The Voice (Season 4) (Courtesy Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
The fourth season of the American reality talent show The Voice premiered on March 25, 2013 on NBC.
Auditions, coaches and hosts
Auditions were held from January 12 to February 17, 2013 in Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Houston and New York City.
Carson Daly will host this season for a fourth time in a row, but the judges' line-up is seeing a change for the first time since the inception of the show. Coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will be staying, but Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera are being replaced by Usher and Shakira in order to focus on their music careers. However, Green and Aguilera are expected to return to the show eventually, with Green stating that he expects to return for the fifth season. In addition, the teams have been reduced from sixteen members to twelve, back to the original team size of the second season.
This season's advisers for the battle rounds are Hillary Scott (lead singer of Lady Antebellum), Sheryl Crow, Pharrell Williams and Joel Madden (lead singer of Good Charlotte and coach on The Voice Australia) as advisers of Levine's, Shelton's, Usher's and Shakira's teams respectively.
Episode 1: The Blind Auditions, Part 1
The season's two-hour premiere aired on Monday, March 25, 2013. The coaches performed a cover of "Come Together" together at the start of the show.
Coach presses his or her button
Contestant eliminated with no coach pressing his or her button