‘The Voice’ Announces Changes To Season 3 Format

While other reality singing competitions are changing things up for the coming season with new judges and hosts, ‘The Voice’ will be making some changes as well.  Only, not in personnel.

The biggest  addition to this season on ‘The Voice,’ will be “the steal.”   Durring the battle round of the show, the artist who does not win the battle after their coach’s decision, may be stolen by any of the other three coaches with the press of a button.  The artist will choose their new coach from those who have buzzed in for the steal, with each coach being allowed two steals in the competition.

After the battle rounds, a new round referred to as “the knockouts,” will be debuted.  In the knockouts, coaches will select two artist to sing their own song against one another. The coach in charge will choose who stays and who goes.

To make room for the extra rounds, each team will feature five members when the live shows begin.  In previous seasons, their were six.

During a press conference this week at the home of Mark Brunett, the producer revealed that rather than rotating between teams each week during the competition, all of the remaining artists will perform each week.  The show will air two nights a week from week one, rather than only during the live portions which added the second night for results.

As for any speculation of EVER replacing the judges on the singing competition, Burnett revealed,

“Here’s the fact we decided:  When you’ve been on this show, that’s your chair for life,” he said. “So if they have to tour and someone comes in for a season and then goes out for a season, comes back for a season, there will never be anyone getting replaced ever.  And it will be ‘Well, I need to tour.  Let’s help you find who comes in.  When I’m done on tour, I’ll come back, they’ll go on tour.'”

The Voice returns September 10 at 8 PM ET/PT on NBC.

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