Season 23 premieres March 6th on NBC

Multi-media entertainment mogul and Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Reba McEntire will serve as Mega Mentor on Season 23 of NBC’s four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series The Voice, premiering Monday, March 6th from 8-10 pm ET/PT.

Reba joins superstar coaches Chance the Rapper, Kelly Clarkson, Niall Horan and Blake Shelton to mentor the remaining artists who have made it through the Battle Rounds as each team prepares for the Knockouts that begin April 17th. Having served as Battle Advisor to Team Blake during the show’s inaugural season, it’s most fitting Reba returns as Blake coaches his final group of artists and bids farewell to the competition.

After 23 remarkable seasons, Blake Shelton will bid farewell to his red chair following the spring season. A mainstay since the show’s inception, he has eight wins under his belt, and coached 15 artists whose songs have hit No. 1 on the iTunes Top Songs chart.

The Voice introduces key changes this season, making for a fierce competition where the stakes have never been higher – the coaches pull out all the stops to advance their teams and the artists leave it all on the stage as they vie for the win.

An all-new Playoff Pass during The Battles which start March 27th allows both artists in a battle to advance, with the Playoff Pass winner gaining a major advantage when they skip the Knockout Rounds and automatically advance to Playoffs, taking them one step closer to the live shows. Each coach has one “Playoff Pass” and one “Steal” during this round. Seven artists per team advance (six competing in the Knockouts and one Playoff Pass artist).

During the Knockouts, artists are paired against each other, selecting their own songs to perform individually while their direct competitors watch and wait. Coaches choose the winner and the artist not selected is available for a “steal.” The pressure is on as each coach only has one “steal” during this round. Five artists per team advance (four Knockout winners and one Playoff Pass artist).

The Playoffs are back starting May 1st, further bolstering the competition following the Knockouts. The 20 remaining artists hold nothing back, and tough decisions are made when each coach can only advance two artists to the live semi-finals.

The live shows kick off Monday, May 15th from 8-10 pm ET/PT.

Reba will continue her Reba: Live In Concert tour this spring, kicking off March 9th in Jacksonville with special guests Terri Clark and The Isaacs.