FANDOM


The first season of The Voice, an American reality talent competition, premiered November 30, 2015 on NBC.

On February 16, 2016, Iyonne Young of Team Adam was announced as the winner of The Voice, with James Stevenson of Team CeeLo as the runner up, Vicki Kelly of Team Blake in third place and, Penny Hill of Team Christina is in Fourth Place.

The Voice

Season 1

Broadcast from:  November 30, 2015 - February 16, 2016
Judges Adam Levine
CeeLo Green
Christina Aguilera
Blake Shelton
Host Carson Daly
Broadcaster NBC
Winner
 Ivonne Young
Origin Birmingham, AL
Song "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
Genre Power pop, pop
Runner Up
Vicki Kelly
Chronology
Next Season The Voice (U.S. season 2)

CoachesEdit

The coaches for this season are Adam LevineCeeLo GreenChristina Aguilera, and Blake Shelton

The advisors for the Battle rounds are Eddie Murphy for Team Adam, Nicole Polizzi for Team CeeLo, Katy Perry for Team Christina, and Ben Alfeck for Team Blake.

Teams Edit

Color key

     Winner
     Runner-up
     Third place
     Fourth place
     Eliminated in the Live shows
     Eliminated in the Battle rounds

Coaches Top 32 artists
Adam Levine
Ivonne Young Dan Douglas LIly-Mai O'Ryan Amiyah Kelly
Amiyah Kelly Youssef Estrada Keanu Patterson Winifred Marks
CeeLo Green
Vicki Kelly Kinga Hicks Nazim Weaver Sonny Woodley
Saul Webber Kabir Young Jareth Sumner Cindy George
Christina Aguilera
Penny Hill Emily-Jane Parks Samiha Tilman Ayub Santiago
Ayub Santiago Ellouise Worthington Dale Pope Aron Rodrigues
Blake Shelton
James Stevenson Alejandro Rasmussen Scarlet Denton Gerald Boyce
Scarlet Denton Bentley Dalby Aqib Cross Taslima Powers

Blind auditionsEdit

The first phase of the competition, Blind Auditions, taped October 19-21, 2014, began airing when the season premiered on November 30, 2015.

Color key
   Coach hit his/her "I WANT YOU" button
     Artist defaulted to this coach's team
     Artist elected to join this coach's team
     Artist eliminated with no coach pressing his or her "I WANT YOU" button

Episode 1 (November 30)Edit

The coaches performed Christina Aguilera's song Ain't No Other Man at the start of the show.

Order Artist Age Hometown Song Coach's and contestant's choices
Adam CeeLo Christina Blake
1 Aron Rodrigues 21 Savannah, Georgia "ZEZE"
2 Alejandro Rasmussen 36 Nashvile, Tennessee "R U Mine?"
3 Ayub Santiago 48 Cameron, Texas "Last Nite"
4 Vicki Kelly 34 Jacksonvile, Alabama "Billie Jean"
5 Kaitlyn Koch 46 Boston, Massachuetts "Reborn"
6 Aqib Cross 37 Henderson, Nevada "Somebody Told Me"
7 Emily-Jane Parks 29 St. Louis, Missouri "No Tears Left To Cry"
8 Kabir Young 24 Cincinnsti, Ohio "Intro"
9 Amiyah Kelly 43 Seattle, Washington ¨Something in the Water¨
10 Youssef Estrada 34 Glendale, Arizona ¨All I Want¨
11 Gerald Boyce 43 Albuquerque, New Mexico ¨Respect¨
12 Scarlet Denton 26 Boise, Idaho ¨A Thousand Years¨
13 Jareth Sumner 48 Huntington, New York ¨Talking to the Moon¨
14 Ivonne Young 31 Scottsdale, Arizona ¨Landslide¨
15 Penny Hill 21 Fort Wayne, Indiana ¨Ball and Chain¨

