(X) " THE BATTLES PREMIERE"
10/08/2012 (08:00PM - 10:01PM) (Monday) : THE BATTLES BEGIN - THE COACHES ENLIST GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING ARTISTS, BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG, MARY J. BLIGE, MICHAEL BUBLE AND ROB THOMAS TO PREPARE THEIR ARTISTS FOR BATTLE - IN A NEW TWIST, EACH COACH HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO STEAL ARTISTS WHO ARE ELIMINATED FROM OPPOSING TEAMS - The "battle rounds" begin and the coaches enlist the help of the music industry's top recording artists to offer their knowledge and skill as advisers. Christina Aguilera teams up with Billie Joe Armstrong, Adam Levine with Mary J. Blige, CeeLo Green with Rob Thomas, and Blake Shelton with Michael Buble. In this phase the coaches pit two of their own team members against each other in a dueling duet. After the vocal face-off, each coach must choose which artist from their team is the strongest and in a new twist, also has the option of stealing losing artists from an opposing coach. Each coach has two steals during the battle rounds where their artists will proceed to the new knockout rounds. Carson Daly ("Last Call with Carson Daly") hosts. Christina Milian ("Be Cool") serves as Social Media Correspondent.