Posts tagged with "Mark Burnett"

Bryce Leatherwood wins NBC's The Voice via 360 Magazine.

Bryce Leatherwood Wins The Voice

22-Year-Old Georgia Native Claims Victory As First-Ever “Instant Save” Artist to Win

Coach Blake Shelton Takes Crown for Ninth Time

Bryce Leatherwood, a 22-year-old country artist from Statesboro, Ga., was named the champion of “The Voice” Season 22 tonight.

Leatherwood was saved multiple times this season and faced tough competition from the other finalists – Team Blake teammates bodie (runner-up) and Brayden Lape (5th place), Omar Jose Cardona from Team Legend (4th place) and Morgan Myles from Team Camila (3rd place).

In his blind audition, Leatherwood, known for his pure country persona and talent, earned a three-chair turn for his risky choice singing “Goodbye Time” by Conway Twitty in the style of Blake Shelton. After a tough deliberation, the singer went with his country roots and chose Blake as his coach. He went on to perform a rousing cover of “Red Dirt Road” by Brooks & Dunn in the Battle Round, which earned him a last-minute save by Coach Blake and won his Knockout Round with a stirring performance of “Colder Weather” by Zac Brown Band. 

Leatherwood started the Live Rounds as the instant save artist voted on by America to advance to the Top 13. He is the first-ever Instant Save Artist to win “The Voice.”

Following his instant save, he consistently wowed the coaches and viewers with performances of George Strait’s “Amarillo by Morning” and Morgan Wallen’s “Sand in My Boots.” He secured a spot in the finale after a moving duet with Morgan Myles from Team Camila of the Whitney Houston classic “Saving All My Love for You” and a solo performance of Justin Moore’s “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away.”

On Monday night’s telecast, Leatherwood once again impressed with two timeless country classics – “T-R-O-U-B-L-E” by Travis Tritt and “Don’t Close Your Eyes” by Keith Whitley.

On tonight’s finale, Leatherwood was joined on stage by Shelton for a rousing performance of the country star’s own 2011 hit “Hillbilly Bone.” 

Leatherwood proved to be incredibly popular on the show’s social media platforms this season. His performances accrued 15.6 million views across “The Voice” Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube pages.

Leatherwood grew up going to his granddaddy’s farm where they would ride around together and listen to country music. Leatherwood couldn’t imagine life without his grandfather, who was diagnosed with lung cancer when Leatherwood was young but is still going strong to this day – and was seen multiple times on “The Voice” supporting his grandson from afar. Leatherwood is finishing up his final year at Georgia Southern University and completing a degree in business in hopes of managing his music career. The college bar scene is where he got experience on stage, and it’s also how he pays his bills.

“The Voice” is the most-watched unscripted series for the 2022-23 season for the fourth consecutive time.

“The Voice” is a presentation of MGM Television, Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon, and ITV Studios The Voice USA, Inc. The series was created by John de Mol, who serves as an executive producer along with Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Amanda Zucker, Kyra Thompson and Adam H. Sher.

Official site HERE.

Follow The Voice:

YouTube | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | TikTok

Photo: Trae Patton/NBC

Snoop Dogg illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

Snoop Dog × The Voice

Multi-platinum artist, actor, philanthropist, and entertainment icon, the one and only Snoop Dogg, will serve as Mega Mentor on Season 20 of NBC’s four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series The Voice.

Snoop Dogg joins superstar coaches Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, John Legend, Ariana Grande and Blake Shelton to mentor the remaining artists who have made it through the Battle Rounds, as each team prepares for the Knockouts, beginning Monday, April 19 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT). Grande, a powerhouse vocalist whose international fan base of “Arianators” has enabled her to rapidly become one of the biggest pop superstars of our generation.

During the Knockout Rounds, artists are once again paired against a teammate, but select their own song to perform individually while their direct competitor watches and waits. Drawing from his unique experience in navigating the music and entertainment industry as a renowned rapper, producer and performer, Snoop Dogg will impart a new and fresh perspective to help the artists craft their performances. Coaches alone choose the winner to advance from their team. Each coach has one steal in the Knockouts.

