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Kat Robichaud On Kickstarter And Her Respect For 'The Voice'

February 13th, 2014 2:04pm EST
Kat Robichaud On Kickstarter And Her Respect For 'The Voice'
Kat Robichaud impressed us during Season 5 of The Voice with both her hard rocking on stage and her straight talk off of it. BFTV spoke to Kat on Monday about her Kickstarter campaign for a post-show album, and what she really wanted to say about her time on the show.

"The pacing of life is so different," she said of transitioning out of reality TV. "When you're on the show, you're constantly busy. There's constantly something to look forward to. Then you get eliminated, and you go home, and everything is going just as it should go. But it's not as fast-paced as the show, so you feel like ...
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Nicholas David: Good Music And Good Deeds After 'The Voice'

February 13th, 2014 1:04pm EST
Nicholas David: Good Music And Good Deeds After 'The Voice'
As The Voice gears up for another season, it's time for us to fill you in on what some of the show's great artists are up to now. Season 3 finalist Nicholas David has kept pretty busy since being a member of Team Cee Lo, and BFTV snagged some time with him recently to chat about the success of his Say Goodbye EP and the charity work that this awesomely down-to-earth performer has been doing abroad.

Nicholas has racked up plenty of travel miles since the June release of his EP, touring with the Avett Brothers on the West Coast, then visiting the East Coast and Texas. With successful shows b...
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Jill Scott joins Usher on The Voice

February 6th, 2014 3:10am EST
Jill Scott
Soul star Jill Scott will join Usher as a mentor on the upcoming season of U.S. TV talent show The Voice.

The He Loves Me singer will help Usher coach his team of hopefuls during season six of the hit series.

The Yeah! hitmaker, who rejoins the judging panel with Shakira, admits he's thrilled to land such a talent.

He tells U.S. news show Extra, "That's my secret weapon. Incredible, as a writer, as a musician, as an actress; all those elements really help to prepare artists."

And Scott didn't hesitate to sign up for the show, adding, "When Usher calls, you take the call."

The new seaso...
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Kylie Minogue losing sleep over The Voice judging job

January 12th, 2014 8:40pm EST
Kylie Minogue
Kylie Minogue is suffering sleepless nights over the stress of her role as a judge on British TV talent show The Voice.

The Spinning Around hitmaker replaced U.K. pop star Jessie J in the 2014 series of the singing contest after allegedly turning down an offer to join the first series of the show in 2012.

The Australian singer reveals the pressure of decision making has left her exhausted and doubting whether she has made the right choice.

She tells Britain's Daily Star Sunday, "It's really hard to switch off when you leave the studio. You become so invested in the acts. My sleep gets ...
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'The Voice' News Roundup: Music Videos From Pip And Kat Robichaud

January 9th, 2014 12:03pm EST
The Voice
We took a few weeks off after The Voice's Season 5 finale, but now the news is starting to roll in again, so that means it's time for a fresh roundup. Here are the latest news and notes from around the Voice universe:

Our show took home the People's Choice Award for Favorite Competition TV Show on Wednesday night, over network sibling America's Got Talent, ABC's Dancing With The Stars and FOX's MasterChef and The X Factor.

There were also a few other nominations for our coaches: Adam Levine and Maroon 5 lost Favorite Band to One Direction, Taylor Swift beat out Blake Shelton for Favorite ...
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Jimmy Cliff surprises former backing singer after The Voice win

December 19th, 2013 8:30pm EST
Jimmy Cliff
Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff surprised his former backing singer Tessanne Chin by calling in to a U.S. news show during a live interview to congratulate the singer on winning the latest season of America's The Voice.

The Jamaican native, 28, was crowned the champion of the talent competition earlier this week (16Dec13) and she was in the middle of a press appearance on Access Hollywood Live on Thursday (19Dec13) when producers received a phone call from her former boss.

