The Voice Playoffs Recap: The (Rise and) Fall of the House of Usher [Updated]

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I suppose it was too much to expect The Voice‘s coaches to bat 1,000 during the Season 6 Playoffs, but gosh dangit, they sure came close. READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLL


The Voice Exclusive Video: Usher Looks for Answers in 'Blake's Cup'

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Team Usher steps into the spotlight for The Voice‘s final set of Season 6 playoffs tonight (8/7c on NBC), but that doesn’t mean the super suave coach doesn’t have time to goof around. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO


The Voice Recap: Their Purple Prose Just Gives Them Away [Updated]

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The Voice may be the reigning Emmy champ for Outstanding Reality-Competition Series, but if you pay close attention, sometimes it doubles as a brain-twisting mystery. READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLLS


Reality Check: Is It Too Late to Save Idol's 13th Season? Plus: The Great Alex Preston Debate! And Is Team Blake Unbeatable on The Voice?

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To say it’s been a frustrating season of American Idol would be as much of an understatement as saying Jennifer Lopez likes her clothes on the revealing side.

But what, exactly, is keeping the show’s latest crop of contestants from achieving true greatness, from delivering musical moments that deserve to be branded in our memory banks alongside …READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO


The Voice Playoffs (Team Blake) Recap: Three Out of Five Ain't Bad [Updated]

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Wait, shouldn’t it be a rule that Blake Shelton always winds up with the weakest team on The Voice? READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLL


The Voice: Pre-Playoffs Rankings by Team! Plus: Vote for Your Faves in Our Polls

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The Voice‘s Playoffs begin tonight (8/7c on NBC) and carry on through next Tuesday and Wednesday — with a twist.

Unlike last season …READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLLS


The Voice Recap: Cold(play) Justice [Updated]

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If Mark Burnett & Co. want to convince me that The Voice is really about its contestants, not its coaches, tonight’s final installment of the Season 6 Battle Rounds was perhaps not the best form of ammunition. READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLL


Reality Check: Was the Idol Save Wasted? Plus: Too Much Power for Shakira & The Voice Judges?

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It wasn’t exactly Power to the People Week in the world of reality singing competitions.

On American Idol, the Season 13 judges’ panel enacted its sole veto option to save adorable-but-underperforming teenager Sam Woolf, while the good folks at NBC’s The Voice announced that the public won’t have an opportunity to vote until …READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO


The Voice Recap: It Wouldn't Be Nothin', Nothin' Without This Particular Woman (She's No Girl)

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Can a “one-in-a-trillion vocalist” actually be too good to succeed in modern music?

That was the question posed by guest mentor Chris Martin (and reiterated by coach Blake Shelton) during tonight’s second round of The Voice‘s “Battles (Part Deux).” READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLL


The Voice Recap: Signed, Sealed and Stolen

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Either The Voice has the sweetest contestants in the history of reality television or its editors are disciples of the Mary J. Blige Center for No More Drama.

Seriously, tonight’s Battle Rounds (Pt. 2) featured …READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLL