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The Voice Recap: Do You Believe in Life After Blake (After Blake) (After Blake)?
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The Voice Recap: Do You Believe in Life After Blake (After Blake) (After Blake)?

Oct 15 2013, 10:28pm CDT | by TV Line

Good news for NBC: If Blake Shelton ever decides he needs to sit out a season of The Voice — and heaven knows, at some point he probably will — the network has an obvious replacement part that...

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The Voice Recap: Do You Believe in Life After Blake (After Blake) (After Blake)?

Oct 15 2013, 10:28pm CDT | by TV Line

Good news for NBC: If Blake Shelton ever decides he needs to sit out a season of The Voice — and heaven knows, at some point he probably will — the network has an obvious replacement part that should keep its reality-singing machine chugging along in fuel-efficient, ratings-potent fashion.

No, I’m not referring to Cee Lo’s red cotton rehearsal-room pajamas — riveting as they may be. The obvious Coach-in-Waiting can be described in a single syllable: Cher.

The “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves” singer proved during Night 2 of the Season 5 Battle Rounds that she’s got the rare combination of qualities that make for a perfect mentor: She’s invested enough in the process to really pay attention to contestants (evidenced by her note to Monika Leigh that she sang “Some Kind of Wonderful” a different way on every take). She’s brutally honest (sample quote: “You’re gonna have to pull from your bootstraps to sing against him!”). And she’s damn funny, too — able to openly taunt Blake without ever coming off as small or mean-spirited.

And heck, if contestants ever fail to take her advice, she can always channel her Academy Award-winning role in Moonstruck, smack ‘em in the face, and holler, “Snap out of it!”

While you mull Cher’s ability to occupy the chair on the far right side of the screen, let me jump to a ranking of each of tonight’s Battles from least- to most-promising winner (and bear in mind I’ll be back overnight to update this recap with more detailed reviews of the three central Battles):

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3. Team Cee Lo: Kat Robichaud defeats R. Anthony on Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”/>

2. Team Xtina: Matthew Schuler defeats Jacob Poole on Fall Out Boy’s “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light ‘Em Up)”

1. Team Blake: Ray Boudreaux defeats Monika Leigh on “Some Kind of Wonderful”

Shown in Snippets With Not Enough Information to Judge
Team Cee Lo: Cole Vosbury defeats Lupe Carroll on Toto’s “Africa”
Team Blake: E.G. Daily defeats Sam Cerniglia on Bonnie Raitt’s “Something to Talk About”
Team Adam: Ashley DuBose defeats Justin Blake on Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera’s “Just a Fool”/>/>/>

And with that, I turn things over to you. What did you think of the second set of Season 5 Battle Rounds? Did anyone deserve to get the Save and didn’t? Who gave the best overall vocal of the night? Sound off below!


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'The Voice' Coaches Announced: Who Will Be Back for Season 8?

Oct 14 2014 4:46am CDT | Source: Buddy TV

The Voice may be in the middle of season 7, but it's time to start looking ahead to next spring. The coaching panel has been announced for season 8, and it includes three-fourths of the current panel, plus one of the original coaches who has taken the past couple seasons off.As usual, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton are returning -- they've never missed a season yet, and it looks li ...
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'The Voice' Recap: A Returning Singer Stuns the Coaches

Sep 29 2014 6:20pm CDT | Source: Buddy TV

Well, folks, it's the third night of the Blind Auditions for The Voice's seventh season and the Hollywood Squares-style contestant grids are filling up and the slots for newcomers are dwindling down. Tonight, we had another crew of hopefuls with vocal performances reminiscent of Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Tyler, Bob Marley and The Charlie Daniels Band. By the end of the night, 11 more hopefuls have been added to the list of competitors who will receive coaching f ...
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'The Voice' Interviews: Gwen's 'Flattering' Comment, Adam's 'Cute' Poem and More

Sep 23 2014 8:47am CDT | Source: Buddy TV

The Voice returned Monday night for season 7. Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams have joined Adam Levine and Blake Shelton in the big red swivel chairs.After the first night of the Blind Auditions, each coach has two artists on their team. Those eight contestants talked with reporters, including BuddyTV, today during a conference call. Read on to find out what they had to say about the coaches (and their antics), getting a second chance ...
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'The Voice' Season 7 Premiere Recap: Gwen and Pharrell Get in the Game

Sep 22 2014 3:54pm CDT | Source: Buddy TV

It is a pleasure to finally have The Voice back, baby! Oh, how I have missed it. This is the first Blind Audition of season 7 and we also have the addition of two new coaches: Gwen Stefani (Holla!) and Pharrell Williams (and his smaller hat!) All are eager to mentor new talent, and help someone else achieve their musical dreams. Of course, everyone knows that coaches Blake Shelton and Adam Levine are the backbone of The ...
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'The Voice' season premiere: New coaches show off chemistry, competitiveness

Sep 19 2014 12:44pm CDT | Source: Canoe Showbiz

NBC's "The Voice" kicks off its seventh season on Monday, Sept. 22, and Variety was among a number of outlets to get a sneak preview of the two-hour premiere, which showcases some of the best vocalists the competition has discovered to date -- including a performance that Blake Shelton described as "the best country aud ...
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Pharrell, Stefani talk 'Voice' competition

Sep 19 2014 7:26am CDT | Source: USATODAY

The judges on 'The Voice' - Pharrell, Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine talk about teasing each other and competing for contestants for this year' ...
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The Voice: Million-Dollar Coaches, Dime-a-Dozen Contestants

Sep 17 2014 4:46pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

On The Voice, they're coaches. On American Idol, they're judges. On Rising Star, they're experts. And on every singing competition show, they're camera hogs. In case you weren't aware after the 247th announcement during this past weekend's Sunday Night Football broadcast on NBC, The Voice returns next Monday with a pair of new faces on its four-coach panel. The move has already dru ...
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Infographic: How Did Miss America Perform Against Sunday Night Football on Twitter?

Sep 16 2014 7:47am CDT | Source: Lost Remote

For (the subset of) Americans not watching Sunday Night Football the other night, ‘Miss America’ was airing on ABC. Although down in linear ratings 25% year-over-year, Miss America had a big night on social. For more on how the pageant compared to Sunday Night Football – the night’s usual ratings winner – some insights from StatSocial, followed by infographics for each event: Miss America:  - None of the judges or hosts came up in Miss America’s Top Celebrities. According to the data, Blake S ...
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