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The Voice (Season 1)


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The Voice is an American reality talent show. The series is part of the The Voice franchise and is based on a similar competition format in the Netherlands, The Voice of Holland. The show is hosted by Carson Daly, with Alison Haislip serving as the backstage and social networking correspondent. The winner receives $100,000 and a record deal with Universal Republic Records. Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Maroon 5 lead vocalist Adam Levine and Blake Shelton are the coaches. Each team of singers are mentored and developed by their coach. In the second stage, coaches have two of their team members battle against each other by singing the same song, with the coach choosing which team member to advance. In the final phase, the remaining contestants compete against each other in live broadcasts. The television audience helps to decide who advances. When one remains for each coach, the four contestants compete against each other in the finale.

The American series premiered on April 26, 2011 on the NBC television network. The winner of the first season was Javier Colon, mentored by coach Adam Levine, the finale airing on June 29, 2011. It immediately proved to be a hit for NBC and the network has renewed the show for a second season.

Overview

The series consists of three phases: a blind audition, a battle phase and live performance shows. Four coaches, all famous musicians, choose teams of contestants through a blind audition process. Each coach has the length of the auditioner's performance (about one minute) to decide if he or she wants that singer on his or her team; if two or more coaches want the same singer (as happened with all but one singer in the premiere episode), then the singer gets to choose their coach. In the final 32 (live shows), Aguilera, Green, Levine and Shelton were joined by Sia Furler, Monica, music producer Adam Blackstone and Reba McEntire.

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Auditions

Contestant auditions were held in eight cities across the United States between mid-January and mid-February 2011: Chicago, New York, Miami, Nashville, Minneapolis, Austin, Los Angeles, and Seattle. Contestants were also allowed to submit an online applications, which ended on March 1, 2011. For the online auditions, contestants were required to sing one of ten preselected songs.

Contestants on The Voice as revealed by airing of promotional advertisements or shows were Javier Colon, Frenchie Davis, Nakia, Lukas Rossi, Cherie Oakley, and Dia Frampton.

Coaches, host, and social media correspondent

In late February 2011, NBC began announcements of the coaches for the series. First to sign on were Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine (frontman for Maroon 5). Christina Aguilera came on board in early March 2011. Blake Shelton was added as the final coach on March 7, 2011.

Carson Daly was announced as the show's first host. Alison Haislip was announced as the show's "backstage online and social media correspondent" during the live shows.

Episodes

Episode 1: Blind Auditions, week 1

The first of two Blind Audition taped episodes was broadcast on April 26, 2011.

Key Coach presses his or her button   Contestant eliminated with no coach pressing his or her button   Contestant defaulted to this coach's team   Contestant elected to join this coach's team
Order Contestant Song Coach's and contestant's choices
Adam Cee Lo Christina Blake
1 Tarralyn Ramsey 31, from Jacksonville, FL

"Breathe"
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2 Patrick Thomas 20, from Nashville, TN

"Live Like You Were Dying"
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3 Jared Blake 32, from Star City, AR

"Good Girls Go Bad"
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4 Vicci Martinez 26, from Tacoma, WA

"Rolling in the Deep"
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5 Sonia Rao 24, from Freehold, NJ

"If I Ain't Got You"
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6 Elenowen (Josh & Nicole Johnson) From Nashville, TN

"Falling Slowly"
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7 Frenchie Davis 31, from Los Angeles, CA

"I Kissed a Girl"
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8 Kelsey Rey 20, from Sebastian, FL

"American Boy"
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9 Jeff Jenkins 22, from Jones Creek, TX

"Bless the Broken Road"
10 Rebecca Loebe 27, from Atlanta, GA

"Come as You Are"
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11 Joann Rizzo 56, from Freehold, NJ

"I Say a Little Prayer"
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12 Xenia 16, from Temecula, CA

"Breakeven"
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13 Tje Austin 27, from Austin, TX

"Just the Way You Are"
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14 Javier Colon 33, from Stratford, CT

"Time After Time"
15 Beverly McClellan 41, from Fort Lauderdale, FL

"Piece of My Heart"
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Episode 2: Blind Auditions, week 2

The second and final episode of the Blind Audition rounds was broadcast on May 3, 2011.

