Four-time Emmy Award-winning series The Voice returns on Monday, May 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PST and will conduct for the first time ever, love shows remotely. Production has been shut down due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Carson Daly will host the live rounds from a soundstage in front of the red “Voice” chairs without a live audience. The coaches will be providing feedback remotely from their homes. Kelly Clarkson will broadcast from her ranch in Montana, Blake Shelton from his home in Oklahoma and Nick Jonas and John Legend from their homes in Los Angeles.
The Top 17 artists will perform at home across the country with state-of-the-art camera and audio equipment provided to them by the production to be able to capture their performance. Having contestants in their homes will allow them to have a more personal connection with audiences. The coaches conducted remote mentoring sessions to help plan out the artists’ song selection, vocals, and arrangement and were even provided a wardrobe.
“Reinventing the live shows has allowed us to create innovative ways to bring ‘The Voice’ to life in a fresh and intimate way,” said Audrey Morrissey, “Voice” Executive Producer and Showrunner. “It has been an incredible team effort with the coaches, artists and their loved ones being involved in the process. With Carson at the helm from the stage, we are excited to share a unique ‘Voice’ experience that will feel both new and familiar.”
The Voice will have to hurdle of making sure everything runs fluidly. The coaches will be tuning in via online videoconference which will allow them to interact with each other.
The Monday, May 4 broadcast will be live-to-tape and artist performances will be pre-taped, with audiences voting Monday night and seeing the results the next day. Monday’s broadcast will also open with a performance by James Taylor.
On Tuesday, four artists, one from each team, will be revealed as safe by America’s votes. Each coach then selects an additional artist to move forward. The artist with the next highest overnight votes from each team will compete in the Wildcard Instant Save for the last spot in the Top 9.
The Voice is a presentation of MGM Television, Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television, and ITV Studios The Voice USA, Inc. The series was created by John de Mol, who serves as an executive producer along with Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Amanda Zucker, Kyra Thompson, and Adam H. Sher.