Is Kelly Clarkson Why The Voice Battle Tapings Were Postponed 3 Times?

Kelly Clarkson Kelsea Ballerini The Voice Battles 20

At the time, it seemed odd. The Voice season 20 Battle Round tapings were postponed three times. Now it turns out, Kelly Clarkson missed the whole round, with country singer Kelsea Ballerini taking her place. Things that make y’all go HMMM…

Originally, the Battles were scheduled to tape on Monday January 25 and January 26 and the Knockouts on February 5. Then the Battle dates moved to Monday February 1 and Wednesday February 3.

But THEN the schedule changed AGAIN. The Battle filming moved to Friday February 5 and Saturday February 6. The Knockout taping schedule changed as well. It moved from Friday February 5 to Saturday February 13 and Tuesday February 16.

The Battles were finally taped on Saturday and Sunday February 13 and 14 and the Knockouts on February 21.

At the time, I wondered if the set had a rash of COVID-19 infections. But it turns out, Kelly didn’t tape the studio round because she “felt under the weather” (see tweets below). Could the postponements have been caused by waiting for Kelly to feel better? Or finding a replacement for her? Or….

But it appears that Kelly won’t disappear totally during the Battles. The coach took on-set photos with her Battle Advisor, Luis Fonsi during mentoring sessions which happened, obviously, before the contestants performed. Kelsea will sit in Kelly’s big red chair for the studio performances.

Kelsea is no stranger to The Voice. In the fall of 2018, she coached The Voice digital series “The Comeback Stage” where she auditioned No Turn contestants for a spot on the show. And then for Season 16 in 2019, she served as Team Kelly’s Battle Advisor.

Celebrity Advisors for the season 20 Battle Rounds are: Kelly Clarkson and Latin star, Luis Fonsi; John Legend and R&B legend Brandy; Blake Shelton and country music duo Dan + Shay; Nick Jonas and Glee star Darren Criss. Check out the photo gallery below:

The Voice 20 Battle Advisors

correction: the third and final set of dates were originally omitted. Sorry for the confusion.

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