If you haven’t been watching this season of NBC’s The Voice, perhaps now is the perfect time for you to start tuning in, as you actually have a say in the scoring process now. The show’s format features three stages of competition: the blind audition, the battle phase, and the live performance phase, which is the stage the show is currently in.
During the blind audition stage of the competition, the performers are picked based only on their voice and not on looks. The judges, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton sit with their backs to the performers and can only turn their chairs around after they have indicated they are impressed with the artist’s voice.
Once the teams are chosen, the battle is on! The coaches are dedicated to helping their team succeed and even share little tidbits on how they achieved their personal success. During the battle, two members of the same team compete against each other, facing off and singing the same song. The coach then has the tough decision of choosing which of his/her team members will advance.
In the live stage show phase, only the strongest members of each coach's team remain. This is where you come in! The television audience gets to vote to save their favorite performers, but ultimately the final decision is left to the coach to decide who they will save.
This week, Teams Adam and Cee Lo had their live performances and Juliet Simms, (Team Cee Lo), blew the judges away with her rendition of The Police’s “Roxanne”. Voting is now closed, but you can show your support for Simms’ awesome voice by purchasing the recording of her performance on iTunes. Voting will start again on Monday, April 16th.
Who was your favorite performer this week? Tell us in the comments below!