‘The Voice’: Blake Shelton Hilariously Throws Shade at Former Judge Adam Levine

by Evan Reier
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Adam Levine may not be on The Voice anymore, but that doesn’t mean he still isn’t due for a put-down from Blake Shelton every now and again.

The dynamic between Levine and Shelton was always electric. Two megastars from two different sides of the music industry, but both with big personalities. Perfect for The Voice, perfect for two quick-witted guys that love a good joke.

So when Shelton name-dropped Levine in a cracking comment about the knockout he just witnessed on October 26, it was no surprise. But that didn’t mean it wasn’t a burn all the same.

Libianca and Hailey Green dueled to keep their spot on Team Blake, and Green went big. She sang “God’s Country” by Shelton, which is a high-risk, high-reward move.

But she killed it. And The Voice coach said as much.

“Hailey, I’ve literally lost years off my life trying to get through that vocal,” Shelton exclaimed. “And listening to you sing that, holy crap.”

For most, that’s all you need to say. But this is Blake. Y’know there’s a little meat left on that bone.

“At first, I thought when you came out here that since rehearsal you’ve been to Adam Levine’s tattoo artist,” he said. “I was like ‘Oh my god. What has she done? Please, god.’”

Levine is famous for his tattoos. Many Maroon 5 and The Voice fans dig his tats, but not everyone, Shelton included.

You can watch Libianca and Green’s battle below. We’ll hold off on the spoilers of who won.

Blake Shelton Roasts Ariana Grande Over Pockets on ‘The Voice

Look, no one is safe from Shelton’s jokes. Ask Kelly Clarkson or John Legend. And now that Ariana Grande is on The Voice, she’s fair game too.

The two have had a fun on-and-off alliance in this season, but as we get deeper into the show, Shelton’s competitive side is coming out. What does that mean? Comical criticism about pockets.

In a clip shared by The Voice, the coaches are backstage killing time before the show and the subject of pockets comes up. Grande is wearing a complicated dress that definitely doesn’t have pocket space.

To put it simply, Shelton was not impressed.

“You’re never going to make it on this show,” he joked. “Voice coaches have to have pockets. Come on!”

Not only does he drop the joke, he does it right before they’re supposed to head on stage. If it isn’t clear, Blake Shelton knows what he’s doing.

Will the jokes and roasts work? We’ll have to wait and see, but Shelton’s winning track record certainly bodes well for his strategy.