The Voice to feature extra knockout round

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The next series of 'The Voice' will feature a knockout stage and a twist to the battle phase.

The next series of 'The Voice' will feature a knockout stage.

The BBC One talent show saw its ratings fall dramatically after the novelty of the spinning red chairs in the 'blind auditions' wore off and producers are coming up with new ways to attract more viewers.

So now they are set to follow in the footsteps of the US version by introducing an extra knockout stage and a segment where coaches can steal singers from their rivals during the battle round.

Mark Burnett - executive producer of the US version - said: "In season three, the DNA of the show is the same, but for the battle rounds, the torso of this format, we need to make a couple tweaks. It's like fantasy football. You become incentivised to watch the entire league as opposed as to your own team.

"When the coaches have their battles and select one singer to stay with them, another coach can buzz in and steal the singer the other coach sent home."

The first series of 'The Voice' saw Sir Tom Jones, will.i.am, Danny O'Donoghue and Jessie J as coaches and was won by Leanne Mitchell.

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