‘The Voice’: Blake Shelton Says Why Kelly Clarkson and Miley Cyrus’ Singing Talent is ‘Unfair’

by Emily Morgan
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It seems like Blake Shelton may be green with envy when it comes to the talent of Miley Cyrus and Kelly Clarkson. 

Back in February, Miley Cyrus offered to be the singer for Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s upcoming wedding. In a new interview with People magazine, Shelton gave his thoughts on Cyrus’ offer and revealed what he really thinks about the former Voice coach’s singing ability. 

“Miley is one of the most talented singers I have ever met,” Shelton prefaced his thoughts. “She drives me crazy because she’s a lot like Kelly [Clarkson] in the way that they can burst out with this voice.”

“If I’m going to sing, I have to think about it and go warm up. It’s unfair,” the “Happy Anywhere” singer added. 

When Blake Shelton joined “The Voice” nearly a decade ago, he had no idea how much of an impact the show would have on his life. “To be honest, I didn’t think the show was gonna last,” the country superstar said. “In fact one of the first conversations I ever had with Adam was, ‘Man, how stupid is this?'”

Ten years later, the show couldn’t be more popular — and Shelton has a lot to be thankful for seeing how the show not only made his career more successful but also led him to his fiancée, Gwen Stefani. 

Shelton first met Stefani in 2014, when she was announced as the show’s new coach. 

Blake Shelton Recalls First Meeting Gwen Stefani

“She surprised everybody with a performance of ‘Hollaback Girl,’ and then they announced that she was going to be a coach,” he recalled. “I remember enjoying her performance, and then after the show, we all took a group picture. It was very much an industry-type meeting, and I told people, ‘I met Gwen Stefani. That’s crazy.'”

After five years of dating, Shelton proposed to Stefani at his Tishomingo, Oklahoma ranch in October. 

“People still can’t understand how this possibly happened,” Shelton said. “Like, ‘How can she possibly want to be with this guy? It has to have been like a mix up, right?'”

Earlier in the interview, Blake Shelton also reflected on his initial meetings with Stefani, noting his surprise when he realized that the pop legend drives a minivan.

“She had just had a baby so there wasn’t even much of a friendship that first season,” the country crooner said. “The thing I remember saying about her when people would ask was, ‘Oh my God, that girl is unbelievable. She drives a minivan to work!’ I thought rock stars drove Rolls-Royces, and Gwen was driving a black minivan.”

Season 20 of “The Voice” premieres on March 1 at 8 p.m. EST on NBC.

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