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  • 'The Voice' Recap: Killing Us Softly

    'The Voice' Recap: Killing Us Softly | ARTICLE

    "Everyone's just so different," Adam Levine says at one point on last night's episode of The Voice. "I love the fact that everybody on this show right now is so unique. Any one of you guys, if...

    May 1, 2012 10:05 AM ET
  • 'The Voice' Recap: Everyone Gets a Trophy!

    'The Voice' Recap: Everyone Gets a Trophy! | ARTICLE

    "You're all incomparable in your own right. And you all deserve to make it this far," Cee Lo assures his team. "America has good taste, though, and I'm going to accept and embrace the decision, and so...

    April 25, 2012 10:00 AM ET
  • 'The Voice' Recap: Crying Uncle

    'The Voice' Recap: Crying Uncle | ARTICLE

    "Let's focus here," Carson Daly says to the highly distractible judges on The Voice. At the top of the show, there is clearly something in the air. Christina Aguilera doesn't look at the camera when she's introduced,...

    April 24, 2012 10:05 AM ET
  • 'The Voice' Recap: Going South

    'The Voice' Recap: Going South | ARTICLE

    You can tell a lot about the judges from their introductions. Cee Lo enters last night's episode stroking his goatee like a French philosopher. Christina Aguilera shakes up and down like she's celebrating a platinum single. Adam...

    April 18, 2012 9:55 AM ET
  • 'The Voice' Recap: Surprise!

    'The Voice' Recap: Surprise! | ARTICLE

    Just when things have locked into a predictable rhythm on The Voice, the producers shake things up. At least that's what happened on last night's episode, where the judges got to perform, the rules were tossed aside,...

    April 17, 2012 9:55 AM ET
  • 'The Voice' Recap: Lean Sixteen

    'The Voice' Recap: Lean Sixteen | ARTICLE

    "This is the part of the process that's unnatural and strange," Adam tells his contestants, just before America's votes effectively lower the ax on two of them. He assures them, though, that this isn't the end –...

    April 11, 2012 9:15 AM ET
  • 'The Voice' Recap: This Means War

    'The Voice' Recap: This Means War | ARTICLE

    Something is in the air on The Voice. The initial live episodes last week saw coaches Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton locked in amiable competition, like old Southern gentlemen having a polite disagreement. This week, however, it's...

    April 10, 2012 9:55 AM ET
  • 'The Voice' Recap: Ass Back Home

    'The Voice' Recap: Ass Back Home | ARTICLE

    "It's not tough, it's sucky," Blake Shelton tells Carson Daly toward the beginning of last night's show. Not a big fan of Gym Class Heroes, this guy. Just kidding: Gym Class Heroes are fine. Everyone's fine. Shelton...

    April 4, 2012 9:11 AM ET
  • 'The Voice' Recap: Go Nuts, Go Apebits

    'The Voice' Recap: Go Nuts, Go Apebits | ARTICLE

    "It's a whole new ballgame," Adam Levine says at the top of The Voice's first live show this season. As if to underline the point, he and the other judges look way different than before. Adam's hair...

    April 3, 2012 9:20 AM ET
  • 'The Voice' Recap: Let's Keep On Rocking

    'The Voice' Recap: Let's Keep On Rocking | ARTICLE

    Let's get ready to Voiceball! It's the last night of the battle rounds, and everyone is hungry for the final remaining spots on their respective teams. As bad as all the contestants want to make it, however,...

    March 27, 2012 10:50 AM ET
  • 'The Voice' Recap: One-Name Wonders

    'The Voice' Recap: One-Name Wonders | ARTICLE

    The big question after last week's episode was whether this show could possibly produce a stranger performance than the misguided, torturous Nirvana cover that left all who heard it in dire need of a hug. This week,...

    March 20, 2012 9:45 AM ET
  • 'The Voice' Recap: Thinking Outside the Heart-Shaped Box

    'The Voice' Recap: Thinking Outside the Heart-Shaped Box | ARTICLE

    Sometimes festival programmers present two similar-sounding groups at the same time to make sure the audience is evenly divided. The festival-goer must choose between Fleet Foxes or My Morning Jacket, and there are so many factors to...

    March 13, 2012 10:10 AM ET
  • 'The Voice' Recap: And In This Corner

    'The Voice' Recap: And In This Corner | ARTICLE

    Once more into the breach, dear friends. On my signal, unleash hell. You see what I'm getting at. But here's Adam Levine with the last word: "You guys are going to be singing in harmony and secretly...

    March 6, 2012 9:04 AM ET
  • Secret Policeman's Ball Hits Radio City Music Hall

    Secret Policeman's Ball Hits Radio City Music Hall | ARTICLE

    It's been four years since the last Secret Policeman's Ball, the U.K.-born benefit John Cleese and Amnesty International inaugurated in 1976 to promote free speech. Last night marked the first time the event was held on American...

    March 5, 2012 11:25 AM ET
  • 'The Voice' Recap: 'Novackaine' and Other Anesthetics

    'The Voice' Recap: 'Novackaine' and Other Anesthetics | ARTICLE

    It's the final night of blind auditions, and things are getting seriously competitive. How competitive, you ask? (And frankly it's a little weird for you to ask, considering that if you're reading this, you probably watched already.)...

    February 28, 2012 11:02 AM ET
  • 'The Voice' Recap: Just Ducky?

    'The Voice' Recap: Just Ducky? | ARTICLE

    "My mother and father came to this country looking for the American dream. If the judges turn around, the dream lives on," says straw-hat-wearing Eric Macek, just before his oddly Celtic-sounding take on "Free Fallin'" (weird, since...

    February 21, 2012 9:45 AM ET
  • 'The Voice' Recap: Picky, Picky, Picky

    'The Voice' Recap: Picky, Picky, Picky | ARTICLE

    "It is definitely stiffer competition this year, and I think we're all being that much more guarded and that much more picky," Christina tells one of the blind auditions late in last night's episode...

    February 14, 2012 9:53 AM ET
  • 'The Voice' Season 2 Recap: The Search Is On for the Next Big Thing

    'The Voice' Season 2 Recap: The Search Is On for the Next Big Thing | ARTICLE

    What is your favorite reality singing competition? It's entirely possible you wouldn't know off the top of your head anymore. Is it that old war horse American Idol, the brand new and soon-to-be-drastically-retooled X...

    February 7, 2012 12:30 PM ET
  • What's Next for 'X Factor' Finalists

    What's Next for 'X Factor' Finalists | ARTICLE

    Simon Cowell and his cohorts began scouring the country six months ago, on a quest to find musicians imbued with that certain je ne sais quois he and his fellow judges dubbed The X...

    December 23, 2011 4:20 PM ET
  • 'X Factor' Judges Take Stock of Season One

    'X Factor' Judges Take Stock of Season One | ARTICLE

    The inaugural season of The X Factor was a bumpy ride, with perpetual drama on and off the set, right on through to the end. At the helm were four well-known judges and a...

    December 23, 2011 4:20 PM ET
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