The Voice 20 Blind Auditions End May 22 with Remaining Auditions and a Clip show
Just a heads up on what to expect from The Voice season 20 going forward. The LAST of the Blind Auditions air on Monday May 22. But there is a catch! Those paying attention know that Team John Legend, Team Nick Jonas, Team Kelly Clarkson and Team Blake Shelton are nearly all filled up. That’s right, it shouldn’t take a two hour The Voice episode to complete the teams. And it won’t!
The first hour will feature the remaining The Voice hopefuls singing their hearts out for a turn. Hour two is a clip show “Best of the Blinds” featuring an overview of the Top 40. By the end of the night, the teams will be full and ready for the Battle Rounds.
The Voice 20 Battle Rounds begin Monday March 29
The Voice Battle Rounds begin on Monday March 29. And here’s how it will go down: 40 artists will be paired by their coaches to sing duets. The pairs will be be mentored by their coach and a celebrity advisor. John Legend asked the legendary Brandy to mentor his team. Nick Jonas enlisted the help of Glee actor Darren Criss. Kelly Clarkson joined forces with Latin star Luis Fonsi. And country duo Dan + Shay joined Blake Shelton.
After the artists perform their duet, their respective coach picks a winner. The loser is eliminated, saved by their coach or stolen by another coach. The saved contestants will sing in a four way Knockout for America’s Vote. The remaining 24 contestants will be paired up for Knockout performances.
The Voice is Off the NBC Tuesday Schedule…For Now
So, here’s a weird thing! While The Voice aired on the first two Tuesdays of the season, NBC has replaced the show at the 9 pm hour with the popular drama This Is Us. When will The Voice return? Probably for the live shows, but that is TBD right now. When/if The Voice returns to Tuesday shows, it will likely air at 8 pm. It looks like This is Us has the 9 pm hour until the end of the season.
POSSIBLE SCHEDULE TOTAL SPECULATION DON’T HOLD ME TO THIS: The Battle Rounds air Monday March 29, Monday April 5 and Monday April 12. The Knockouts air Monday April 19 & 26, Maybe a clip show the following Monday? Or The Voice ends the week of May 17.
Programming notes: Unfortunately, I can’t do two things at once! Because American Idol will begin airing on Sundays AND Mondays starting next week, Steven Curtis will take over live blogging The Voice. I may or may not blog Tuesday shows.