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Source: NBC

The "Block" Button on 'The Voice' Is Already John Legend's Worst Enemy

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The Voice is back for a 16th season, and newbie John Legend — who joins returning coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Kelly Clarkson in the big red chairs — got an unwelcome introduction to the "block" button during the competition’s first episode on Feb. 25. 

The block first appeared in Season 14 and has made the fan-favorite blind auditions even more compelling to watch — though slightly more confusing, as well. 

So, how does the block work on The Voice?

The block allows one coach to prevent another coach from adding a contestant to their team. However, a coach only discovers they’ve been blocked if they decide to turn around for that artist. If the coach who’s been blocked doesn’t hit their button, the block doesn't count.