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Chance the Rapper Lights Up the Empire State Building for The Voice Premiere

One of New York City's most iconic buildings got Voice-ified for Season 25. See pics! 

By Christopher Rosa

Even New York City's Empire State Building is excited about The Voice Season 25 premiere!

How to Watch

Watch the Season 26 premiere of The Voice on Monday, September 23 at 8/7c on NBC and next day on Peacock. 

To celebrate the return of the hit NBC singing competition show, one of its Coaches, Chance the Rapper, lit up the Empire State Building in spinning chair-appropriate colors. 

See the photos further down this post — and get excited for return of The Voice

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Chance the Rapper talks being a Coach on The Voice 

Chance the Rapper lights the Empire State Building for The Voice Season 25

Chance the Rapper tells NBC Insider he's approaching being a Coach on The Voice Season 25 differently than he did for Season 23, when he made his debut. 

''Last season I was really intent on judging based on the round, right?" he said. ‘"Cause it's like, you’re in the moment, this is the performance you gave regardless of how well it went in rehearsal, in green room...but also, that’s not the way that the real industry works." 

He continued, ''There are really big moments, but there are a ton of moments. And if you were really judged and critiqued off of singular moments, then we wouldn’t have careers. We wouldn’t continue doing it. So [I'm] having the grace to recognize the Artists that you really wanna work with and have these moments with and give those platforms to is something that I’ll probably bring into this new season." 

Chance the Rapper lights the Empire State Building for The Voice Season 25

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On why he enjoys being a Coach on The Voice, Chance said, "I really love doing the show for a lot of reasons, and I think one of them is just the creative outlet that you get in collaborating with Artists, on re-imagining songs with The Voice band, which is one of the greatest bands and always has the greatest players on TV." 

He continued, "We’re surrounded by great Artists, being with the Coaches is inspiring, and so is the crew. Everybody’s funny! That’s the cool thing is we’re always joking around, we’re always doing some dumb stuff, and it’s like, whether you’re on camera or not on camera, there are great moments that we have.''