Country superstar Reba McEntire is set to take over Blake Shelton’s chair as the newest coach on season 24 of NBC’s hit singing competition show “The Voice”. With the premiere date just around the corner, here’s a recap of everything fans need to know ahead of the new season:
Reba McEntire Joins as New Coach
After 12 years on the show, Blake Shelton announced his departure from “The Voice” earlier this year. Fans have been eagerly awaiting to find out who would fill his spot on the panel of coaches. NBC has now revealed that country icon Reba McEntire will be joining the show for her first season as a coach.
In a statement, McEntire said she was “honored” to take over Shelton’s chair and called the opportunity “a dream come true”. She added that Shelton “left some big boots to fill” but said she’s “up for the challenge”.
McEntire brings decades of experience in the music industry to her role. Known for her iconic voice and chart-topping country hits, she will be a formidable new presence on the panel alongside veteran coaches Gwen Stefani, John Legend and returning coach Niall Horan. Fans are eagerly awaiting to see her country flair and expertise help develop new talent.
Premiere Date Set for September 19th
Mark your calendars – the new season of “The Voice” will premiere on Monday, September 19th at 8pm EST on NBC. New episodes will air on both Mondays and Tuesdays each week at the same time.
Viewers who miss episodes or want to rewatch can stream them the following day on NBC’s streaming service Peacock. This provides an added level of convenience for dedicated “Voice” fans.
Format and Process Remains the Same
While the coaching panel sees a change, the format and competition process on “The Voice” will remain very similar to past seasons. The season will kick off with the Blind Auditions where coaches must decide who to recruit for their teams based solely on voice.
From there, contestants will compete in the Battle and Knockout Rounds before moving on to the Live Shows. Here, America will vote to save their favorite artists each week and ultimately crown the Season 24 winner. The top prize includes a recording contract with Universal Music Group.
How to Vote
Fans can support their favorite artists by downloading The Voice’s official app or by voting online at NBC.com. Voting begins each week during the Live Shows and is free but requires registration with a NBCUniversal profile. Viewers can cast ballots for their favorites up to 10 times per artist per method.
With just a few days left until premiere, excitement is building for the new season of winners. Country fans in particular will be tuned in to see how Reba’s coaching style differs from Shelton’s beloved presence on the show. Be sure to tune in on September 19th to see the highly anticipated Season 24 get underway with the Blind Auditions.