James Hibberd
June 07, 2011 AT 01:05 PM EDT

Tonight, NBC airs the first live-performance episode of its smash hit The Voice, and EW has your first look at the show’s new futuristic live stage. Set designers crafted a somewhat big space for the audition rounds, went larger for the battle rounds, and now are going even bigger and more intense for the live-performance shows that kick off this evening.

Coaches Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will open the show by singing a medley of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions.” Check these photos of the stage — lights, screens, catwalks, towering arms. It’s like a giant videogame that might attack you, or a really cool place to duel with lightsabers:

The network has boosted the number of planned live-performance shows as a result of the program’s towering ratings, and The Voice will run through June 29.

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