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Posted Wednesday 12/12/18 at 1:45PM EST
Adam Levine's controversial Voice decision resulted in a "sad, awkward conclusion"
Source: The Washington Post
Last week's "bizarre situation" involving Levine's contestants Reagan Strange and DeAndre Nico have overshadowed the final four competing in next week's finale, says Emily Yahr. "Strange wound up winning the instant save, while Nico was eliminated — and fans, to put it mildly, flipped out," says Yahr. "Hundreds upon hundreds of social media comments chastised Levine for throwing Nico under the bus, and humiliating him on live television with his speech about Strange. It inevitably led to a sad, awkward conclusion this week. Instead of addressing the controversy to placate viewers, producers mostly tried to ignore it. On Monday night’s performance episode, Levine vaguely addressed the uproar in a pre-taped conversation with Strange, as they rehearsed her upcoming song."
Posted Tuesday 12/11/18 at 10:34AM EST
Adam Levine responds to The Voice's favoritism backlash
Levine said of his emotional plea last week to vote for Reagan Strange at the expense of his teammate DeAndre Nico, who later denounced him: “DeAndre’s my boy. I love him. We talked. It’s all good.” ALSO: The Voice stars join Jimmy Fallon and The Roots for an a capella mashup of their hits.
Posted Friday 12/07/18 at 1:25PM EST
The Voice's DeAndre Nico: Adam Levine "sold me out"
“It was just weird,” Nico said of Levine's decision to plead harder for ailing teammate Reagan Strange. “I’m not being rude. I just felt like he sold me out… and I just don’t respect it. I’m just being honest.”
Posted Wednesday 12/05/18 at 10:56PM EST
How The Voice could have avoided its Adam Levine/Reagan Strange fiasco
The Voice coach's decision to support 14-year-old Strange, even though she was too sick to perform, at the expense of his other teammates resulted in a torrent of angry comments. As Charlie Mason notes, "the whole debacle could have been avoided if only the series had had in place a rule stating that, if a contestant can’t go on, they’ve gotta go. Done. Finito. And we get it — that sounds harsh (and maybe it is). But that’s showbiz. The Voice is a singing competition. If a singer can’t sing, they can’t compete. Period. If nothing else, such a rule would be — unlike, say, Adam — fair and impartial."
Posted Friday 11/16/18 at 2:33PM EST
Adam Levine on performing at Super Bowl halftime: "It's a rumor. I can neither confirm nor deny the truth of this rumor"
"Whoever is lucky enough to get that gig probably is going to crush it," he said when Ellen DeGeneres asked about reports of Maroon 5 performing at Super Bowl halftime. "Whoever does it is probably equal parts nervous and excited. This is all speculative because I don't know who I'm talking about."
Posted Tuesday 10/09/18 at 6:10PM EDT
NBC orders songwriter reality TV competition Songland
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Voice's Adam Levine joins OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder and Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart as executive producers on Songland, which will give songwriters a chance to have their songs recorded by top artists. Each episode will feature five songwriters performing original tracks for a panel of music producers and a different "major" recording artist. The artist will pick three songwriters and pair them with producers to make their songs ready for the recording studio. Winners will have their songs recorded as the artist's next single.
Posted Wednesday 9/19/18 at 2:34PM EDT
Reports: Maroon 5 will perform at Super Bowl halftime in Atlanta
Source: Us Weekly
The multiple-sourced reports, first from Us Weekly and later Variety, that NBCThe Voice star Adam Levine and his Los Angeles-based band will perform at Super Bowl LIII in the music-rich city of Atlanta were met with ridicule on Twitter. "(H)aving the super bowl in atlanta and getting maroon 5 to perform at halftime is like going to pappadeaux and asking the waiter to bring you some long john silver’s," tweeted The Ringer writer Shea Serrano. "Atlanta, home of Outkast, T.I., Future, Ludacris, Usher, etc., gets Maroon 5 to play the damn Super Bowl," tweeted Jake Reuse. The NFL declined to confirm Maroon 5 is performing, while the band couldn't be reached for comment. “It’s a Super Bowl tradition to speculate about the performers for the Pepsi Halftime Show. We are continuing to work with Pepsi on our plans but do not have any announcements to make on what will be another epic show," the NFL said in a statement. Earlier this year, two-time Super Bowl halftime performer Bruno Mars urged the NFL to tap a hip-hop artist. "@NFL you have the opportunity to celebrate incredible Hip Hop Artist from Atlanta Next year," he tweeted. "This isn't a band known for spectacle, like Madonna, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, or even Bruno Mars," added Matt Miller. "This is a band that's somehow less interesting than Coldplay...I get why Maroon 5 is a logical choice. They're safe during a time when the NFL doesn't want to take risks, when a political statement would be disastrous, when they couldn't afford the subtle messages of a Beyoncé show. Maroon 5 has somehow kept itself relevant by buying some of the biggest features in music, from SZA, Cardi B, A$AP Rocky, and even the untouchable Kendrick Lamar. The only saving grace of a Maroon 5 halftime show is the possibility of any of these artists showing up to perform. That will not prevent the inevitable outcome, which is that everyone will forget Maroon 5 performed at the Super Bowl Halftime Show as Maroon 5 performs the Super Bowl Halftime Show."
