“The Voice” fans are not holding back their feelings on the new block button that was introduced in Season 14 of NBC’s reality TV show. Based on the results of our recent poll, a whopping 55% say that the block twist should be blocked because it’s “unfair to the artists.” Another 28% vote that they want to “see how it all plays out,” while 17% of fans declare that they “love the new block twist.” What do YOU think about this hot topic? Sound off with your thoughts down in the comments section.
In the final week of blind auditions, new coach Kelly Clarkson used her block to prevent Alicia Keys from acquiring 21-year-old R&B singer Hannah Goebel for her team. Since Goebel was singing a Keys song (“If I Ain’t Got You”) Clarkson knew that the young artist would likely choose to join Team Alicia, so she savvily used her block to make sure it didn’t happen. “She’s singing Alicia Keys! I have no chance unless I block her,” Kelly explained.
Clarkson was the only coach who used her block wisely. None of the other three — Keys, Adam Levine or Blake Shelton — were successful in acquiring the artists they wanted after blocking their fellow coaches. Shelton blocked Levine from getting Britton Buchanan, who ended up on Team Alicia. Keys blocked Shelton from getting Justin Kilgore, who ended up on Team Kelly. And Levine blocked Clarkson from getting Johnny Bliss, who ended up on Team Alicia.
Here’s what “Voice” fans like YOU have to say about the controversial block button:
Angelica Angelo: “I loved the block button! The candidate choosing a coach does not mean that this coach will not give up on him in the next phase.”
Lisa QuinlivanLis: “I feel it’s disrespectful to block because these contestants are coming on this show to earn a chance and possibly be on on the coach of their choice if chair turns around.”
Bis: “Agree 100%. Block feature is unfair to a contest whose dream it might be to work with a particular coach.”
John Douglas Beard: “I absolutely love the new ‘Block’ Button. As a matter of fact, I think they need to increase the number of blocks a coach can have.”