There’s no doubt that Blake Shelton hilariously likes to insist he’s the top dog over on “The Voice.”
To be fair, Shelton is the coach that has been on the show the longest. He’s been a coach on the show since the very first season back in 2011. He’s still squatted in his red and swiveling chair despite all other coaches coming and going over the last decade.
As a coach, Blake Shelton has also won the most. Which makes sense, given he’s been here the longest. He’s racked in a total of eight wins during his 20 seasons on the show so far.
Blake Shelton Advice to Kelly Clarkson
It was an exciting array of talent present during these Battle Rounds. On Tuesday, Kelly put Marie and Macie Cunningham against Parker McKay.
Marie and Macie Cunningham are 14 and 15-year-old sisters. They are one of the few sisters acts, or group performers, present on this season of “The Voice.” More duos and trios moved into the Battle Rounds than what is usually the case for the show.
Kelly Clarkson had the women sing “It’s My Party” by Lesley Gore. However, she wanted them to sing it in an “Amy Winehouse/Radiohead” vibe instead. The result was a stunning, haunting, organic, and nearly flawless performance that left Clarkson stumped on who to keep on her team.
“How do you not instantly fall in love with these two?” Blake Shelton said regarding the sister duo. Meanwhile, Parker also has a lot of experience and skill on her side. So, what was longtime coach Shelton’s advice to Clarkson?
“My advice to you? Quit,” he said.
Clarkson did, in fact, not quit. Instead, she decided to move forward with the Cunningham sisters and had to let Parker go. Some fans were stunned that Shelton, the last with a Steal left to use, did not swipe her up.
Amazing Contestant on Shelton’s Team
Kelly Clarkson isn’t the only coach with some amazing talent on her team.
“The Voice” fans are outright swooning over 17-year-old Carson Peters. The young bluegrass prodigy on Team Blake was called a “country Patrick Swayze” by Clarkson.
Peters already has quite a bit of entertainment world experience. As a kid, he played on “The Tonight Show” and also with Ricky Skaggs at the Grand Ole Opry. He was selected as the winner against Clint Sherman after singing “Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’ Away.”
While Clarkson jokingly compared him to Swayze, Dierks Bentley, the advisor for Team Blake, very seriously compared his hard-edged tone to The King of Rock ‘N’ Roll himself, Elvis Presley.
Odds are, Carson will stay around for quite a while on “The Voice.” Maybe even long enough to play the fiddle.