Blake Shelton, Shakira, Adam Levine and Usher took the stage at Sayers Club in Hollywood yesterday. The judges from NBC’s hit music competition series The Voice each performed two songs in the intimate showcase. The set included stripped down versions of both covers and originals. Sayers Club, known for its performances from both A-listers as well and up and coming artists (including former Voice contestants) was a pleasant change up from the arenas and other large venues that the four artists typically perform in.
The coaches walked the red carpet in pairs, while host and producer Carson Daly approached the press solo. No longer a rookie to the show, Usher said that the performances at Sayers Club are just a tease as to what to expect on The Voice this season. He revealed that he and Shakira, “both will be performing some of [their] new music.” Shakira said, “It’s very exciting to have this platform at The Voice to be able to communicate with our fans out there.”
The platform has no doubt been a great source of publicity for the coaches, including Blake Shelton who will perform at the legendary Hollywood Bowl on October 4th. Shelton's guest mentors this season, The Band Perry will support Shelton on the "Ten Times Crazier" tour. Both Shelton and Levine remained sly about their pick for a winner. Levine joked, “If I tell you: A. I’ll be fired, and B. I don’t know.” The always-sarcastic Shelton chimed in saying, “I don’t want to go to jail.”
With the success of both the show and the coaches’ personal careers, The Voice isn’t going anywhere. Daly revealed to AfterBuzz TV that The Voice has surpassed his expectations, “we had no idea…people thought it was crazy to do another one of these shows.” Clearly, those people were wrong.
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