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Tweaks and other surprises in Season 3 now revealed
Clinching four Emmy nods certainly bodes a good beginning to the premiere of the brand new season of The Voice, coming to AXN on September 16 (Sunday) at 8pm. Winning the show’s first ever nod in the ‘Outstanding Reality Competition Program’ category makes The Voice the only music reality series to be nominated in the category, beating out rival show American Idol, the first time in 10 years Idol has been left off the ballot!
In 2011, the novel vocal talent reality series first made waves in the entertainment industry with its refreshing approach to sieving musical talents – by having the four on spinning red chairs, back-faced to the talents so that all they can rely on are their ears. Now in its third season, the highly popular reality series continues to be helmed by host Carson Daly, as well as the four charismatic and surprisingly competitive coaches Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton and Cee Lo Green, and their sizzling chemistry to boot!
The formula to the show’s success? Setting themselves apart from the million other reality competition series. Season 3 of The Voice continues to up its ante with “re-tweaks” to its successful format. For one, viewers will get to see way more of what made the show tick and that of course, refers to the blind auditions. To spice things up, everyone’s favorite bit about the blind auditions - the spinning red chairs - will now be introduced to the battle rounds. According to host Carson Daly, the battle rounds will also be ‘playing with some potential interchangeability’. Here’s a long shot but our guess is that the judges might now be able to pinch an evicted member from a rival team.
When asked about the new challenges to face in Season 3, here’s what coach Christina Aguilera has to say: “It’s a great idea that keeps the show fresh and also keeps us coaches on our feet. Now with the steals we have to know our team and all the other teams as well so we can be strategic.”
“I love the concept behind the show and celebrating the voice and the talent behind it”, the pop diva added.
Also, anticipate much stiffer competition from the contestants. The number of contestants has been lessened for this season. With fewer contestants, wise judgment calls have to be made by the four coaches and, for viewers, this means contestants of a higher caliber and more performances from each potential superstar the world has yet to meet.
Even the judges are thrilled to be working with the new Grammy-winning celebrity mentors making guest appearances this season – soulful crooner Michael Buble with Blake Shelton, Matchbox Twenty’s frontman Rob Thomas with Cee Lo Green, R&B singer Mary J. Blige to Adam Levine’s team, and Green Day’s singer/songwriter Billie Joe Armstrong to Christina Aguilera’s Team Xtina.
Even before the announcement of the new mentors, Cee Lo has already introduced everyone to his new paramour in tow, and one that might just overshadow Christina’s over-the-top head gear and low-cut tops. With Purrfect the Cat out of the picture, Cee Lo has picked up Lady, a pink Moluccan cockatoo, whom he met while ‘vacationing on Fantasy Island’. Added Cee Lo cheekily, "She's my little lady with a big opinion. Sometimes whispers inappropriateness in my ear, but always ladylike."
Aside from the same-week telecast and exciting rounds of blind auditions with the iconic spinning chairs, look forward to the playful banter among the four coaches. That, and the genuine rapports forming between the coach and contestant along the way, is what keeps viewers coming back for more. Not to mention it is the only show with Adam Levine and for most of us, and that alone makes The Voice stand out.
The Voice Season 3 premieres on September 16, 2012
Every Sunday at 8.00 pm (PH)
First and Exclusively on AXN
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diba 2 or 3 day season premiere ito? tama ba?
so sunday-monday tuesday? papano? hehe
Cee Lo Green's Cockatoo Draws Ire From Animal Rights Group
Cee Lo Green has always had a flair for the dramatic, but a recent decision has landed him in some hot water. Animal rights groups are urging him to reconsider plans to ditch his cat Purrfect for Lady, a Moluccan cockatoo.
As a judge and coach on "The Voice," Green became known for always having the white feline on his lap. With its very own Twitter account, the cat even enjoyed a bit of internet fame. But the "F--k You" singer has decided to swap out the cat for the show's new season.
"Lady's name says it all," Green told People. "She's my little lady with a big opinion. Sometimes whispers inappropriateness in my ear, but always ladylike."
The only problem? Turns out Moluccan cockatoos are not only an endangered species, but make for horrible pets. According to Born Free, an animal rights group, the birds have a tendency to self-mutilate when kept as pets. They often turn to plucking or other forms of self-harm.