Episode 2 (January 1)Edit

Order Artist Age Hometown Song Coach's and contestant's choices
Adam CeeLo Christina Blake
1 Leopold Wolf 28 Houston, Texas "All Time Low"
2 LIly-Mai O'Ryan 17 Stockton, California "River"
3 Dan Douglas 43 Minneapolis, Minnesota "The Thrill Is Gone"
4 Samiha Tilman 21 Kansas City, Missouri "Never Enough"
5 Saul Webber 30 Oakland, California "Meant to Be"
6 Cindy George 40 New Orleans, Louisiana "Havana"
7 Anayah Callahan 27 Honolulu, Hawaii "Way Down We Go"
8 Winifred Marks 26 Nashvile-Davidson, Tennessee "I'm Not the Only One"
9 Ellouise Worthington 21 Laredo, Texas "New Rules"
10 Keanu Patterson 44 Greensboro, North Carolina "She Used to Be Mine"
11 Taslima Powers 32 Madison, Winconsin "In My Blood"
12 Kinga Hicks 48 Riverside, California "When I Was Your Man"
13 Bentley Dalby 22 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania "Redbone"
14 Maximillian Whittington 48 Lubbock, Texas "Location"
15 Dale Pope 24 Fresno California "Pride and Joy"
16 James Stevenson 39 San Antonio, Texas "Too Good at Goodbyes"
17 Sonny Woodley 38 Anchorage, Alaska "Alive"
18 Nazim Weaver 23 Aurora Colorado "Sorry Not Sorry"

Comeback Stage (January 1)Edit

Order Artist Age Hometown Song Coach's and contestant's choices
Adam CeeLo Christina Blake
1 Ayub Santiago 48 Cameron, Texas "Can't Help Falling In Love" Team full
2 Kaitlyn Koch 46 Boston, Massachuetts "Beneath Your Beautiful" Team full
3 Gerald Boyce 43 Albuquerque, New Mexico "Piece By Piece"
4 Dan Douglas 43 Minneapolis, Minnesota "Tomorrow" Team full
5 Keanu Patterson 44 Greensboro, North Carolina "Despacito"

The BattlesEdit

After the Blind Auditions, each coach had eight contestants for the Battle rounds that aired from January 4 to January 19, 2016. Coaches begin narrowing down the playing field by training the contestants with the help of "trusted advisors". Each episode featured four battles consisting of pairings from within each team, and each battle concluding with the respective coach eliminating one of the two contestants; the four winners for each coach advanced to the live shows.

The trusted advisors for these episodes are: Eddie Murphy working with Adam Levine; Ben Alfeck working with Blake Shelton; Nicole Polizzi working with CeeLo Green; and Katy Perry  working with Christina Aguilera.

Color key
       Artist won the Battle and advances to the Live shows
       Artist lost the Battle and was eliminated
Episode Coach Order Winner Song Loser
Episode 3
(Monday January 4, 2016
Christina Aguilera 1 Emily-Jane Parks "Mercy" Aron Rodrigues
Blake Shelton 2 Alejandro Rasmussen "...Ready for It?" Taslima Powers
Adam Levine 3 Dan Douglas "Photograph" Winifred Marks
CeeLo Green 4 Vicki Kelly "Too Close" Cindy George
Episode 4
(Tuesday January 12, 2016)
CeeLo Green 1 Kinga Hicks "Cry to Me" Jareth Sumner
Blake Shelton 2 Gerald Boyce "Thinking Out Loud" Aqib Cross
Adam Levine 3 Ivonne Young "Burning House" Keanu Patterson
Christina Aguilera 4 Penny Hill "Because of You" Dale Pope
Episode 5
(Monday January 18, 2016)
Christina Aguilera 1 Samiha Tilman "7 Rings" Ellouise Worthington
Blake Shelton 2 James Stevenson "Nobody to Blame" Bentley Dalby
Adam Levine 3 LIly-Mai O'Ryan "Girl Like You" Youssef Estrada
CeeLo Green 4 Nazim Weaver "Story Of My Life" Kabir Young
Episode 6
(Tuesday January 19, 2016)
Adam Levine 1 Amiyah Kelly "Without Me" Maximillian Whittington
Blake Shelton 2 Scarlet Denton "Walking on Sunshine" Anayah Callahan
Christina Aguilera 3 Ayub Santiago "Shallow" Leopold Wolf
CeeLo Green 4 Sonny Woodley "Wake Me Up" Saul Webber

Live showsEdit

Week 1 (January 25 & 26)Edit

After the Final 16 were decided, with four finalists for each coach, January 25, 2016 saw the launching of the live shows (EDT) with Team Blake and Team Christina performing.

