‘The Voice’ Fans Have a Crazy Theory About the Country Contestants. But Are They Right?

Some viewers think the show has it out for Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson's teams.

There are plenty of reasons to love every coach on The Voice. Kelly Clarkson is always around to provide a relatable quip. John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen are the ultimate cute couple. Blake Shelton cracks us up with his random jokes. And Adam Levine never fails to turn heads with his style.

That said, many viewers have a favorite pro they like to watch (including host Carson Daly). So when they tune in to see their go-to celeb give expert advice to the contestants, you can imagine their disappointment if some get more attention than others.

During the final stages of the Battle Rounds, the audience called out the show for doing exactly that. Many fans were upset that it appeared Blake and Kelly’s artists were getting less time than Adam and John’s contenders.

The country singers are having their time cut tonight for some reason...

— Ben May (@benwmay)

Despite showing tonight's initial and battles in completion, you decided to edit and battles. Why? This is and your TV fans aren't hearing battle voices?

— Ari Herzog (@ariherzog)

. So tired of Adam and John getting all the air time with their teams and Blake and Kelly just seeing results.

— Lynda Tarves (@woofie537)

Here we go again with not hearing all the battles because of team Legend spotlight

— Pat Nichols (@Beacat1954)

“The country singers are having their time cut tonight for some reason…” one person noted. Another even claimed the “team Legend spotlight” was taking over the evening.

As it turns out, they might be right on some nights, but overall it comes out pretty even. For example, on Monday, only one of Blake’s artists was shown in full. But on Tuesday, he had two clips from his team, where everyone else only had one. In fact, Kelly had the least screen time on Tuesday (which we’re protesting starting now), though both Rebecca Howell and Abby Kasch were both spotlighted on the previous episode.

Ikaroo.info previously confirmed with NBC that they often have to edit down the Battles simply because there is so much amazing talent. But a disclaimer at the end of the episode also makes their stance clear. “Portions of this program not affecting the outcome of the competition have been edited,” it reads.

It sounds like you shouldn’t be too worried about your favorite artist getting less attention. After all, the brand-new Cross Battles start next week, and it’ll finally be your chance to vote on who makes it through to the next round.

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