Order Contestant Song Coach's and contestant's choices
Adam Cee Lo Christina Blake
1 Cherie Oakley 29, from Nashville, TN

"Gunpowder & Lead"
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2 Devon Barley 19, from Mattapoisett, MA

"I'm Yours"
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3 Joshua Hand 29, from West Palm Beach, FL

"Paparazzi"
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4 Raquel Castro 16, from Long Island, NY

"Bleeding Love"
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5 Emily Valentine 23, from Hollywood, CA

"Sober"
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6 Niki Dawson 19, from Jacksonville, FL

"Teenage Dream"
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7 Sara Oromchi 18, from San Jose, CA

"Imagine"
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8 Tim Mahoney 39, from Minneapolis, MN

"Bring It On Home to Me"
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9 Julia Eason 18, from Palos Verdes, CA

"Mercy"
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10 Angela Wolff 25, from Metter, GA

"The House That Built Me"
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11 Tyler Robinson 20, from Folsom, CA

"Hey, Soul Sister"
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12 Nakia 36, from Austin, TX

"Forget You"
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13 Serabee 34, From Mississippi

"Son of a Preacher Man"
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14 Casey Desmond 25, from Boston, MA

"Born This Way"
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15 Justin Grennan From Enumclaw, WA

"Drops of Jupiter"
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16 Dia Frampton
23, from St. George, UT

"Bubbly"
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17 Curtis Grimes 25, from Gilmer, TX

"Hillbilly Bone"
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18 The Thompson Sisters (Tori and Taylor Thompson) 17 and 19, from Santa Maria, CA

"Stuck Like Glue"
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Second chance

As, by the end of the regular audition round, only Cee Lo Green had completed his full team of eight finalists, with Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton with seven finalists and Adam Levine only six, selected contestants eliminated in previously were given a second chance. The performances in the "second chance round" were as follows (with N/A meaning the coach has already filled his/her Final 8):

Order Contestant Song Coaches' and Contestants' Choices
Adam Cee Lo Christina Blake
1 Lily Elise 20, from San Anselmo, CA

"If I Ain't Got You"
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2 Sonia Rao 24, from Freehold, NJ

"Chasing Pavements"
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3 Jared Blake 32, from Star City, AR

"Not Ready to Make Nice"
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4 Casey Weston 18, from Naples, FL

"Stupid Boy"
5 Angela Wolff 25, from Metter, GA

"Rolling in the Deep"

Episode 3"6: Battle Rounds (4 weeks)

After the Blind Auditions, each coach had eight contestants for the Battle rounds that aired from May 10 to May 31, 2011. Coaches begin narrowing down the playing field by training the contestants with the help of "trusted advisors". Each episode featured four battles consisting of pairings from within each team, and each battle concluding with the respective coach eliminating one of the two contestants; the four winners for each coach advanced to the live shows.

The trusted advisors for these episodes are: Adam Blackstone working with Adam Levine; Reba McEntire working with Blake Shelton; Monica working with Cee Lo Green; and Sia Furler working with Christina Aguilera

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Week/Order Coach Contestant Contestant Song
1.1 Christina Aguilera Frenchie Davis Tarralyn Ramsey "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"
1.2 Blake Shelton Patrick Thomas Tyler Robinson "Burning Love"
1.3 Adam Levine Casey Weston Tim Mahoney "Leather and Lace"
1.4 Cee Lo Green Niki Dawson Vicci Martinez "Perfect"
2.1 Cee Lo Green Nakia Tje Austin "Closer"
2.2 Blake Shelton Elenowen Jared Blake "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"
2.3 Adam Levine Angela Wolff Javier Colon "Stand By Me"
2.4 Christina Aguilera Beverly McClellan Justin Grennan "Baba O'Riley"
3.1 Christina Aguilera Raquel Castro Julia Eason "Only Girl (In The World)"
3.2 Blake Shelton Dia Frampton Serabee "You Can't Hurry Love"
3.3 Adam Levine Rebecca Loebe Devon Barley "Creep"
3.4 Cee Lo Green Kelsey Rey The Thompson Sisters "Unwritten"
4.1 Adam Levine Jeff Jenkins Casey Desmond "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me"
4.2 Blake Shelton Xenia Sara Oromchi "I'll Stand by You"
4.3 Christina Aguilera Cherie Oakley Lily Elise "Since U Been Gone"
4.4 Cee Lo Green Emily Valentine Curtis Grimes "Need You Now"

Episode 7: Live Rounds, week 1 " Quarter-finals, week 1

After the Final 16 were decided, with four finalists for each coach, June 7, 2011 saw the launching of the live shows (EDT) with Team Christina Aguilera and Team Blake Shelton performing.

