‘The Voice’: Blake Shelton Says He Thought Show Wasn’t ‘Going to Last’

by Keeli Parkey
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His tenure working as a judge on “The Voice” has lasted a lot longer than country superstar Blake Shelton ever thought it would. At least, that’s what he shared during a recent interview.

According to an article on People.com, Shelton first worked as a judge on the inaugural season of the wildly popular singing competition. His fellow judges that season were Adam Levine, CeeLo Green, and Christina Aquilera. The singer’s comments will appear in the upcoming issue of the popular magazine.

“To be honest, I didn’t think the show was gonna last,” Shelton reportedly told “People.” “In fact one of the first conversations I ever had with Adam was, ‘Man, how stupid is this?'”

Fast forward a decade. “The Voice” is still a very successful show. According to the article, it has helped make Blake Shelton very famous. Plus, on a personal level, it has given the singer relationships that reportedly mean a lot to him. Of course, one of those relationships is the one he has with his fiancee Gwen Stefani.

Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Adam Levine Have ‘The Voice’ Reunion in Super Bowl Ad

Blake Shelton met Gwen Stefani while they were working as judges on “The Voice.” They also worked with Adam Levine. The trio joked about how Shelton and Stefani met in a commercial that first aired during the Super Bowl earlier this month.

The commercial finds Stefani talking to Levine via video call at some point in the past. She’s looking for love, she tells him. “I think I’m ready to start dating again,” Stefani says while sitting poolside. However, she’s tired of “L.A. guys” and wants Levine to help set her up with her ideal man.

Due to a miscommunication, what Levine actually hears Stefani describe is Blake Shelton, but that is not what Stefani had in mind at all. Shelton even shows off his comedy skills with a joke about “wings and nachos” as he walks by Levine while he talks to Stefani.

Cut to Stefani waiting for her date at a restaurant and in walks Shelton. Neither is pleased to see the other as their date. “… I mean, no,” Stefani says. Shelton is wearing spurs and says he rode a horse to the date. Of course, the commercial was a joke. Shelton and Stefani actually love one another and they are planning to marry in the future. 

Season 20 of ‘The Voice’ Approaches, Judges’ Gifts Announced

With season 20 of “The Voice” set to premiere on Monday (March 1), NBC has revealed what gifts Blake Shelton and his fellow judges are planning to give to the contestants who make it onto their teams.

Shelton will reportedly be giving his team members a bobblehead of himself. Fellow judge Nick Jonas will be giving his team a notebook with his face on the cover. John Legend plans to write a song for his team. And, Kelly Clarkson plans to give a jacket to the contestants on her team.

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