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The Voice came back strong in its Season 2 premiere after the Super Bowl and Monday's first two-hour installment of the season offered more of the same.

Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera are great. They take this seriously enough to make The Voice competitive but not so much that they forget to have fun, and the Blind Auditions are a hoot as a result.

From Cee Lo's glasses to Adam's prayer-like meditation while focusing on the audition, to Blake accusing the contestants of being "fooled by flash and boobs" (i.e. Christina earning some good prospects), the laughs were aplenty.

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Each coach picked up two more talented team members Monday. Who was the best? Let's get down to business and see who was chosen by which judge/coach ...

Team Christina nabbed the first audition of the night in The Line, a country duo of Hailey and Leland from Nashville who chose Xtina over all three of the others.

Their version of "American Girl" was a four-chair turner:

Christina then scored Lindsey Pavao, who performed "Say Aah." Her unique tone impressed Christina, Cee Lo, and Blake, but Xtina beat them out again:

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The Voice is back, and better than ever.

In the Season 2 premiere, the NBC singing competition showed why it became a big hit last spring - the chemistry of the four judges and the unexpected talent.

For those unfamiliar, the judges turn around, sight unseen, if they like someone trying out. That person then chooses which star he/she wants to coach them.

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Let's get down to business and see who joined Team Christina Aguilera, Team Blake Shelton, Team Cee Lo Green and Team Adam Levine last night ...

Jesse Campbell and his surprising, tragic back story took second fiddle to his rendition of "A Song For You" that caused all four judges to turn around. 

After a funny, borderline racist comment from Cee Lo to Christina, he opted for Team Christina. Watch his performance and the fight for him here:

Later on, Christina also added Chris Mann, who's an opera singer! Who expected him to start singing in Italian on The Voice? Check it out below ...

RaeLynn was the first audition of the night, and was gunning for Team Blake from the start. After all, she sang Miranda Lambert's "Hell on Heels."

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The brewing feud between American Idol and The Voice, which returns for a second season after the Super Bowl Sunday night, shows no signs of simmering down.

Coach/judge Adam Levine is taking Idol's Randy Jackson to task for saying NBC’s upstart singing competition is more for “second chance people” than true stars.

“The winner of The Voice, I will remind you,” Jackson noted at the TCAs, “is an artist who had a deal at Capitol Records for several years, a failed contract.”

Levine's response, in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres:

“Shame on Randy Jackson for saying that,” Levine said. “He, of anybody, should know that if you’re in this business you need second, third, fourth and fifth chances."

"So we love and embrace having that being part of the show.”

Levine, who was joined by fellow The Voice coaches Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton, does credit Jackson for being “a working musician [who's] had a lot of success,” but he contends Jackson’s comments were “irresponsible.”

Do you agree? And which show do you like better?

 

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The Voice returns February 5 on NBC, right after the Super Bowl.

Already pulling out all the stops to market its sleeper hit singing competition, the network is filming extended commercials to air ... during its Super Bowl coverage.

That's one way to remind the audience what's on next.

Friday Night Lights creator Peter Berg recently filmed a spot featuring Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, and Cee Lo Green. Here's a pic from it:

The Voice Season 2 Pic

Why watch The Voice when there are a billion other shows like it? One 60-second ad, titled “Vokal Kombat,” plays off an element of The Voice that’s truly unique.

The judges' swivel chairs, which turn to face a contestant during auditions when a judge hears a singer that deserves a shot, are the focal point of the new ads.

If more than one judge turns around to face the stage, they must compete against each other to win over the contestant, which can result in a battle royale.

The Voice will be competing directly against American Idol, which kicks off its 11th season January 22. Is there room for two? Will you watch either? Both?

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It wasn't quite Kanye West and Jay-Z, but Adam Levine and Maroon 5 performed their hit "Moves Like Jagger" at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show last night.

The Voice coach and his bandmates appeared on stage to provide the soundtrack for the "Aquatic Angels" presentation, which Adam had a personal connection to.

