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'The Voice': Past winners will serve as advisers for coaches during 'Knockout Rounds'

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Tue, Mar 27th 2018 04:00 pm
`The Voice`: Coach Adam Levine, left, is joined by adviser Jordan Smith. (NBC photo by Trae Patton)
"The Voice": Coach Adam Levine, left, is joined by adviser Jordan Smith. (NBC photo by Trae Patton)
Grammy nominee and season 3 winner Cassadee Pope to advise Team Kelly, season 9 winner Jordan Smith to advise Team Adam, season 12 winner Chris Blue to advise Team Alicia & most recent winner and season 13 champion, Chloe Kohanski, to advise Team Blake
For the first time ever, "The Voice" coaches Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton have recruited those who know best how to navigate and win the competition to advise their artists - former "Voice" champions! Winners Cassadee Pope, Jordan Smith, Chris Blue and Chloe Kohanski will serve as advisers for the coaches during the "Knockout Rounds" on NBC's four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series beginning Monday, April 2 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT). 
Grammy Award nominee and season three winner Cassadee Pope will advise Team Kelly; highest-selling "Voice" artist and season nine winner Jordan Smith will advise Team Adam; season 12 winner Chris Blue, who recently released his new single "Blue Blood Blues," will advise Team Alicia; and most-recent winner, season 13 champion and highest-charting "Knockout" performer Chloe Kohanski will advise Team Blake
As advisers during the "Knockout Rounds," Pope, Smith, Blue and Kohanski will work with and mentor the remaining 32 artists with coaches. Then, for their "Knockout" performance, the artists will be paired against a teammate once more. This time, they will each select their own song to perform individually, and the coaches alone will choose the winner from their team to move on to the live playoff shows.
In a new twist, the "Knockout Rounds" will introduce the "Save," a format change that gives each coach one chance to keep a deserving artist who did not win their "Knockout" on their team. But with the "steals" still in play, the artist can potentially choose to go with a different coach, leading to even tougher decisions for the coaches and artists. Each coach will have one "save" and one "steal" during the "Knockouts." The top 24 artists will move on to the live playoffs.
The "Knockout Rounds" continue Tuesday, April 3 (8-9 p.m.), Monday, April 9 (8-10 p.m.) and Tuesday, April 10 (8-9 p.m.). 
The "Battle Rounds" conclude tonight as the remaining artists compete for a spot in the top 32. During this phase of the competition, the coaches enlisted music industry heavyweights Trace Adkins, Hailee Steinfeld, Shawn Mendes and Julia Michaels to prepare their artists for the "Battle Rounds." In the episode, Adam's final pairing lights up the stage with an energetic performance of a chart-topping power ballad by rock band Heart, and Alicia's final pairing - and song choice - leads to a heartfelt and moving performance that has the other coaches stunned and in awe. Then, Blake's smart pairing and perfect song choice for two of his strong female country artists has Adkins declaring it as his favorite performance of the battles, and Alicia is the only coach left with a steal.
About Chris Blue
Blue triumphantly emerged as the season 12 victor on Team Alicia Keys. Show after show, he captured the hearts of millions with his combination of raw vocal talent, heartfelt honesty and brave vulnerability. His rendition of Bruno Mars' "24K Magic" and "Take Me to the King" proved showstopping, while a duet with Keys on "Diamonds and Pearls" brought the house down.
Following his victory, Blue inked a deal with Republic Records and immediately entered the studio to commence work on what would become his forthcoming full-length debut for the label. Drawing on influences as diverse as Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Shania Twain, Chris Brown, the Canton Spirituals and Bishop T.D. Jakes, he artfully unites Motown, pop, and soul into a sound of his own. Debuting his song "Blue Blood Blues" last year on "The Voice," which was introduced by mentor Keys, Blue is preparing to release more new music soon. 
About Chloe Kohanski
Nashville resident Kohanski is the season 13 winner of "The Voice." She captured the hearts of millions on the show, but has always wanted to pursue music. After attending college for one year, she realized that she couldn't ignore her passion for music and started playing in a blues/rock band. Kohanski took the leap to audition for season 13 of "The Voice" and it paid off when she became the ultimate victor as part of Team Blake.
Since winning the show, it has been a whirlwind of an experience. Currently, Kohanski is in the studio finishing up her debut release. Stay tuned for new music from Kohanski via Republic Records.
About Cassadee Pope
Pope is a Grammy Award-nominated, Platinum-certified country hitmaker. Her powerhouse voice, inimitable presence and endless charm transformed her into a force of nature beloved by millions worldwide.
Following her victory on season three of "The Voice," her 2013 full-length debut, "Frame By Frame," bowed at No. 1 on Billboard's top country albums chart and top 10 on the Billboard 200. Its lead single, "Wasting All These Tears," not only notched an RIAA Platinum certification, but also achieved "Breakthrough Video of the Year" at the CMT Music Awards in 2014.
In 2016, she also teamed with Chris Young for the No. 1 hit "Think of You," which garnered a 2017 Grammy nomination in the category of Best Country Duo/Group Performance. Along the way, she has toured with everybody from Tim McGraw and Dierks Bentley to Young and Rascal Flatts
About Jordan Smith
Smith has celebrated two successful albums, "Something Beautiful" and " 'Tis the Season," working with producers such as modern hitmaker Stephan Moccio (The Weeknd, Ellie Goulding, Miley Cyrus) and Grammy-winner David Foster (Céline Dion, Michael Bublé, Josh Groban). "Something Beautiful" debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 and broke the records for the highest album sales debut from a new artist in 2016 and most first-week album sales for a winner of "The Voice."
" 'Tis the Season" would go on to claim the No. 1 spot on the iTunes holiday album and Amazon digital album charts, as well as landing in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200.
To celebrate the re-release of " 'Tis the Season" this past holiday season, Smith had a one-hour TV special, also titled " 'Tis the Season," which aired on public television across North America.

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