Strictly speaking, The Voice doesn’t need any new twists yet. It could arguably just run next year with new faces and do just fine.
But the US version has tweaked its format and so the guessing game is on as to whether Shine and Nine will add them to our second season….
In the battle round, the US coaches will now have the opportunity to steal a contestant from another team if he or she loses the battle round.
Additionally, a new round, called the “knockout” will take place before the live shows to cut all the teams down from 10 contestants to five.
Meanwhile it looks like Keith Urban is closer to becoming an American Idol judge, which could impact on his availability to return to The Voice. FOX is expected to unveil the new four-person judging panel this week.
Not having Urban would be a huge loss to the show.