"Moluccan cockatoos are beautiful, intelligent animals but they are very challenging to care for especially in the long term, and are prone to considerable welfare problems," a rep for the organization told TMZ.
Will Cee Lo reconsider? TMZ has already reached out to his folks for comment.
for the first 3 episodes of this season, so far, i like Gracia and Bryan's blind audition!
ok naman yung first episode ng season. natuwa naman daw ako sa pag audition ulet ni Daniel Rosa pero feeling ko masisibak din siya sa battle rounds. yung nagustuhan ko so far sa first episode is Devyn DeLoera and Trevin Hunte.
Why didn't they show the full audition of Lisa Scinta?! She was my favorite last episode!
Episode 1: Blind Auditions
Contestant - Age, "Song Choice" - Coach
1. Terry McDermott – 35, "Baba O'Riley" - Blake
2. De'borah – 25,"Hey, Soul Sister" - Xtina
3. Gracia Harrison – 18,"I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart" - Blake
4. Garrett Gardner – 16, "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" - XXXX
5. Devyn DeLoera – 20, "Ain't No Other Man" - Xtina
6. Bryan Keith – 22, "It Will Rain" - Adam
7. Daniel Rosa – 21, "Somebody That I Used to Know" - CeeLo
8. Anita Antoinette – 22, "No Woman, No Cry" - XXXX
9. Joe Kirkland – 24, "Gives You Hell" - Adam
10. Jessica Sharpe – 23, "Son of a Preacher Man" - XXXX
11. Danny Hunter Jones "Superstition" - XXXX
12. Jamie Pickett "Love on Top" - XXXX
13. Odiseas Georgiadis – 15 "The Lazy Song" - XXXX
14. Trevin Hunte – 18, "Listen" - CeeLo
Episode 2: Blind Auditions
1. Adriana Louise Figueroa – 22, "Domino" - Xtina
2. Casey Muesiggman - 22, "Sweet Home Alabama" - Blake
3. Aquile – 24, "Your Song" - Xtina
4. Ryan Fogarty – 28, "Tomorrow" - XXXX
5. Brett Hite "Replay" - XXXX
6. Jamie Lampert "Poker Face"- XXXX
7. Matt Carr "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" -XXXX
8. Mackenzie Bourg – 19,"Pumped Up Kicks" - CeeLo
9. Julio Cesar Castillo – 21"La Bamba" - Blake
Episode 3: Blind Auditions
1. Samuel Mouton – 19, "Redemption Song" - Adam
2. Chris Trousdale – 26, "Glad You Came" - XXXX
3. Mike Squillanté "Everybody Talks" - XXXX
4. Jasmin Rose "Mercy" - XXXX
5. Brandon Clark "Colder Weather" - XXXX
6. Nelly's Echo – 32,"Ain't No Sunshine" - Xtina
7. 2Steel Girls (Allison and Krystal Steel) – "Before He Cheats" - Blake
8. Lisa Scinta – 26, "Teenage Dream" - Xtina
9. MarissaAnne – 15 "Part of Me" - Xtina
10. Loren Allred – 23,"When Love Takes Over" - Adam
11. Domo – 26, "Don't Cha" - CeeLo
12. Nicolle Nelson – 34, "Hallelujah" - Adam
May bagong laro ang The Voice sa Facebook. The winner (as long as resident sa US) get to win tickets to the Finale, "live the coach's life," or signed posters.
natawa ako sa blind audition ni Domo. si cee lo talagang naglalaway manyak style. heheh
sana sa end nito iba na ang winner. baka kasi black guy nanaman. kabaliktaran sa AI na white guy.
Dee! to the Oh! to the Ehm! to the Oh!
ang taas ng confidence she's interesting infernez
Nakakamiss yung bickering nina Adam at Xtina nung season1. Parang wala nalang ngayon e. Lol. May Bad blood parin?
I like Devyn, Daniel, Bryan and Domo. I also like Tibo'rah when she's not singing. Lol.
Ang taas taas ng standards ko, di pumasa si Devyn sakin. JUDGE? Parang masyadong calculated ang audition niya.