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UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Singer Blake Shelton attends NBC's "The Voice" Season 7 Red Carpet Event at Universal CityWalk on November 24, 2014 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Just like anything else, there are rules for “The Voice” contestants. They must follow these rules, also there is a bunch of behind-the-scenes info that I found super interesting. Cosmopolitan has the full list of facts and rules for “The Voice” contestants. For example, once a contestant is on a team, they don’t pick their songs, their coaches do. Also, did you know that contestants on “The Voice” don’t get paid? True story, but they do get money to cover living expenses, and their food is taken care of.

One of the things I found interesting is contestants sign a contract. They agree that they might be edited in a way that, quote, “may be disparaging, defamatory, embarrassing (and) may expose me to public ridicule, humiliation or condemnation.” I’m pretty sure it’s that way with all “reality” TV. The producers are the ones in control. They edit things in such a way that it portrays the person how the producers want them portrayed, and not how they really may be.

Another thing I thought was wild is after being eliminated, contestants have to leave immediately. However, they’re counseled by a mental health professional on the way out. So it’s basically like, “you’re eliminated, please leave, but mentally, are you ok?!”. I’ve said it for a long time, “reality” TV is anything but real. This list just proves it.

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