Quoting a lyric from his classic You Can Get It If You Really Want hit, Cliff told the stunned singer, "I said it before......
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'The Voice's' Caroline Glaser Releases New EP

December 19th, 2013 12:10pm EST
Caroline Glaser
It's only been just over two months since we last talked to Caroline Glaser, but she's been busy launching the next phase of her career. This Tuesday, she released her first EP, Caroline Glaser: Vol. 1, and she's spending the winter on tour. BFTV snagged a few minutes yesterday with Caroline to catch up on these latest developments.

Caroline called us in the middle of touring; she's been opening for the a cappella group Straight No Chaser since mid-October, and will be with them through the end of the year. "We share managers, so that's kind of how this gig happened," she explained, adding...
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Join The Voice's E.G. Daily For A Live Online Finale Chat With Stuart Brazell Wed 11am PT

December 18th, 2013 8:18am EST
E.G. Daily
Wow!! What a finale!  After an epic 2 hour concert, this season's winner was annouced! HUGE congrats to Team Adam's Tessanne Chin!  Blake Shelton has been knocked off his 3 season winning streak and Adam Levine is back on top.  So crazy that after 5 seasons only 2 coaches have had winners. Come on Shakira and Usher, you guys better bring it in February!

I'm so excited to have The Voice's E.G. Daily join me for a live finale chat Wednesday at 11am p/t and I do hope you will join us.  I'm a big fan of hers! She is best known as the voice of 'Tommy Pickles' on Nickelodeon's hit cartoon "Rugra...
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'The Voice' News Roundup: Artists From Seasons 2, 3 And 4 Return

December 12th, 2013 12:09pm EST
The Voice
The Internet is abuzz with the news that The Voice has announced its Season 5 finalists, but that's not all that's happening this week. We had several former competitors return to the show, a few more drop by just to say hello, and Blake Shelton crashed someone else's Christmas special again this year.

On Tuesday, four acts from The Voice's past two seasons came back to promote their new music, and we found out what they've been up to. Season 3 winner Cassadee Pope performed the next single from her recent album, and discovered that the album has gone gold.

Her successor and Big Machine R...
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'The Voice' News Roundup: Blake Shelton, Tony Lucca, Nicholas David, Michelle Chamuel

December 5th, 2013 2:07pm EST
Blake Shelton
This week's The Voice news roundup is fitting for the holidays. We've got talk of cooking, a lot of giving, quite a few happy returns by some of your favorite artists, and even Santa Claus. Here's the latest news and notes from around The Voice universe:

When Carson Daly asked Blake Shelton and Adam Levine if they were cooking for Thanksgiving, we might've floated the idea of a Blake and Adam cooking show. And after you favorited and retweeted that on Twitter, we might've asked Blake about it. His response was typical hilarious Blake Shelton.

"If you want to make a cooking show that invol...
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Carson Daly: 'The Voice's' Master Of Ceremonies

November 25th, 2013 12:10pm EST
Carson Daly
With all the attention we give to The Voice's coaches, it's important not to overlook the person who keeps the show on course: host and producer Carson Daly.

Quite simply, the show wouldn't be the same without Carson, who reminds us on a weekly basis that hosting is a whole lot more than reading off a TelePrompter into a microphone. It's his job to keep the show on target and on time, no matter what. We're not just talking when one of the coaches goes off on a tangent during their comments; this is the guy who steered the ship during triple-digit heat with no air conditioning.

And it's Ca...
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Miranda Lambert Joining Shakira As A Mentor On 'The Voice'

November 23rd, 2013 10:27am EST
Miranda Lambert
Singer Miranda Lambert will be going head-to-head with her husband Blake Shelton on his talent show The Voice next year after signing on to serve as a mentor for his rival judge Shakira.

The House That Built Me hitmaker recently headed to the Los Angeles set of the reality programme to shoot episodes for season six - but it wasn't Shelton the competitive star chose to lend her expertise to.

