Season 9 
of the Voice USA premiered on September 21, 2015 and ended on December 15, 2015 on NBC. Carson Daly returned as the host with Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Pharrell Williams returning as well. Gwen Stefani returned after having taken season 8 off. Pop superstar Rihanna was a guest advisor during the Knockout Rounds.

This was the first time since season 6 that the winner has released a cover instead of a original song as their first single.



Jordan Smith

This season was won by 22-year-old Christian singer Jordan Smith. He is only the third contestant mentored by Adam Levine to win.


Top 9 to top 4Edit

Fans were angry when it was revealed that the number of contestants would go down from 9 to 4. Fans of singers such as Amy Vachel and Shelby Brown complained that they felt that the cut was too severe and not fair while some complained that the show's producers were playing fast and loose with the rules.