A double chair twist is coming to The Voice next spring.
That sounds like another of the show’s stupid gimmicks.
It isn’t. It means the show will have a duo — country artists Day + Shay — as coaches next spring.
That’s right, The Voice hasn’t even started Season 24 and NBC has already announced the coaches for Season 25.
Back for second seasons as coaches next spring will be Chance the Rapper and Reba McEntire, who’s yet to turn a big red chair.
John Legend will round out the Season 25 coaching lineup.
Of course, Dan + Shay will need to occupy two chairs that will turn simultaneously.
Hence, The Voice is marketing their arrival on the show as the double chair twist.
The show hasn’t addressed the most pressing questions about the post-Blake Shelton era.
Will the show scuttle the new playoff pass used in Season 24? It ranked as one of producers’ sillier ideas since the show debuted.
More importantly, will the show stick with the abbreviated format it used in Season 23?
You know, the format that allowed contestants to make the semifinals based on two solo performances.
The same format that reduced the number of voting shows to just two.
Because if that’s the format the show intends to use in Season 24 and Season 25, no combination of coaches will make The Voice worth watching.