The VoiceLatest News and Opinion
Posted Thursday 5/24/18 at 4:10AM EDT
Could Brynn Cartelli's The Voice victory become a game-changer for the show?
Why the 15-year-old singer is poised for success, despite the NBC reality show's terrible track record for producing stars.
Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 11:25PM EDT
Christina Aguilera: The Voice wasn't a "comfortable place for me to be"
The former Voice coach had more to say about her qualms with the NBC singing competition, telling W magazine: "I signed on to a show where the blind audition element was something interesting, something genuine. After a while, though, you start to see that everyone is good-looking. It wasn't a comfortable place for me to be, where I'm just part of a money-making machine. When I stop believing in something, then it's like, 'What am I doing here?'" ALSO: Aguilera says her departure had nothing to do with Gwen Stefani.
Posted Saturday 5/12/18 at 12:41AM EDT
HQ Trivia is doing a special The Voice edition with Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton
Fans could win $50,000 and a chance to attend a Voice taping.
Posted Friday 5/11/18 at 4:18PM EDT
Christina Grimmie's family releases a new song of hers in honor of Mother's Day
The late alum of The Voice, who was shot and killed in June 2016, recorded the song "Little Girl" in honor of her mother.
Posted Thursday 5/10/18 at 9:39PM EDT
Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson are returning to The Voice
They'll be joined this fall by regular coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. No word on if/when past coaches Miley Cyrus, Gwen Stefani and Christina Aguilera will return.
Posted Friday 5/04/18 at 1:46AM EDT
Does Christina Aguilera's The Voice "churning hamster wheel" criticism hint at its larger problems?
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 Thursday 5/03/18 at 12:55PM EDT
Christina Aguilera says The Voice "became something that I didn't feel was what I had signed up for in Season 1"
The singer, who hasn't been a coach on the NBC reality show since 2016, was asked by Billboard if she'd ever return. Instead of responding, she hinted that she had soured on The Voice. "You realize it's not about music. It's about making good TV moments and massaging a story," she says, adding: "I didn't get into this business to be a television show host and to be given all these (rules). Especially as a female: You can't wear this, can't say that. I would find myself on that show desperately trying to express myself through clothing or makeup or hair. It was my only kind of outlet."
Posted Tuesday 4/24/18 at 1:12PM EDT
American Idol nearly tied The Voice in key demo
Last night's episode of the ABC reality singing competition drew a 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and 7.6 million viewers overall. The Voice, meanwhile, fell to a 1.5 rating in the demo and 8.3 million total viewers.
Posted Tuesday 4/17/18 at 7:01PM EDT
Kelly Clarkson to make her awards show-hosting debut with the Billboard Music Awards
The Voice coach will helm the May 20 awards show live from Las Vegas on NBC. “To prepare for hosting the Billboard Music Awards, I already have 20 costume changes planned,” Clarkson said in a statement. “I will be flying in like my girl P!nk and calling Amy Schumer and Sarah Silverman for jokes. Well, or I’m just gonna show up and celebrate my favorite artists and get to know a few more. Yeah, maybe I’ll go with that plan.”
Posted Wednesday 3/28/18 at 9:44AM EDT
Rejected The Voice contestant apologizes after accusing Kelly Clarkson of doing a "disservice" to gay artists
Molly Stevens, who is gay, called Clarkson "small minded" for comparing her to Melissa Etheridge and the Indigo Girls. Clarkson responded that "this really bums me out. I need everyone 2 hear me & hear ALL OF THE WORDS I SAY. I compared Molly to Melissa Etheridge, Patty Griffin (a name that was left out conveniently), & the Indigo Girls purely because of the rasp in her voice & that she’s an amazing storyteller." Stevens later apologized, posting on Instagram: "I don’t think Kelly Clarkson meant ANYTHING by this and even gave it any thought but clearly I did."
Posted Tuesday 3/13/18 at 12:23PM EDT
American Idol's second night was no match for The Voice
After premiering Sunday to a strong 10.3 million viewers, Idol fell to 8.4 million on its second night. Meanwhile, the heavyweight singing competition The Voice attracted 11.7 million viewers on Monday. ALSO: Katy Perry accidentally flashed her fellow Idol judges.
Posted Friday 3/09/18 at 11:05PM EST
Carson Daly reveals he struggles with anxiety
The Voice host discussed his anxiety disorder this morning on Today. "People think, ‘Oh he has anxiety, high-pressure life, you’re on television.’ It’s nothing to do with that," he says. “I’ve had heightened anxiety and mild panic attacks at the playground with my own children and wife there. The feeling was so gripping and so terrifying that I literally had to leave and excuse myself.”
Posted Monday 2/05/18 at 8:51AM EST
NBC blames "equipment failure" for blackout during Super Bowl
“We had a brief equipment failure that we quickly resolved. No game action or commercial time were missed," an NBC spookesperson said of the black screen that led to some people joking that NBC was paying tribute to The Sopranos finale in the middle of the game. Brands like Tide quickly capitalized on the blackout. “Clean clothes are still clean in the dark. If it's clean, it's a #TideAd,” the laundry detergent brand tweeted.
- Hope was the theme in many of this year's Super Bowl ads
- There were no National Anthem protests at the Super Bowl
- Kevin Hart sparred with security to try to get onto the Super Bowl trophy podium
- Kevin Hart later dropped an F-bomb live on NFL Network
- Pink sent a savage tweet to a troll mocking her National Anthem performance
- Pink explained on Twitter that she spit out a throat lozenge (not gum)
- See The Voice Super Bowl ad: Blake Shetlon, Kelly Clarkson and Adam Levine mock country cliches
- How did Danny McBride end up starring in an Australian tourism ad?
Posted Tuesday 1/16/18 at 6:10PM EST
Watch The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan as a coach on Ireland’s version of The Voice
Appearing on Season 3 of The Voice of Ireland in 2014, the late Irish singer was known for her “Doloresisms.”
Posted Wednesday 1/10/18 at 2:41AM EST
Kelly Clarkson prefers The Voice to American Idol because of the blind auditions
The first Idol winner says The Voice’s blind auditions process “means something to me” because “I do not fit the pop-star image.”