The singer drew cheers from the crowd when his girlfriend of two years, Victoria's Secret model Anne Vyalitsyna, strutted past and he landed a kiss on her cheek.

Watch the band's live performance of their mega-hit below:

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They can do a lot more than merely judge a reality competition together.

At last night's American Music Awards, Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera anchored a rendition of their hit, "Moves Like Jagger," which had famous faces in the crowd up and dancing. Watch this duo belt out the track on stage now, as Jaden Smith, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift and others groove to it while watching from the audience:

For a look at other performances from the show - including Nicki Minaj and her butt speakers - visit our AMA video section and enjoy these artists!

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Singer Adam Levine instigated a full scale Twitter war with Fox News after asking that the "evil f-cking channel" no longer play his songs last night.

It's unclear at what point Fox featured his songs and which one(s), but he apparently didn't take kindly to it, firing off this scathing Tweet Wednesday.

And then all social media hell broke loose.

Several of the network's anchors, surprisingly, hit back: "Dear Adam Levine, don't make crappy f-cking music again," Andy Levy wrote. "Thank you."

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Redeye host Greg Gutfeld then took aim at the Maroon 5 frontman: "Why did Maroon 5 cross the road?" he asked. "Because crappy music is legal there!"

Gutfeld then retweeted some of Levine's musings and added some sarcastic commentary. Sample tweet, with his response preceding Adam's original:

Names that sound alike: Maroon 5 and crap. @adamlevine Names that sound alike: @kelseygrammer and @chelseahandler.

Levine has never shied away from stirring up controversy on Twitter, but this is taking it to new heights. From an entertainment standpoint, keep it up!

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Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine is rarely opposed to getting naked.

His girlfriend, Anne Vyalitsyna, can more than likely attest to that.

This is a new one for both of them, though: Together, Adam and Anne bare all in the new issue of Russian Vogue, photographed in a passionate, nude embrace ...

Anne Vyalitsyna, Adam Levine Naked

Anne Vyalitsyna has been dating Levine since Spring 2010.

Vyalitsyna, a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, previously appeared in a few of Maroon 5's music videos, for "Misery" and "Never Gonna Leave This Bed."

We have absolutely no idea what the article is about (language barrier and all), but does it matter? Check out more hot, nude pics of Adam and Anne here:

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[Photos: Vogue Russia]

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MTV airs the Video Music Awards tonight at 8 p.m. EST. But Adam Levine won't be tuning in.

The Maroon 5 frontman and judge on The Voice let his feelings be known about the network in a Tweet last night, writing: "The VMAs [are the] one day a year when MTV pretends to still care about music. I'm drawing a line in the sand. F--k you, VMAs."

Adam Levine in Canda

Adam Levine is going after MTV and American Idol these days. Who will be next?!?

The singer and his band won a VMA trophy in 2004, but they are not nominated in any category this year.

Levine may not be tuning in to watch Lady Gaga open the ceremony tonight, but THG will be! Return to the site throughout the day tomorrow for constant video and fashion updates from the event.

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In newly-released excerpts from an Out Magazine interview, Adam Levine took American Idol to task this week, claiming the competition forces its gay contestants to hide their sexuality.

Asked about that accusation, Idol/So You Think You Can Dance producer Nigel Lythoe essentially told Entertainment Weekly: HUH?!?

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Indirectly or intentionally, Adam Lambert and Adam Levine continue to cross paths.

"To be frank, I didn’t understand why we’re talking about contestants being gay or not gay," Lythoe said. "I don’t go into my dentist and say, “Are you gay?” I don’t say to contestants on So You Think You Can Dance, “Are you gay?” What does it got to do with me? What does it got to do with anybody? When does privacy stop in this country?

"If somebody wants to say they’re gay, it’s up to them. You don’t expect us to turn around and say, “Are you gay?” Why would we do that? - “By the way, he’s a Catholic and he supports Obama and here’s his sexuality” - what does that have anything to do with singing talent? Maybe it does for Adam Levine, but not for me."

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