‘The Voice’ Makes Big Format Change Ahead of Season 22 Premiere

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“The Voice” season 22 will look a little different than previous seasons of the show starting as soon as the show begins airing, according to spoilers published by The Idol Forums.

According to the source, the season has a much larger pool of contestants moving forward from the Blind Auditions.

Instead of the top 48 moving on from Blind Auditions, there will be a Top 56 at the end of that process. That means that each team, instead of having 12 members, will start with 14.

That also means that there will be more contestants throughout the process. So, instead of 24 Battle Rounds, there will be 36 and then for Knockout Rounds, there will be nine contestants per team instead of eight.

At the time of writing, it’s unclear how the inflated number of contestants will be handled during Knockout rounds, though those are currently scheduled to be taped on August 9, 2022. Tickets for the taping are still available to purchase online.

NBC has not officially announced the change to the format, though The Idol Forums has been notoriously correct when it comes to spoilers for “American Idol” and “The Voice.”

‘The Voice’ Season 22 Premieres on September 19

Season 22 of “The Voice” is set to premiere on September 19, 2022 on NBC.

It will feature coaches Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Camila Cabello, and John Legend. It’s Cabello’s first season as a coach on the show.

Also returning for season 22 is long-time “The Voice” host Carson Daly.

The First Teaser Has Been Released

The first teaser for the new season of “The Voice” was shared on Blake Shelton’s TikTok feed alongside the caption, “Best of luck to the other @nbcthevoice coaches this season because #TeamBlake is ready to WIN!!” It was also shared on YouTube.

In the teaser, Cabello is seen receiving a letter from a secret “admirer.” The video is structured as a mystery with suspenseful music as the coaches welcome Cabello.

“That’s too sweet,” she says as she spots a gift addressed to her. When she opens the card, however, she decides it might not be so sweet. “You are going to lose so bad,” the card says in letters that appear to be cut out from magazines.

Then, Stefani appears to say that she can’t believe Cabello received the threatening note and Shelton questions who would send it while sitting menacingly in his big red chair.

Legend shows up with a letter of his own.

“Check out this weird letter I just got,” the coach says. “You should never have come back,” he reads aloud.

Finally, Carson Daly shows up with cut up magazines.

“Hey Blake,” he says, holding up the materials. “Can you please stop crafting in my dressing room?”

The coaches all look at Shelton, and Cabello says, “Busted.”

“The Voice” is set to return to NBC on September 19, 2022. The season will feature coaches Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Camila Cabello, and John Legend.

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Shelley Tillett
Shelley Tillett
1 year ago

As much as I love Blake I truly do not believe Gwen should be a judge. They are to mushy and mommy and daddy argue too much. Gwen also should dress a little more conservative…after all her wardrobe should be considered XXX rated and nor appropriate for children.

Jimmy Kitts
Jimmy Kitts
1 year ago

Won’t be watching again this season, especially because the Mutton Dressed as Lamb is back judging . What a disgusting show this has morphed into. Way too much “ coaching “ if you can call it that . More like Stand Up Bad Comedy that has soured into green and yellow phlegm . More like a really bad circus act that never quite made it to any ring . Bring in the clowns. I’m sure there will be a great deal of over the top makeup and plenty of short short skirts revealing those old legs . Just saying . Remember Mr Ed ? How he used to say” Ol Wilber “ . That’s the dish you’re being served this season .