How Does "The Voice" Structure Blind Auditions?

How Does "The Voice" Structure Blind Auditions?

The reality singing competition show, "The Voice," structures blind auditions by casting the preliminary live auditions online, with potential contestants receiving an artist account number and choosing an audition location. Artists perform for an open audition and selected artists may be asked for a callback and chosen to audition for the judges on the show: potential contestants may also submit a video audition. The show auditions are blind auditions but the preliminary auditions are not blind and are not attended by the celebrity judges.

Once an artist is chosen from the preliminary auditions, they perform for the show in a blind audition for the judges in front of a live audience. The judges base their choices on the artist's voice alone, although contestants may play an instrument during the blind audition.