The Voice LIVE Play-Offs Begin Tonight — How Will It Work?
The Voice won’t let the coronavirus outbreak keep them from airing the scheduled live shows for Season 18. The play-offs will air tonight, with the artists and coaches appearing from their own houses all over the country.
The show’s procedure for pulling off this remote show is similar to how fellow singing show American Idol is doing things. However, there are also a few aspects that are unique to The Voice.
How Will ‘The Voice’ Live Shows Work?
According to E! News, host Carson Daly will appear on tonight’s show from an empty Voice studio, with a small crew practicing social distancing. Kelly Clarkson will appear from Montana, Blake Shelton from Oklahoma, and Nick Jonas and John Legend from Los Angeles.
According to the Wikipedia article for this season, Monday’s show will start with a pre-taped performance from Mega Mentor James Taylor with the remaining contestants, followed by the reveal of which artist won the four-way knockout.
The Top 17 artists will then perform from their homes, following remote mentoring sessions from their coaches. The coaches will also be able to interact with each other via video chat, so no banter will be lost.
On Tuesday, one artist from each team will be voted through by America, and the coaches will then choose one more contestant each to send to the semifinals. The remaining artists with the highest votes will then compete for a Wild Card spot to round out the Top 9.
Watch ‘The Voice’ Coaches Set Up Their Equipment
“Reinventing the live shows has allowed us to create innovative ways to bring The Voice to life in a fresh and intimate way,” The Voice showrunner Audrey Morrissey said in a statement. “It has been an incredible team effort with the coaches, artists and their loved ones being involved in the process.”
All of the coaches and artists received equipment to set up in their homes. In a new video from the show, Carson asks the coaches about the process. We end up getting a glimpse at how Kelly, Blake, John, Nick, and all the artists handled the assembly.
Blake bragged about how good he is at building things, calling it “one of the easiest things I’ve ever done.” However, the video begs to differ. We don’t think the instructions included using a chainsaw, Blake.