The battle rounds have only just begun, and The Voice is already looking ahead to its next step: Two-hour live performance episodes, which begin Monday, April 2.

From that point on, Monday’s two-hour live performance episodes will be followed the next night by one-hour results episodes on Tuesdays, both starting at 8pm.

This schedule will lead up to finale week, with the season two finalists performing their last competition songs on Monday, May 7, and the winner announced in a two-hour live finale on Tuesday, May 8.

If that schedule sounds familiar, you might be a Dancing with the Stars fan. ABC’s fourteenth season of the live celebrity dancing competition premieres Monday, March 19, and will go head-to-head, minute by minute, with The Voice on Monday nights when the singing competition moves to its live schedule. With The Voice currently maintaining ratings wins for NBC (it tied with American Idol as the #1 show this week among adults 18-49), it will be interesting to see how the two reality juggernauts stack up.

Of course, Voice fans will probably be more interested to see how the singers on Christina’s, Cee Lo’s, Blake’s and Adam’s teams stack up against each other in those live episodes, when the pressures of singing solo — and live in front of America — will really set in. Who are you rooting for on The Voice season 2?

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Meghan Carlson

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