Posts tagged "The Voice"

Taylor Swift May Be Joining ‘The Voice’ As An Advisor

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Taylor Swift may be joining The Voice as an advisor. “She had great feedback for all the contestants. She made for an amazing mentor,” an unnamed source said to Us Weekly. Neither NBC nor Swift herself have confirmed the news.

Previously announced Voice guest mentors include Stevie Nicks, Little Big Town, Alicia Keys and Gavin Rossdale, who will be working with veteran coaches Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton, plus newcomers Pharrell and Gwen Stefani, respectively. More »

Christina Grimmie’s Love-Themed Spotify Playlist Features Xtina & Beyonce: Idolator Premiere

Christina Grimmie finished third on season six of The Voice but she was arguably the breakout star with high-profile support from industry heavyweights Justin Bieber and Lil Wayne. The talented 20-year-old was soon signed to Islands Records and wasted no time recording “Must Be Love” — the lead single from her as-yet-untitled sophomore set.

The celebrate the July 31 release of “Must Be Love”, the former YouTube sensation has put together a special Spotify playlist to put you in the mood for romance. Beyonce‘s “Love On Top” and James Blake‘s beautiful cover of Joni Mitchell‘s “A Case Of You” are great picks, while Christina Aguilera appears twice (“Beautiful” and “Impossible”). Which is no surprise because Ms. Grimmie is a loud and proud Xtina fan. Listen to rising star’s playlist and check out a couple of snippets from her own single after the jump. More »

Gwen Stefani Confirms Gavin Rossdale Will Be By Her Side On ‘The Voice’: See The Photo Proof

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Adam Levine may have scored rock icon Stevie Nicks as his go-to sage for the upcoming fall season of The Voice, but new coach Gwen Stefani also has quite an ace of up sleeve, as well: her husband, Gavin Rossdale. “guess who’s going to be my advisor on #TheVoice?” Gwen wrote on Instagram while posting the above photo.

Bush frontman Rossdale told Access Hollywood, “I don’t know how it came about, but it was just one of those things [where] the idea was mentioned — I wasn’t even sure who was mentioning it — and then it came around to, ‘So, next week you ready? You are gonna come and do this?” More »

Robin Thicke Sells Less Than 60 Copies Of ‘Paula’ In Australia: Morning Mix

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:: First week sales of Robin Thicke‘s Paula in Australia look bleak, more so than in the US and UK. The album failed to chart in the ARIA Top 500, meaning that it sold less than a Blondie compilation at #500 with just 54 copies sold. Oof. [NME]

:: Arctic Monkeys and George Michael have reportedly been dodging their taxes in England. Naughty, lads! [NME]

:: “I cannot begin to tell you how badly my heart is breaking right now,” Garth Brooks says, in a letter addressed to Aiken Productions. The company behind his five comeback shows in Dublin (July 25 – 29) decided to cancel all of them, after Brooks refused to play just three concerts. [Rolling Stone]

:: Shania Twain hints that she will embark a tour following her successful Caesars Palace residency. “Vegas has been a really good transition for me to get back onstage again, and I guess I’m enjoying it. So why not do more?” she says. [Calgary Herald]

:: Adam Levine has recruited legendary singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks as a mentor for The Voice. Nicks appeared on the reality competition show’s first season, singing Fleetwood Mac‘s “Landslide” with eventual winner Javier Colon. [CNN]

Find out what music you can catch on TV today after the jump. More »

‘The Voice’ Finale: Coldplay, Ed Sheeran & Robin Thicke Perform, Josh Kaufman Wins

It’s the moment that Carson Daly spends the entire season prepping for: it’s time to announce the winner of The Voice! In this case, a moment clearly means an extended episode of recaps, packages, live performances and buildup to an announcement that should really take 10 seconds, but in Voice world, takes two hours. Three, if you’re counting the pre-Finale recap episode for those who needed the extra coverage (a.k.a. INSANE PEOPLE).

Usher, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton still have horses in the race (these horses’ names being Josh Kaufman, Christina Grimmie and Jake Worthington, respectively), and Shakira is just along for the long ride.