Additionally, the four artists that were saved by their individual coaches during the Battle Rounds will compete in the Four-Way Knockout. Each of the four artists will receive individualized coaching and rehearsals with their coach and Snoop Dogg in preparation for the Four-Way Knockout. However, the winner will ultimately be chosen by America. At the top of the final Knockouts episode, voting will open for America to choose which of the four artists moves forward in the competition after their performances. Then, at the beginning of the first Live Show, host Carson Daly will reveal which of the four artists was voted through by America, and that artist will continue to the Live Shows with their original team.

An entertainment icon, Snoop Dogg has reigned for nearly three decades as an unparalleled force, who has raised the bar as an award-winning entertainer and globally recognized entrepreneur. Snoop defines entertainment history. He has released 19 studio albums, sold over 40 million albums worldwide, reached No. 1 countless times on Billboard charts internationally and received 20 Grammy nominations. 

Snoop has also appeared in numerous films, such as, Dolemite Is My Name, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, The Addams Family, Beach Bum, Starsky & Hutch, Soul Plane and the Oscar-winning drama Training Day, among others. He has also produced several films, including VICE’s Reincarnated, Mac & Dean Go to High School and Hood of Horror through his production company Snoopadelic Films. He made his mark in television when he garnered an Emmy nomination as executive producer for the hit VH1 show Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner. Snoop was also the executive producer of the acclaimed Netflix show Coach Snoop, GGN: Double G News, MTV’s Mary + Jane and the TNT game show Joker’s Wild, which he also hosted.

“The Voice” is a presentation of MGM Television, Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon, and ITV Studios The Voice USA, Inc. The series was created by John de Mol, who serves as an executive producer along with Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Amanda Zucker, Kyra Thompson and Adam H. Sher. Season 20 marks the 10-year anniversary of “The Voice.”

Ariana Grande illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

Ariana Grande × The Voice

Multi-platinum global recording artist, Grammy Award winner, and talented actress Ariana Grande will join the upcoming Fall 2021 cycle of NBC’s “The Voice” as a coach.

Grande, a powerhouse vocalist whose international fan base of “Arianators” has enabled her to rapidly become one of the biggest pop superstars of our generation, will be joined by returning iconic coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, and Blake Shelton, along with host Carson Daly, on the four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series.

With her most recent album, “Positions,” recently breaking the record for most songs to debut at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and cementing her as Spotify’s most-streamed female artist of the past decade, Grande, a self-proclaimed fan of “The Voice,” claims a red chair at a pivotal point in her career.

“As an undeniable force in pop music, Ariana’s inimitable success in the music industry is extraordinary,” said Jenny Groom, Executive Vice President of Unscripted Content for NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “We were thrilled to learn that she is a true fan of ‘The Voice’ and know that this enthusiasm will add to her impact as a dynamic coach. Ariana is a visionary with over a decade of experience in the music industry. Her unmatched vocal skills, creativity, and unique expertise on all facets of the industry will make her an invaluable coach to the next generation of artists.”

Said Grande, “I’m so honored and excited to join ‘The Voice’ family! I have been a huge fan of the show for such a long time. I can’t wait to go head-to-head with the incredible coaches, get to know these new artists, and help to take their craft to the next level.”

A Grammy-winning, multi-platinum recording artist and international superstar, Ariana Grande was the first artist to hold the top three Billboard Hot 100 spots since the Beatles in 1964 with “7 Rings,” “Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored,” and “Thank U, Next.” In 2020, she became the first and only artist to have five singles debuts at #1 in the chart’s history. At age 27, she has delivered five platinum-selling albums and surpassed 35 billion streams – she’s Spotify’s most-streamed female artist of the past decade – while rapidly becoming one of the biggest pop stars of our generation with her powerhouse vocals and unmatched presence both on stage and with her fans. She recently won a Grammy for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Rain on Me” with Lady Gaga.

The Battle Rounds for Season 20 of “The Voice,” with current coaches Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, John Legend, and Blake Shelton, continue Monday, April 5 and April 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

For the 2020-21 season-to-date, “The Voice” is the #1 alternative series among total viewers. The show has ranked among the top 5 most-watched alternative series for each of its 11 broadcast seasons on the air.

Season 20 marks the 10-year anniversary of “The Voice.”

“The Voice” is a presentation of MGM Television, Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon, and ITV Studios The Voice USA, Inc. The series was created by John de Mol, who serves as an executive producer along with Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Amanda Zucker, Kyra Thompson, and Adam H. Sher.