‘The Voice’ Season 23 Introduces The Playoff Pass, Will It Make or Break Contestants?
The Voice Season 23 is set to introduce a new twist that could give some contestants a big advantage. The Playoff Pass is a new feature that will allow four artists to skip the Knockout Rounds and move straight to the Playoffs.
Does The Playoff Pass Give an Advantage?
The Voice follows a traditional format of Blind Auditions, Battle Rounds, Knockout Rounds, and Live Performance Shows. During the Battles, each coach will have a Playoff Pass to give to one lucky artist. Both artists in that Battle will advance, but the recipient of the Playoff Pass will skip the Knockouts and go straight to the Playoffs.
On the surface, this seems like a massive advantage for the recipient of the Playoff Pass. They will bypass the Knockouts, where performing and risking elimination would have been necessary. However, skipping the Knockouts could also mean missing out on valuable one-on-one time with their coaches.
The rehearsals before each round provide time for the artists to receive valuable tips to improve their performances, and every improvement counts when the time comes for fan votes. In that regard, the artists who are performing in the Knockouts might have a bigger advantage.
There will likely be some debates among fans over which artists truly deserve the Playoff Pass and whether or not the coaches make the right decisions. Viewers who disagree with the decisions might be less likely to vote for a Playoff Pass recipient in the Lives, increasing their chance of elimination before the finale.
Rumors of Drama on The Voice as Kelly Clarkson Deals with Divorce Fallout
After 23 seasons, The Voice has seen its fair share of drama among the coaches. While the current season seems to be going smoothly, rumors are now swirling that tension may be brewing behind the scenes due to Kelly Clarkson‘s recent divorce.
As the show prepares to welcome back Reba McEntire as a Mega Mentor, who also happens to be Clarkson’s ex-mother-in-law, some sources are claiming that the two women are not getting along. According to sources, McEntire is still hoping for a reconciliation between Clarkson and her son, Brandon Blackstock, which has upset the “Since U Been Gone,” singer.
It’s unclear how much truth these rumors hold and whether any tension will manifest on-screen during McEntire’s appearance on the show.