The Voice Season 3 Major Show Changes: From Stealing Contestants to a Knockout Round!
Though The Voice is clearly the best music reality competition show on TV, every show has room for improvement. And NBC and creator Mark Burnett have every intention to building the show up to be the best experience possible.
On Aug. 12 at The Voice’s press junket, Mark Burnett and the show’s four celebrity judges answered questions about the upcoming season and even shared some details as to the major changes coming in Season 3.
After the red chairs were finished turning in the blind auditions, NBC saw a drop in ratings. So to spice things up in the battle rounds, there will be a new twist. After one contestant is declared the battle-round winner, the other three judges have the opportunity to press their button for the losing contestant to get the contestant to join their team.
And just like in the blind auditions, if more than one judge pressed their buttons, the contestant gets to take their pick.
And after there were complaints of too many contestants in the live shows, NBC has decided to pare down the singer count come Season 3. There will be a new two-week “knockout round,” where half of each team’s 10 singers will be eliminated.
So coming into the live shows, each team will have five contestants, making for a total of 20 (four fewer contestants than last season’s live shows).
We’re happy to see that NBC gave up the idea of incorporating the spinning red chairs after the blind auditions.
"I think the audience would reject it," Mark Burnett said. "It's not real. [They would say] that we're trying too hard."
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