Season 4 of The Voice USA premiered on NBC on March 25, 2013 and ended on June 18, 2013. Carson Daly and Christina Milan returned as host and social media correspondent. Adam Levine and Blake Shelton returned as coaches and were joined this season by R&B superstar Usher and Latin superstar Shakira, who were both subbing for Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera, who took this season off and later returned for season 5.
Usher and Shakira returned for season 6 on February 24, 2014.
WinnerEditThis season was won by 16-year-old country singer Danielle Bradbery, giving Blake Shelton his third straight winning contestant.
At the beginning of the Live Playoff results show, host Carson Daly announced that "inconsistencies" were found in the voting, so that votes cast by text message and online would be excluded from the vote count to ensure fairness. Daly then brought in Jason George, CEO of Telescope, the company that manages the show's voting system, on stage to explain that the exclusion would not have affected the results either way. Reported issues were that voting had closed on both the Facebook app and the website at 11:30pm EST(an hour and a half after the show's West Coast airing) instead of closing at 10am EST the following day, which may have resulted in too many users voting at the same time.
Adam Levine commentEdit
Upon seeing that his team members Judith Hill and Sarah Simmons, both considered to be the best vocalists on his team, had not been saved, coach Adam Levine was heard mumbling "I hate this country" before the top 8 were revealed. The comment sparked off a firestorm of angry tweets to Levine's Twitter page. While he didn't apologize for his words, saying that he made the comment "in the heat of the moment", he did explain why he said it, saying, "Last night's elimination of Judith and Sarah was confusing and downright emotional for me, and my comments were made based on my personal dissatisfaction with the results."
Notable past contestantsEdit
- Mark Andrew, who was a member of Team Shakira and was eliminated in the Battle Rounds, later tried out for season 14 of American Idol. He finished in the top 16.