Back in 2012, producers introduced the “steal,” which allows coaches to save artists on other teams from elimination. “We thought it was fun, [it] brings the chair back into play, the functionality of ‘I want you,’ and brings the power shift back into play that works well in the blind auditions,” host Carson Daly told reporters at the time.

Producer Mark Burnett added, “It’s been a very kind experience. We try to create a very kind experience on this show where people who deserve to stay have a chance to stay.”

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