Kicking off the show, Voice “family” members OneRepublic perform “Love Runs Out.” Front man Ryan Tedder had a much larger role in the Season 5 finale, penning Tessanne Chin’s sendoff song “Tumbling Down,” so this limited involvement was a bit of a downgrade. No matter: The Voice is a moving target of rotating rules, so there’s always next year! More »

‘The Voice’: Josh Kaufman Wins Season 6

That’s a wrap, folks. Season six of The Voice came to a close tonight (May 20) after a marathon of performances culminating with Coldplay‘s “A Sky Full Of Stars.” After that, Carson Daly lined up finalists Christina Grimmie, Jake Worthington and Josh Kaufman, and after the requisite dramatic pauses, he announced that Josh Kaufman was this season’s champion.

“I can’t even talk,” Josh exclaimed as confetti fell overhead after his victory. “I’m overwhelmed, I’m surprised, I’m happy, I’m relieved.” And so are we, Josh. So are we.  More »

‘The Voice’: Shakira & Blake Shelton Duet, Adam Levine And Usher Cover D’Angelo

As The Voice wraps up for the season, all the telltale signs of “we almost out” creep into the show! With no contestants, Shakira is in straight-up chill and compliment mode. Adam Levine’s roots are peeking out, and (ideally) he has donned his last Hawaiian shirt of the season. Blake Shelton is fitting in the last of his hair jabs at Adam, not to mention as much throwback country goodness as is humanly possible. Usher has a constant look of “Just one more week left with these fools,” on his face.

The contestants, truly the unsung heroes of this whole extravaganza, are tasked on Monday (May 19) with singing three songs to close out the competition section of their season. Christina Grimmie, Jake Worthington and Josh Kaufman pile on a coach duet, a throwback performance and one final song in their musical plea to be voted The Voice.

But first! Blake and Shakira perform their new single, “Medicine” from Shakira’s self-titled album. Shakira’s outfit leads one to believe that she must have gotten lost on the way to the Dancing with the Stars finale, and Blake’s signature awkward dance moves make it clear that he should stay as far away from DWTS as possible. More »

‘The Voice’: Tessanne Chin Returns For Results Show & Christina Grimmie Tries For A Save

It’s that time of the season again when the previous season’s contestants take a break from making their contractually obligated Voice-themed shampoo commercials to perform on the stage where there careers truly began (and where they pretty much ended, some would argue, but happy homecoming anyway!). Season 5 winner Tessanne Chin, along with the season’s finalists Jacquie Lee and Will Champlin perform their newest singles as coaches ShakiraUsherBlake Shelton and Adam Levine await their teams’ results. More »

‘The Voice’: Usher Debuts “Good Kisser” During Semifinals

It’s the semifinals on The Voice, and Monday night’s episode (May 12) has everything:  Adam Levine furthering his style breakdown by matching his Hawaiian shirt with his tattoo. Usher performing the live debut of a song (and dancing, obviously). Blake Shelton dishing out two more accurate comparisons for Adam’s hair (incidentally, they are Sharon Stone and Barney Rubble). Shakira wearing a crown. Adam continuing the totally real produced rivalry bromance with Blake by dumping manure on Blake’s some prop truck. Mark Wahlberg looking as bored as possible while talking about “Dinobots” while promoting the new Transformers movie in the audience. Five contestants being overshadowed by all the madness.

With just three of the five contestants advancing to next week’s finals, there is no room for error on either the dedication performance or the coach’s pick. Luckily, there is lots of room for oversized cowboy hats, balloon drops and a set based on the “Total Eclipse Of The Heart” video. Get ready. More »

‘The Voice’: We’re Down To The Final 5

Time to get this train moving! As The Voice prepared for next week’s semi-finals, the remaining field of contestants was cut down from eight to just five. With this year’s elimination show format, that meant four contestants sang for their lives at the end of the live eliminations last night (May 6).

Shakira and Usher enter the show most vulnerable, as they each have just one contestant left. Both Adam Levine (who is still rocking regretting that blond hair) and Blake Shelton, however, could still lose their entire teams in this elimination. Let’s not get too ahead of ourselves, though. There is a lot of tension to manufacture, and performances to execute, before the results would be announced. More »