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THE VOICE Boss on Trying to Find Normalcy in the COVID-Impacted Season 19

October 19, 2020 by  
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THE VOICE — “Blind Auditions” — Pictured: (l-r) Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, John Legend, Kelly Clarkson — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

After the THE VOICE producers found themselves navigating uncharted waters last season (as COVID-19 shut down production and forced the final weeks of the show to be filmed remotely), showrunner Audrey Morrissey had a big goal for the new year: “We’re just trying to keep the show the [same] show everybody loves. That’s our main focus.”

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SONGLAND Boss on the Success of ‘Champagne Night’ and Why They Opted to Not Digitally Release Season 2 Runner-Up Songs

July 20, 2020 by  
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SONGLAND — “Lady Antebellum” Episode 201 — Pictured: (l-r) Lady Antebellum, Shane McAnally, Ester Dean, Ryan Tedder — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

SONGLAND’s first season boasted a number of success stories—digital number #1s; John Legend, already in the NBC family, partnered with the network for a memorable campaign using his winning song; a tune was specifically designed for a FAST & THE FURIOUS film; The Black Eyed Peas took all of the final songs for the will.i.am episode (though they didn’t appear on the group’s recent Latin album, a source notes the songs will appear on an upcoming BEP release); and THE VOICE got a new coach out of the Jonas Brothers’ episode—the season 2 decision by country group Lady A to take their chosen song, “Champagne Night,” to radio changed things for the show.

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SONGLAND Boss on Usher’s ‘Incredible’ Season Finale Episode and a Potential COVID-Impacted Season 3

June 12, 2020 by  
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SONGLAND — “Usher” Episode 210 — Pictured: (l-r) Usher, Shane McAnally, Ester Dean, Ryan Tedder — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

As SONGLAND wraps up its sophomore season on Monday, June 15, a familiar face to the NBC music world is dropping in to potentially find the next great hit: Usher!

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SONGLAND: Audrey Morrissey and Dave Stewart on How the Show Finds Its Songwriters

April 27, 2020 by  
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SONGLAND — Screening — Pictured: (l-r) Dave Stewart, Executive Producer; Audrey Morrissey, Executive Producer at The Sunset Tower Hotel, Hollywood, Calif. on May 16, 2019 — (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)

SONGLAND’s second season has an eclectic group of superstars trying to find their next hit, from country superstars (Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, and Florida Georgia Line) to Latin pop (Luis Fonsi) to Broadway vets (Ben Platt), but they all have one thing in common: they’re looking for a great song.

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THE VOICE: Bebe Rexha Joins as the Comeback Stage Coach

February 25, 2019 by  
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THE VOICE– Pictured: “The Voice” Key Art — (Photo by: NBC)

Bebe Rexha has joined THE VOICE as the Comeback Stage coach. (Kelsea Ballerini filled that role for contestants during its inaugural run in season 15; she’s Team Kelly’s Battle Round mentor this year.)

“We really liked and saw a lot of interest and viewership in it,” THE VOICE executive producer Audrey Morrissey told reporters. However, after its first go-round, they made some adjustments: “There were some criticisms of it: How could somebody who didn’t get a chair turned in the blinds all of a sudden be in the live show, while people who made it further didn’t get that opportunity? We really heard that and saw that and tweaked it. This season, people that don’t advance from every round [will] get pulled into the comeback stage.”

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