Public voting across multiple platforms (phone, smartphone app, web, and iTunes Store) commenced at this point, with two candidates eliminated from each participating team in the first two live shows. Voting lines were opened immediately after the broadcast of each live show on Tuesday and stayed open until 10 AM EDT the following Monday (June 13 for week 1).

Performance
order
Coach Contestant Song Result
1 Christina Aguilera Raquel Castro "Blow" Eliminated
2 Blake Shelton Jared Blake "Use Somebody" Eliminated
3 Christina Aguilera Beverly McClellan "I'm the Only One" Public Vote
4 Blake Shelton Dia Frampton "Heartless" Public Vote
5 Blake Shelton Xenia "Price Tag" Blake Shelton's Vote
6 Christina Aguilera Lily Elise "Big Girls Don't Cry" Eliminated
7 Blake Shelton Patrick Thomas "I Hope You Dance" Eliminated
8 Christina Aguilera Frenchie Davis "When Love Takes Over" Christina Aguilera's Vote
Non-competition performances
Performance
order
Performers Song
1 The Voice Coaches
Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green,
Adam Levine and Blake Shelton
Medley of "Bohemian Rhapsody",
"We Will Rock You", "We Are the Champions"
2 Christina Aguilera and her 4 finalists "Lady Marmalade"
3 Blake Shelton and his 4 finalists "This Love"

Episode 8: Live Rounds, week 2 - Quarter-finals, week 2

On June 14, 2011, Team Adam Levine and Team Cee Lo Green performed.

Voting proceeded as before"?following the episode's close and continuing until 10 AM EDT June 20.

Results from week seven
  • From Christina Aguilera's team, the top public vote went to Beverly McClellan. Given the chance to save one additional contestant on her team, Aguilera chose to save Frenchie Davis. Thus both Lily Elise and Raquel Castro were eliminated
  • From Blake Shelton's team, the top public vote went to Dia Frampton. Blake Shelton chose to save Xenia, eliminating Jared Blake and Patrick Thomas
Performance
Order
Coach Contestant Song Result
1 Cee Lo Green The Thompson Sisters "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" Eliminated
2 Adam Levine Casey Weston "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" Adam Levine's Vote
3 Cee Lo Green Vicci Martinez "Jolene" Public Vote
4 Adam Levine Devon Barley "Stop and Stare" Eliminated
5 Cee Lo Green Nakia "Sex on Fire" Cee Lo Green's Vote
6 Adam Levine Jeff Jenkins "Jesus, Take the Wheel" Eliminated
7 Cee Lo Green Curtis Grimes "Addicted to Love" Eliminated
8 Adam Levine Javier Colon "Angel" Public Vote
Non-competition performances
Performance
Order
Performers Song
1 Cee Lo Green and his 4 finalists "Everyday People"
2 Adam Levine and his 4 finalists "With a Little Help from My Friends"

Episode 9: Live Rounds, week 3 " Semi-finals

Results from week eight
  • From Cee Lo Green's team, the top public vote went to Vicci Martinez. Given the chance to save one additional contestant on his team, Green chose to save Nakia. Accordingly, The Thompson Sisters and Curtis Grimes were eliminated.
  • From Adam Levine's team, the top public vote went to Javier Colon. Given the chance to save one additional contestant on his team, Levine chose to save Casey Weston. Devon Barley and Jeff Jenkins were eliminated.
Semi-finals
On June 21, 2011, the final eight performed. Voting proceeded following the episode until 10 AM EDT June 22.

