‘The Voice’: Blake Shelton Is Ready To Nail It in the Battle Rounds

by Taylor Cunningham

Are you ready for the battle rounds on tonight’s episode of The Voice? Blake Shelton is. And he’s positive his team is going to be the best.

Tonight marks the first week of The Voice’s cutthroat battle rounds. That means that Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, and Ariana Grande have to do their jobs and coach their singers to greatness.

The battles are so important that even the coaches have coaches. Each superstar host has asked someone to come serve as their advisor. Shelton asked fellow country singer Dierks Bentley to help with his team. Pop singer Kelly Clarkson called in Jason Aldean. Newcomer Ariana Grande brought in Broadway superstar Kristin Chenoweth. And John Legend is getting help from Camila Cabello.

So with each competitor getting one-on-one training from the absolute best artists in the industry, you’d think everyone would be feeling a little nervous about tonight. But Blake Shelton isn’t sweating it. He’s an eight-time winner on The Voice—he’s got the situation under control.

And Shelton made sure the other three coaches know just how confident he’s feeling about the battle rounds. Today, he hopped on Twitter to playful goad the other team leaders.

“Tonight, it’s the battles,” he says in a video. “You know what that means! Three coaches are gonna make monumental mistakes. And one coach is gonna be nailing it,” he added as he pointed at himself. “Tune in.”

‘The Voice’ Contestant Parker McKay Speaks After Her Emotional Blind Audition

In last week’s episode of The Voice, Kelly Clarkson wrapped up the blind auditions when she picked Parker McKay to be her final teammate of the season.

Parker McKay’s audition left a lasting impression for fans of the long-running series. Because just before she boarded a plane for California, her mother tragically passed away. But McKay knew she had to keep moving forward with her dreams. So she walked on stage and impressed Clarkson with a beautiful rendition of Slow Hands by Niall Horan.

The next day, the new Team Kelly member took to Instagram to thank all the people who reached out with condolences and congratulations.

“Fam and friends, new and old, the support on since last night has been ABSOLUTELY OVERWHELMING!” wrote the Nashville native. “I am doing my very very best to back to every single person who has reached out and shown me love but it could potentially take me 5,824 years.”