The Voice (American TV series) – Season 22 started on September 19, 2022.
An American singing competition reality show called “The Voice” airs on NBC. The idea of the series, based on the original The Voice of Holland, is to discover new singing talent (solo or duets), which is contested for by aspiring singers drawn from open auditions. The winner receives $100,000 and a record deal with Universal Music Group after being chosen by viewers who cast their votes over the phone, online, by SMS text, and by purchasing performances from the contenders’ playlists on the iTunes Store.
An adaptation of the Dutch show The Voice of Holland, NBC announced the show under the name The Voice of America in December 2010; its name was soon shortened to The Voice as the name “Voice of America” was already in use by the U.S. government for its overseas radio service.
The Winners of “The Voice”
Twenty-one contestants have won the competition so far. These include Javier Colon, Jermaine Paul, Cassadee Pope, Danielle Bradbery, Tessanne Chin, Josh Kaufman, Craig Wayne Boyd, Sawyer Fredericks, Jordan Smith, Alisan Porter, Sundance Head, Chris Blue, Chloe Mk, Brynn Cartelli, Chevel Shepherd, Maelyn Jarmon, Jake Hoot, and Todd Tilghman, Carter Rubin, and Cam Anthony and Girl Named Tom.
The Coaches & Host
The show employs four coaches, and their job is to coach teams of chosen artists through the rest of the season while providing feedback on the artists’ performances. They compete as well to make sure their act takes first place, making them successful coaches. Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, John Legend, and Camila Cabello make up the current twenty-second season panel, replacing Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton from the original lineup. Other former coaches from earlier seasons include Ariana Grande, Shakira, Usher, Pharrell Williams, Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, and Nick Jonas. Kelsea Ballerini appeared as an off-screen fifth coach for “Comeback Stage” competitors in the fifteenth season. For the sixteenth season, Bebe Rexha assumed the role of “Comeback Stage” coach.
How does The Voice work?
The Blind Auditions
Every season starts with “Blind Auditions,” during which the coaches select the artists they will work with throughout the rest of the season (12 in virtually all seasons, with the exception of seasons 1 (8), 3 (16), 18-20 (10), and 22 (14)). When an artist is performing, the coaches’ chairs are facing the crowd. When a coach is interested in an artist, they click their button, which spins their chair around to face the artist and illuminates the words “I want you” on the bottom of the chair. An artist either chooses their coach if more than one coach indicates interest, or they default to the lone coach who turned around after the performance.
What is blocked on The Voice?
In the 14th season, the “Block” feature—which enables one coach to stop another from hiring a candidate—was implemented.
Each coach selects one team member to move on to the “Battle Rounds” after pairing two of their players to perform together. Coaches receive assistance from a different celebrity advisor for each season. In the inaugural season, coaches sat on the battle stage with their respective advisors. The advisers no longer participate in the battle stage with the coaches as of the second season, though. Season three included a brand-new element: coaches were allowed two “steals,” allowing each coach to choose two contestants who had been eliminated by a different coach during a fight round. Additionally, saves were eventually implemented, allowing a coach to save a player on their team from being sent home.
The Knockout Rounds were introduced in season three and appeared in almost all seasons, except for seasons six and sixteen. A team of performers chooses two people from among themselves to sing solos one after the other. The identity of their performance partner is not revealed to them until just before they go on stage. Although they continue to get assistance and counsel from their individual coaches, the artists are free to select the songs they want for this round. Coaches would choose which member of each couple would move on to the next round following the performances. Starting with season 5, coaches can take one eliminated artist from another coach, similar to the battle rounds. Coaches will be allowed to save one eliminated artist from their own squad beginning in season 14. The artists who were saved in season 18 competed in a Four-Way Knockout, with the audience choosing the winner.
The Live Shows
The best performers from each team compete against one another in the competition’s final live performance phase each week during a live broadcast. The two artists with the lowest amount of votes each week are sent home. The television audience vote to rescue their favourite musicians. One contestant ultimately is crowned “The Voice” and awarded the top prize.
The Voice Season 22
The 22nd season of The Voice US started on September 19, 2022.
The Blocked function will be available during the blind auditions again this season. Something the judges can use to prevent a different judge from choosing a specific contestant. In the course of the audition procedure, each coach may utilise this capability just once. At the end of blind auditions, each coach will have 14 selected singers in their team i.e. a total of 56 artists. Later on, we will them competing at The Battles and Knockouts followed by LIVE Shows with the Top 16 of this season.
Who are The Voice season 22 judges?
The Voice 2022 is judged by four coaches i.e. John Legend, Gwen Stefani, Camila Cabello and Blake Shelton. It is hosted and presented by Carson Daly.
How scripted is The Voice?
Apparently, the candidates’ contracts have a provision stating that they risk being humiliated on the programme, according to sources. Although The Voice is a reality show, many aspects of the programme are planned and scripted since it is necessary to create entertaining TV moments. The Voice is still a popular favourite in spite of the fabrication.
How do The Voice contestants get chosen?
Fans of The Voice may believe that the Blind Audition is the first time artists perform for the show, however, the process leading up to that point is rather thorough. To get in front of the Coaches’ rotating seats, contestants must pass through numerous rounds of interviews and auditions.
Unlike other reality singing and talent competitions, The Voice sets itself apart because judges determine which singers move forward based on their performances alone.