Performance
order
Coach Contestant Song Result
1 Christina Aguilera Frenchie Davis "Like a Prayer" Eliminated
2 Cee Lo Green Nakia "Whataya Want From Me" Eliminated
3 Blake Shelton Dia Frampton "Losing My Religion" Advancing
4 Adam Levine Casey Weston "I Will Always Love You" Eliminated
5 Christina Aguilera Beverly McClellan "The Thrill Is Gone" Advancing
6 Adam Levine Javier Colon "Fix You" Advancing
7 Blake Shelton Xenia "The Man Who Can't Be Moved" Eliminated
8 Cee Lo Green Vicci Martinez "Dog Days Are Over" Advancing
Non-competition performances
Performance
order
Performers Song
1 Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera "Moves Like Jagger"
2 Blake Shelton, Dia Frampton and Xenia "Honey Bee"

Episode 10: Live Rounds, week 3 " Semi-finals results

On June 22, 2011, the Final Four were announced based on a mix of public vote and voting of coaches. Both carried equal weight of 100 points for a total of 200 points. The coaches delivered their points in closed envelopes at the end of the live semi-final round. After counting of the public votes and adding the coaches', the Final 4 were: Vicci Martinez, Javier Colon, Dia Frampton, and Beverly McClellan, who moved on to the Final Round on June 28, 2011.

Semi-final results
Artist Team Coach points Public points Total points Result
Vicci MartinezCee Lo Green
49
75
124
Advancing to final
NakiaCee Lo Green
51
25
76
Eliminated
Javier ColonAdam Levine
65
73
138
Advancing to final
Casey WestonAdam Levine
35
27
62
Eliminated
Dia FramptonBlake Shelton
50
56
106
Advancing to final
XeniaBlake Shelton
50
44
94
Eliminated
Beverly McClellanChristina Aguilera
50
57
107
Advancing to final
Frenchie DavisChristina Aguilera
50
43
93
Eliminated
Non-competition performances
Performance
order
Performers Song
1 The Final 8 "Faith / Freedom! 90" medley
2 Cee Lo Green "Bright Lights Bigger City"

Episode 11: Live Rounds, week 4 " Finals

On June 28, 2011, the four finalists each performed an original song and a duet with their coach. Voting proceeded immediately following the episode's close until 10 AM Eastern June 29.

Performance
order
Coach Contestant Type Song Result
1 Adam Levine Javier Colon Original song "Stitch by Stitch" Winner
2 Blake Shelton Dia Frampton
(with Blake Shelton)
Duet "I Won't Back Down"
3 Cee Lo Green Vicci Martinez Original song "Afraid to Sleep" 3rd/4th Place
4 Christina Aguilera Beverly McClellan
(with Christina Aguilera)
Duet "Beautiful"
5 Blake Shelton Dia Frampton Original song "Inventing Shadows" Runner-up
6 Adam Levine Javier Colon
(with Adam Levine)
Duet "Man in the Mirror"
7 Christina Aguilera Beverly McClellan Original song "Lovesick" 3rd/4th Place
8 Cee Lo Green Vicci Martinez
(with Cee Lo Green)
Duet "Love is a Battlefield"
Non-competition performances
Performance
Order
Performers Song
1 The Voice Coaches
Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green,
Adam Levine and Blake Shelton
"Under Pressure"
2 Pitbull and Ne-Yo "Give Me Everything"
3 Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton "Don't Drink the Water"

Episode 12: Live Rounds, week 4 " Finals results

Airing on June 29, after performances and recaps, Daly first declared that the top two were just 2% apart. Then the top two artists were announced: Dia Frampton and Javier Colon. Despite Dia Frampton's original song, "Inventing Shadows", topping the iTunes singles chart, Javier Colon was declared the first season winner of The Voice.

Non-competition performances
Performance
Order
Performers Song
1 Vicci Martinez and Patrick Monahan "Drops of Jupiter"
2 Javier Colon and Stevie Nicks "Landslide"
3 Beverly McClellan and Ryan Tedder "Good Life"
4 Dia Frampton and Miranda Lambert "The House That Built Me"
Finals
Classification Performer Song Result
1st Javier Colon "Stitch by Stitch" Winner
2nd Dia Frampton "Inventing Shadows" First Runner-up
3rd/4th Beverly McClellan "Lovesick" Second/Third Runner-up
Vicci Martinez "Afraid to Sleep"

