‘The Voice’: Blake Shelton Takes Hilarious Shot at Team Kelly Clarkson

by Amy Myers
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As we inch closer to The Voice finale, some of the coaches are more confident about their contestants than others. Of course, country star Blake Shelton is among the celebrity judges that feels he has the best chances of taking home the season win. With three contestants still left in the competition and non in the instant save, Shelton might feel that he has the upper hand.

The Voice posted a photo of Shelton and fellow coach Kelly Clarkson sharing some behind-the-scenes intel and provided some context for the situation.

“Oh you know just bragging to @KellyClarkson how Team Blake had NO artists in the instant save!!!” the show captioned the post.

Meanwhile, fans in the comments weighed in on which of the two The Voice judge had better chances at taking the season win. One user pointed out that Clarkson had four contestants left in the competition while Shelton had three and the other coaches only had two each. But, as another fan smartly explained, this wasn’t always an advantage.

“this will divide the votes 4 ways if people are for team Kelly all the way. It’s not always easy having more contestants at this point in the competition,” The Voice fan wrote.

‘The Voice’ Narrows Down Top 13 to Top 11

Earlier this week, The Voice fans had to say goodbye to another two talented vocalists as the competition reduced from 13 competitors to 11. The country’s vote saved 10 performers, three each on Team Kelly and Team Blake and two each on Team Legend and Team Ariana.

The breakdown was as follows:

Kelly: Hailey Mia, Girl Named Tom, Jeremy Rosado
Blake: Wendy Moten, Paris Winningham, Lana Scott
Legend: Jershika Maple, Joshua Vacanti
Ariana: Holly Forbes, Jim and Sasha Allen

That left three contestants at the mercy of the instant save: Shadale, Gymani or Ryleigh Plank. All three had been fan favorites throughout the season, consistently delivering strong and emotional performances. In the end, though, it was Gymani that impressed America the most, earning the wildcard instant save vote and maintaining her spot on Team Kelly.

Of course, this is the time in The Voice where voting and eliminations become bittersweet. While we love to see some of our favorite performers further ascend to the top of the competition, it’s hard to see others have to exit the stage. Even though they may not have met the same skills as their competitors, these contestants have shown remarkable improvement throughout the season and have won our hearts in the past. To see their journey come to a close is certainly a bit emotional, especially for the show’s coaches.

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