NBC's Emmy-Nominated Series 'The Voice' Unveils The Artists Representing Team Christina, Team CeeLo, Team Adam And Team Blake
The Artists Will Compete In The Battle Rounds Beginning Monday, October 8
New This Season, Coaches Will Be Able To Steal Members From Other Teams After They Have Been Eliminated In The Battle Rounds
Coaches and Their Advisers Billie Joe Armstrong, Rob Thomas, Mary J. Blige and Michael Buble Prep the Teams for Battle
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - October 3, 2012 - Tonight on NBC's "The Voice" the blind auditions came to a close and coaches Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton each filled up their teams of 16 artists for season three. On Tuesday, October 2 (8-9 p.m. ET), a special "Best of the Blind Auditions" airs featuring never before seen footage of the coaches and each team.
Beginning Monday, October 8 (8-10 p.m. ET), the artists prepare for their chance to move forward in the competition. They will receive their battle pairing, valuable advice and song selection from their coach and respective team advisor.
The battle rounds will whittle down the 64 artists to the top 40. During the battle rounds, coaches pit two of their own team members against each other to sing the same song together in front of a studio audience. After the vocal face-off, coaches must then choose between their two artists to determine who will continue on in the competition.
A new twist to the format this season will allow each coach to be able to steal two artists from any other coaches' team once they have been eliminated from that respective coach's line-up. At the end of the battle rounds, each coach will have 10 members remaining on their team, eight original members and two stolen from other teams as they head into the knockout rounds and are one step closer to winning the competition.
More information on the team members can be found at http://www.nbc.com/TheVoice/.
Mentor - Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day)
Adriana Louise (age 22) - Brooklyn, NY
Aquile (age 24) - Oceanside, Calif.
Beat Frequency (Natasha Neuschwander age 28, Shawn Lewis age 35) - Vancouver, Wash.
Celica Westbrook (age 16) - Franklin, Tenn.
De'borah (age 20) - Snyder, Texas
Devon Deloera (age 22) - Shreveport, LA
Dez Duran (age 25) - Chicago Heights, Ill.
Jordan Pruitt (age 21) - Loganville, GA
Joselyn Rivera (age 17) - Pembroke Pines, FL
Laura Vivas (age 33) - West Palm Beach, FL
Lisa Scinta (age 25) - Las Vegas, NV
MarissaAnn (age 15) - Ronkonkoma, NY
Nathalie Hernandez (age 15) - Dunedin, FL
Nelly's Echo (age 32) - Baltimore, MD
Paulina (age 16) - Sugarland, Texas
Sylvia Yacoub (age 19) - Muskegon, Mich.
Mentor - Rob Thomas (Matchbox 20)
Alexis Marceaux (age 23) - New Orleans, LA
Amanda Brown (age 27) - Bronx, NY
Avery Wilson (age 16) - Hamden, Conn.
Ben Taub (age 21) - Princeton, NJ
Chevonne (age 26) - Upper Saddle River, NJ
Cody Belew (age 27) - Nashville, Tenn.
Daniel Rosa (age 21) - Riverside, Calif.
Diego Val (age 25) - Miami, FL
Domo (age 26) - Bronx, NY
Emily Earle (age 23) - Colorado Springs, Colo.
JR Aquino (age 24) - Anchorage, AK
Mackenzie Bourg (age 19) - Lafayette, LA
Michael Wastman (age 40) - Seattle, Wash.
Nicholas David (age 31) - Egan, Minn.
Todd Kessler (age 30) - Chicago, Ill.
Trevin Hunte (age 18) - Queens, NY
Mentor - Mary J. Blige
Adanna Duru (age 15) - Diamond Bar, Calif.
Alessandra Guerico (age 17) - Brooklyn, NY
Benji (age 24) - Orlando, FL
Brandon Mahone (age 17) - Chicago, Ill.
Bryan Keith (age 22) - Bronx, NY
Caitlin Michelle (age 20) - Scituate, Mass.
Colin McLoughlin (age 24) - Bedford, NY
Joe Kirkland (age 25) - Fort Worth, Texas
Kayla Nevarez (age 17) - Mission Viejo, Calif.
Loren Allred (age 22) - Salt Lake City, Utah
Melanie Martinez (age 17) - Baldwin, NY
Michelle Brooks-Thompson (age 27) - Sunderland, Mass.
Nicole Nelson (age 34) - Burlington, VT
Sam James (age 26) - Worcester, Mass.
Samuel Mouton (age 19) - Fort Collins, Colo.
Brian Scartocci (age 26) - Austin, Texas
Mentor - Michael Buble
2 Steel Girls (Krystal Steel, age 22 and Julia Steel, age 44) - Wellston, OH
Casey Muessigmann (age 22) - Spencer, Iowa
Cassadee Pope (age 22) - Los Angeles, Calif.
Charlie Rey (age 20) - Lakewood, Calif.
Gracia Harrison (age 18) - Virden, Ill.
Julio Cesar Castillo (age 21) - Chicago, Ill.
Kelly Crapa (age 15) - New Fairfield, Conn.
Leila Broussard (age 23) - Lafayette, LA
Liz Davis (age 25) - Madison, Mich.
Michaela Paige (age 16) - Boca Raton, FL
Nicole Johnson (age 17) - Denham Springs, LA
Rudy Parris (age 46) - Visalia, Calif.
Ryan Jirovec (age 28) - McAllen, Texas
Suzanna Choffel (age 32) - Austin, Texas
Terisa Griffin (age 42) - Chicago, Ill.
Terry McDermott (age 35) - Aberdeen, Scotland
"The Voice" is a vocal competition show featuring celebrity musician coaches Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. Carson Daly hosts and serves as producer, and Christina Milian serves as social media correspondent. The show's innovative format features three stages of competition: the first begins with the blind audition, and then the competition enters into a battle phase, and finally, the live performance shows. In the end, each coach will have one star artist left ready to compete against the other teams' finalists to be named "The Voice" - the winner will receive the grand prize of a recording contract.
"The Voice" is a presentation of One Three Inc. (a Hearst/Mark Burnett company), Talpa Media USA Inc. and Warner Horizon Television. The series is created by John de Mol, who executive-produces along with Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Stijn Bakkers and Lee Metzger.