Posted Saturday 8/04/18 at 2:51AM EDT
Adam Levine apologizes after falsely ranting on Instagram that MTV's VMAs didn't nominate Childish Gambino's "This is America"
In fact, Childish Gambino was among the most-nominated performers for this year's VMAs, including Video of the Year for "This Is America." When Levine realized his mistake, he deleted his Instagram post, and tweeted: "Sh*t. I don’t usually put my foot in my mouth. But this time, I did. ‘This is America’ actually WAS nominated for 7 VMAs. How I didn’t get the right info is beyond me. I stand corrected. I’m sorry MTV. Still hate you though. but mostly, I’m sorry."
Posted Friday 5/25/18 at 10:33AM EDT
Watch James Corden get pulled over for the first time in "Carpool Karaoke" history, while riding with Adam Levine
“Oh my God. This is a real first,” Corden said as he was pulled over by a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Last night's "Carpool Karaoke" was the first time with Porsche as the segment's first car brand partner.
Posted Thursday 5/24/18 at 2:03PM EDT
James Corden is bringing The Late Late Show back to London next month
The CBS late-night show will air from London the week of June 18, with guests including Cher, Foo Fighters and Cate Blanchett. ALSO: Corden gets pulled over by a cop in a "Carpool Karaoke" teaser with Adam Levine.
Posted Friday 5/04/18 at 1:46AM EDT
Does Christina Aguilera's The Voice "churning hamster wheel" criticism hint at its larger problems?
Source: The Washington Post
The NBC reality show revived the pop superstar's career in 2011, premiering weeks after she flubbed the National Anthem at the Super Bowl, nearly fell at the Grammys and was detained for public drunkenness. The Voice gave her career a boost after she seemingly reached a plateau in 2010. So for her to take take shots at The Voice after two years off speaks to the flaws of the singing competition that has failed to produce a successful winner. Aguilera called the show a "churning hamster wheel" and an "energy sucker." “You realize it’s not about music,” she said. “It’s about making good TV moments and massaging a story. I didn’t get into this business to be a television show host and to be given all these (rules)." Her comments seem to echo fellow The Voice judge Adam Levine, who has also criticized the show for not being serious about its winners.
Posted Wednesday 11/22/17 at 2:00PM EST
Jimmy Fallon goes undercover busking with Maroon 5 in an New York City subway station
Fallon, Adam Levine and his bandmate James Valentine covered their heads and faces to surprise commuters for The Tonight Show bit.
Posted Wednesday 11/15/17 at 5:33PM EST
The Voice now employs every musician who's ever been named People’s “Sexiest Man Alive”
Next week’s Voice episode should be interesting considering that 2013 “Sexiest Man Alive” Adam Levine and 2017 “Sexiest Man Alive” Blake Shelton have a friendly feud going. ALSO: There is much disagreement over Shelton’s selection on Twitter, while others are asking: “Do we have to care about this Blake Shelton Sexiest Man Alive thing?”
Posted Wednesday 8/30/17 at 3:50PM EDT
The Voice coaches transform into ’70s crime-fighters in new promo
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Miley Cyrus, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Jennifer Hudson drive through explosions in the new promo.
Posted Monday 8/28/17 at 12:43PM EDT
The VMAs lost its relevance as this year's show was defined by who wasn't there
Source: The Ringer
“The superstar A-list has finally, definitively abandoned the MTV Video Music Awards,” says Rob Harvilla, noting the absence of big names like Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Drake and Rihanna. “The supply,” he adds, “of brand-name artists who need the VMAs at all is dwindling every day.” As a result, he says, “the 2017 VMAs scrambled to fill that fearsome power vacuum, clinging to its few genuine A-listers for dear life… And presiding over it all was poor, poor, poor Katy Perry, flexing those cringe-comedy muscles as she fired off wan gags about fidget spinners, The Handmaid’s Tale, Frye Festival, Hillary Clinton, and the plain fact that half this show’s target audience was watching Game of Thrones instead.” PLUS: VMAs downplaying of hip-hop is why it’s become irrelevant, VMAs benefited from being politically muted, why was the ceremony so sleepy?, transgender service members attended the VMAs, Katy Perry was mocked for her terrible monologue, “Moonman” renamed “Moon Person,” one of the most anti-Trump moments occurred during the commercial break, Adam Levine slammed “utterly horrible” VMAs on Twitter, and MTV used Heather Heyer’s mom to communicate its heart and soul.