Cee Lo Green, Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton
All four celebrity mentors of NBC's The Voice will be back.
The show, which gave the network a badly needed ratings hit, is keeping Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Cee-Lo Green and Adam Levine as the "musician coaches" for Season 2, NBC announced Thursday.
Javier Colon, Dia Frampton, Carson Daly
Oh, what a fast and furious ride this first season of The Voice has been, huh? The soaring songs, the judges' jabs... the cotton-candy rat's nest on Christina Aguilera's head. Good times. And now that Javier Colon has rightfully been crowned the inaugural winner, we'd like to look back at some of the vital life lessons we have picked up from the show over the last 10 weeks.
The Voice, Javier Colon
As the first winner of The Voice, Javier Colon received votes from millions of fans across the country. But for the 33-year-old father, it was hearing from his two young daughters after his triumph that made the biggest difference.
"My oldest, who's 3-and-a-half, said, 'Daddy, we got to watch you win on TV!" Colon told reporters hours after his big victory Wednesday. "It just reaffirms why I did this in the first place and what this has always been to me."
The Voice finale: And the winner is ...
Colon nabbed the $100,000 prize and a recording contract Wednesday following a nail-biting finish with fellow finalist Dia ...
The Voice Final Four
[WARNING: The following story reveals the winner of The Voice. Read at your own risk.]
Capping off a record-breaking inaugural run, NBC's The Voice has crowned its first-ever winner.
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After 10 weeks of competition, including the blind auditions and battle rounds, the four finalists — Javier Colon, Dia Frampton, Beverly McClellan and Vicci Martinez — took the stage one final time Wednesday night to sing special duets with Stevie Nicks, Miranda Lambert, OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder and Train's Pat Monahan, respectively.
But after all the votes were counted, it was...
With one week to go, the time has come to cut the remaining eight contestants down to the Final Four. But first, we've got an hour to kill, and so, in American Idol results show fashion, let's watch the kids do the hokey group number dance!
Only, hey, this isn't hokey! All eight are dressed well in coordinated — but not matching — black ensembles. They're doing George Michael's "Freedom," a good choice, sans embarrassing choreography, another good choice. Ten seconds in and it's already better than every single group performance in Idol history. Everyone sounds superb. And really, who isn't good in this group? Idol has never had a Top 8 this talented, or even this musically diverse. Even poor little Xenia is less awkward to watch than...
So much bromance in the air at The Voice. And so, while the Final 8 performed — some for the last time — our burning questions linger. Which coach made the bigger play for Adam's affections this week? Who does executive producer Mark Burnett like best? What are audiences forbidden to do during the show? And exactly how hot does it get during the performance rounds? Here are the 10 things you didn't see on TV this week:
1. The bathroom really does provide the best acoustics. Two weeks ago, we overheard Xenia singing and humming to herself in the...
Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green
Babies! Waterworks! Cee Lo's hair piece! The second live episode of The Voice played host to a range of emotions as rivalries deepened and two of the coaches had to make the tough decision of who to keep and who to cut. TVGuide.com was on the set for the good, the sad and the outrageous behind-the-scenes moments. Find out the creative process behind those critiques, what the coaches really thought about the Thompson sisters' performance, and Adam and Christina's new collaboration!
Adam and X-Tina making sweet, sweet music together...
Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton
Kilts! Text-savvy contestants! Dirty talk approval! The Voice kicked off its first live show Tuesday on the Warner Bros. lot and TVGuide.com was on the set to catch all of the behind-the-scenes action when the cameras weren't rolling. Find out which judges get the most primping and how producers and the other judges really felt about Christina's candid comments below.
Getting ready for the live show. About an hour before the show, Beverly isn't quite ready to let her unusual ensemble do all the talking. "It's a kilt. No skirts here," she says on a smoke break outside the stage area. Elsewhere, Xenia, in a hairnet and curlers, asks sweetly — via a production rep — if she can cut the very long bathroom line before the live show. She hums the whole time.
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Well, most of its live: "Holy sh--, we're goin' live tonight," host Carson Daly tells the crowd before introducing the judges. And hello, Christina's hot pants! Could they be any tighter or tinier? Time to pre-tape the Queen medley. That's right — this part is...
Parenthood, The Playboy Club
How does Parenthood plan to address the pregnancy story line in the new season? Which Playboy Club star was shocked while researching the bunnies in the '60s? TVGuide.com got the scoop Monday on NBC's red carpet from Monica Potter, Peter Krause, Amber Heard and other stars from returning and anticipated new shows.
NBC's full fall schedule: Smash, 30 Rock held for midseason, The Sing-Off bumped up to fall
Parenthood: On the heels of the renewal news, stars Monica Potter and Peter Krause are thrilled to continue the impending pregnancy story line revealed in the finale. "Having a baby along with Max and what's going on with Haddie, I think applying that...
Did it feel as though The Voice used the majority of its wow factor in last week's premiere? A little. To these ears, it took a good 40 minutes before some real talent hit that stage. And it sure felt like the coaches were hitting their buttons, more often than not, out of curiosity rather than excitement this time. Someone who dares sing "Hey, Soul Sister"? A girl duo? Sure, let's see!
Post-show thoughts on The Voice premiere: The 5 big ways it's different from American Idol
In any case, the blind audition rounds are over, and each coach has a roster of eight. What's peculiar is how they chose the eight. About 20 minutes before the end, Carson announced that only Cee Lo had managed to fill his team. In other words, the show ran out of contestants! Were there auditions viewers didn't see, or did producers really only choose a few dozen singers in the hopes that every single one would be snapped up by the four judges?