With the Live shows kicking off tonight on The Voice where fans need to vote to keep their favorite contestant in the running, we’ve decided to put together ways to let your voice be heard.
First, below are the five current members of Team Gwen heading into the Live Playoffs and how to vote!
Taylor John Williams (iTunes) (NBC Artist Page)
Taylor has always loved to sing, even though none of his friends shared his interest. Taylor’s teacher encouraged him to sing at his high school graduation, and he’s been pursuing music ever since. He currently lives in Portland, working in a bar and as a street performer when he can, but he is looking to take his music career to the next level. (Portland, OR)
Bryana Salaz (iTunes) (NBC Artist Page)
Bryana comes from an Army family, and she can’t even keep track of all the different schools she’s attended. She’s turned the constant moves into a positive though and is able to make friends easily and face fears and uncertainty head on. She’s hoping her background will give her a competitive edge on The Voice. (San Antonio, TX)
Ricky Manning (iTunes) (NBC Artist Page)
Ricky is one of seven kids and grew up singing with his brothers, one of who has charted as a musician in France. Ricky gigged throughout high school, and now that he’s graduated, he’s put college on hold for a year to try to make it. He’s been performing in subway stations in New York City; but his year is running out, and he hopes The Voice is the break he needs. (Cape Coral, FL)
Anita Antoinette (iTunes) (NBC Artist Page)
Anita returns to The Voice stage after she auditioned in Season 3. Although she wasn’t able to get a chair to turn, she impressed the coaches, and they encouraged her to come back. Two years later, Anita’s taking their advice and giving it another shot. (Kingston, Jamaica/Boston, MA)
Ryan Sill (iTunes) (NBC Artist Page)
Ryan’s mom teaches vocal lessons, so he and his sisters grew up performing at recitals. At first, singing was just a hobby and Ryan went to college to become an engineer. He joined an a cappella group on campus and realized singing is where his true passion lies. Ryan has taken a year off from college to pursue music and is hoping The Voice can reaffirm that he’s made the right decision. (Sterling, VA)
The following information was provided by NBC and is subject to change at anytime. The live performance shows will start tonight (Monday, November 10, 2014) and will run until the show’s season finale on Monday, December 15, 2014. For the duration of the season, we’ll continue posting highlights from each episode and live voting methods when available.
There are many different ways to vote for your favorite Team Gwen contestant including Phone Voting, Online Voting (using The Voice Facebook Voting app), Text Voting (using Sprint SMS), voting through The Voice Official mobile app (App Voting) and by downloading eligible performance songs via iTunes (iTunes Voting).
Click here for a timetable of voting times for all 50 states starting Monday and ending the next day, Tuesday.
Ways To Vote
Toll-Free Phone Voting
To cast a vote using Phone Voting, fans can simply just dial the toll-free number that will be displayed on-screen at the end of the show that corresponds with the contestant of their choice. After calling in during the designated time zone (click here for times), a message will answer thanking you for your vote. You can call in your vote up to 10 times only. Anything after 10 will not be counted.
Fans 13+ and older are able to vote for their favorite Team Gwen contestant up to 10 times per valid email address during each voting period on either NBC.com and/or Facebook.com/NBC-The-Voice. If you vote more than 10 times, your votes will not count.
The Voice Official App Voting
By using the official Voice app, fans may vote up to 10 times only per voting period using a valid email address. You can also vote early starting at 8:00 PM EST using the app while other voting methods are open starting at 9:55 PM EST.
By picking up an artist’s song on iTunes during a voting period, your purchase will count as a vote. If a member of Team Gwen makes it into the iTunes Top 200 Singles Chart during that time, they will also receive an iTunes bonus which multiples their iTunes download votes by 10. Eligible songs are counted from the live preferences from the night. Click here for more information on iTunes voting.
During the shows, we’ll provide direct iTunes links to purchase and vote for your favorite artists. Links are also provided above for each contestant’s iTunes pages to check out more.
SMS Phone Voting
Fans that are Sprint phone subscribers are able to vote by texting the corresponding keyword shown on the weekly performance program for the artist of their choice to #8642. 10 votes will be accepted and your device must be capable of two-way messaging with text services. Message and data rates may apply.
Twitter Instant Save (Top 12)
Starting with the Top 12, fans are able to “Instant Save” an artist that has been voted out during each elimination episode. Viewers are given a five-minute window to vote for their favorite contestant by using hashtags on Twitter to have someone move on and dodge being eliminated.