Public voting across multiple platforms (phone, smartphone app, web, and iTunes Store) commenced at this point, with two candidates eliminated from each participating team in the first two live shows. Voting lines were opened immediately after the broadcast of each live show on Tuesday and stayed open until 10 AM EDT the following Monday (January 25 for week 1).

Color key
Artist was saved by the public's vote
       Artist was saved by his/her coach
       Artist was eliminated
Order Coach Artist Song Result
1 Blake Shelton Gerald Boyce "I Believe in You And Me" Eliminated
2 Christina Aguilera Penny Hill "Halo" Safe
3 Blake Shelton Scarlet Denton "God Is a Woman" Eliminated
4 Christina Aguilera Emily-Jane Parks "Scared to Be Lonely" Christina's Choice
5 Ayub Santiago "Someone Like You" Eliminated
6 Blake Shelton Alejandro Rasmussen "Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground" Blake's Choice
7 James Stevenson "Have You Ever Seen The Rain" Safe
8 Christina Aguilera Samiha Tilman "Radioactive" Eliminated
Non-competition performances
Order Performers Song
1 The Voice Coaches "One Dance"
2 Blake and his Team "Wrecking Ball"
3 The Weekend "Starboy"

Week 2 (February 1 & 2)Edit

On June 14, 2011, Team CeeLo and Team Adam performed.

Voting proceeded as before—following the episode's close and continuing until 10 AM EDT June 20.

Public voting across multiple platforms (phone, smartphone app, web, and iTunes Store) commenced at this point, with two candidates eliminated from each participating team in the first two live shows. Voting lines were opened immediately after the broadcast of each live show on Tuesday and stayed open until 10 AM EDT the following Monday (February 2 for week 12.

Order Coach Artist Song Result
1 CeeLo Green Vicki Kelly "No More Drama" CeeLo's Choice
2 Sonny Woodley "Apologize" Eliminated
3 Adam Levine Ivonne Young "Worth It" Safe
4 CeeLo Green Nazim Weaver "Ain't Nobody" Eliminated
5 Adam Levine Amiyah Kelly "Dusk Till Dawn" Eliminated
6 Dan Douglas "Use Somebody" Adam's Choice
7 CeeLo Green Kinga Hicks "No Tears Left to Cry" Safe
8 Adam Levine LIly-Mai O'Ryan "Boo'd Up" Eliminated
Non-competition performances
Order Performers Song
08.1 CeeLo and his Team "Closer"
08.2 Adam and his Team ft Shawn Mendes "Treat You Better"

Week 3 (February 8 & 9)Edit

Results from week eight
  • From Adam's team, the top Public's vote went to Ivonne Young. Given the chance to save one additional contestant on Adam's team, Adam chose to save Dan Douglas. Accordingly, Amiyah Kelly and Lily-Mai O'Ryan were eliminated.
  • From CeeLo's team, the top Public's vote went to Kinga Hicks. Given the chance to save one additional contestant on CeeLo's team, CeeLo chose to save Vicki Kelly. Sonny Woodley and Nazim Weaver were eliminated.
Semifinals

On February 8, 2016, the final eight performed. Voting proceeded following the episode until 10 AM EDT February 9.

