Last week, NBC’s The Voice kicked off the third stage of it's vocal competition with the live shows. This week we find out which two members from Team Blake and Team Christina advance, as well as see Team Adam and Team Cee Lo take the stage for the first time during the live show.
Alison Haislip, The Voice’s social media correspondent spoke with the press last week about how her role on the show is changing now that The Voice has gone live, how important it is for the contestants to connect with their fans via social media, and what she thinks about the reports on the lack of critiquing from coaches Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, and Cee Lo Green.
Haislip has a unique opportunity as the show's social media correspondent to connect with fans through Twitter and other social media outlets as a way to encourage their participation in building The Voice contestants’ individual fan bases, connecting with the contestants, and most importantly, voting. Haislip feels like the excitement to participate has grown, since fans realize that they can get their questions/comments shown on the air.
“I had so many people hitting me up with all sorts of questions from, you know, how did Lily feel about her performance to where did Raquel get her shoes. So we were trying to acknowledge as many of them as we could,” Haislip said.
For fans that want their tweets to show up on the air, Haislip commented that the more specific the tweet is, the better chance it will have of appearing onscreen.
“You know, we get so many generalized tweets of just people saying I love the show or I love Frenchie, things like that. But the tweets that we - at least the tweets that we used last night were the specific ones, the ones that were like, you know, 'Lady Marmalade' gave me chills and, you know, those kind of things. Like the ones that just had a bit more to them that would lead to more excitement on the show,” she said.