Each new season of The Voice adds a few dozen more young artists who have to decide if they'll keep all of the show's secrets.

Most do, but some spill tea.

  • Season 25 of The Voice is underway, with country stars Reba McEntire and Dan + Shay coaching and Keith Urban installed as Mega Mentor.
  • Cassadee Pope and Danielle Bradbery are the most successful country music winners, but certainly not the most successful country singers to compete.
  •  Michael Huntley won Season 24 last fall.

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A list like this often saves the most fascinating facts for last, but we're pretty sure No. 1 will stun you.

TL;DR version — we've been tricked!

The singing reality show has relied heavily on country music in the 13 years since its debut, but very few winners or runners-up have launched a commercially viable career. Two facts about who has and hasn't thrived post-show may feel like a gut punch to fans who rooted hard for would-be winners.

You could make a case that it's much better to finish outside the Top 5 than it is to claim the show's grand prize.

Information on the show's contracts, auditions, judges and winners will follow. You'll find that each contestant's journey begins long before the Blind Auditions and includes much more training than you've ever imagined.

After this gallery of 12 things The Voice wished we didn't know, find an update on each of coach Blake Shelton's winners.

'The Voice': 12 Secrets They Don't Want You to Know

We read the fine print! Here are 12 things NBC's The Voice doesn't want you to know about the contracts, the judges, the auditions and what's become of the winners.

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Blake Shelton's Winners From 'The Voice': Where Are They Now?

How many of the nine Team Blake winners from The Voice can you name? Blake Shelton is the show's winningest coach, and several have had hits at country radio and beyond. Several more have shifted genres, changed their name or just flat-out gone missing. Here is the latest on every Team Blake winner from The Voice.

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