'The Voice' Season 21': Release date, spoilers and all about NBC singing talent show

'The Voice' Season 21': Release date, spoilers and all about NBC singing talent show
'The Voice' Season 21 coaches (The Voice/ Instagram)

'The Voice' is all set to go through some changes in its upcoming Season 21. For one Nick Jonas' spot on the show will be filled by pop princess Ariana Grande. But while other staples of the show will remain the same, such as the presence of Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton and John Legend, the judges' banter and the format of the show, including the blind auditions etc, there is one other big change for the long-running show. 

'The Voice' will now be reduced to one cycle a year. It will return in the fall for its 21st season but will not be back in the spring. Frances Berwick, chairman, Entertainment Networks, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, said, “Going into the 21st cycle in the fall, The Voice remains one of the most popular shows on television and we want to keep it that way. We want to eventize this iconic series. We think The Voice will be on NBC for a very long time to come and we believe the best way to protect the brand, while also superserving fans is to produce one amazing cycle this year.”



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Air time and how to live stream

'The Voice' Season 21 premieres on Monday, September 20, on NBC at 8/7c with a two-hour episode. The show returns on Tuesday, September 21, at 8/7c with an hour-long episode. For viewers who wish to tune in to the show without cable, they can do so using any of the following streaming services: Sling TV, fuboTV, Hulu With Live TV, AT&T TV or YouTube TV. 


Aside from catching the show live, on-demand episodes of 'The Voice' are available on Peacock, NBCUniversal's streaming service. New episodes are available the day after they air on TV if you have Peacock Premium ($5/month) or Peacock Premium Plus ($10/month). Select episodes are available for free as well.


According to NBC, "The four-time Emmy Award-winning 'The Voice' returns with the strongest vocalists from across the country invited to compete in the blockbuster vocal competition show's new season. The show's innovative format features five stages of competition: the Blind Auditions, the Battle Rounds, Knockouts, Playoffs and, finally the Live Performance Shows. The singers with the lowest number of votes will be sent home each week. In the end, one will be named 'The Voice' and will receive the grand prize of a recording contract."




Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande will join returning coaches Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend on Season 21 of 'The Voice' taking Nick Jonas' seat on the show. Grande about her participation in the show tweeted, “Surprise !!! I am beyond thrilled, honored, excited to be joining @kellyclarkson @johnlegend @blakeshelton next season ~ season 21 of @nbcthevoice! 🤍 @nickjonas we will miss you.”



While there hasn't been any official statement on why Jonas is leaving the show, Grande is of course expected to bring a whole new legion of fans to 'The Voice'. At just 27, she has delivered five platinum-selling albums and surpassed 35 billion streams – she’s Spotify’s most-streamed female artist of the past decade. Grande who will soon take her spot in the red chair on 'The Voice'  is the first to hold the top three Billboard Hot 100 spots since the Beatles in 1964 with ‘7 Rings’, ‘Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored’, and ‘Thank U, Next’.


Ariana Grande will be a part of Season 21 of 'The Voice' (Getty Images)

Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton is the longest-standing coach on 'The Voice'. Shelton and Carson Daly are the only two cast members who have remained on the show from its inception. Shelton not only is the longest-standing, but also the most victorious coach on 'The Voice'. Blake Shelton also met his fiancee Gwen Stefani on 'The Voice' sets. Shelton may have mentored quite a few champions on the show, but he's had a career of champions himself. Shelton has had 28 No. 1 country singles including the chart-topping song 'Happy Anywhere' which features his Gwen Stefani.


Blake Shelton is the longest standing coach on 'The Voice' and will return for Season 21 (NBC)

Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson will also return to Season 21 of 'The Voice'. Clarkson has been on 'The Voice' since season 14 and has won 'The Voice' three times, including when she mentored the show's youngest female winner, 15-year-old Brynn Cartelli, to victory. Clarkson is one of the most popular artists of this era, with total worldwide sales of more than 25 million albums and 40 million singles.


Besides serving as a coach on 'The Voice', Clarkson also hosts her Emmy Award-winning daytime talk show 'The Kelly Clarkson Show'.

Kelly Clarkson will return to 'The Voice' for Season 21 (Instagram@kellyclarkson)

John Legend 

John Legend has been part of 'The Voice' since Season 16. Legend, over his illustrious career, has garnered 11 Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Tony Award and an Emmy. Beyond his music career, Legend, along with Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius, is an integral part of the Get Lifted Film Co. Most recently, Get Lifted produced David E Talbert's 'Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey' for Netflix, the HBO docu-series 'Atlanta's Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children' and 'Rhythm + Flow' for Netflix.







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