Did that jaw-dropping result on the season 13 final of “The Voice” leave you wanting more of this reality competition series? Fear not as, you only have to wait till Feb. 26, 2018 for the start of season 14. That is a Monday, and is the day after the Winter Olympics end. Expect NBC to tout the return of its top-rated show during the wall-to-wall coverage of the 23rd Winter Olympiad taking place in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
“The Voice” will kick off season 14 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 Feb. 27) as well as in the two weeks following. The coaches for season 14 are: Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.
Levine and Shelton have been with the show from the start. Shelton has coached six of the 13 winners of “The Voice,” including the newly-crowned Chloe Kohanski. Levine has bragging rights for three champions while Keys won in her inaugural season last spring with Chris Blue. Clarkson is the newcomer but she knows first-hand the power of reality competition TV, having launched her career as the first-ever winner of “American Idol” back in 2002.
“The Voice,” which has won three Emmys 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 second season in a row, 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.