‘The Voice’: Blake Shelton Speaks Out on His Least Favorite Part of Being a Coach on the Show

by John Jamison

Coaching up young artists on “The Voice” seems to be a dream job for a country star like Blake Shelton. He gets to use his experience in the industry to put them on the right path. Sometimes he even gets to see them find huge success. So what is it that he doesn’t like about the job?

In an interview on Today, he talked about some of his least favorite aspects.

“I have my favorite moments and then I have my least favorite moments. My least favorites are the battle rounds and the knockouts when it comes to my team. Because you have these people, you beg them to be on your team and then, the very next thing do you is kick half of them off. But, that’s what makes it so great to watch as a fan of the show. I mean, that’s what keeps you on the edge of your seat. But as a coach, I hate that part.”

It makes sense. And Blake Shelton is not alone in his thinking. Coaches on “The Voice” and in sports alike can relate to making a connection with singers or players that they may one day have to cut.

Coaches are going to try to put their team in the best position to win. Unfortunately, this means that not everyone will make it through. Even though the cuts Shelton has to make aren’t personal, it can be hard to realize that from a contestant’s perspective.

10 years is a long time to be involved with a show. And even though Blake Shelton has had a positive experience as a coach on “The Voice” overall, drawbacks like this come as no surprise.

Of course, like any good coach, Blake isn’t going to let those keep his team from winning.

“It’s our job — they pay us to win, Hoda. They don’t pay me to lose,” he said.

Blake Shelton Will Face New Competition on ‘The Voice’

Last week we found out that pop star Ariana Grande will be joining the show as a coach next season. She will replace Nick Jonas and will provide some new competition for the rest of the lineup.

Blake Shelton has promised not to take it easy on her. And I’m sure the same can be said for Kelly Clarkson and John Legend.