'The Voice': Kelly Clarkson battles coaches for first-ever triple steal, save singer in history

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USA TODAY 11 October, 2021 - 08:07pm

What are the Voice Battle Rounds?

“During the Battle Rounds, the coaches will pit two of their own team members against each other to sing the same song together in front of a live, fully vaccinated in-studio audience, at limited capacity. The artists are vying for their coach's confidence and decision to take them to the next round. pennlive.comHow to watch the Battle Rounds on ‘The Voice’ tonight (10/11/21): time, channel, free live stream

Who Is Ariana Grande's coach on The Voice?

Ariana Grande is hoping to lead her team to victory this season on “The Voice”, and she's enlisting the help of none other than Broadway legend Kristin Chenoweth to help her do that. Heavy.comAriana Grande Announces Broadway Legend as ‘Voice’ Mentor

Who won the battle between girl named Tom and Kinsey Rose?

Coach Kelly Clarkson chose Girl Named Tom as the winners of the battle. It looked like the end of the road for Rose before a “The Voice” first happened — Rose received three steals from Blake Shelton, John Legend and Ariana Grande, and a save from Clarkson. WAVE 3Louisville native Kinsey Rose takes backroad past 'The Voice' battle round

What channel is the voice on 2021?

While the show will broadcast live on NBC starting at 8 p.m. Eastern on Monday, free online options are available for cord cutters too. FuboTV has a 7-day free trial for new subscribers. Hulu + Live TV also offers a free 7-day trial to new subscribers. cleveland.com‘The Voice’ season 21: How to watch the battle rounds | Free online options (10/11/21)

One Disney Guest noticed signs of mold or mildew growing inside some of the Walt Disney World buses on a recent vacation.

A Walt Disney World Guest and Reddit user, who goes by jivey15, shared a photo from inside one of the Disney World buses on a recent vacation, writing:

The Disney World Guest and Reddit user did say that they reported this to the bus driver and a supervisor at the theme park once they were able to. They also Tweeted out this photo showing the signs of mold or mildew to Disney Parks’ Twitter account; however, this is the second bus that the Guest noticed this on. They note:

With Walt Disney World being in Florida, it is typically a very humid environment and so mold or mildew growth isn’t too unusual, but now that Disney has been informed, they will more than likely work hard to try to fix this issue for safety and health reasons.

As always, if you ever see something unusual, please notify the nearest Cast Member. They are there to help in any way they can and to ensure you have a magical time at Walt Disney World.

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Blake Shelton Says He's Softer After Getting Married to Gwen Stefani | PEOPLE.com

PEOPLE 12 October, 2021 - 02:05pm

During Monday's episode of The Voice, the 45-year-old country singer offered a box of tissues to new judge Ariana Grande as they began battles, making tough decisions with the contestants' futures on the competition series. The thoughtful display came as a surprise to Kelly Clarkson and John Legend, who mostly know Shelton to be solely focused on his own success on the series.

"I've been thinkin' about you," Shelton said as he handed Grande, 28, the tissues, preparing her for the emotional day. "After this season you won't ever need these again. You'll get over it. You'll become callous like us three."

"This is so sweet," said Grande, as Clarkson, 39, chimed in with shock, "That's a nice gesture," and Legend, 42, added, "Look at this guy. There is a heart in there."

Shelton joked that he has become more tender since tying the knot with Gwen Stefani back in July: "Look, I'm married now. I'm soft. I'm getting softer."

Grande replaced Nick Jonas and joined The Voice as a coach for season 21. When Grande was announced as the newest judge on the singing competition series, Shelton joked he was excited "because it's somebody new for me to beat." 

"I'm tired of beating John every season — and Nick," he said, "[who] is the easiest coach I have ever beat in 20 seasons of doing this show." 

Shelton, who has won the show seven times, continued, "The easiest defeat of my career was Nick Jonas. So I'm looking for a challenge. I think Ariana could be a challenge. I'm looking forward to beating her though."

The country star previously told PEOPLE he has beef with Grande dating back to 2016 when she released her Dangerous Woman album the same day he released his album If I'm Honest, joking his "dreams were destroyed" by the pop star. 

But when his record label called, they told him it was "looking good" that he could lock in the No. 1 country album, before admitting he had no chance at topping the overall chart because "Ariana Grande has got her album," Shelton explained. 

"Literally, I may as well have released a coaster of a CD," he said. "You trashed my album!"

The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays (8 p.m. ET) on NBC.

