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'The Voice' Season 8 Premiere Recap: Adam's Terrible Day

2/24/2015 9:12am EST
'The Voice' Season 8 Premiere Recap: Adam's Terrible Day
The Voice is back (not that you missed it; it only went away two months ago!). And while the focus is on the return of original coach Christina Aguilera, there are plenty of other storylines in season eight.

Like can anyone derail Blake Shelton and the seemingly indomitable country voting block? Will Adam Levine continue to have his mojo when it comes to snagging four-chair artists? And how many wise words will Pharrell Williams come up with this season?

After another rocking performance from the coaches, who team up on Lenny Kravitz's hit "Are You Gonna Go My Way" with some really distra...
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People's Choice Awards Winners And Highlights

1/8/2015 8:36am EST
'Big Bang Theory,' 'Grey's Anatomy' Win Big At People's Choice A
"The Big Bang Theory" and "Grey's Anatomy" were some of the biggest winners at the 2015 People's Choice Awards on Wednesday night in Los Angeles at the Nokia Theater.

Long-running medical drama "Grey's Anatomy" took home the most trophies, including Favorite Network TV Drama, Favorite Dramatic TV Actor and Actress for Patrick Dempsey and Ellen Pompeo. Former cast member Sandra Oh was named the Favorite TV Character We Miss Most.

"The Big Bang Theory" also cleaned up, winning awards for Favorite TV Show, Favorite Network TV Comedy, and Favorite Comedic TV Actress for Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting.
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Best TV Shows Of 2014

12/17/2014 2:03pm EST
Best TV Shows Of 2014
Last week, we brought you the Best TV Moments Of 2014. But what about the best TV shows - the ones that didn't have just one or two good moments, but that impressed us all year long? What was going to make up for the end of Breaking Bad or the absence of Strike Back?

Here now then, is our list of the Best TV Shows Of 2014. In alphabetical order, we present to you the eight small-screen series that were at the top of their class, that were appointment television in our book and the reasons that lists like these are made.

SPOILER ALERT - If you're not caught up on the current season of tele...
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'The Voice's' Season 7 Winner And Coach React To Victory

12/17/2014 8:26am EST
'The Voice's' Season 7 Winner And Coach React To Victory
On Tuesday night, The Voice crowned its seventh winner since the Emmy Award winning singing competition began in 2011.

We had the opportunity to speak to the winner and the winning coach just minutes after host and producer Carson Daly made the announcement - read on to find out what each of them had to say.

SPOILER ALERT - If you have not seen Tuesday night's finale of The Voice, this article reveals the winner of season seven.

In the battle of the incumbents, Team Blake upset Team Adam on Tuesday night, with Blake Shelton's country singer Craig Wayne Boyd earning the victory over Adam ...
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'The Voice': Who Will Win The Season 7 Finale?

12/16/2014 9:04am EST
'The Voice': Predicting The Season 7 Finale
Normally, this would be when we'd showcase the top performances from The Voice, and tell you who we'd vote for. But we had a first-rate problem on Monday night: each of the four finalists was equally great.

So rather than pick and choose favorites, we're going to look back at the highlights of the evening as a whole - and try to decipher how America might have voted last night.

In the cover songs category, all the artists played it fairly safe, with three of the four going the ballad route. The exception to this was Team Adam's Chris Jamison, who fully embraced his funk-pop persona by tak...
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Terry McDermott Talks Lotus Crush's Impending World Domination

12/15/2014 12:07pm EST
Terry McDermott Talks Lotus Crush's Impending World Domination
Season three of The Voice was livened up by Terry McDermott, the Scottish rocker with the winning personality who started off the season, joined Team Blake, and ultimately came in as runner-up on the NBC show.

Having worked steadily since then, Terry has reunited with his band Lotus Crush for their second album, Rabbit Hole, which is set to make waves with audiences in the US and UK alike. While they may not take over the world, they're certainly poised to win over a large part of it.

We reconnected with Terry (pictured above center) last week to discuss why we should be excited about the...
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8 Great TV Moments From 2014

12/10/2014 2:04pm EST
Best TV Moments Of 2014: From 'The Good Wife' To 'The Newsroom'
2014 has been another interesting year for television, whether you're talking about the arrival of a new series or the reinvention of an existing hit show. There's been no shortage of buzzworthy happenings on the small screen, across all kinds of channels and genres, and they deserve a little applause.

