine And Blake Shelton

April 5th, 2014 12:08pm EDT
Why 'The Voice' Can't Lose Adam Levine And Blake Shelton
Can you imagine The Voice without Adam Levine and Blake Shelton?

We can't either.

The Internet's been abuzz this week following the news that Pharrell Williams is signing on to NBC's Emmy-winning singing competition for Season 7. Everyone wants to know if the Maroon 5 hitmaker and the multiple CMA award winner will be joining Pharrell in those big red chairs this fall. The network, for its part, has only said that the identities of the other three coaches for the show's next cycle will be revealed "at a later date."

But there is absolutely, positively no way The Voice should go on withou...
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