NBC's 'The Voice' Gives Viewers the Choice During Election Week of November 5

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October 26th, 2012

via press release:

Top 20 Artists Compete to Make It to the Top 12
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – October 26, 2012 – During Election Week of November 5, NBC’s “The Voice” will roll out of the Knockout Rounds into the live Playoffs – and audience members have their first chance to vote for their favorite artists as the hit vocal competition series must choose the Top 12 singers -- forcing the four coaches to take only three artists to advance.The announcement was made by Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment.

“As ‘The Voice’ enters the crucial Presidential Election week, our audiences will see yet another twist for this cycle as they get a democratic opportunity to determine the top two singers from each team that will be safe,” said Telegdy. “In addition, the coaches get to choose one artist of their own from their teams to continue into the next week as we compile our Top 12 singers.”

“The Voice” is the #1 unscripted series of the new fall season in adults 18-49 and total viewers, averaging a 5.2 rating, 14 share in 18-49 and 14.1 million viewers overall with its Monday edition. The Tuesday telecast is delivering a 4.7 rating, 14 share in 18-49 and 12.8 million viewers overall. Counting all primetime series on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox (except sports pre- and post-game shows), the Monday “Voice” is #4 so far this season in 18-49 and #8 in total viewers, while the Tuesday edition is tied for #6 in 18-49 and #14 in total viewers.

During the pivotal week of “Playoffs,” each coach will have five artists on their respective teams, who will perform over the live shows during a three-night event on Monday, November 5 (8-10 p.m. ET) and Wednesday, November 7 (8-10 p.m. ET) -- culminating with a Results show on Thursday, November 8 (8-9 p.m. ET) that will reveal “The Voice’s” Top 12 artists.

After viewing this trial to see if they have what it takes, America then will choose two artists to be saved for each coach’s team -- and the coach will be allowed to choose one final singer to round out each team of three artists – all to be revealed on the Playoff Results show on Thursday, November 8 (8-9 p.m. ET). The four coaches and their teams will move on to regular live shows during the remaining competition of “The Voice.”

During the Knockout Rounds on October 29-30 (8-10 p.m. ET both nights), the battle winners and coach steals will have to prove themselves worthy to get to the live Playoffs. They will compete head-to-head in a sudden death vocal matchup. At the start of the Knockouts, each coach had 10 artists left -- eight battle winners and two steals.

The artists will have no clue who they are up against until they are about to perform. Coaches will line their teams up on the stage and call out two artists to go head-to-head immediately. This time the competitors will pick their own song, one which they feel symbolizes who they are as an artist. Each singer will then perform for all of the coaches, while their opposing teammate watches from a stool in the ring. The coach then decides who earns the live show spot and the other artist is eliminated.

"The Voice" features the strongest vocalists from across the country invited to compete in the blockbuster vocal competition show's third season. Celebrity musician coaches Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton return along with Carson Daly as host and Christina Milian as Social Media Correspondent.

In the final live performance phase of the competition, the top artists from each team will compete each week against each other during a live broadcast. The television audience will vote to save their favorite artists and the two artists with the lowest number of votes will be sent home each week, no matter what team they are on. In the end, one will be named “The Voice” and will receive the grand prize of a recording contract.

“The Voice” is a presentation of Mark Burnett’s One Three Media, Talpa Media USA Inc. and Warner Horizon Television. The series is created by John de Mol, who executive-produces along with Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Stijn Bakkers and Lee Metzger.

For embeddable clips and more, please visit NBC.com's official show site: http://www.nbc.com/TheVoice.

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  • Baqinardo

    The promo for knockout round looked so intense. I really cant wait!


    Have to admit the duo singing is it “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” (only saw the promo a few times).

    All they have to do is find the next “big act” which I think Adam or Christina could easily find & the Voice would solidify a “beast” status.

  • Sam

    I’m really confused? So now during the live show’s any two can get eliminated regardless of what team they are on? But what if America votes to eliminate all of one coaches team does that throw them out of the finale? I’m sure the exec’s monitor the votes somehow to make sure that doesn’t happen.

  • Abed

    The most useless show on TV.

    Makes sense its on NBC.

    The Voice – where musical careers die.

  • Anna Clarkwood

    Going from 10 to 5 probably means that the coach has already figured out which 5, or at least 2 or 3 that that will take even if they are just ok and their opponent is gr8. The tv drama won’t make it seem that way though.

    I’m glad that we will get 5 performances an hour instead of 3 like we have for the battle rounds. 42min of show for 6min of singing makes me want to give up on watching the whole show and ust y/t those performances.

    Going from 5 to 3 means that if a coach has more than 3 gr8 talents on their team, too bad. Then again, basically everyone that has been shown has been at least a B grade singer. So every elimination is tough. And, since we don’t hear from them after the show unless we stalk news feeds/twitter for them whatever.

    I am very glad that this was implemented “The television audience will vote to save their favorite artists and the two artists with the lowest number of votes will be sent home each week, no matter what team they are on.”

    This way CeeLo’s team from last year could have made it to the finale.

    2 eliminated a week from 12 gives us a bit more time to hear from them and since we start out with 12, no need to alternate weeks. And by my calculation the finale week will be Dec 10&11.

  • Kitsune

    Oh thank God. Now Cassadee AND Suzanna can make the finale :3

  • Anna Clarkwood


    Sure why not eliminate a coach or two? They had plenty of opportunity to cast the best team possible. And it’s their responsibility to coach them. If they can’t get the voters to vote for what they first heard back in the blinds, stole/saved in the battles, handpicked in the knockouts, saved/showcased in the playoffs, while training and coaching them all along the way, then yeah neither the acts on their team nor the coach was good enough that season if they all get eliminated.

  • Anna Clarkwood

    Well, apparently the finale is only 2 instead of 4 acts.

    “As a result, “The Voice” will air a one-hour version of its regular two-hour edition from 8-9 p.m. (ET) on both Monday, December 10 and December 17.”

    With only 4 and then 2 acts, unless they were able to really prepare and perform a lot of songs or get guests/eliminated acts to fill up the time, I wouldn’t want that much filler anyways. So YAY. Voice is being used every last feasible week possible for the fall season. Airing b4 the start of the 36 week season even starts and all the way to just b4 the Christmas Week.

  • Samuel

    Wow, this show is terrible (IMO.) They have no chance of finding a star with this year’s group, and NBC will just leave them to die at tiny indie labels come January. The X Factor has some genuine hit acts this season, and I’m sure Idol will with Nicki being a judge.

  • Jimmy

    Hey Everyone,

    I am a graduate student doing some research into the usability of The Voice’s website (nbc.com/the-voice). I’m trying to gather opinions from fans of the show as to what they like/dislike about The Voice’s site. It would be a huge help to me if you took my survey (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/X7F5LPV ). If you have any friends who you think would be willing to help, feel free to pass the link along to them too. Thanks again!

  • Morgan

    Is the voice on tonight because I can’t find it on the tv during the presidential election

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