'The Voice' Season 18: Nick Jonas's choppy Wi-Fi steals the show, fans wonder if he has a dial-up
In addition to the unfortunate interrupted connection, the coaches drinking and destruction of set pieces with a chainsaw were highlights of the night
As fans got a taste of what's to come with the first-ever virtual iteration of 'The Voice' this week, there are some things in particular that really made the show relatable to the audience watching from quarantine.
Nick Jonas's Wi-Fi struggled to keep the singer in focus throughout the episode.
"Nicks WiFi is sending me.... he was doing so great yesterday," tweeted one fan, adding an image of the younger Jonas brother's depressingly bad internet connection. To put into perspective just how bad it was, another fan said, "What’s up with Nick’s internet connection? Does he have dial up? It is SO BAD."
Some felt bad for the show's newest coach, as they stated "Nicks wifi.... sweetie... i’m so sorry... #TheVoice," while others expressed sorrow at the Wi-Fi's state, tweeting "NICKS POOR WIFI SJDJDJSJD #thevoice."
Some were annoyed, as one fan shared, "Nicks... wifi #TheVoice," along with an image of actress Emily Blunt nursing a painful headache.
Unfortunately, a live episode featuring host Carson Daly in the studio along with four coaches and 17 contestants from all across the country was bound to have technical issues, and tonight, it had plenty. Several contestants also struggled with Wi-Fi issues. For instance, as one fan tweeted, "Todd has a bad connection LOL #TheVoice."
But it wasn't all painful. Nick made the best of his situation despite being a pixelated mess on-screen, as one fan tweeted, "Nick Jonas drinking out of a red solo cup sitting in his mansion." In fact, drinking while coaching has been a standard feature of the at-home Lives. "The 'Starbucks' cup. Bwahaha. Blake ain't foolin' anyone. #TheVoice," tweeted one fan, and another said, "Kelly Clarkson drinking red wine from home during the voice is EVERYTHING."
One fan took issue with Blake, however. "Can someone ask Blake Shelton to stop saying “sis” on The Voice?" tweeted one fan, before adding, "Oh, and please refill Kelly Clarkson’s wine bc that’s beyond entertaining. Thanks. @NBCTheVoice cheers."
If you're wondering what John Legend was up to, it turns out his tonight may have been because of a party. "Ummm, so is John Legend a lightweight? Lol- He's mellow from tht drink! Love him! #TheVoice," joked one fan, while another made an astute observation, "I’ve determined that John Legend (who I love) is a mouth breather because his is always open.#TheVoice."
A short skit mid-episode also gave us glimpses of how all the home stages were set up for both the coaches and the contestants.
"Nick wearing gloves while opening his box on #TheVoice," tweeted one fan, highlighting Nick's choice to put safety first, while another joked, "No equipment was damaged in the equipping of these homes for LIVE shows." Given that Blake took a chainsaw to his equipment box, it's hard to say that for sure.
"I’m actually crying at everyone figuring out how to build their own set at home omg," tweeted another viewer, while one asked, "So we're gonna pretend the judges set this stuff up themselves? And that Kelly didn't already have a set-up for her talk show? #TheVoice."
But one viewer had something else to point out: "Again, can we get more footage of the contestants rather than the judges."
Given that the show just eliminated five of its contestants in one fell swoop, that's probably a fair request from fans who would like to see more from their favorites before they are unceremoniously cut via a video call.