Dave Fenley covers “Help Me Hold On” and KILLED the blind auditions. Not sure what team he will choose, but he might just win the whole show. Check it out.
The Voice is back on NBC for the 15th season. Coaches Adam Levine, Jennifer Hudson, Blake Shelton and the reigning and defending champion, Kelly Clarkson, are all battling it out for the best of the best singers on the show.
Let’s break down 5 of our favorites!
Let’s Talk About Franc West
The Nick Cannon look alike is a military veteran who came out and impressed Jennifer Hudson from the start. From his opening note, JHUD was impressed. Hudson was the only coach to turn their chair for West, but good thing she did.
A Hit And A Miss With Ayanna Joni And Demi Lovato’s ‘Sorry Not Sorry’
Ayana Joni didn’t get a single chair turn, and it’s a shame. You can hear the nerves in her voice, but she had a great soul and added a new dynamic to the Demi Lovato hit she sang. Thankfully, Kelsea Bellarini picked her for the new digital series, The Comeback Stage.
Mikele Buck’s Voice Stuns The Audience
Mikele Buck stunned the audience with his soulful country cover of “She Used To Be Mine”. At the last minute, Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson pushed their button. I am so glad that he made the show. Shelton called him “Rough around the edge”, which is a good thing. My favorite line of the negotiation was Clarkson saying “My husband hunts and he loves friends”. Buck ended up on team Kelly!
Michael Lee Brings The Thrill In His Cover of “The Thrill Is Gone”
Michael Lee is an incredible singer and an incredible guitar player. Kelly Clarkson teamed up with Jennifer Hudson to help her get Lee on Team JHUD, but ultimately Lee chose Blake Shelton.
RAHDA Knows Best
Singer RADHA slayed the stage with Jessie J’s “Momma Knows Best”. Adam turned almost instantly and blocked Jennifer Hudson from being able to claim RADHA.
As we reported last week, Michael Ketterer was arrested and charged with Felony Domestic Violence. According to TMZ, the charges were later reduced to a misdemeanor.
Yesterday, TMZ also reported that since then the City Attorney dropped the charges against Ketterer. The case was sent down to a City Attorney Hearing, which is a lesser version of “court” where less serious crimes go.
TMZ says that Ketterer was given a stern talking too.
During the hearing, Ketterer will receive counseling on domestic violence, violence prevention and warned of the consequences for any repeat violations. It’s essentially a stern talking-to.TMZ.com
We wish Ketterer the best.
Check out this performance from DeAndre Nico and this four chair turn. Who do you think he will pick?
TMZ.com is reporting that 5th Place finalist of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, Michael Ketterer was arrested on Thursday for domestic violence.
The report states that Ketterer and His wife were in a Hollywood hotel when they got into an argument. Apparently, things got a bit rough and police were called.
Police saw marks on Ketterer’s wife, who did not want to press
The official charge was dropped from a Felony to a Misdemeanor.
Howie Mandel spoke with TMZ cameras about how comedy is no longer fun. The America’s Got Talent judge and host of CNBC’s Deal or No Deal reboot said that being political correctness has killed comedy.
Watch the video above.
Aerosmith joins Jimmy and The Roots to perform their hit “Walk This Way” with classroom instruments.
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – Sept. 13, 2018 – John Legend, who this past weekend earned coveted EGOT status after winning an Emmy Award as a producer for “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” will serve as a coach on the upcoming spring cycle of NBC’s four-time Emmy-winning musical competition series “The Voice.” Legend will be joined by returning music superstar coaches Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, and host Carson Daly.
“John Legend is a one-of-a-kind musician and producer with remarkable skills that are beyond measure,” said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment. “His multi-dimensional career and incredible talents provide a repertoire that will excite and inspire our artists. This coaching panel is sure to ignite season 16.”
“I’m thrilled to join the coaches of ‘The Voice.’ I’ve been a guest and mentor on the show multiple times and I’m so excited to discover talented singers and help them make the most of their gift. I hope the world is ready for #TeamJL,” Legend said.
A highly accomplished musician, songwriter, actor, film producer and philanthropist, Legend is one of the most versatile and talented artists in entertainment today.
With his Emmy win this past Sunday as producer of “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” which took home the award for Outstanding Variety Special (Live), Legend joins an exclusive EGOT club that had only 12 members before Sunday (fellow “Jesus Christ Superstar” producers Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice also joined the list). He is also nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role in “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” with the winner announced at this Monday’s Primetime Emmy Awards.
Legend won an Oscar in 2015 for his original song “Glory” (co-written by Common) from the movie “Selma”; won a Tony Award in 2017 as producer of August Wilson’s “Jitney,” which won for Best Revival of a Play; and has won 10 Grammy Awards. Legend has released five studio albums and began his impressive Grammy run in 2006 when he won Best New Artist for his debut release “Get Lifted,” which captured Best R&B Album. “Get Lifted,” along with each of his next three albums – “Once Again,” “Evolver” and “Love in the Future” – reached the Top 5 in album sales on the Billboard charts and achieved gold status.
As a film producer, Legend worked on the 2016 film sensation “La La Land,” in which he also appeared. In addition, Legend has acted in several TV and film productions, including “Underground,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Soul Men.”
Season 15 of “The Voice” begins Monday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT with coaches Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.
“The Voice” ruled last season as television’s #1 alternative series in both adults 18-49 and total viewers, with the show’s Monday edition winning its timeslot among the broadcast networks in every key ratings measure. “The Voice’s” successful season culminated when its May 22 finale led NBC to the nightlong win.
“The Voice” is a presentation of MGM Television, Talpa Media USA Inc. and Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television. The series was created by John de Mol, who serves as executive producer along with Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Amanda Zucker, Kyra Thompson and Stijn Bakkers.
ABOUT JOHN LEGEND
EGOT-winning, critically acclaimed, multi-platinum singer songwriter John Legend has garnered 10 Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a Tony Award, and an Emmy Award among others. In 2016, Legend released his fifth studio album “DARKNESS AND LIGHT,” to rave reviews and toured to sold out audiences across the globe. He serves as one of the principles for Get Lifted Film Co., a film and television production company based in Los Angeles. Get Lifted Film Co. served as executive producers on NBC’s live production of “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” the HBO documentary “Southern Rites,” 2018 Tribeca Audience Award Winner Documentary “United Skates,” WGN America’s series “Underground,” and films such as “Southside With You” and “La La Land.” In 2015, Legend initiated the #FREEAMERICA campaign; a campaign designed to change the national conversation of our country’s misguided criminal justice policies and to end mass incarceration. In April 2018, Legend released a new track “A Good Night” featuring Blood Pop and starred as Jesus Christ in NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.” He was nominated for an Emmy Award this year for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series Or Movie and just won an Emmy as a producer in the category of Outstanding Variety Special (Live) for “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.”
The Voice is making some changes to the way they do things. Recently, they announced a new spinoff show called Comeback Stage that will serve as a last chance platform for singer who auditioned for the show but wasn’t able to get a coach.
Ballerini will mentor 6 artists. Of those 6 artists, one will win the chance to be able to compete on the main stage in the live shows come November.
The Voice has released a video show casing how Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson have teamed up against Adam and Blake.