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What Happened To ‘The Voice’ Live Shows? Here’s All You Need To Know

Jill O'Rourke

Jill O'Rourke

"The Voice" coaches in Season 18

With the coronavirus pandemic causing bans on large gatherings, the state of The Voice live shows seemed to be up in the air. The show recently aired its last pre-recorded episode of the competition, so what’s next?


The live shows are still scheduled to begin next Monday, May 4. It looks like The Voice Season 18 will be taking a page from rival singing show American Idol by having the contestants and coaches appear remotely from their homes.

‘The Voice’ Live Shows Will Go On

This week, The Voice is airing a special called Road to the Live Shows that will detail the contestants’ journeys so far, as well as share never-before-seen moments from the coaches.

However, next week the show will go on. According to Good Housekeeping, the performances and judging will take place remotely. Coach Blake Shelton spoke to Jimmy Fallon about the situation earlier this month.


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“It’s gonna be crazy. We’re gonna have to coach like this … it’s gonna be nuts,” Blake told Jimmy, adding, “I think they have a plan and they’re gonna tell me when to be at the computer.”

On Sunday night, American Idol aired its first at-home show. Although different from the usual set-up, the judges commented multiple times that the smaller scale allowed them to better hear the nuances of the contestants’ voices.


What’s In Store For ‘The Voice’ Season 18?

Right now, each coach has four artists on each team with a spot in the live shows. Last week’s episode featured the first-ever four-way knockout, with a saved artist from each team performing for America’s vote.

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The winner of that knockout will be revealed in next week’s show. That artist will join the 16 contestants already moving on, making a Top 17 for the first live show. There won’t be very many shows after that, as the Season 18 finale is scheduled for May 19.

Considering our current situation, we imagine the finale will be much more low-key than we’re used to. Still, we’re sure the winner won’t mind the $100,000 prize and record deal.

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About the Author

Jill O'Rourke
Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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