'The Voice' Season 4, Episode 20 Recap: Adam and Blake Dominate the New Judges

By Alicia Dennis on
(NBC)The final eight have been chosen! Find out who's sticking around for another week, and get the skinny on the performances you might have missed.This week's eliminations episode opens with a heart wrenching performance of "Over You" by coach Blake Shelton and his wife, Miranda Lambert. The song, originally written about the death of Blake Shelton's brother, is dedicated to the victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes.Then Shakira takes the stage with her team (at this point, Sasha Allen and Kris...Read Full Story

'The Voice' Top 10: Who Has the Best Chances for the Big Win?

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(NBC)The performances on the fourth season of The Voice remained strong on Monday night, as the final 10 contestants competed to determine who'd stick around for yet another week on the beloved NBC show. Unlike other recent reality television competitions, there are no obvious weak links on The Voice this time around — just a handful of consistently impressive artists and a few diamonds in the rough.Still, two performers will be sent home during Tuesday night's episode. At this point in the...Read Full Story

'The Voice' Season 4, Episode 19 Recap: Team Adam's Sarah Simmons Gets Seriously Sexy

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On Monday night's episode of The Voice, the final ten contestants performed live once again to determine who moves forward in the competition next week. The two contestants who fail to captivate America will be sent packing, but it doesn't seem like any of the finalists are letting the pressure affect their performances. Everyone's solid — it's just a question of who's got that elusive "star material." What say you, America?The evening kicks off with a live performance from Maroon 5's...Read Full Story

Apparently Shakira and Usher May Return to 'The Voice' — Just Not This Fall

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(Getty Images)When Shakira confirmed that she would not return for the fifth season of The Voice earlier this week, she was telling the truth — just not the whole truth. According to Entertainment Weekly, the singer is in negotiations to return to the show with fellow new judge Usher, just for a different season.The powers that be at NBC have not failed to notice the surge in ratings this season, and are reportedly hoping to give viewers both familiar faces and fresher perspectives season...Read Full Story

Sorry, Team Shak: Shakira Is Not Returning to 'The Voice' Season Five

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Shakira has proved herself a lovable, if uncritical coach on her debut season of The Voice, providing an interesting foil to Christina Aguilera's more discriminating persona. But the Colombian singer has just confirmed that her stint in the big red chair is just temporary — she's not coming back next season."It was a hard decision for me to make, because I’m really fond of the coaches, the people in production and everybody around me," the performer told E! News. "And I really enjoyed ‘The...Read Full Story

'The Voice' Season 4, Episode 18 Recap: Shakira and Usher Bid Adieu to Fan Favorites

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This week, America determined the final 10 contestants on the fourth season of The Voice, aka the Season of Shakira's Face. Given the caliber of the previous evening's performances — including powerhouse vocals from Holly Tucker, Danielle Bradbery, Sarah Simmons, and Amber Carrington that earned nothing but praise from the celebrity coaches — it could've gone pretty much anywhere.Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I. kick things off with a performance of Thicke's current single "Blurred...Read Full Story

Christina Aguilera Is Reportedly Returning to 'The Voice' — But Is She a Better Judge Than Shakira?

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(NBC)According to The Wrap, Christina Aguilera has signed on for a very lucrative return to NBC's The Voice, with a payday somewhere between $12 and 17 million. The singer had taken a hiatus from the show's fourth season to promote her album Lotus, leaving a space quickly filled by international pop star Shakira. Apparently Aguilera's colleague Cee-Lo is also planning a return to his big red chair, which means that his replacement Usher might have to find a new place to casually sling his leg...Read Full Story

Shakira Keeps It Real When It Comes Childbirth

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"Delivering a baby is not as idyllic as people make it seem." That's Shakira's takeaway following the birth of her first child Milan, and she's happy to shatter whatever romanticized vision of pregnancy is still roaming around in your brain.Read Full Story

Shakira on Her Post-Baby Body: 'I Look Decent'

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The Voice – Season 4, Episode 15 – Team Shakira and Team Blake face off in their first live performances on the fourth season of 'The Voice.' (NBC)more pics »It's weirdly refreshing to hear that post-baby weight loss hasn't been a breeze for pop superstar Shakira — even if it seems like she's being a little harsh on herself when she talks about it.The singer, who gave birth to her son Milan in January, told the Associated Press that she "still [has] a long way to go," adding, "I still have a...Read Full Story

'The Voice' Season 4, Episode 16 Recap: Adam Levine Has to Say Goodbye to One of His Favorites

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The first live week of The Voice season four wrapped up with an hour-long elimination special featuring special performances by Muppet lover Cee-Lo Green and longtime Muppet Rod Stewart. Read on to find out who made the cut for the final 12! First up: There were inconsistencies in text and online votes this week, so they were thrown out. But fear not: The British CEO of Telescope, The Voice's voting platform, assures viewers that this decision will not affect the outcome.Before the first...Read Full Story