Watch this season’s premiere of ‘The Voice’ on NewsChannel 4 at 7 pm

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“The Blind Auditions Premiere” starts tonight in a new and exciting season of the hit talent show “The Voice.” CeeLo and Xtina are reunited with Blake, Adam and Carson in an all–new quest to find the best new singer in America.

The television hit that has America celebrating its best voices is revolutionizing the genre through unique a three-stage format. First, in the “blind” audition, superstar coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera can hear the competing talent but can’t see them. If a coach is impressed by the contestant’s vocal skills, they push a button to choose the talent, which also swivels their chairs to face the singer. If more than one coach selects the talent, the power shifts to the contestant, who may choose which coach they want to work with throughout he competition.

Once the teams are set, the celebrity coaches will mentor their selected artists and even bring in their personal dream team of producers, stylists, songwriters, etc. to help them evolve. The Blind Auditions are followed by Battle Rounds where the talent sings to survive one-on-one battles within their own coaches team, effectively cutting the team in half. This leads to the final Live performance phase where talent performs on a huge stage; here the TV audience will vote to “save” their favorites, leaving the two Artists with the lowest vote totals, to be eliminated.

Coaches and contestants give fans the inside scoop with weekly blog updates, Facebook and Twitter posts. Fans also vote for finalists and watch weekly video highlights. All on

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