A source tells Us Weekly magazine, "Shakira and Miranda got along well. Blake joked that Miranda was helping another coach. But it was in good fun."

Shakira and R&B hunk Usher served as replacements f...
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'The Voice' Predictions: Who Will Miss The Top 10?

November 12th, 2013 9:11am EST
The Voice
After a night of solid performances on The Voice, tonight America will narrow down the Top 12 to the Top 10. Which two artists will get the axe? We give you our predictions below.

[SPOILER ALERT: If you're not caught up with last night's Top 12 Performances episode of The Voice, stop reading now. This article will contain spoilers.]

What makes tonight's elimination difficult is that no one in the Top 12 necessarily deserves to go home. No one gave a poor performance or made any significant mistakes. In the absence of any glaring flaws, the vote is likely to come down to which artists conn...
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'The Voice' Results: Who Are The Top 12?

November 8th, 2013 9:06am EST
The Voice
NBC is stretching The Voice to three nights during the first live week again this season, giving us an entire hour on Thursday night to reveal which eight artists won't make it into the Top 12.

Here's how it goes: of the five singers currently on each team, two advance to next week based on the results of America's vote. A third will be saved by their coach. The unlucky pair remaining are sent packing. And since we've got to fill an entire hour and we only have four teams, there's some filler in there, too.

That comes in the form of Season 5's first group performances. Team Blake comes to...
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'The Voice' News Roundup: Blake Shelton, Terry McDermott & More

November 7th, 2013 2:20pm EST
The Voice
News and notes from around The Voice universe:

Congratulations are in order for coach Blake Shelton, whose album Based on a True Story won Album of the Year at Wednesday night's Country Music Awards. Blake also nabbed his fourth straight Male Vocalist of the Year trophy. His wife (and one-time Voice advisor) Miranda Lambert was named Female Vocalist of the Year for her fourth straight victory.

We also want to give a shoutout to an extended member of the Voice family: Rodney Clawson, the husband of Team Adam's Nicolle Galyon (from Season 2), was named Songwriter of the Year at the 2013 BMI...
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'The Voice' Live Playoff: Team Cee Lo vs. Team Christina

November 6th, 2013 8:35am EST
The Voice
After Team Adam and Team Blake sung for your vote on Monday night, Tuesday night it's Team Cee Lo and Team Christina who are center stage on The Voice.

If you didn't see enough of Christina performing last night, she's added to the guest performance tonight as well. After that's out of the way, Team Cee Lo's Amber Nicole is performing Season 3 winner Cassadee Pope's lead single, "Wasting All These Tears." It's the first time a Voice artist has performed a song by a show alumni (coaches excluded), and like many things Cee Lo does, it's eyebrow-arching. It hasn't been that long since we firs...
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'The Voice' Live Playoffs Recap: Team Adam vs. Team Blake

November 5th, 2013 8:53am EST
The Voice
We've reached the last part of Season 5 of The Voice: where the Top 20 now perform for your approval. Only 12 will make it through to next week. Tonight, it's Team Adam and Team Blake who are first to face America.

After a show-opening performance by Flo Rida and Christina Aguilera, we get to the serious business of these ten folks fighting for eight spots in the next round. Carson explains that the iTunes multiplier is now 5, down from 10 previously, before introducing Team Blake's Shelbie Z. She's gotten married now (congratulations, Shelbie!) and she'll be singing Reba McEntire's hit "F...
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'The Voice's' Tony Lucca Talks About His Productive Fall

October 28th, 2013 12:03pm EDT
Tony Lucca
It's been a productive year for Tony Lucca. Since the last time we saw him on The Voice, he's released his fantastic EP With The Whole World Watching, and traveled across the country bringing new music to his fans. Tonight, he'll be visiting Last Call with Carson Daly. BFTV caught up with Tony before his recent West Coast tour to get his thoughts on how everything's been going so far.

