NBC is tweaking "The Voice" for the singing competition’s third season, TheWrap.com reports. One of the big changes will be allowing coaches to poach a contestant after another coach has decided to drop the singer.
The changes were announced by executive producer Mark Burnett, who spoke to reporters at his home, the story says.
"This year there’s much more at stake," Burnett said. He was joined by the show’s coaches, Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton, as well as host Carson Daly.
"When they have their battles and select one person to stay with them and one person to leave, the other coach can buzz in and steal that person that the coach has sent home,” Burnett said.
Daly said the change makes the show more like fantasy football, according to the story. Viewers will watch the season overall, instead of paying attention only to their favorite performers, he said.
"You become incentivized now to watch the league as opposed to your own team. And that’s what we wanted to bring to our coaches, where you don’t just look at your own team; you have to pay attention to the league. And the league is the other three coaches," Daly said.
The show is also adding a "knockout round," which will narrow teams down to five singers instead of 10 before going into the live shows, the report adds.
The show’s third season debuts Sept. 10.