THE opportunity of a lifetime will come to fruition for one of five contestants in tonight’s finale of The Voice.
During part one of The Voice’s two-night finale, the final five contestants had their last chance to perform and win over America.
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A new champion will be crowned on The Voice tonightCredit: Getty Images – Getty
What does the winner of The Voice 2021 get?
The Voice will be crowning its 20th winner tonight, as fans were able to vote for their favorite singer up until the morning of May 25.
The winner of each season of The Voice reportedly gets $100,000 and a record deal with Universal Music Group.
By comparison, the winner of American Idol reportedly earns $250,000, plus a $1,000 weekly stipend while recording their album.
However, at times The Voice’s winner’s celebrity coach offers other perks to the champion.
The winner of The Voice reportedly gets $100,000 and a record deal with Universal Music GroupCredit: Getty
Judge Blake Shelton has taken winners from his team on tour with him and has tried to push Universal Music Group to properly promote their records.
Is there a contract clause for contestants?
For contestants the cash prize has strings attached to it.
In 2014, the New York Daily News reported that if a contestant violates the contract they signed with the network, they will not walk away with the prize.
Any contestant who reveals the details of the show’s contract can be sued for between $100,000 to $1 million.
According to the outlet, contestants are paid a small stipend to cover expenses during the filming of the show, but they give up some basic legal protections in agreeing to take their shot at stardom.
The contract stipulates that the show can change the rules at any time, eliminate contestants even if they are winning via public votes, and completely ignore the show’s voting system altogether, including the sales for the contestant’s songs.
Unlike American Idol, the cash prize for contestants on The Voice is $150,000 lessCredit: Getty Images – Getty
What have previous winners said about the record label deal?
Previous winners of The Voice have gone on the record and complained that though they won a record deal, they did not win the support of the label.
Alisan Porter from season 10 told New York Post: “I knew I wasn’t gonna be the next Ariana Grande, but when you’re with a label who has Ariana Grande or people like that, that’s sort of their motivation.”
Winner Sawyer Fredericks also told the Post, “I feel like they’re trying to cookie-cutter every person that comes out of The Voice ’cause they think they’re all the same.
Previous winners of The Voice have gone on the record and complained about the treatment they receive from the record label after the showCredit: Getty Images – Getty
“I don’t think they put the time into figuring out what kind of artist I was.”
Even The Voice coaches have criticized how the label deals with champions of the show.