Just exactly how much time on the road has he logged of recent? "I spent the first part of the year in the studio working on the EP and waiting for that to come out," he explained. "The tour kicked off back i...
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Cee Lo Green Cleared Of Sexual Assault, 'The Voice' Job Not In Jeopardy

October 21st, 2013 6:03pm EDT
Cee Lo Green
Cee Lo Green has been cleared of sexual assault charges after he allegedly slipped ecstasy into a woman's drink at a restaurant, but still faces felony drug charges.

The charges stem from a year ago when Green and a woman ate at a downtown L.A. sushi restaurant. It's there that she claims he slipped the drug into her drink. She told cops she doesn't remember anything afterward, but woke up in his bed nude.

Green denied the story and encouraged law enforcement to investigate the claims. TMZ reports the District Attorney will formally drop the sexual assault charge, but is still considering...
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Amber Carrington Talks Life After Season 4 Of 'The Voice'

October 21st, 2013 12:15pm EDT
Amber Carrington
The biggest surprise in Season 4 of The Voice was Amber Carrington, who started the show as an aspiring country artist and rose to become an amazing all-around performer under the guidance of coach Adam Levine. Not only was she talented, but offstage she was also one of the show's most enjoyable personalities. BFTV recently caught up with Amber to talk about how her career and life have been after finishing in The Voice's top five.

"I got more than I ever imagined from The Voice," she told us. "I learned so much about myself as not only an artist but as a person and I grew incredible amoun...
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'The Voice' Recap: Six More Battles, More Eliminations

October 16th, 2013 8:23am EDT
The Voice
Tuesday night means four more battles on The Voice. With coach Blake already out of steals, and Christina having used one of hers already, that means there's only five steals remaining over three more evenings of head-to-head matchups. Will any of tonight's losing artists get their second chances? Let's see how the fight card stacks up.

Jacob Poole vs. Matthew Schuler (Team Christina)

The Song: "My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light 'Em Up)," Fall Out Boy
The Training: Advisor Ed Sheeran is impressed by both artists, and thinks "whoever can hit the high note better should always t...
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'The Voice' Recap: Which Coach Used Both Steals On Night One?

October 15th, 2013 8:24am EDT
The Voice
It's time for The Voice to go to battle. We're now into the second of four phases of competition, where the Top 48 go head-to-head to remain on their respective teams - while eight lucky folks who lose their respective vocal skirmishes will be "stolen" by another coach and continue in the competition. Let's get fighting...musically, of course.

Grey vs. Nic Hawk (Team Adam)

The Song: "Domino," Jessie J
The Training: Adam wants  to see "the two most opposite people I can imagine come together." Grey says she sings the song "like every weekend" with her wedding band, which slightly scares Ni...
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Caroline Glaser Talks Life After Season 4 Of 'The Voice'

October 14th, 2013 12:15pm EDT
Caroline Glaser
Caroline Glaser charmed a national audience during Season 4 of The Voice, and now she's determined to carry that success into an off-camera career. BFTV chatted with Caroline during a recent West Coast stop to ask her about her favorite experiences from the hit NBC show and what it's like to step away from the television spotlight.

"I've had like so many opportunities after the show. I really lucked out in that way," she explained. "I signed with a booking agent like right after I got eliminated from the show. He's awesome [and ]started booking me shows. Things have been going amazing."

W...
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'The Voice' News Roundup: Reviewing Cassadee Pope's New Album

October 11th, 2013 2:15pm EDT
Cassadee Pope
News and notes from around The Voice universe:

Cassadee Pope's first post-show album, Frame By Frame, was released Tuesday. Most of it you're probably familiar with, as "Wasting All These Tears," "You Hear A Song," "11," "Good Times" and "Champagne" were put out as singles beforehand - meaning that die-hard Voice fans have already heard about half of the eleven-song record. Since you've already had the opportunity to listen to those cuts, let's talk about the previously unreleased material.

Frame by Frame completes Cassadee's transition from pop-punk rocker back to country singer, and she...
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2013 Fall TV Season: What Will Be The Second Cancellation?

