The Voice 2012 season 3 battle rounds begin tonight and this time around there will be a brand new twist. In this season, The Voice season 3 coaches Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton will have the opportunity to ‘steal’ singers from other teams. From The Voice 2012 spoilers we’ve read about tonight’s show, the new ‘steal’ twist will be put into action for the first time before the night is through.

In the battle rounds, The Voice season 3 contestants will face off in duets with fellow team members. The coaches will then choose which of the two singers they want to keep on their team. With the ‘steal’ twist, The Voice 2012 coaches will also have the chance to pick two eliminated contestants from other teams to add to their teams. By the time the battle rounds are finished, 64 singers will be narrowed down to a Top 40.

The new ‘steal’ twist on The Voice 2012 season 3 is designed to help make sure the best singers of the show make it to the end regardless of what team they start out on. Host Carson Daly gave an example from season 1 of why the twist was introduced in a press preview session.

“Early in Season 1, we noticed, as producers on the show, with Niki Dawson and Vicci Martinez and their particular battle round in Season 1. They had this incredible performance,” Carson Daly said. “It made for great TV for us. Great moment for everybody but Cee Lo, who had pitted them against each other, and he ultimately had to say goodbye to one of them. And as Niki Dawson walked out of the room, I think we all went she has such a great talent, wouldn’t it be interesting if there would be a way to keep her?”

In The Voice season 3 spoilers for tonight’s episode, we found out the ‘steal’ will come into play tonight. Unfortunately, while the steal will be a godsend for some singers, it will be a slap in the face to others who are not chosen to be picked up by another team.

Trevin Hunte and Amanda Brown’s – “Vision of Love”

Bryan Keith and Collin McLoughlin’s – “Santoria”

Also a first tonight, fans of The Voice 2012 will meet the mentors for season 3, including guest advisor Mary J. Blige. In her advice to Team Adam Levine, Blige says the most important thing is “to own what you do, own yourself… be confident with that you do, and stop comparing yourself to everyone else.”

The Voice 2012 season 3 battle rounds begin tonight on NBC at 8PM ET. Join us here for our live recap of the show!

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