Luke Bryan Reacts to Getting Mistaken for Friend Blake Shelton

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Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton are both country stars who judge talent shows, but they are not the same person. Still, that doesn’t stop some people from confusing them. Bryan responded to a case of mistaken identity on The Tonight Show this week.

Host Jimmy Fallon brought up a past Instagram post by Bryan, in which he lamented that a television show had incorrectly identified him as his friend, Shelton. Bryan shared his thoughts on the comparison.

Luke Bryan Reacts to Being Mistaken for Blake Shelton

Last year, Bryan posted a shot of himself performing on television. The chyron underneath him incorrectly identified him as fellow country star Blake Shelton. Bryan captioned the Instagram post at the time, “I gotta work harder.”

Fallon showed a printed copy of the post for his interview with Bryan, who jokingly took credit for Shelton’s former Sexiest Man Alive title. Shelton won the honor from People magazine in 2017, and later passed the baton to his Voice co-star John Legend.

“Before I even posted it on Instagram, I sent it to Blake,” Bryan recalled of the mix-up. “And I’m like, ‘I mean, my life is pretty much over after this point.'”

He went on to compare his look to Shelton’s, pointing out that Shelton “chooses to go gray” and looks like a “silver fox.” Bryan, who is the same age as Shelton, uses Just For Men to cover that up. And yet, as he joked, “I still can’t separate from Blake.”


Bryan Talks About Missing ‘American Idol’ Due to COVID-19


Bryan is currently judging Season 19 of American Idol. Unfortunately, he had to miss the first live show of the season, as he tested positive for COVID-19. Former judge Paula Abdul filled in for him on the judging panel. Bryan talked to Fallon about the experience.

“I was doing as good as I could,” Bryan said. “I really had done a great job at the mask and all that. And then to have that happen, it was a bummer. And I was like, ‘Oh gosh, this is gonna be a media nightmare, and I’m gonna have to miss stuff.'”

Bryan said he quarantined in his house, adding that it was “pretty easy to get through.” He shared that he was glad to be back on the show for the rest of the season, praising the level of talent that the competition has seen this year.

American Idol Season 19 returns for Disney Night this Sunday, May 2, on ABC.


Jill O'Rourke
Jill O'Rourke

Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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