The road to The Voice‘s Top 12 just got a whole lot more nerve-racking.
NBC has announced a twist to the two-hour episode airing Monday, Nov. 7 (8/7c): Everything from the performances to the critiques to the voting results will be broadcast — wait for it — live.
Here’s how it’ll go down: The 20 remaining singers, five per team, will each have a chance to perform. After each performance, viewers can vote on The Voice app — up to 10 votes per artist per team, according to NBC — or on Twitter via the show’s handle (@NBCTheVoice).
Voting results will determine two artists for each team, while the coaches — Blake Shelton, Miley Cyrus, Adam Levine and Alicia Keys — will get to save/choose their third team member in real time. The remaining 12 singers, three per team, will then go on to compete in the regular live episodes beginning Monday, Nov. 14.
But fear not, viewers in the West and Mountain time zones — The Voice will tweet the names of all eligible singers, so your votes will be counted along with those watching in the Eastern and Central time zones.
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