Season 14 of “The Voice” is coming to us with a major twist that the judges aren’t going to take lightly.
For the new season, each of the judges will have brand-new chairs that are fully equipped with 1,400 LED lights with 16 million color options (yes, you read that right!), new metallic paint finishes and hand-sculpted aluminum-reinforced shells. Oh, and Blake Shelton got his wish when the chair designers added cupholders made with chrome “per Blake’s specification.”
Coach Adam Levine is about to get even more competitive because each chair also comes equipped with new “block buttons” so he can prevent fellow coaches Blake, Alicia Keys and newcomer Kelly Clarkson from poaching anyone from his team. According to host Carson Daly, the block buttons are only allowed to be used once during the Blind Auditions round, and allow each coach the opportunity to block another from adding a contestant to their team.
You know that’s going to create serious drama between frenemies Blake and Adam! Get ready for a lot more of this:
Don’t worry. The old chairs weren’t just tossed aside like garbage. Die-hard fans of “The Voice” can see the autographed chairs on display at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.
In addition to the spiffy new chairs, the coaches and contestants have made themselves right at home in an entirely new set to welcome “American Idol” alum Kelly to the family.
“The Voice” returns Feb. 26 on NBC.