Can you believe that Blake Shelton has been dominating NBC's The Voice for a decade?
Blake hasn’t been a lousy coach either. In fact, the “Minimum Wage” singer has been crowned champion 7 of the 9 seasons that he has sat behind the big red button. With that kind of track record, will his fellow coaches plot against him as they go into Blake’s 10th year?
Probably. However, Blake has recruited two secret weapons to help counsel his team to victory.
“Well, you know, I have known those kids since they started, and I guess since I have said that out loud, it hasn’t been that long ago,” laughs Blake.
“I took them out on tour with me,” says the “Boys Round Here” singer. “Shay is one of the funniest human beings I have ever met in my life. He is so funny. He’s got this whit. And Dan also, but especially Shay! He is that kind of guy who will text you something that will have you laughing for the next 8 hours.”
“I have wanted to have those guys as my mentors for the last few seasons, but they have gotten so damn popular,” says Blake.
“You know that’s the other thing, now it’s like, “Now, I have given you guys this opportunity to open on tour and be in front of hundreds of people that I pack in…”
“Hundreds?” laughs Cody.
“You got that? Thank you,” jokes Blake knowing that he packs the house with thousands of fans. “Now it’s time to pay me back and be mentors on The Voice and pay me back. So, I was finally able to guilt them and say, “Alright I see how it is. Now that we are in a world pandemic and you don’t have much else to do…” They have finally found the time to come be my mentors.”
Want more details from Blake? Listen to Cody and Blake’s full conversation by streaming the Cody Cast podcast below.
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