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[04/09/13 - 09:00 PM]
NBC's Emmy-Nominated Series "The Voice" Completes Blind Auditions as Coaches Ready Their 48 Artists for Battle Rounds
Plus: advisers Hillary Scott, Sheryl Crow, Joel Madden and Pharrell Williams will join their respective judges starting next week.

[via press release from NBC]

NBC'S EMMY-NOMINATED SERIES "THE VOICE" COMPLETES BLIND AUDITIONS AS COACHES READY THEIR 48 ARTISTS FOR BATTLE ROUNDS

Battle Rounds Begin Monday with Previously Named Advisers Hillary Scott, Sheryl Crow, Joel Madden and Pharrell Williams Joining Forces With Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Usher and Shakira to Prepare Teams for Next Phase of Competition

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - April 9, 2013 - NBC's "The Voice" coaches have each selected their 12-member teams that will advance to the "battle rounds" phase of the competition. Beginning Monday, April 15 (8-10 p.m. ET), the coaches and celebrity advisers will work with their respective teams of performers, developing skill sets, offering advice and encouragement, and sharing secrets about their own personal success.

During the "battle rounds," each coach will pair two of their own team members against one another, each asked to sing the same song together in front of a studio audience. After the vocal battle, the coach must pick which of his/her singers will advance to the knockout round, while the losing artist is available to be stolen by another coach. Each coach has two steals available during the battle rounds.

Since launching on Monday, March 25, "The Voice" has averaged a 4.6 rating, 13 share in adults 18-49 and 13.4 million viewers overall for its combined Monday and Tuesday editions, dominating all four of its time periods in the key 18-49 demographic. For its first week back, the Monday and Tuesday editions of "The Voice" ranked #1 and #2 for that week among all primetime series on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54; women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54; and teens 12-17. Versus the prior cycle, "The Voice" is currently up 5 percent in both 18-49 rating (4.6 vs. 4.4) and total viewers (13.4 million vs. 12.8 million).

Below is a breakdown of adviser and team pairings:

Team Adam: Hillary Scott (@HillaryScottLA) Team Blake: Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) Team Shakira: Joel Madden (@JoelMadden) Team Usher: Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell)

Below is a breakdown of artists advancing to the battle rounds:

#TEAMADAM Artist: Hometown: Twitter:
Agina Alvarez Burbank, CA @aginamusic
Amber Carrington Rockwall, TX @ambercarrington
Amy Whitcomb Orlando, FL @AmyLynnWhitcomb
Duncan Kamakana Honolulu, HI @DuncanKamakana
Judith Hill Los Angeles, CA @judith_hill
Karina Iglesias Miami, FL @karinaiglesias_
Midas Whale Rexburg, ID @midaswhale
Ryan Hayes
Jon Lewis
Michael Austin Norco, CA @MAustinCountry
Patrick Dodd Memphis, TN @patrickdodd77
Sarah Simmons Memphis, TN @SarahSimMusic
Sasha Allen New York, NY @sashaallenmusic
Warren Stone Hannah, SC @wsmusicsc

#TEAMBLAKE Artist: Hometown: Twitter:
Caroline Glaser St. Louis, MO @csg9801
Christian Porter Stroudsburg, PA @porterchristian
Danielle Bradbery Cypress, TX @dbradbery
Grace Askew Memphis, TN @GraceAskew
Holly Tucker Waco, TX @HollyTMusic
Jacqui Sandell Oakland, NJ @Jacquimyar
Justin Rivers Fairford, AL @justinrivers
Michelle Raitzin Great Neck, NY @michelleRaitzin
The Morgan Twins Rochester, NY @morgan_twins
Rhian and Cara
Savannah Berry Houston, TX @SavannahBerry15
The Swon Brothers Muskogee, OK @TheSwonBrothers
Colton and Zach
Trevor Davis San Diego, CA @TrevorDavisLive

#TEAMSHAKIRA Artist: Hometown: Twitter:
Brandon Roush Louisville, KY @TheBrandonRoush
C. Perkins New Orleans, LA @cperkins504
Cathia Bronx, New York @cathiasings
Garrett Gardner Ringwood, NJ @GarrettGardner2
J'Sun Brooklyn, NY @iLoveJsun
Kris Thomas Memphis, TN @KrisThomasMusik
Luke Edgemon Fayetteville, NC @LukeEdgemon
Mark Andrew Eden Prarie, MN @The_Mark_Andrew
Mary Miranda Albuquerque, NM @MaryMiranda95
Monique Abbadie Miami, FL @Moniquesongbird
Shawna P. Orange Beach, AL @shawnapsings
Tawnya Reynolds Nashville, TN @TawnyaReynolds1

#TEAMUSHER Artist: Hometown: Twitter:
Audrey Karrasch Reno, NV @audreykarrasch
Chelsea M. Springfield, VA @chelsee_em
Jamila Thompson Atlanta, GA @viva_mila
Jeff Lewis Baton Rouge, LA @iamjefflewis
Jessica Childress Lancaster, CA @thejchildress
Jess Kellner Austin, TX @jessicakellner3
Josiah Hawley Fort Smith, AR @josiahhawley
Michelle Chamuel Amherst, MA @michellechamuel
Orlando Dixon Washington DC @orlandodixon
Ryan Innes Provo, UT @ryaninnes
Taylor Beckham Dallas, TX @taybeckham
Vedo Atlanta, GA @vedothesinger

"The Voice" is a presentation of Mark Burnett's One Three Inc., Talpa Media USA Inc. and Warner Horizon Television. The series was created by John de Mol, who executive-produces along with Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Stijn Bakkers and Lee Metzger.

For embeddable clips and more, please visit NBC.com's official show site: http://www.nbc.com/TheVoice.

Please follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NBCTheVoice and on twitter at @NBCTheVoice and #TheVoice





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