After Monday's performance finale, there's nothing left to do but wait — and theorize — while The Voice tabulates the votes and iTunes downloads.So who do you think will win: Team Blake's The Swon Brothers, the show's first successful duo; Danielle Bradbury, the impressive ingénue; or Team Usher's Michelle Chamuel, the eclectic indie singer?
According to Adam Levine, we should expect Danielle to take home top honors Tuesday night.
On Monday, The Voice's final three acts will battle it out to determine the Season 4 champion (or champions, in one case). But one contestant has already been crowned in our hearts. So forget Team Blake's Danielle Bradbury and The Swon Brothers. Season 4 is all about Team Usher's Michelle Chamuel, and here's why:
January Jones, Jon Hamm
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12. Weirdest Finish: Smash ends its two-season run with former rivals Karen and Ivy dueting on — appropriately -- "Big Finish." The musical endnote is a predictable one, but Ivy's unplanned pregnancy is definitely not. Ivy decides to keep her baby and raise it with her cranky sometime-boyfriend Derek. Is it too late for NBC to order a...
Adam Levine is in hot water after he was heard saying, "I hate this country," on Tuesday's episode of The Voice.
Levine made the remark after Carson Daly revealed that America had voted to save country music singer Amber Carrington, one of Levine's contestants. The statement was caught on Levine's open mic, even though the camera was focused on fellow coach Blake Shelton. (You can hear it at the 1:14 mark in the video below.)
TV executives must have been happy to put a fork in the 2012-13 season. Ratings dropped across the board for broadcast networks due to fading reality franchises and the failure to launch any major new scripted hits. Cable also slumped, with audience levels flat compared with the previous season. And with the number of viewers who time-shift growing, the path to success is more treacherous than ever. Here are the shows that navigated the bumps — and the ones that became ratings road kill.
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The original team is getting back together.
Original Voice coaches Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green are officially returning for the fall cycle of...
Shakira and Usher
One day after Shakira confirmed she was leaving The Voice, it seems like she'll be sticking around after all.
NBC will pull a repeat of the last two cycles by having Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green act as coaches during the fall edition, while...
Cee Lo Green
There's no place like home for The Voice's original coaches.
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Our top moments of the week:
12. Best Fighting Words: While Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey are busy pulling each other's pigtails over on American Idol, the coaches on The Voice get snippy because they care. After Blake Shelton picks country singer Holly Tucker over the eclectic Luke Edgemon, Adam Levine is outraged. "Let me explain why...
Inside Stage 16 on Burbank's Warner Bros. lot, two young hopefuls are battling it out for a knockout-round spot on Team Shakira. But because this is The Voice, the coaches will trade just as many shots as the competitors.
No sooner have the aspiring divas finished a melisma-mad rendition of a Spanish-language ballad penned by their coach than Usher declares the song choice "narcissistic." While the quip is delivered with a smile, Shakira is not about to sit idly by and let Adam Levine, who quickly jumps to her defense, have all the fun. Especially when the Latin-music crossover star can deliver a smackdown in more than one language — which she handily does, to resounding cheers from the packed live audience.
And the winner of that battle is...viewers of The Voice, which, thanks to the lively chemistry of its revamped judging panel