Order Coach Contestant Song Coach points Public points Total points Result
1 CeeLo Green Kinga Hicks "Wolves" 41 50 91 Eliminated
2 Vicki Kelly "Wind Beneath My Wings" 50 83 133 Advanced to Finale
3 Adam Levine Dan Douglas "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday" 39 39 78 Eliminated
4 Ivonne Young "I Can Only Imagine" 78 98 176 Advanced To Finale
5 Blake Shelton James Stevenson "You Say: 80 32 112 Advanced To Finale
6 Alejandro Rasmussen "Let It Be" 27 50 77 Eliminated
7 Christina Aguilera Emily-Jane Parks "I Am Changing" 35 40 89 Eliminated
8 Penny Hill "Diamonds" 56 44 100 Advanced to Finale
Non-competition performances
Order Performers Song
1.1 Ariana Grande "Side To Side"
1.2 Christina and her Team "Ain't No Other Man"
2.1 Top 8 "24K Magic"
2.2 Future "Low Life"

Week 4: Finale (February 15 & 16)Edit

On February 15, 2016, the four finalists each performed an original song and a duet with their coach. Voting proceeded immediately following the episode's close until 10 am eastern February 16. Special guest, Katharine McPhee is promoting for her upcoming television series Smash.

Artist Coach Order Original song Order Duet with coach Result[1]
Penny Hill Christina Aguilera 1 "Kiss His Troubles" 6 "Beautiful" 4th Place
Iyonne Young Adam Levine 2 "Broken Smile" 8 "Falling Slowly" Winner
James Stevenson Blake Shelton 3 "Goodbye Story" 5 "You Look So Good in Love" 3rd Place
Vicki Kelly CeeLo Green 4 "Best Games" 7 "Only Love" Runner-up
Non-competition performances
Order Performers Song
1 Panic! at the Disco "High Hopes"
2 Halsey "Without Me"
Finals results

Airing on June 29, after performances and recaps, Daly first declared that the top two were just 2% apart. Then the top two artists were announced: Vicki Kelly and Iyonne Young. Despite Vicki Kelly's original song, "Best Games", topping the iTunes singles chart, Iyonne Young was declared the first season winner of The Voice.

Non-competition performances
Order Performers Song
1 Blake and his team

(James Stevenson and Alejandro Rasmussen)

"Can't Stop the Feeling!"
2 CeeLo and his team

(Vicki Kelly and Kinga Hicks)

"Bang Bang"
3 Adam and his team

(Ivonne Young and Dan Douglas)

"Finesse"
4 Christina and his team

(Penny Hill and Emily-Jane Parks)

"I Gotta Feeling"

Elimination chartEdit

Color key
Artist's info

     Team Adam
     Team CeeLo
     Team Christina
     Team Blake

Result details

     Winner
     Runner-up
     Third Place
     Fourth Place
      Artist advanced to the finals
     Artist was saved by his/her coach
     Artist was saved by the public
     Artist received the fewest accumulated total points and was eliminated
     Artist was eliminated
     Artist did not perform on that particular week   

Live show results per week
Artist Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Finale
Ivonne Young Safe Advanced Winner
Vicki Kelly Safe Advanced Runner-up

James Stevenson

Safe Advanced Third Place
Penny Hill Safe Advanced Fourth Place
Alejandro Rasmussen Safe Eliminated Eliminated (week 3)
Dan Douglas Safe Eliminated
Kinga Hicks Safe Eliminated
Emily-Jane Parks Safe Eliminated
LIly-Mai O'Ryan Eliminated Eliminated (week 2)
Nazim Weaver Eliminated
Amiyah Kelly Eliminated
Sonny Woodley Eliminated
Ayub Santiago Eliminated Eliminated (week 1)
Gerald Boyce Eliminated
Samiha Tilman Eliminated
Scarlet Denton Eliminated

Performances by guests/coachesEdit

Episode Show segment Performer(s) Title Hot 100 reaction Hot Digital Songs reaction Performance type
9 Semi-finals Ariana Grande "Side To Side" 8 (debut) 2 (debut) Live performance
Christina and her Team "Ain't No Other Man" 15 (6+) 20 (7+) Live performance
10 Semi-finals Results Future "Low Life" did not chart did not chart Live performance
11 Finals Panic! at the Disco! "High Hopes" 2 (-1) 3 (+1) Live performance
Halsey "Without Me" did not chart did not chart Live performance
12 Finals Results Blake and his team

