The Voice is a television singing competition show that airs on NBC. It debuted on April 26, 2011, during the spring television season. It aired for twenty-one seasons and is based on the original The Voice of Holland. It aims to find unsigned singing talent and is contested by aspiring singers aged 13 and over who are chosen through public auditions. Each season begins with “blind auditions,” in which coaches select a team of artists to mentor until the end of the season. season.
During the artists’ performances, the coaching chairs face the audience; those who are interested in the artist press a button that turns their chair towards the artist and illuminates the bottom of the chair with the words “I want you.” At the end of the performance, the artist either chooses their coach or defaults to the only coach who turned. The “Block” feature debuted in Season 14, allowing one coach to prevent another coach from receiving a contestant.
Each coach brings two members of their team to compete in Battle Rounds and then chooses one to advance in the competition. The coaches are assisted by celebrity consultants who vary from season to season. Trainers sit next to their advisors during the battle phase in the first season. Advisors, however, no longer join trainers during the combat phase as of Season 2. In the third season, a new element was introduced: coaches were given two “steals,” allowing each coach to choose two people who were eliminated during the battle round by another coach.