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Originally posted 09/24/2013 09:15AM
Season 5 of The Voice kicked off with an energetic premiere and its first blind auditions on Monday, featuring two returning star coaches and the sparring chemistry of seasons past.
Soul man Cee Lo Green was back with Michael Jackson's wardrobe and his trademark quips. Three-time winner Blake Shelton and his show nemesis Adam Levine resumed their snarky sparring. Also back and raring to win was a gam-o-licious Christina Aguilera, who represented with spunky girl-power, throwing off sex appeal and a lot of shapely leg.
The contestants brought their A-game, too, and some cute stage bravado. "What's goin' on, handsome?" said musical theater buff Nic Hawk, nakedly flirting with Levine, but only after killing Blu Cantrell's "Hit Em Up Style (Oops)."
Originally posted 07/12/2013 12:00PM
Christina Aguilera is back! And so is Cee Lo Green!
Fans of The Voice are already getting a first look at the upcoming fifth season of the hit show.
Green and Aguilera – looking super slim with a sophisticated bob and long, lean legs to boot – are reuniting with triple winner Blake Shelton and Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine for the new season, which debuts Sept. 23 (8 p.m. ET) on NBC.
Originally posted 05/28/2013 06:55PM
The swiveling chairs on The Voice saw some new occupants this season.
Newbie coaches Shakira and Usher debuted this fourth season and have generally earned rave reviews for their enthusiasm and coaching styles. The pair replaced original coaches Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green, who both took time off to work on other projects, and currently sit alongside veteran coaches – and sweetly snarky best buds – Blake Shelton and Adam Levine.
But Green and a recently slimmed down Aguilera vowed they would return to the popular singing competition, and NBC announced that the original four coaches will indeed be back in their chairs when season 5 debuts in September.
Originally posted 12/19/2012 07:00PM
Cassadee Pope won Tuesday night's The Voice competition, and already her team leader and star mentor Blake Shelton says she has the right frame of mind for success.
Even as last week, when her rendition of "Stupid Boy" went No. 1 on iTunes, she was nervously telling Shelton her time on the show was over – much to his chagrin.
"That's what makes an artist," Shelton praised her after the results were announced Tuesday night. "We are never satisfied. But I hope she's really happy that she won."
Originally posted 12/18/2012 05:30PM
The final three contestants on The Voice are all cautiously optimistic – and pretty exhausted – as they head into Tuesday's show, where one of them will be crowned the season 3 winner.
"It has been a long haul. I got an ear infection two days ago," Team Blake's Terry McDermott said after Monday's show. "It feels like it's been a constant battle the last few weeks."
While he'll be happy to get some rest, McDermott said he'll miss singing for millions of people each week. "I'm actually quite sad," he said. "You manage to get up every week and perform on this wonderful stage. There is a certain energy about it."
Originally posted 12/17/2012 10:25PM
Monday night's The Voice gave the final three contestants three chances to earn fans' votes, as every singer revisited a "breakout" song, sang a new song and performed a duet with his or her coach.
First, however, came a touching tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy. While singing Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," coaches and singers held up the names of those whose lives were lost on Friday morning.
Team Cee Lo's Nicholas David then kicked off the competition with Jerry Lee Lewis's "Great Balls of Fire." Not able to resist a pun, his coach chimed in on his performance: "Your fire tonight burned this house down," Green said. David later revisited his performance of Bill Withers's "Lean On Me" and joined Green for a duet of Wild Cherry's "Play That Funky Music."
Originally posted 12/12/2012 07:45PM
Team Cee Lo's Trevin Hunte was eliminated on Tuesday's episode of The Voice, but the soulful singer isn't letting the end of this journey hold him back.
"I feel like the best person on the planet Earth. I am so happy and excited to be honest," Hunte told PEOPLE after the show.
"I feel like a weight has been lifted. Being away from family and friends and what you're used to was definitely a hard thing for me."
Originally posted 12/11/2012 07:45AM
Talk about peaking at the right time.
The final four contenders on The Voice left the coaches nearly at a loss for words – in a good way! – during Monday night's semifinals.
Even Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera, without any team members left, conjured up some kind words. They just had to get over their astonishment first.
Cee Lo Green had nothing but praise for his team members, Trevin Hunte, who sang "Wind Beneath My Wings," and Nicholas David, who sang "You Are So Beautiful."
Originally posted 12/04/2012 07:45AM
Originally posted 11/28/2012 10:30AM
Monday night on The Voice, the coaches were confident, but some of the contestants were seeing green.
After Amanda Brown and Trevin Hunte opened with Lady Gaga's "Marry the Night," the first save was revealed. An ecstatic Cassadee Pope from Team Blake celebrated her win, before Cee Lo Green treated viewers to another surprise – a duet with Kermit the Frog to the signature Muppet tune, "Bein' Green."
Voters also rescued Team Adam's Amanda Brown. After reveling in her victory, Melanie Martinez, Nicholas David, Terry McDermott and Bryan Keith joined her for a rendition of Plain White T's "Rhythm of Love."
Then Team Adam's Melanie Martinez got the good news she was safe for another night, followed by Cassadee Pope and Dez Duron's singing Rihanna's "Hate That I Love You." Team Cee Lo's Nicholas David then found out that he still has a spot on the show.
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