October 8th, 2013 6:00pm EDT
Ironside
NBC- The Voice is still doing good numbers on Monday/Tuesday. The Blacklist is winning its timeslot, and was the first show (technically) to be rewarded with a back-nine pickup. Chicago Fire is also doing solid numbers on Tuesday. Revolution needs to regain some audience members if it wants a second season. With the success of The Blacklist, and Chicago Fire doing OK, Revolution is looking to be one of NBC’s weaker points right now. I can’t see it not running the full second season, but it might not get a third. Also, Ironside is definitely going to get cancelled. The premiere was so low, a...
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Jamar Rogers Releases New Single 'Drink Of You'

October 8th, 2013 2:15pm EDT
Jamar Rogers
One of our favorite The Voice artists, Jamar Rogers, has a brand-new single out today called "Drink Of You." Ever the gentleman, Jamar also recently took a few minutes to give BFTV an update on where he is since being a semifinalist in Season 2 of the show, and if he still keeps up with his colleagues.

Most importantly, we can report that this talented singer has finally scored a record deal! "I signed to Tommy Boy Records, which was like a labor of love trying to finally get a record label to take me seriously," he told us. "They were really big in the 90's, and now they are rebuilding th...
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'The Voice' Recap: Who Earned The Last Spots In Auditions

October 8th, 2013 8:35am EDT
The Voice
Auditions are getting down to the wire on The Voice. Our coaches have almost completely filled their rosters, with Adam and Blake each only able to select 2 more singers, Cee Lo needing 3 more, and Christina only having 1 more spot to give. That's 9 opportunities left for a whole lot more than 9 hopeful performers. How tough is tonight's final audition round going to be?

Starting us off is another returning performer, 20-year-old Matt Cermanski, who has learned not to sing a Katy Perry song. This time, Matt's got his guitar in hand for "Have A Little Faith In Me." He gets a better result, ...
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Carson Daly engaged - report

October 6th, 2013 7:58pm EDT
Carson Daly
TV presenter Carson Daly is engaged to his girlfriend Siri Pinter, according to a report.

Pinter was spotted wearing a diamond sparkler on her ring finger while out with Daly in Los Angeles on Saturday and a source tells Us Weekly magazine The Voice host recently popped the question to his longtime love.

Daly and Pinter have been together for six years and have two children, aged one and three.

A representative for the star had yet to comment on the report as WENN went to press.

The TV personality, 40, has previously romanced Jennifer Love Hewitt and Tara Reid, while he was also linked ...
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Fall 2013 TV Report (So Far)

October 5th, 2013 2:06pm EDT
Sleepy  Hollow
Here’s how the Fall TV season has been shaping up.

Sunday:

ABC doesn’t have a lot to celebrate about. Once Upon A Time and Revenge are both down season-to-season, yet up from last season’s finales. So, really, you could say they are even for the night. Their new drama, Betrayal, however is a disappointment. Low ratings. Does ABC have anything ready to replace Betrayal though? They’re already definitely going to cancel the much lower rated Lucky 7 (an almost certainty), can they afford to axe two shows?

CBS has a nice strong lineup of returning shows, all performing well. FOX’s shows are ...
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'The Voice' News Roundup: Cassadee Pope, Chris Mann, Pip

October 3rd, 2013 12:05pm EDT
Cassadee Pope
News and notes from around The Voice universe:

As mentioned in last week's roundup, Cassadee Pope's CMT series Cassadee Pope: Frame by Frame debuts tomorrow night. Check your local listings to find the specific channel and airtime in your area. It leads right into the arrival of Cassadee's first post-show album, Frame by Frame, which hits stores on Tuesday, October 8.

On Monday, we posted our interview with Chris Mann, who had a lot of news to share with us prior to his concert at the City National Grove of Anaheim last Friday. That included the fact that he'll have a second PBS special a...
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