Kelsea Ballerini added as fifth Coach to ‘The Voice’

The first-of-its-kind companion series will run on digital outlets

Four-time Emmy Award-winning hit musical competition series The Voice will debut its first-ever, ten-part Comeback Stage companion series in its upcoming 15th season, which premieres Monday, September 24th at 8 pm ET/PT on NBC.

Chart-topping country music star and acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Kelsea Ballerini will serve as the companion series’ “fifth coach” and mentor six deserving comeback artists who auditioned for coaches Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton during the Blind Auditions but did not make a team. These six Comeback Artists will compete for a chance to re-enter The Voice competition and earn a spot in the Top 13 live shows in November.

During the series, Grammy Award nominee Kelsea Ballerini will pair the six Comeback Artists into three Battle Pairings, coaching each artist on an individual song. These artists will go head to head in a Battle Round, and Ballerini will determine the winner of each Battle Round.

Then, in the next phase of the series, the three Battle Round winners will move forward to the Comeback Stage Finals, each performing a final song in the series. Based on these performances, Ballerini will identify the final two artists who will move on to the final phase of the series and perform live for America’s vote.

On the Live Playoffs Results show airing Tuesday, November 13th, the final two Comeback Artists will return to The Voice stage to perform for America’s votes in the first Twitter Instant Save of the season. The winning Comeback Artist will then decide which team they would like to join moving forward in the competition: Team Kelly, Team Jennifer, Team Adam or Team Blake.

The Comeback Stage series will air on several platforms, including YouTube, The Voice Official App, IGTV (Instagram), Facebook and NBC.com. A sneak peak of each digital episode will be previewed in The Voice broadcast on September 24-25th, October 1-2nd, October 8-9th, October 15th, October 22nd, October 29th and November 5th.

During the Blind Auditions, the four coaches vie to discover and coach the next singing phenomenon from the country’s best vocalists. Adding another layer of excitement this season is the return of the “block,” which gives each coach the opportunity to block a fellow coach during the Blind Auditions so that the blocked coach is unable to recruit the artist on their team.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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