'The Voice' recap: Jason Aldean, Camila Cabello, and more stars arrive for the Battle Rounds

Entertainment Weekly News 11 October, 2021 - 09:00pm

It's hilarious that for the first Battle, Team Ariana's Katie Rae and Bella DeNapoli sing "No More Tears," and yet no one on this team can stop crying. Definitely not the Team Advisor, who, during rehearsals, has to turn around in her seat because she can't look at these two powerhouse vocalists without tearing up. And DEFINITELY not Ariana, who, after the performance, can barely get a full sentence out without breaking because she's so torn up about choosing between these two. "I literally talked to my therapist about this," she says. Although both Katie and Bella have power, they have two very distinct voices. Bella is pure and crystal clear, while Katie has a cool rasp and an edge to her vocals. Kelly loves Bella's super high range but can't deny there's something really alluring about Katie's "sultry lower end." Most of the coaches say they'd take Katie Rae for that reason, but really, Ariana can't go wrong here.

Steals/Saves: Of course, Ariana saves Bella DeNapoli, her Italian sister! She also stands up to make sure none of the other coaches use a steal — she's not messing around; Bella is Team Ariana forever.

Neither KJ Jennings nor Samuel Harness is a straight pop singer, but oh buddy, do they both sound great on this song. Even with the added pressure of performing Team Legend's advisor Camila Cabello's own song in front of her, they get it done right. In rehearsals, both Camila and John want KJ to work on hitting the staccato moments throughout — KJ is more of a jazz-based singer, so she's used to drawing out notes rather than hitting the rhythm so aggressively. They also think Samuel needs to up his performance factor and come out of his shell a bit; this is a competition after all, and he needs to remind everyone what he can do vocally. Samuel is a big surprise. His rasp sounds great on this song, and he sings with so much emotion. It doesn't hurt that the two of them have great chemistry. John praises Samuel for taking those notes from rehearsal — he very clearly "asserted" himself, and John could see how "emotionally invested" he was. Although KJ is nothing to sniff at, all the coaches agree that Samuel's voice "has a little more character" and stands out from the pack.

Steals/Saves: n/a

Kinsey Rose is super country, and sibling trio Girl Named Tom consider themselves "acoustic pop" and like performing James Taylor-type music, so Coach Kelly selects a song she thinks meets in the middle. In rehearsals with Team Advisor and Kelly's friend Jason Aldean, the two acts work together to find a bluegrassy arrangement that highlights all of them. The harmonies on this, yes within the trio but also for all four of them, are so good. So tight! Jason is floored by the sibling harmonies, of course, but both he and Kelly compare Kinsey to Alison Krauss and Lee Ann Womack, which isn't too shabby. It's a compelling performance. Blake thinks the four of them "need to be singing together all the time," and John, although he feels closer musically to Girl Named Tom, calls the whole thing "inspiring and beautiful." Coach Kelly is having a tough time here because it's hard to say no to Girl Named Tom, arguably the best group we have this season, but Kinsey Rose has the type of country voice that Kelly is drawn to. Plus, she knows she might have to fight for whomever she doesn't pick because other coaches are ready to steal. 

Steals/Saves: In a Voice first, Kelly pushes her button to save Kinsey Rose, but all three of the other coaches — Ariana waits until the very end and can't help but get in on the fight — attempt to steal Kinsey. "Now this is good television," says John Legend. Blake compares Kinsey being able to leave Team Kelly to "narrowly escaping a terrible car accident," which Ariana calls out as being a bit much, and John tells her that he just wanted to "honor how amazing" she was in this Battle. "You deserve to be here," he tells her. But in the end, Kinsey Rose wants to see it through with her original coach, who keeps on saving her and decides to stay on Team Kelly.

It's tough to be a solo artist and get paired up with a group, especially for a vocalist like Peedy Chavis, our Elvis guy, who has such a specific lane. In rehearsals with Dierks Bentley, both Dierks and Blake are impressed with the Joy Reunions seamless blend. They're pros. Peedy stands out because he's so different, but Blake also loves that while the 19-year-old sometimes mimics his idol, he very much has his own sound. His only note is to remember that a big part of what got Blake so excited in the Blinds was Peedy's confidence on stage. He certainly finds that again when the musicians take to the Battle stage. He sounds great, he looks great (those slick bell-bottoms!), and his presence steals the show. The coaches agree that the entire performance was "infectious" and "joyous," but there is just something about how Peedy held his own up there that sets him apart.

Steals/Saves: n/a

Okay, Ariana and her pal Kristin Chenoweth are such a fun duo. I so badly want to hear more of Ariana's impression of Kristin singing Fall Out Boy. Instead, we just get this Battle. It's fine! David Vogel is a clear standout from the beginning, though. This song suits not just his vibe — the hair, people! — but his vocals as well. He can really rock out. Ariana loves Chavon's vibrato and thinks "he brings a softness" to the song that makes it his own, but David has a lot of charisma on stage. The second half of this duet is really strong — those high notes! — and Kelly Clarkson calls it "one of [her] favorite Battles," period. Ariana is torn again (there are more tears, yes) because while she loves the "low end" of Chavon's voice, David's "tone belongs on pop radio today." Either way, they can both except Ari to be stalking them and their careers for years, so that's nice. Maybe when she goes to see Chavon in concert, they can talk about how awkward it was that Ariana got up to give him a hug as he walked off, and he completely missed it.

