Burnett and coaches Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine met with reporters in Malibu over the weekend to discuss how the singing competition's third season will play out on screen.
"We know we go from blind auditions to the finals, which is where these coaches will narrow down their teams," Burnett told reporters. "This year, there's much more at stake.
"When they have their battles and select one person to stay with them, another coach can buzz in and steal that person the other coach has sent home."
The coaches will be able to 'steal' eliminated contestants from other coaches twice during the battle rounds. As at the blind auditions stage, if more than one coach wants to steal a contestant, they will get to choose which coach's team they want to join.
An extra knockout round has been slotted in between the battle rounds and the live shows, where hopefuls will perform a song of their own choice. The coaches will then take half of their competitors - five acts - through to the live shows.
Host and producer Carson Daly added: "We thought [the 'steal'] was fun, [it] brings the chair back into play, the functionality of 'I want you,' and brings the power shift back into play that works well in the blind auditions."
The Voice returns on Monday, September 10 on NBC.
Watch a promo for season three of The Voice below: