The Voice Returns Tonight for its Tenth Season – Here’s What You Can Expect!

THE VOICE -- Season: 10 -- Pictured: (l-r) Carson Daly, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams -- (Photo by: David LaChapelle/NBC)

Can you believe that The Voicehas been on the air forten seasonsalready?

Reaching the important milestone this evening, the EMMY award winning competition seriesreturns with not only Christina Aguilera as a coach, but also the show’s strongest contestants at the blind auditions to date.

“I want to win,” Christina Aguilera tells us. “I think this is the first season that I have the most consistent great talent. I mean, they’re really dynamic. I wish I could say more, but I think this might be the year. I’ve got to play the cards right. I’ve been taking notes from the guys for years now.”

When we asked her what she will doto break the “girl curse” onThe Voice,she repliedwith a very surprising response. Strategy-less. “I am very strategy-less when it comes to winning.I do notice, however, thatevery year half the battle is talking the competition out of the contestants’heads. They get in there, and it’s hard to be faced with the onslaught of either criticism or likes and then dislikes, but that’s part of being in this business. So, as a coach, I find that to be one of the biggest things is helping them with their head space and their mindset, encouraging them to move forward, and have fun with it. I mean, that’s ultimately what we’re all here in the music business for.”

THE VOICE -- Blind Auditions -- Pictured: (l-r) Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
THE VOICE — Blind Auditions — Pictured: (l-r) Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Blake Sheltonnever seems to disappoint when it comes to live shows, so we asked him how he goes about choosing songs for his contestants. “The first thing I ask the contestant is ‘what is something that you sing at home or when you play your gigs out on the road that you really feel good about,'” Blake shared. “We gather up thesongs that the contestant already knows and is comfortable with, and see if any of that stuff will work. The first step is just listening to them and then, you know, tell them how wrong they are, and do what I say, kidsort of thing (laughs).” Will he have what it takes to produce anotherCassadee Pope,Danielle Bradbery, andCraig Wayne Boydto name a few?

Last week, we were able to catch the premiere episode before it airs on NBC and to say it was amazing is an understatement.Here are our three favorites from tonight’s blind auditions:

Mike Schiavo

New Jersey native Mike Schiavo‘s audition was a dream come true. The 21-year-old received three instant chair turns and even performed a Maroon 5 classic withAdam Levine, himself. We can’t wait until you see which team he chose to be on!

Alisan Porter

The former child star made all four chairs turn. With her pipes and emotional journey, Alisan could have what it takes to win the entire competition. But who will be her coach?

THE VOICE -- Blind Auditions -- Pictured: Christina Aguilera -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
THE VOICE — Blind Auditions — Pictured: Christina Aguilera — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Bryan Bautista

Could Christina Aguileras return this season be the fresh ears that a returning contestant needed? Not making it through last season really pushed returning contestant Bryan Bautista to be better than ever. Making a come back singing Hills by The Weeknd, could this be what ignites the fire for his career?

Tune in to the season ten premiere ofThe Voicetonight, February 29th @ 8PM ET/PT on NBC.

Additionalreporting by Valerie Juarez (screening) and Kennia Cardenas (junket)

Featured photo byDavid LaChapelle for NBC

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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