Finalists

{{colorbox}} " Winner
{{colorbox}} " Runner-up
{{colorbox}} " Third/Fourth place
{{colorbox}} " Eliminated in semi-finals
{{colorbox}} " Eliminated in quarter-finals
{{colorbox}} " Eliminated in battle rounds
Team Artists
Adam Levine
Javier Colon Jeff Jenkins
Casey Desmond Rebecca Loebe Tim Mahoney
Blake Shelton
Dia Frampton Xenia Jared Blake Patrick Thomas
Elenowen Sara Oromchi Serabee Tyler Robinson
Cee Lo Green
Vicci Martinez Nakia Curtis Grimes The Thompson Sisters
Kelsey Rey Niki Dawson Tje Austin
Frenchie Davis Lily Elise Raquel Castro
Cherie Oakley Julia Eason Justin Grennan

Results summary

Color Key

{{colorbox}} " Team Adam
{{colorbox}} " Team Blake
{{colorbox}} " Team Cee Lo
{{colorbox}} " Team Christina
Contestant Quarter-finals Semi-finals Finals
Top 16 Top 8 Top 4
Javier Colon America's choiceAdvanced
(138 points)
Winner
Dia Frampton America's choiceAdvanced
(106 points)
Runner-up
Beverly McClellan America's choiceAdvanced
(107 points)
3rd"4th place
Vicci Martinez America's choiceAdvanced
(124 points)
3rd"4th place
Casey Weston Coach's choice Not advanced
(62 points)
Eliminated
(5th"8th place)
Frenchie Davis Coach's choice Not advanced
(93 points)
Nakia Coach's choice Not advanced
(76 points)
Xenia Coach's choice Not advanced
(94 points)
Curtis Grimes Not saved Eliminated
(9th"16th place)
Devin Barley Not saved
Jared Blake Not saved
Jeff Jenkins Not saved
Lily Elise Not saved
Patrick Thomas Not saved
Raquel Castro Not saved
Not saved

Performances by guests/coaches

Episode Show segment Performer(s) Title Hot 100 reaction Hot Digital Songs reaction Performance type
9 Semi-finals Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera "Moves Like Jagger" 8 (debut) 2 (debut) Live performance
Blake Shelton (with Dia Frampton and Xenia) "Honey Bee" 15 (+6) 11(+8) Live performance
10 Semi-finals Results Cee Lo Green "Bright Lights Bigger City" did not chart did not chart Live performance
11 Finals Pitbull ft. Ne-Yo "Give Me Everything" 2 (-1) 3 (+1) Live performance
Brad Paisley ft. Blake Shelton "Don't Drink the Water" did not chart did not chart Live performance
12 Finals Results Patrick Monahan (with Vicci Martinez) "Drops of Jupiter" did not chart did not chart Live performance (duet)
Stevie Nicks (with Javier Colon) "Landslide" did not chart did not chart Live performance (duet)
Ryan Tedder (with Beverly McClellan) "Good Life" 9 (+9) 12 (+5) Live performance (duet)
Miranda Lambert (with Dia Frampton) "The House That Built Me" did not chart did not chart Live performance (duet)

The Voice live on tour

In the final episode, Daly announced a summer concert tour. This tour had six stops across the United States, including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago, Boston, Wallingford and New York. The tour featured the top two finalists from each team, including Javier Colon, Dia Frampton, Vicci Martinez, Beverly McClellan, Xenia, Frenchie Davis, Nakia, and Casey Weston. Out of the six dates, the New York show was a sell-out.

Contestant appearances on other earlier shows

  • Frenchie Davis was a semi-finalist on the season two of American Idol but was disqualified.
  • The Thompson Sisters appeared on American Juniors in 2003 as separate acts. Both won the highest prize on the show to join the American Juniors group.
  • Vicci Martinez appeared on Star Search in 2003, but didn't make it past the semi-finals.

Reception and TV ratings

The premiere episode, in what was seen as a relative surprise, was the most watched telecast on the night it aired, garnering more viewers than high-profile competitors Dancing with the Stars on ABC (in persons 18 to 49; DWTS had more overall viewers) and Glee on Fox. The series debut garnered 11.775 million viewers from 9-11pm. It peaked at 10:45pm with 13.398 million viewers (live+SD).

Rolling Stone's Mallika Rao said of the show's premiere episode, "Could this concept be the best Dutch import since tulips and Eddie Van Halen?" Despite a high viewership in its debut, the show has received mixed reviews on Metacritic, which holds at a 58.

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