When does ‘The Voice’ return to NBC? Who are the four judges for season 16?


Did that jaw-dropping result on the season 15 final of “The Voice” leave you wanting more of this reality competition series? Fear not as, you only have to wait till Feb. 25, 2019 for the start of season 16. “The Voice” will kick off season 16 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. 26) as well as in the two weeks following. The coaches for season 16 are: Kelly Clarkson, John LegendAdam Levine and Blake Shelton.

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Levine and Shelton have been with the show from the start. Shelton has coached six of the 15 winners of “The Voice. Levine has bragging rights for three champions while Clarkson is coming off back-to-back wins. Legend is the newcomer but he knows all about winning, having completed the EGOT at the recent Emmys with a win as producer of NBC’s live version of “Jesus Christ Superstar.”

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“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 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.

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