NBC’s The Voice is back, and has definitely brought the talent. Season 10 of the hit American reality show began airing on February 29, 2016 with a new batch of blind auditions for the judges to pick from. This season’s competition features coaches: Adam Levine (Maroon 5), country singer Blake Shelton, pop icon Christina Aguilera, and singer and producer Pharrell Williams. In honor of the show’s tenth season, here are five fascinating facts about The Voice.
- Season 1 Premiered on April 26, 2011
The initial season consisted of judges: Aguilera, CeeLo Green, Levine, and Shelton; and held auditions for contestants in: Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Minnesota, Nashville, New York, and Seattle.
- The Voice Is an Award Winning Television Show
The NBC reality series has received over twenty different Emmy nominations; including four years in a row for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program at the Primetime Emmy Awards, which it has won twice.
- There Have Been 8 Judges on the Show.
Aside from this season’s celebrity judges, past seasons have also included: Ceelo Green, Gwen Stefani, Shakira, and Usher.
- The Voice Has Its Own Video Game
After its huge television success, the show created a musical video game with publisher Activision. The game comes with a microphone, plenty of great tracks to sing, and is available on: Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, and the Wii.
- Coach Shelton Holds the Most Wins
Blake has been the winning coach in four out of the first nine seasons. He has coached winners: Jermain Paul (season 2), Cassadee Pope (season 3), Danielle Bradbery (season 4), and Craig Wayne Boyde (season 7); while Coach Levine comes in a close second with three wins for season 1 (Javier Colon), season 5 (Tessanne Chin), and season 9 (Jordan Smith).