PAST WINNERS WILL SERVE AS ADVISERS FOR THE COACHES DURING THE KNOCKOUT ROUNDS BEGINNING MONDAY, APRIL 2 ON "THE VOICE"
Grammy Nominee and Season 3 Winner Cassadee Pope to Advise Team Kelly, Season 9 Winner Jordan Smith to Advise Team Adam, Season 12 Winner Chris Blue to Advise Team Alicia, and Most Recent Winner and Season 13 Champion Chloe Kohanski to Advise Team Blake
"The Voice" Continues to Innovate with Introduction of "Save" in Knockout Rounds, Adding Another Exciting Twist to the Competition
Four-Time Emmy Award-Winning Series Battle Rounds Conclude Tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - March 27, 2018 - For the first time ever, "Voice" coaches Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton have recruited those who know best how to navigate and win the competition to advise their artists - former "Voice" champions! Winners Cassadee Pope, Jordan Smith, Chris Blue and Chloe Kohanski will serve as advisers for the coaches during the Knockout Rounds on NBC's four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice," beginning Monday, April 2 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT).
Grammy Award nominee and Season 3 winner Cassadee Pope will advise Team Kelly, highest-selling "Voice" artist and Season 9 winner Jordan Smith will advise Team Adam, Season 12 winner Chris Blue, who recently released his new single "Blue Blood Blues," will advise Team Alicia and most recent winner, Season 13 champion and highest-charting Knockout performer Chloe Kohanski will advise Team Blake.
As advisers during the Knockout Rounds, Pope, Smith, Blue and Kohanski will work with and mentor the remaining 32 artists with coaches. Then, for their Knockout performance, the artists will be paired against a teammate once more. This time, they will each select their own song to perform individually, and the coaches alone will choose the winner from their team to move on to the Live Playoff shows.
In an exciting new twist, the Knockout Rounds will introduce the "Save," a format change that gives each coach one chance to keep a deserving artist who did not win their Knockout on their team. But with the "steals" still in play, the artist can potentially choose to go with a different coach, leading to even tougher decisions for the coaches and artists. Each coach will have one "save" and one "steal" during the Knockouts, and the Top 24 artists will move on to the Live Playoffs. The Knockout Rounds continue Tuesday, April 3 (8-9 p.m.), Monday, April 9 (8-10 p.m.) and Tuesday, April 10 (8-9 p.m.).
The Battle Rounds conclude tonight as the remaining artists compete for a spot in the Top 32. During this phase of the competition, the coaches enlisted music industry heavyweights Trace Adkins, Hailee Steinfeld, Shawn Mendes and Julia Michaels to prepare their artists for the Battle Rounds. In the episode, Adam's final pairing lights up the stage with an energetic performance of a chart-topping power ballad by rock band Heart, and Alicia's final pairing - and song choice - leads to a heartfelt and moving performance that has the other coaches stunned and in awe. Then, Blake's smart pairing and perfect song choice for two of his strong female country artists has Adkins declaring it as his favorite performance of the battles, and Alicia is the only coach left with a steal.
ABOUT CHRIS BLUE
Chris Blue triumphantly emerged as the Season 12 victor on Team Alicia Keys. Show after show, he captured the hearts of millions with his combination of raw vocal talent, heartfelt honesty and brave vulnerability. His rendition of Bruno Mars' "24K Magic" and "Take Me to the King" proved show-stopping, while a duet with Keys on "Diamonds and Pearls" brought the house down. Following his victory, Blue inked a deal with Republic Records and immediately entered the studio to commence work on what would become his forthcoming full-length debut for the label. Drawing on influences as diverse as Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Shania Twain, Chris Brown, the Canton Spirituals and Bishop T.D. Jakes, he artfully unites Motown, pop, and soul into a sound of his own. Debuting his song "Blue Blood Blues" last year on "The Voice," which was introduced by mentor Keys, Blue is preparing to release more new music soon.
ABOUT CHLOE KOHANSKI
Nashville resident, Chloe Kohanski is the Season 13 winner of NBC's award-winning "The Voice." She captured the hearts of millions on the show, but has always wanted to pursue music. After attending college for one year, she realized that she couldn't ignore her passion for music and started playing in a blues/rock band. Chloe took the leap to audition for Season 13 of "The Voice" and it paid off when she became the ultimate victor as part of Team Blake. Since winning the show, it has been a whirlwind of an experience. Currently, Chloe is in the studio finishing up her debut release. Stay tuned for new music from Chloe Kohanski via Republic Records soon.
ABOUT CASSADEE POPE
Cassadee Pope is a Grammy Award-nominated, platinum-certified country hit maker. Her powerhouse voice, inimitable presence and endless charm transformed her into a force of nature beloved by millions worldwide. Following her victory on Season 3 of NBC's "The Voice," her 2013 full-length debut, "Frame By Frame," bowed at #1 on Billboard'sTop Country Albums chart and Top 10 on the Billboard 200 All-Genre chart. Its lead single, "Wasting All These Tears," not only notched an RIAA platinum certification, but also achieved "Breakthrough Video of the Year" at the CMT Music Awards in 2014.
In 2016, she also teamed with Chris Young for the #1 hit "Think of You," which garnered a 2017 Grammy nomination in the category of Best Country Duo/Group Performance. Along the way, she has toured with everybody from Tim McGraw and Dierks Bentley to Young and Rascal Flatts
ABOUT JORDAN SMITH
Jordan Smith has celebrated two successful albums, "Something Beautiful" and "'Tis the Season," working with producers such as modern hitmaker Stephan Moccio (The Weeknd, Ellie Goulding, Miley Cyrus) and Grammy Award winner David Foster (Céline Dion, Michael Bublé, Josh Groban). "Something Beautiful" debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and broke the records for the "highest album sales debut from a new artist in 2016" and "most first-week album sales for a winner of the Emmy Award-winning show "The Voice." "'Tis the Season" would go on to claim the #1 spot on the iTunes Holiday Album and Amazon Digital Album charts as well as landing in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200. To celebrate the re-release of "'Tis the Season" this last holiday season, he is including his one hour TV special, also entitled "'Tis the Season," which aired on public television across North America.
NBC's four-time Emmy award winning musical competition series "The Voice" is once again reigning as the season's #1 alternative series in adult 18-49 ratings and total viewers. The show is currently averaging a combined 2.6 rating with its Monday and Tuesday telecasts in the 18-49 demographic and 12.2 million viewers, according to "live plus seven day" figures from Nielsen Media Research. The current cycle of "The Voice" is off to a strong start, with the Feb. 26 premiere generating the show's highest results in the past 12 months in both 18-49 (a 3.5 rating in L+7) and total viewers (14.8 million), while the March 13 telecast scored as the show's most-watched Tuesday edition (12.7 million in "live plus three day" Nielsens) in the past year.
"The Voice" is a presentation of MGM Television, Talpa Media USA Inc. and Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television. The series was created by John de Mol, who serves as executive producer along with Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Chad Hines, Amanda Zucker, Kyra Thompson and Stijn Bakkers.