“The Voice” kicks off season 13 on Sept. 25 with a two-hour long episode that starts at 8:00 pm ET/PT and 7:00 pm CT on NBC. There will be two blind audition episodes that week (the other hour-long episode airs Sept. 26) as well as in the two weeks following. The coaches for season 13 are: Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. Take a look at the four of them in action in the teaser clip above.
Levine and Shelton have been with the show from the start. Shelton has coached five of the 12 winners of “The Voice” while Levine has bragging rights for three champions. Cyrus was a coach for the first time last fall. And Hudson, an Oscar and Grammy champ, mentored the winning act on last spring’s British version of “The Voice.”
“The Voice,” which just won its third Emmy as Best Reality-Competition Show, is hosted by Carson Daly. The five stages in the competition are the blind auditions, which will be shown over the course of the first six episodes, followed by the battle rounds, knockouts, playoffs and, finally, the live performance shows. For the first time since Season 6, the coaches have chosen the top 12, with the playoffs not airing live.
For the blind auditions, the audience gets to see the contestants but the four judges must make their decisions based solely on the quality of the singing. Only if they are won over by the voice do they hit their button so that their chair turns and they can see the singer. If more than one judge turns, the contestant gets to hear each make their case before deciding on whose team they wish to be. For those contestants that do not inspire even one judge to hit their button, their time on “The Voice” is over.