During Tuesday night’s new episode of The Voice, Blake Shelton quoted an online article about himself to encourage artist Shane Q to join his team. The move inspired the other coaches to poke fun at him for googling himself.
Shane Q turned all four coaches’ chairs with his blind audition to Chris Stapleton’s “Tennessee Whiskey.” Blake mentioned seeing an article about himself after the Season 16 finale, and said he had decided to “let this article speak for me in this situation.” What was this article and where did he find it?
Blake Quotes Gold Derby Article About Himself
“Coach Blake Shelton may not have won Season 16 of ‘The Voice,’ but he’s still the G.O.A.T.!” reads the Gold Derby headline Blake quoted on the show. G.O.A.T., for those who don’t know, stands for “Greatest of All Time.”
“Not only has he won more titles than any other coach, with six total, but he’s also had more runners-up and finalists as well,” the article reads. “In the past 16 seasons, Shelton has coached nine artists to second place and a staggering 24 to the finale.”
Although Blake didn’t quote this part, the article goes on to credit the coach’s success to “his popularity and ability to connect with his artists.”
‘The Voice’ Coaches React To Blake Googling Himself
“Do you, like, wake up and google yourself?” Kelly Clarkson wondered when Blake read out the headline. Later, she scoffed at the idea that someone had sent him the article.
As Blake continued to quote the article, John Legend marveled, “He’s still reading!” When Blake was finished, the reigning champion pointed out, “That’s a lot of arrogance from someone who just lost The Voice.”
“Do you want it to be about the coach or about you?” Kelly asked Shane, prompting a reaction from the audience.
Apparently Blake’s strategy didn’t work, because Shane chose to join Team Kelly. “He said all that, and he still lost to Kelly,” John laughed afterward.