The new season of NBC’s “The Voice” returns Monday night.
Like the previous season, it will feature the “comeback stage” component to the competition. NBC does, however, note that the format has changed from last season’s iteration.
The comeback stage gives a reprieve to contestants who were eliminated during the Blind Auditions or subsequent preliminary rounds.
Bebe Rexha will appear as the mentor and “Fifth Coach,” filling a role Kelsea Ballerini occupied in the previous season.
“During the first round of competition, six artists who did not get a chair turn go head to head. In each episode two artists will compete and sing for Grammy Award-nominated Rexha, who will select a winner to move on to the next round of competition,” details NBC.
“In the next round, Rexha will bring back three deserving artists who were eliminated during the Battle Rounds, giving them a chance to re-enter the competition through the Comeback Stage. These artists will face off against the three artists from the first round of competition.
“After Rexha has chosen the three finalists, they will perform for her in the Semi-Finals before she narrows it down to two. In the Comeback Stage Finals, Rexha will pick one artist to move forward and compete against another eliminated artist from a later round of the competition.”
The final two contestants will perform for the live audience — and America’s vote — during the April 30 episode. The highest vote-getter will join the Top 13 and compete like a typical finalist.
Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Kelly Clarkson and new coach John Legend will be sitting in the red chairs this season. The season premiere commences at 8PM ET/PT on February 25.