“The Voice” kicks off season 15 on September 24 with a two-hour long premiere 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. 25) as well as in the two weeks following. The 4 coaches for season 15 are: reigning champ Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. In advance of the show’s start date, 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 beginning. Shelton has coached six of the 14 winners of “The Voice” while Levine has bragging rights for three champions. Clarkson was a coach for the first time last spring and she mentored Brynn Cartelli to victory. And Hudson, an Oscar and Grammy champ, coached the winning act on the 2017 British version of “The Voice.”
“The Voice” 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 time in a row 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 all but six contestants that do not inspire even one judge to hit their button, their time on “The Voice” is over. A lucky half dozen will get a chance to shine on a new digital program called “The Comeback Stage.” From there, the contestants will rejoin the show in the live episodes.