How Will the Live Rounds Work on 'The Voice' This Season? Here's What We Know

Natalie Schumann

From Country Living

  • The Voice Live Rounds start Monday, May 4, but the show had to stop production and filming due after the Knockouts due to coronavirus restrictions.

  • Viewers and fans were unsure how the Live Rounds would proceed, but we finally have answers.

The Voice Live Rounds are set to start on Monday evening, May 4, but production on the show obviously could not proceed as it normally would due to the pandemic. We're happy to report that the show has organized a way to continue with the live rounds using at-home recording studio setups.

The format will resemble the original structure we know and love. Each contestant will perform a song, followed by feedback from the judges, but everything will be streamed from the contestants' and coaches' homes. Viewers will then vote, as they have in past seasons, on which contestants make it through to the next round.

The Voice producers sent at-home recording equipment to each of the contestants and coaches to help them set up top-notch home studios ahead of the live premiere. In a new clip, each contestant and coach is shown trying to navigate the equipment and accompanying instructions—sometimes with questionable (and hilarious) results.

When host Carson Daly asked the coaches how the setup process went, Blake Shelton was quick to respond with confidence.

"You know Carson, as a man who's built many things... it was one of the easiest things I've ever done," Blake said. Later in the clip, however, Blake resorts to a chainsaw to get his locked equipment case open. (Pretty sure that part was not in the instruction manual, Blake.)

Based on the footage, all of the coaches and contestants deserve a cocktail and a pat on the back after the setup process. We're so excited to see what they come up with in the first of the Live Rounds tonight!

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