‘The Voice’ premieres tonight, and it’s better than ever. If you’re skeptical about tuning in, keep reading to find out why the sixth time’s the charm!
Calling all fans of The Voice! You’ve been longing for those chairs to turn back around since 2013, and tonight, the wait is finally over and so worth it. With Shakira and Usher back on board, the judges’ table isn’t holding anything back — and don’t even get me started on the insanely talented singers this round. Here’s five reasons why you’ll be hooked on Season 6.
5 Reasons You’ll Be Hooked on ‘The Voice’
1. The coaches open the season with a medley of each other’s hits: If Blake Shelton singing “Whenever, Wherever” isn’t good enough for you, not to worry. Adam Levine also lets his soulful side out with his rendition of Usher’s “Without You,” while Shakira gets a little bit country with a Blake ballad. Plus, Shakira and Blake are both clad in plaid.
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2. Shakira: The woman only needs one name for a reason. Because she’s Shakira. If you thought the new mom was feisty in season four, get ready for a whole lot of woman! Apparently motherhood has been very good to the 37-year-old, and she’s not shy to say it. “I might have been hormonal and sleepless, but now I’m rested and as focused, as a laser!” the Colombian exclaims to the first contestant on tonight’s blind auditions. Not only is she scaring her male counterparts early on (Adam tries to steal a hopeful singer from her by advising the contestant not to “let lust blind [him]”), but she’s proving that she’s got what it takes — competitors of all genres are drawn to Shakira this season.
3. And the rest of the judges: Shakira is shaking up this season, but the other three judges provide endless entertainment including dance-offs, moonwalking lessons, falling to the floor, ab-baring and, of course, some classic Blake and Adam rivalry.
4. This season tugs on your heart strings: The contestants’ stories aren’t at all sappy. From young singers singing in honor of their formerly-ill parents to an openly gay female country singer to a father of five who receives a Skype video from his kiddos, viewers will instantly feel connected to the first crop of teams.
5. The talent: The Voice is known for showcasing talented singers — ahem, the blind auditions — but this season introduces a crop that is out of this world. The show opens with quite possibly the best audition we’ve ever seen with Christina Grimmie, and ends with another teen, Bria Kelly, 17, who quite possibly throws her out of the water. Bring it, ladies!
HollywoodLifers, are you excited for The Voice to return?
— Elizabeth Wagmeister