‘The Voice’ admits to voting snafu on the air

By Billy Nilles

Fans of “The Voice” were in for a shock when they tuned in to Wednesday’s (May 8) episode of the NBC singing competition, ready to learn which of their favorite artists were advancing to the Top 12, only to be informed that the show had a glitch with their voting this week.

While it didn’t derail the show, fans who tried to vote online and via text message had trouble casting their votes using the show’s vote-tallying company, Telescope, which also manages voting for FOX’s “American Idol” and “The X Factor.” The network says that the issues would not have altered the outcome of the vote. Host Carson Daly opened the show with the admission, introducing Telescope CEO Jason George. “Tonight we’d like to be completely upfront with you,” Daly said. “We noticed some inconsistencies with this week’s texting and online voting.”

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