For the first time since season 6 of “The Voice,” the four coaches — Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton — have picked the 12 artists who will perform on the live shows. This is a departure from each of the last six seasons, which had seen 24 artists competing for America’s vote in two live playoff episodes, which featured a dozen duets. The 12 winners of the popular votes then moved on in the competition.
In the current season 13 of this NBC hit, 24 contestants still got to the playoffs but these episodes were taped at the end of the summer. Twenty of these acts made it through to this penultimate round by winning in the knockouts while the other four were chosen by the coaches as their individual comeback artists.
We know which three artists that each of the coaches went with for the live shows that begin in late November.
Shelton has been with the show from the start and mentored five of the 12 winning acts. The most recent of his champs was Sundance Head last fall.
Does Shelton have the winner this season?
His first pick for the live shows is his steal from Team Miley Cyrus: Chloe Kohanski. Also numbering among Shelton’s top three are Red Marlow and Keisha Renee, who will both appear in an upcoming knockout episode.
Of Shelton’s final six, the three also-rans include Mitchell Lee and Esera Tuaolo, who made it through the knockout but didn’t make the cut. Also missing out on a chance to perform on the live shows was Shelton’s comeback artist Natalie Stovall.
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