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The Voice has kept fans on the edge of their seats for a whopping 21 Seasons. During its 11-year run, the wildly successful singing competition show has won seven Emmy Awards and received a staggering 69 nominations.
Throughout the show's evolution, there have been 15 Coaches to date, but one stood out to producer and Host Carson Daly as the most competitive. After all, watching the Coaches push their talent towards the win — and playfully trash talk their peers — is a big part of the show's appeal. During a roundtable panel for Warner Bros. television, Daly joined The Voice production team, including Audrey Morrissey (Executive Producer), Alan Carter (Director), Zeya Maurer (Production Designer), Michelle McNulty (Supervising Casting Director), and Oscar Dominguez (Lighting Designer), to share some behind-the-scenes perspective.
“We have the greatest crew and staff," Daly said. "You don’t win four Emmys [for Best Reality Competition Program], you do not last the landscape of primetime television on a major network at the highest of level for this many years without the collective being as strong as it is."
It's not one bit surprising to know how much effort has gone in to make The Voice what it is today. But, who takes the cake as the most competitive Coach in the show's history? According to Daly, the award goes to a Coach who was part of the show's very first season.
“The most competitive is no longer here, his name is Adam Levine,” said Daly. “He might have sold one of his children to win a season over Blake [Shelton] if he could have.”
As the legendary frontman of Maroon 5, it makes sense that Levine, who appeared as a Coach in Seasons 1-16 and won three times with Artists Javier Colon (Season 1), Tessanne Chin (Season 5), and Jordan Smith (Season 9), would have a tough time settling for anything less than a win.
The Voice returns to NBC this fall for Season 22 with an all-new Coaching lineup. Camila Cabello makes her debut as a Coach and Gwen Stefani returns alongside Blake Shelton and John Legend. Until then, catch up on The Voice on NBC.com and Peacock.
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