Blake Shelton has always given his fellow coaches on The Voice a hard time when they lose to him, and now that competitive banter has been reciprocated by his friend Alicia Keys. After Keys’ contestant, Chris Blue, beat Team Blake’s Lauren Duski during the Season 12 finale on Tuesday night (5/23), she couldn’t help but gloat a little. During a press conference after the show, Alicia said (quote via Parade), “Ladies and gentleman, it has been a great dream of mine to put a whippin’ on Blake Shelton. I couldn’t wait for the day, when I could say, Blake, nah, nah nah.”
· All banter aside, Alicia actually has the utmost respect for Shelton’s contestant, saying, “Lauren is phenomenal, by the way. I am so, so proud of everybody who was on that stage tonight. This whole season has been such a beautiful group of people.”
Whether you label it a bromance or a something else, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine have certainly had an interesting relationship over their years together on The Voice. Shelton tells The Tennessean that his relationship with Levine is pretty hard to define, as two are really good friends but also constantly at each other’s throats. Blake says, “We’re those two guys you knew in high school where we have this bond that is unexplainable. It brings out the best and worst in both of us. It truly is an explosive relationship.”
The competition between Shelton and Levine is still going strong, as Team Blake’s Lauren Duski and Aliyah Moulden will go head to head with Team Adam’s Jesse Larson on the Season 12 finale of The Voice next week. Alicia Keys’ Chris Blue rounds out the show’s final four contestants.
In a new promo video for Season 12 of The Voice, Blake Shelton joined his fellow coaches Gwen Stefani, Alicia Keys and Adam Levine to perform an acoustic rendition of TLC’s hit “Waterfalls.” The video shows the coaches sitting in a circle as they each take turns singing the song’s verses and come together to sing the chorus. The video can be seen here.
· Season 12 of The Voice will premiere on NBC tonight (2/27).
· Luke Bryan will serve as a mentor for Shelton’s team during the battle rounds portion of the show’s new season.
Alicia Keys,Miranda Lambert,Chris Young, Dan + Shay and The Band Perry have been added to the list of performers for Tuesday (8/30) night’s 10th Annual ACM Honors.Also, Mike Fisher, Emmylou Harris, Martina McBride and Thomas Rhett will present at the ceremony taking place at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.
· Previously announced performers include Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Cam, Toby Keith, Maren Morris, Blake Shelton, Cole Swindell, Keith Urban and hosts Lady Antebellum.
· The 10TH ACM Honors is an evening dedicated to celebrating the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards.
· Hosted by multi-ACM Award-winning group Lady Antebellum, the two-hour special will tape on Tuesday, August 30 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, and make its television debut on September 9 on CBS.