“The Voice” is going to be back on NBC with new episodes beginning on Monday, September 10 — but when the show comes back, it’s not going to be the same exact singing competition that we saw in the fall. Rather, you better be ready for some big changes that are going to shake up some of the more boring elements of the series.
First things first, there will be more tension to the much-maligned Battle Rounds! After a coach declares the winner of each battle after the blind auditions, another coach can come in and “steal” the loser. By the end of the battles, each coach will have ten singers on their team. From there, they will progress to the next round known as the “Knockout,” where the field will be narrowed down to five contestants each. Executive producer Mark Burnett is making good on his promise to try and have a fewer pool of contestants by the time the show goes live, this way people will actually get to know the singers better. Then again, is 20 really that much better than 24?
As for the future of the show beyond season 3, Burnett claims that he wants to make sure he keeps the original coaches happy for years, and that means making sure that their top priorities are music. There will be a season airing in the spring, but it will likely have a number of new coaches that are in “second position” — though Cee Lo Green has expressed interest in staying a part of the show all year around.
We still have to see the Battle Round changes in action to see if they are any good, but we still have to ask the following question — will it actually get people excited the same way that it once had? Be sure to share your thoughts below! To check out a new spoof of the show put out by another program, be sure to head over to this link.