‘The Voice’ Wins Emmy for Outstanding Reality-Competition

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Pictured: (l-r) Mark Burnett, Executive Producer and Christina Aguilera at an intimate dinner event for Season 5 of "The Voice" in West Hollywood, CA.  "The Voice" premieres on Monday, September 23rd at 8pm -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

What a way to get the new season of The Voice started! NBC’s hit series won its first Emmy tonight for Outstanding Reality Competition during the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards.

The Voice, which returns for its fifth season tomorrow night on NBC, beat out the likes of The Amazing Race, Dancing With the Stars, Project Runway, So You Think You Can Dance and Top Chef. It accomplished a feat in two years that rival American Idol has yet to be able to do: win!

The series, hosted by Carson Daly, features musical artist coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Cee-Lo Green and Christina Aguilera, made its television premiere April 26, 2011. The show became an instant hit, immediately returning for a place in the network’s fall line-up.

During the third season of the competition, both Green and Aguilera took a hiatus to pursue their musical careers with concert touring and recording new music. With that departure, Latina songstress Shakira and R&B sensation Usher Raymond came to sit in the turning red chairs for its fourth season.

During the start of that season, it was announced that both Green and
Aguilera would return with the rest of the original coaches come the
fifth season.

Congratulations to NBC’s The Voice for a well-deserved win. Make sure to tune in for its 2-hour season premiere tomorrow, Sept. 23 and Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 8/7c.

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  • Leah

    Have to say I liked the chemistry and dynamics Usher and Shakira bought to the Voice last season. I think it’s partly due to them why the Voice won this Emmy. Looking forward to their speedy return.