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"THE BATTLES CONTINUE"
10/22/2012 (08:00PM - 09:00PM) (Monday) : THE BATTLES CONTINUE - THE COACHES ENLIST GRAMMY AWARD-WINNERS, BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG, MARY J. BLIGE, MICHAEL BUBLE AND ROB THOMAS TO PREPARE THEIR ARTISTS FOR BATTLE - IN A NEW TWIST, EACH COACH HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO STEAL ARTISTS WHO ARE ELIMINATED FROM OPPOSING TEAMS - The "battle rounds" continue and the coaches enlist the help of the music industry's top recording artists to offer their knowledge and skill as advisers. Christina Aguilera teams up with Billie Joe Armstrong, Adam Levine with Mary J. Blige, CeeLo Green with Rob Thomas, and Blake Shelton with Michael Buble. In this phase the coaches pit two of their own team members against each other in a dueling duet. After the vocal face-off, each coach must choose which artist from their team is the strongest and in a new twist, also has the option of stealing losing artists from an opposing coach. Each coach has two steals during the battle rounds where their artists will proceed to the new knockout rounds. Carson Daly ("Last Call with Carson Daly") hosts. Christina Milian ("Be Cool") serves as Social Media Correspondent.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: renewed through the 2013-14 season (the show's fifth) on 9/25/12
DESCRIPTION: (from NBC's press release, March 2013) NBC's "The Voice" will feature a pair of two-hour Tuesday broadcasts (8-10 p.m. ET) on both April 30 and May 7 that will showcase the exciting Knockout rounds on April 30 and spotlight the crucial live Playoffs episode on the May 7 broadcast. "The Voice" then will follow with a dramatic live Wednesday-night edition on May 8 (8-9 p.m. ET) where the final Top 12 artists will be revealed. The hit vocal competition series will climax with its eventful live season finale on Tuesday, June 18 (9-11 p.m. ET). "The Voice" returns on Monday, March 25 (8-10 p.m. ET) with the strongest vocalists from across the country invited to compete in the blockbuster vocal competition show's fourth season. Celebrity musician coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton return along with new coaches, Usher and Shakira, while Carson Daly continues to serve as host and Christina Milian as social media correspondent. The show's innovative format features four stages of competition: the first begins with the blind auditions, then the battle rounds, the knockouts and finally, the live performance shows.