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Welcome to a fall TV season unlike any other. Most of your favorite shows – This Is Us, Bull, NCIS, The Good Doctors – won't return until November or sometime next year because of production delays due to COVID-19.

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Fans of This Is Us, Law & Order: SVU, The Blacklist, Chicago Med, Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. must wait until November for new episodes while NBC fills the next two months mostly with The Voice, game shows and reruns during the pandemic.

As I reported last week, ABC and CBS are doing the same.

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Update 2 p.m. Thursday, July 23: Just heard from Michael Williams, The Voice contestant who's singing at Kings Island today through Sunday, and July 30-31. He says he's passing on college this fall for some "exciting" out-of-town projects with "some amazing artists/writers."

Here's an update on the 18-year-old Deerfield Township resident who was singing in the Festhaus country music revue a year ago:

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Michael Williams' pop star dreams were sidetracked Tuesday night on The Voice, when a viewers' vote eliminated the 18-year-old Deerfield Township resident after the wild card competition.

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Cincinnati Edition speaks with Michael Williams, the 18-year-old singer from Mason, Ohio, who learned on Monday that he will be advancing on NBC’s The Voice.  

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Michael Williams' pop star dreams stayed alive Monday night when he learned The Voice viewers voted to keep the 18-year-old Deerfield Township resident in NBC's competition.

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Mason, Ohio singer Michael Williams, as fans of NBC’s The Voice already know, competed last week in a knockout round with three other contestants, and on Monday’s show, they’ll find out who moves on in the competition.

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MONDAY MAY 4 UPDATE: Here's a link to my 13-minute interview with Michael Williams from Sunday's Around Cincinnati. He learns his fate on the show tonight.

ORIGNAL POST TUESDAY, APRIL 28: A year ago, Michael Williams of Deerfield Township was rehearsing for Kings Island's "Country Flashback" show in the Festhaus.

Now he's waiting to see on Monday May 4 if he'll be singing on live television for the first time, as the final contestant for NBC's The Voice live shows.

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Mason's Michael Williams encountered a different kind of four-way Monday – a four-way knockout on The Voice to determine which singer advances to NBC's live show on May 4.

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Kelly Clarkson loved Michael Williams' performance on NBC's The Voice, but fellow judge Nick Jonas was the one who hit the buzzer Monday night to add Williams to his team.

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Sawyer Fredericks is bringing his band to Southgate House Revival in Newport, Kentucky, on Thursday evening, October 24th to promote the 11/9 release of their new single, "Flowers for You."  The album will be coming out in Spring, 2020.  The song was recorded at Dreamland Recordings in Woodstock and was written and produced by Sawyer.  

During his conversation with Elaine Diehl, they discussed his writing process, collaborations, and the members of his band.  His experience on NBC's, "The Voice," was also explored.  Sawyer said that the show scouted him for the auditions when he was only 15 years old.  He considered his time on "The Voice" as a valuable learning experience and is looking forward to working on this new album.  The playlist for their concert at Southgate House Revival will include the new single, songs he sang on "The Voice," as well as selections for his past albums.  

Tyshawn Colquitt From Team Jennifer On "The Voice"

Nov 2, 2018

Greater Cincinnati is lucky to have not one, but two finalists on the NBC show The Voice

We were delighted when Tyshawn Colquitt, one of the Cincinnati contestants still in the running to win NBC's The Voice, dropped by the studio this morning, October 29th, to talk with Elaine Diehl about his experiences on the program and being mentored on Team Jennifer.

During their conversation, Tyshawn talks about what it was like singing during the blind auditions and what he felt to have both Jennifer Hudson and Blake Shelton turn their chairs during his 90-second song performance.

He also talked about going to school here in Cincinnati at SCPA, the World Choir Games, and performing in Beijing's Forbidden City.  Tyshawn discussed how thrilling it was to receive a Presidential Award scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music.

And, finally, the importance of love when preparing a pound cake was addressed and what song Tyshawn would sing when he delivered a cake to Elaine sometime in the future.

Tyshawn Colquitt survived the blind auditions on The Voice, the battles, and this week will appear in the knockout rounds.  The Voice airs on NBC at 8pm eastern on Monday and Tuesday evenings.

Local Singer Abby Cates Scores Big On "The Voice"

Oct 26, 2018

One of TV's most popular contest shows, The Voice, is currently featuring a talented singer from Mason, Ohio. 

Abby Cates is a 17-year-old singer from Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy who has passed the blind auditions on the 15th season of The Voice on NBC.  With a following of 180,000 on her Instagram account, The Voice staff invited her to a private audition in Indiana which was followed up with other interviews, ultimately leading to her appearance on The Voice's blind auditions.

During Abby's conversation with Elaine Diehl in WVXU's studio on Tuesday, October 16th, she talked about her love of Kelly Clarkson's music and being thrilled to be on Team Kelly.  She won a spot on Team Kelly with her performance of "Scars to Your Beautiful" by Alessia Cara.  

Abby also discussed taking voice lessons since the 2nd grade, the glam and music teams working with contestants on The Voice, and how wonderful the support of her family and school is.  Abby Cates's next appearance on The Voice will be the battle rounds next week.  

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Here they come! Nine new shows– half of the 18 series to debut on the five broadcasting networks – premiere during the Fall TV season's biggest week.

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ABC had "Lost," a TV show about the survivors of a plane crash. This fall, NBC will have a new airline drama that could be called "found."

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Here's what we know about TV series renewals and cancellations before the broadcast networks announce their fall TV lineups next week.

Most popular shows will be back: "Big Bang Theory," "NCIS," "Grey's Anatomy," "Bull," "Roseanne," "American Idol," to name a few. But not all.