Steals/Saves: n/a

Kelly is setting up a big powerhouse vocalist-off, and it does not disappoint. In rehearsals, both Jershika and Jeremy blow the roof off the place, and while Kelly and Jason are insanely impressed, they think it best to add a little build-up to the big chorus. "Save the big punch," Jason Aldean advises. Kelly wants a little more "sweetness" at the top to give the song a place to go. These notes change the whole dynamic of the song, and it's a journey. Jershika has some intricate, tight runs, and Jeremy is just so smooth. He's so easy to listen to. Blake was initially worried about Jeremy up against Jershika, but thought he really "stepped up to the plate." Ariana says that Jershika's vocal left her "a pile of flesh and bones and organs," it was that good. John was so moved by the fact that he could feel "the heart coming from both of [them]." This is a tough decision. Kelly thought they both "elevated each other" and also calls them both "stellar humans," but she finds Jeremy's voice "so powerful and soulful and honest," and she's really excited by him.

Steals/Saves: Both John Legend and Ariana Grande want Jershika on their teams. John loves her energy and says the stage "lit up" with her on it. Ariana is impressed by Jershika's flawless runs. In the end, Jershika chooses… well, we have to wait until tomorrow night to find out. Maybe Ariana's right with the whole "this show is the most painful thing I've ever been a part of" thinking. 

TEAM KELLY: Girl Named Tom, Kinsey Rose (save), Jeremy Rosado

Still to Battle: Carolina Alonso, Gymani, Holly Forbes, The Cunningham Sisters, Jershika Maple, Xavier Cornell, Wyatt Michael, Aaron Hines, Parker McKay

TEAM LEGEND: Samuel Harness

Still to Battle: Jonathan Mouton, Jack Rogan, Joshua Vacanti, Paris Winningham, Keilah Grace, Samara Brown, Janora Brown, Sabrina Dias, Brittany Bree, Shadale

TEAM ARIANA: Katie Rae, Bella DeNapoli (save), David Vogel

Still to Battle: Katherine Ann Mohler, Vaughn Mugol, Jim and Sasha Allen, Raquel Trinidad, Hailey Mia, Ryleigh Plank, Sophia Bromberg, KCK3

TEAM BLAKE: Peedy Chavis

Still to Battle: Wendy Moten, Lana Scott, Hailey Green, Carson Peters, Kaitlyn Velez, Berritt Haynes, Clint Sherman, Manny Keith, LiBianca, Tommy Edwards

Kelly Clarkson Fans Are in Full Christmas Mode After 'Voice' Coach Drops Huge News on Instagram

GoodHousekeeping.com 11 October, 2021 - 06:46pm

She's revealing more sneak peeks of her new Christmas album — complete with Chris Stapleton and Ariana Grande duets!

Kelly Clarkson is a busy gal!

In addition to hosting her Emmy Award-winning self-titled daytime talk show and being a judge on season 21 of The Voice, the 39-year-old singer recently announced that she's releasing a brand-new holiday album in 2021.

Kelly first shared news of her upcoming Christmas album, titled When Christmas Comes Around, back in September, when she revealed the title of one of the new tracks, an undeniable divorce ballad titled "Christmas Isn't Canceled (Just You)."

Now, the American Idol winner is revealing yet another title off the new album — only this time, it has another familiar name in the credits.

“Y'all ready for my new song with @ChrisStapleton?” she captioned an Instagram clip in which curtains were pulled back to reveal a neon sign spelling out the word "Glow," which is the title of the track. Although the song (and the album) aren’t out until October 15, the clip featured a snippet of the song — and fans are fawning over the way Kelly and Chris’ voices blend together.

Amazing voices aside, some fans are also noticing that the lyrics of the song are full of holiday cheer, but a touch of sadness, too.

“Nothing has changed/ I still wish you could be here/ Wrapped up in my arms, spending Christmas with me/ When it gets cold, is when I notice the…” Kelly and Chris sing in harmony before the song cuts off.

The song with Chris won't be the only duet on the album; Kelly also dropped a snippet of "Santa, Can't You Hear Me" with her Voice co-star, Ariana Grande. "This next snippet features my girl @ArianaGrande! So excited for y'all to hear "Santa Can’t You Hear Me" on October 15th!" wrote Kelly.

Fans were equally as excited for this holiday pairing. "Queens of vocals," wrote one. "The duo we never knew we needed!" exclaimed another.

Of course, this isn’t Kelly's first foray into holiday music. She released her first Christmas album, Wrapped in Red, back in 2013, and she sang a reimagined duet of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” with John Legend back in 2019. In both instances, the songs were memorable, so we can only expect the same of her upcoming holiday debut!

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