'The Voice' season 15: Host Carson Daly reveals how finding advisors and coaches used to be difficult but now it's different
Having just premiered on Monday, with the blind auditions, it already has fans sitting at the edge of their seats anticipating who will claim the title.
'The Voice' is back with season 15 along with everyone's favorite judges, Adam Levine, 39, Blake Shelton, 42, Kelly Clarkson, 36 and Jennifer Hudson, 37. Having just premiered on Monday, with the blind auditions, it already has fans sitting at the edge of their seats anticipating who will claim the title.
Wondering what this season has in store for the viewers? In an interview with Hollywood Life, Carson Daly, the host of the reality singing competition revealed about the blocks from the coaches this season. He even added that they are game-changing. For those who do not know about the block button, it was introduced in season 14, it prevents a coach from adding a new artiste to their team. The judges can use the block button only on one artist in the entire competition. When a coach hits the block button which has the name of the other coaches, the coach who hit it will automatically turn around. The blocked coach will only discover they are blocked if they happen to press their button. If they don't, the block is available for another audition.
Talking about the block button Carson says, "We love the block. The steal we added in like season 8 or 9, but the block, I wasn’t sure how it was going to go, but we love it."
“I don’t know how the coaches felt about using it for the first time. They didn’t need another reason to fight with each other, but now they just embrace it and love it. There are a couple of blocks this season coming up that are some of the greatest moments that we’ve ever had. Now we love the block. That’s definitely going to stick around," he told Hollywood Life.
The host even added that they were trying to bring some artists back. "We bring back artists, that’s not a secret, but how we do that we’ve fluctuated. We’re trying to use the digital platform to do that. There’s a little something new in that regard. Other than that, it’s what you love about The Voice," he said.
When he was asked about the advisors of season 15, he revealed that they are, Thomas Rhett, 28, Keith Urban, 50, Halsey, 23, and former coach CeeLo Green, 43. He even revealed that it has not always been that easy to get advisors on the show, for a matter of fact, it isn't easy to get coaches either. “Believe it or not, early on, we had trouble finding coaches. It took a second. Now that the show, because of its positive image, our music authenticity, the fact that we care about music, now everybody wants to do it. It’d be quicker to name contemporary artists who haven’t done the show yet," he added.
Apart from the block button and the advisors, he also said that Adam was missing CeeLo and that the search for advisors for the particular season starts off with the coaches. “It’s sometimes just who they hear, see, or who they like,” Carson said.
When asked about Blake and Adam who have been coaches since the very first season, and what keeps the duo coming back Carson added, "I think because it doesn’t feel like you’re shooting a TV show. It’s like a way of life. We shoot two seasons a year, so we never really go away. It’s so much when we shoot so it doesn’t feel like work.”
Clarkson who was a first-time coach last season won with Brynn Cartelli. But when it comes to targets, Carson revealed that it is actually Blake who has not just one target but three on his back. "If the three of them turn for an artist, they all gang up and say, ‘Don’t go with Blake.’ It’s harder for him to get people now. Jennifer Hudson and Kelly both have experience from these shows, so they’re like, ‘Pick me. I’ve been you.’ So it’s harder.” However, we get why the coaches are hard on Blake. He’s won 6 times already."
Season 15 of ‘The Voice’ airs every Monday and Tuesday at 8 pm CST.