After this, the show moved to a format more similar to American Idol or The X Factor, starting the top 12 and the top spots given to the 10, who received the most viewer votes (including i Tunes downloads as votes).
A series of after shows was also filmed and streamed on NBC's website after each live show this season. Blige, Michael Bublé, Rob Thomas, and Billie Joe Armstrong joined the show as advisers for Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green, and Christina Aguilera's teams respectively during the Battle Rounds segment of the show.
If more than one coach hits their button to recruit the singer in question, it is up to the contestant to decide which coach he or she wants to work with.
The finale's vote count will have include a 'Cumulative i Tunes Vote Total' of all singles (from Top 12 onwards) purchased during and outside of the various voting windows, with i Tunes bonus previously earned.
Performances were intentionally stripped down compared to previous seasons, so that there is greater focus on the voices of the artists.
The live top 12 performances were aired on November 12, followed by a results show on November 13.
A new two-night "Knockout Round" began after the Battle Round, where the coaches reduced their teams to five.
This was followed by a reduction of the teams to three each, with the two most voted for by viewers selected, along with one choice from the judge.