“Chaos!” That’s how Blake Shelton describes season eighteen of The Voice. And he says there’s only one man to blame: Nick Jonas.
“We’ve added a coach who’s kinda taken us all a little bit off guard,” Blake confesses. “Nick Jonas has come in and he’s got this aura about him.”
“And he’s kind of a quiet guy, but he’s a killer in the blinds,” Blake admits. “And it completely changes the competition into a different dynamic.”
While the perpetual jokester typically tends to kick off a new season with a good round of trash-talk about his competitors, Blake also likes to lace his shade with some heartfelt compliments.
“I knew he would be great at it,” Blake says of Nick, “Because, I mean, here’s a guy who’s basically grown up in the spotlight. And he’s had success as a band, he’s had success as a solo artist, basically as somebody who’s been in the public eye at a high level for a long time.”
“That’s what you look for in a coach,” Blake points out, “…somebody who’s had a ton of experience in a lot of different things, who’s seen a lot of different things that can happen in this business.”
Blake even goes so far as to say The Voice’s resident Jonas Brother may be one of the show’s all-time greatest coaches.
“I think he brings probably as much experience to the table as anybody,” Blake offers. “And he’s still basically just a kid himself.”
Check out part three of The Blind Auditions with Blake, Nick, Kelly Clarkson, and John Legend tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
Meanwhile, Blake’s duet with his main squeeze Gwen Stefani, “Nobody But You,” is currently a top twenty country hit.
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