Blake Shelton Confronts Ariana Grande Over Rumors He Will Be Replaced on ‘The Voice’ Next Season
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Blake Shelton had a hilarious response to rumors that he is being replaced on The Voice. In a text exchange with Ariana Grande, Shelton shared a story from OK! Magazine about producers looking to ax him from the show. The story quotes a source who firmly believes Shelton will be gone next season.
“After a decade on the show, producers are quietly looking to replace Blake with someone younger and more current,” the source said. “Blake is great but he is not in Ariana’s league.”
The source went on to add that other big-name artists expressed hesitancy to join The Voice this season including Justin Bieber, Lil Nas X, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, and The Weeknd. Grande is expected to bring in a younger audience. They think this will open the door for these popular artists to want to join the show in Shelton’s place. The source alleges that Shelton will get the boot because he does not “burn up the charts anymore.”
Rumors Swirl That Blake Shelton Will Be Leaving ‘The Voice’
The “God’s Country” singer wrote, “Thanks a lot Ari… Thanks a f*ckin’ lot..” in his text message. Shelton is obviously joking. Grande posting the screenshot is a icing on this hilarious cake.
Shelton is always a good sport when it comes to rumors or other coaches picking on him on The Voice. Plus, he just celebrated his 27th and 28th No. 1 singles with Gwen Stefani. It looks like he is doing just fine on the charts.
Many would probably disagree with most of the article’s claims about Shelton not being the main selling point of the show. He has been a crowd favorite since the very first season. After winning eight times and sparking rivalries with every other coach, he has proved just how much viewers love country music. Viewers just love his personality in general.
It’s hard to imagine The Voice without Shelton. Even if the rumors are true, Shelton would probably leave on his own terms. The producers obviously like him or they would not have brought him back for 21 seasons in a row. He is definitely more determined to win The Voice Season 21 now more than ever to prove everyone wrong.