Election forces rushed Voice vote
Election week isn’t always easy for the broadcast networks; just look at Monday night’s episode of The Voice.
Usually, when the show gets down to the top 20 singers, three dedicated episodes feature all 20 performances, as well as the results. Because the presidential election took over the TV schedule this week, NBC cut the live “playoffs” to a single, two-hour episode on Monday night, complete with real-time voting, whittling 20 singers to 12.
The show felt incredibly rushed, which didn’t sit well with some viewers. But the bigger problem — according to a flood of social media comments — was that the West Coast didn’t get to vote. The “instant results” were revealed after realtime voting during the East Coast telecast; those watching the Pacific time zone broadcast couldn’t participate.
In the end, the show combined retweets of The Voice Twitter account and votes from the Voice app to declare the top eight singers chosen by America, two from each celebrity coach’s team. The coaches ( Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys) also each got to choose one team member. The Washington Post