It's time once again to recognize the best TV moments of the year and the people who made those moments happen. Below, we've selected the eight moments that still have us talking weeks or even months after they aired, in chronological order.

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'The Voice': And Your Wild Card Finalist Is...

12/10/2014 12:14pm EST
'The Voice': And Your Wild Card Finalist Is...
The Voice revealed the identity of its new "wild card" finalist on Wednesday morning, setting the lineup for next Monday's finals and carrying four singers to the last round for the first time since season two.

For the first time ever, the nine artists eliminated from the Top 12 were allowed to perform again on Tuesday night, and then America went through one more round of voting to determine which of them should be brought back into the competition.

Who was your wild card winner?

The second chance went to Damien Lawson, the emotional singer for Team Adam, after his performance of Bruno ...
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'The Voice': Which 3 Artists Will Make The Finals?

12/9/2014 9:02am EST
'The Voice': Which 3 Artists Will Make The Finals?
It's all come down to this - The Voice will reveal tonight which three of its artists will go through to next week's finals, before a round of last chance songs and then a Twitter vote will determine the fourth "wild card" finalist.

You still have just hours to cast your votes, but in case you haven't or just want to relive Monday night's performances, we've made our picks for who we believe will survive and offered a few potential choices for who will take that wild card spot.

Finalist #1: Matt McAndrew (Team Adam)

This show doesn't have many locks, but Matt is as close to a sure thing ...
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'The Voice': Top 8 Eliminations Put One Coach In Control

12/3/2014 9:37am EST
'The Voice': Top 8 Eliminations Put One Coach In Control
Last week, The Voice's eliminations put one coach in serious jeopardy. This week, they placed another in control of the competition - and sent a third to the bench, unless the "wild card" spot gives their team a second (third?) chance.

Three artists were bounced from contention on Tuesday instead of the usual two, as The Voice hurries to whittle down its field before the season's December 16 finale. That number will drop back down to two next week, creating the final three before one more singer is added as the result of the wild card.

And there's one coach who will need that wild card to...
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'The Voice': Top 8 Perform

12/2/2014 8:36am EST
'The Voice': Top Performances From The Top 8
If it wasn't crunch time before on The Voice, it is now. Eight singers performed on Monday, and only five will be left after the results are read on Tuesday night. That means four singers will be automatically advanced, and four will have to fight for their lives in hopes of earning the Twitter Instant Save.

Who punched their ticket straight through to next week's semifinals? We've picked out our four favorite renditions from the Top 8, and you can find out who America voted for tonight.

Team Blake: Craig Wayne Boyd, "Take It Easy"

Normally, when there's only one artist left on a team, t...
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'The Voice': Top 10 Eliminations

11/26/2014 9:06am EST
'The Voice': Top 10 Eliminations Put One Coach Against The Ropes
Tuesday night was another elimination night on The Voice - and the results were incredibly interesting.

As the show narrowed its roster from ten to eight - with just three weeks left in season seven - one coach is now down to their final artist (and it's not the coach you might suspect), while the reveal of America's vote proved to be telling for two singers.

But the eliminations were also blunted by the reminder that the pair of performers let go will remain eligible for the "wild card" finalist spot previously revealed last week.

It was three-time champion Blake Shelton who got the wor...
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'The Voice' Recap: Top 4 Performances From The Top 10

11/25/2014 10:54am EST
'The Voice': Top 4 Performances From The Top 10
The Voice continues its search for the next champion, as the top ten singers performed on Monday to earn their way into next week's top eight - with some help from music legend Clive Davis, as well as additional advisors in Diana Ross, Colbie Caillat, Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump, and once and future Voice coach Christina Aguilera.

Here are the four performances that would've gotten our votes - and you can tune in tonight to find out which singers survive and which will have to fight for the show's brand-new 'wild card' finalist spot.

Team Adam: Matt McAndrew, "Fix You"

Matt McAndrew is ...
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'The Voice' Top 10 Revealed And 'Wild Card' Finalist Announced

11/19/2014 9:04am EST
'The Voice' Top 10 Revealed And 'Wild Card' Finalist Announced
The Voice continues to throw curveballs when it comes to its voting system, announcing yet another new addition Tuesday night while also revealing which 10 of its Top 12 singers made it through to next week.

All of the artists who landed in the bottom three were singers who also failed to garner America's votes the previous week and had to be saved by their coaches in order to continue.

