The Season 12 premiere of “The Voice” has been submitted as NBC’s paid entry on the TV academy’s FYC website, Gold Derby has learned exclusively. While the Emmy site is updated frequently, as of this writing “The Voice” is one of only a handful of Best Reality-Competition Program contenders available for voters to watch on their laptops, tablets and phones to begin the awards conversation.
“The Voice” has won the top Emmy three times (2013, 2015, 2016) and is a shoo-in for its sixth nomination as Best Reality-Competition Program due to its continued success on the peacock network. Perennial host Carson Daley was back for Season 12 and he was joined by coaches Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani, Alicia Keys and Blake Shelton. The twelfth season was notable in that Keys finally prevailed as coach when her crowd-pleasing contestant Chris Blue took the crown. See all of the past “The Voice” winners down in our photo gallery below.
While Blue is not featured in the Season 12 premiere (he did not pop up until later), runner-up Lauren Duski‘s blind audition is showcased in the 90-minute episode. Perhaps it’s a wise decision for NBC to present Duski’s debut for Emmy voters, as she was named the person who should have won this season, according to a recent Gold Derby poll.
In all, “The Voice” has amassed 31 Emmy nominations and six victories since debuting in 2011. How much more hardware will the show take home this year? Below, see a detailed look at NBC’s Emmy FYC entry for “The Voice.”
#1201 “Season Premiere”
Airdate: February 27, 2017
Emmy FYC synopsis: The most exciting season yet begins with a group of vocally gifted hopefuls eager to turn the coaches’ chairs. Will they win over Alicia Keys, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, or Gwen Stefani — or can they achieve the elusive four-chair turn?
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