(James Stevenson and Alejandro Rasmussen)

"Can't Stop the Feeling!" did not chart did not chart Live performance (group)
CeeLo and his team

(Vicki Kelly and Kinga Hicks)

"Bang Bang" did not chart did not chart Live performance (group)
Adam and his team

(Ivonne Young and Dan Douglas)

"Finesse" 9 (+9) 12 (+5) Live performance (group)
Christina and his team

(Penny Hill and Emily-Jane Parks)

"I Gotta Feeling" did not chart did not chart Live performance (group)

The Voice Live on TourEdit

In the final episode, Daly announced a summer concert tour. This tour had six stops across the United States, including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago, Boston, Wallingford and New York. The tour featured the top two finalists from each team, including Javier Colon, Dia Frampton, Vicci Martinez, Beverly McClellan, Xenia, Frenchie Davis, Nakia, and Casey Weston. Out of the six dates, the New York show was a sell-out. However, as overall ticket sales were lackluster, the tour was cancelled in subsequent seasons. In 2014, the tour was resumed from June 21, 2014 to August 2, 2014, including the contestants of the fifth season, the sixth season and the first season contestant Dia Frampton.

Tour datesEdit

Date City Country Venue
July 27, 2016 Los Angeles United States Gibson Amphitheatre
July 30, 2016 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena
August 2, 2016 Chicago Rosemont Theatre
August 4, 2016 Boston Bank of America Pavilion
August 5, 2016 Wallingford Oakdale Theatre
August 6, 2016 New York City Beacon Theatre

Contestant appearances on earlier talent showsEdit

  • Kabir Young was a semi-finalist on the season two of American Idol but was disqualified.
  • Emily-Jane Parks auditioned for the eighth season of American Idol under the name Emily Wynn-Hughes but was cut in the Hollywood Rounds.
  • Gerald Boyce appeared on American Juniors in 2003; winning the highest prize on the show to join the American Juniors group.
  • Vicki Kelly appeared on Star Search in 2003, but did not make it past the semi-finals.

Reception and TV ratingsEdit

The premiere episode, in what was seen as a relative surprise, was the most watched telecast on the night it aired, garnering more viewers than high-profile competitors Dancing with the Stars on ABC (in persons 18 to 49; DWTS had more overall viewers) and Glee on Fox. The series debut garnered 11.775 million viewers from 9 to 11 p.m. It peaked at 10:45 p.m. with 13.398 million viewers (live+SD).

Rolling Stone's Mallika Rao said of the show's premiere episode, "Could this concept be the best Dutch import since tulips and Eddie Van Halen?" Despite a high viewership in its debut, the show has received mixed reviews on Metacritic, which holds at a 58.

No. Episode Original air date Viewers
(millions)
1 The Blind Auditions Premiere, Part 1 November 30, 2015 11.78
2 The Blind Auditions, Part 2 January 1, 2016 12.58
3 The Comeback Stage January 1, 2016 10.45
4 The Battles, Part 1 January 4, 2016 10.01
5 The Battles, Part 2 January 12, 2016 8.48
6 The Battles, Part 3 January 18, 2016 14.41
7 The Battles, Part 4 January 19, 2016 12.31
8 Live Shows, Week 1 Performances January 25, 2016 12.33
9 Live Shows, Week 1 Results January 26, 2016 12.05
10 Live Shows, Week 2 Performances February 1, 2016 10.0
11 Live Shows, Week 2 Results February 2, 2016 12.70
12 Live Semifinals Performances February 8, 2016 11.05
13 Live Semifinals Results February 9, 2016 10.02
14 Live Finale Performances February 15, 2016 10.74
15 Live Finale Results February 16, 2016 11.90

Cite error: <ref> tags exist, but no <references/> tag was found