02:59 PM EDT 02/25/2015
Originally posted 02/24/2015 12:00AM
The Voice is back – and the high-octane performances that kicked off Monday's season 8 premiere forced the all-star coaches to take their groveling to a whole new level.
Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams and Christina Aguilera – back in her red swivel chair for the first time since giving birth to daughter Summer Rain in August – duked it out for the most promising singers who took the stage during the blind auditions.
Who were the standouts? Here are PEOPLE's picks for the top five performances of the evening:
Originally posted 11/13/2014 08:15AM
It was a night of triumph and heartbreak on The Voice Wednesday, as 12 artists moved ahead and eight artists said goodbye during the first live elimination show of the seventh season.
America's votes saved the two top vote-getters on each team of five singers, which forced each of the four coaches to save just one of their three remaining artists.
The hour-long show moved along briskly and put Team Blake Shelton in the hot seat first.
Originally posted 09/03/2014 07:00PM
Carson Daly is passionate about a lot of things. But when it comes to cancer, he's ready for the fight of his life.
Originally posted 08/23/2014 10:10PM
Yee-haw! If only every showdown was like this on The Voice.
PEOPLE has an exclusive first look at the season 7 trailer that features Blake Shelton and Adam Levine standing off against new coaches Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani in a classic Western setting.
Just a cotton-pickin' minute – whose voice is that coming from the saloon?
Originally posted 08/21/2014 08:15AM
The host of The Voice and Today's digital studio welcomes daughter London Rose
Originally posted 06/15/2014 02:15PM
Today's biggest radio hosts are mourning Casey Kasem after learning the 82-year-old legend has died.
Originally posted 05/13/2014 07:45AM
A popular Disney hit re-imagined as a rock song was not a problem for Kat Perkins, who turned the catchy tune embraced by fans worldwide, "Let It Go," into a head-banging anthem on Monday night's The Voice semi-final.
"You murdered it," said an enthusiastic Usher of Perkins's powerful take on the song from Frozen, which she dedicated to the Keller children for whom she served as nanny, and who watched adoringly from the audience.
"I don't know what I can say anymore. It doesn't get better as far as vocals are concerned," noted her coach Adam Levine.
Originally posted 04/23/2014 06:25AM
Twitter took center stage Tuesday night during The Voice's adrenaline-fueled live results show kickoff, which featured new twists that confused even one of the coaches.
The somewhat controversial Twitter instant save returned for a second season, but with an added feature: The artists in the bottom three would have one last chance to save themselves by performing another song, just before another online vote.
The show kicked off calmly, as host Carson Daly revealed the names of the contestants who were moving on to next week, coach Shakira performed a single off her new CD, and coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton performed with their teams.
But things got interesting about two-thirds of the way through the hour-long show when it was revealed all of Levine and Shelton's artists were saved – what is their recipe for success? – leaving Team Usher and Team Shakira vulnerable for elimination.
Originally posted 04/22/2014 06:00PM
Gwen Stefani's move to The Voice next season is not a done deal yet. But there's no doubt she'll be more than welcome to take a swiveling seat next to perennial judge Adam Levine.
"If there's any truth to the rumors, I'd just be really excited because I'm a huge fan," Levine told reporters after Monday night's live show kickoff. "She's a wonderful human being. I love her to pieces. So talented."
Host and producer Carson Daly also heaped praise on Stefani, but seemed to want to manage expectations about whether she'll be the one to replace Christina Aguilera.
"She would be great," Daly said. "These things are tough to work scheduling-wise. I don't know where we're at with it."
Originally posted 04/08/2014 12:05PM
"My family's the most important thing," Daly, who's expecting his third child with fiancée Siri Pinter in August, tells PEOPLE
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