The Voice: NBC’s music competition series is set to come back for Season 19. Blake Shelton, John Legend, and Kelly Clarkson to return to the judges’ panel after season 18 with Gwen Stefani to resume her seat on the fourth chair after season 17.
The show usually aired in September but it had face delays in shootings because of the current coronavirus pandemic. The show is now scheduled to air on October 19. As the show is now going to be broadcasted in corona times, the makers have left no stone unturned to prevent the spread of the virus.
Coronavirus Safety Measures in the Voice
The judges, instead of sitting side by side would sit eight feet apart from each other. The candidates would have to go through a screening process via video conferencing. Only a handful number of people would be selected and would get a chance to fly to Los Angles for further competition. The selected participants would have to fly 14 days before their auditions in order to quarantine for the recommended period.
The show would continue with its blind auditions. They had already been shot at Universal Studios Hollywood from August 3 to 7. It is believed that the judges and artists, all had entered the studios following the set regulations.
Also, there would be no live audience during the shooting however, fans could sign up to be part of the digital audience by buying the tickets from the website 1iota.com
The coaches would no longer be able to hug their selected artists and give team shirts; though they try to make the best out of the situation.
In the teaser released announcing the arrival of season 19, the Gwen Stefani was seen using a t-shirt cannon to welcome a new team member. Well, it did not reach the stage, and she was later helped by Blake. It shows that the series is trying their best to stop the spread of the virus and producing laughs in the process.