Team Blake's Jessie Pitts, Team Pharrell's Sugar Joans and Team Gwen's Ryan Sill found themselves facing elimination for the second straight week, and after a trio of last-chance performances, it was Ryan ...
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'The Voice' Recap: Top 4 Performances From The Top 12

11/18/2014 9:03am EST
'The Voice': Top 4 Performances From The Top 12
The Voice's Top 12 artists took the stage again on Monday night in hopes of winning enough of your votes to make it into next week's Top 10. From classics to new hits, there were plenty of great songs but ultimately two singers will have to go home tonight.

We've picked what we consider to be the four greatest covers from the Top 12 round - read on to find out who made our short list, and what each of the artists had to say about their performances after the show.

Team Gwen: Ryan Sill, "Ordinary World"

Saved by his coach last week, Ryan had to come out swinging if he was going to get Ame...
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Top 12 Revealed On 'The Voice'

11/13/2014 9:18am EST
'The Voice': Season 7's Top 12 Revealed
After two nights of live performances for your vote, The Voice sent eight artists home on Wednesday night, reducing the Top 20 down to the Top 12 as the search for America's next 'Voice' continues.

Read on to find out which eight singers got through with the highest number of votes in the first week of live playoffs - and which four squeaked by with the very last saves provided by each of the show's superstar coaches.

Team Adam

America's Votes: Matt McAndrew, Damien
Adam's Vote: Chris Jamison
Eliminated: Taylor Phelan, Mia Pfirrman

Damien was a shoo-in, given his great performance on Mo...
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'The Voice': Who Were The Stand Outs Last NIght?

11/12/2014 9:51am EST
'The Voice' Recap: Who Stood Out From Teams Gwen And Pharrell?
After Team Adam and Team Blake took The Voice stage on Monday night, Team Gwen and Team Pharrell sung for their playoff lives on Tuesday. Here are the two artists from each team that we'd vote through, and which of the remaining three singers we think that Gwen and Pharrell would save if indeed our choices did move on.

Team Gwen: Ryan Sill, "I Lived"

OneRepublic is a big ask in the first week, not only because it's Ryan Tedder but because their music has been done here before and done very well by both the band themselves and other Voice artists (remember when season 6 champ Josh Kaufman ...
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'The Voice': Who Stood Out?

11/11/2014 9:04am EST
'The Voice': Who Stood Out From Teams Adam And Blake?
It's that time again on The Voice: the live playoffs, in which America votes, NBC finds new ways to change up the voting, and anything can happen. Our Top 20 will be whittled down to the Top 12 this week, with two singers from each team getting America's passes to the next phase, and one more being saved by their coach - the last time a coach can protect an artist.

Team Adam and Team Blake performed for your vote on Monday night, and got almost universal praise from the coaches, so it's time for us to give you our thoughts. Here are the two artists from each team that we'd vote through, an...
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'The Voice' Recap: Three Knockouts, Four Artists Move On

10/29/2014 9:24am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: Three Knockouts, Four Artists Move On
It's a short night for The Voice. With only a one-hour show Tuesday, the singing competition featured only three additional Knockouts, one of which was already shown early on the show's YouTube channel. At least one of the other two featured a steal by Gwen Stefani. Read on to find out which four artists moved on from the trio of matchups on Tuesday.

Team Gwen: Taylor John Williams, "Mad World" vs. Troy Ritchie, "Hey Ya"
This knockout were already posted to YouTube as another "sneak peek" clip, so there's not a ton of suspense here. It's the usual two artists are in one space and the coach...
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'The Voice' Recap: Taylor Swift Joins For The Knockouts

10/28/2014 9:04am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: Taylor Swift Joins For The Knockouts
Now that the Top 48 have been picked and cut in half (except for those eight steals), it's time to cut the field in half again (except for four more steals) on The Voice. Welcome to The Knockouts, which are back this season after having been replaced by a second cycle of Battles in season six. Apparently that change didn't go over well, because we're using the old formula: two artists each perform a song of their choice and only one moves on.

We can also say goodbye to the individual team advisors and hello to Taylor Swift, who becomes the go-to girl for all four coaches just as her new al...
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'The Voice' Recap: Who Did Gwen Stefani Choose To Save?

10/22/2014 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?

10/21/2014 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

10/15/2014 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?

10/15/2014 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?

10/14/2014 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?

10/8/2014 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?

10/7/2014 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!

10/6/2014 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

10/1/2014 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

9/30/2014 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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