In case you didn’t notice earlier, oh, 517 times Blake Shelton mentioned this during the last three episodes of season 23, this season being the longtime popular coach’s last rodeo. sound, And he’s milking it all he deserves on his farewell victory lap, taking every blow possible at his longtime rival Kelly Clarkson, and pulling off every last dirty trick to recruit singers for his final team. Used to be.
For example, during Tuesday’s blind auditions, Blake tried to bond with a competitor, aspiring Olympian Chloe Abbott, claiming she’s been “coaching the US curling team for a few years.” An incensed Kelly then rhetorically asked, “Is there any other Sick Blake is lying? — and in one of the series’ better shticks in recent memory, she called on host Carson Daly, who came out swinging a polygraph machine at the correct signal.
After Maury goes into full “The Lie Detector Determine That Was a Lie” Povich mode, Kelly hooks Blake up and asks him “Did you block me this season?” Grilled with questions like. And of course, a red-X screen—borrowed from its NBC sister show America’s Got Talent – When Blake denies this it immediately buzzes and flashes the block letters “FALSE”. It also came as no surprise when Blake asked Kelly’s “Am I Really Your Favorite Coach?” The query pulled out another big red “FALSE”. (We AllThe rookies know coach Niall Horan is their new favorite.) And it was hilarious when Carson’s question, “Is Gwen [Stefani] marry you out of sheer kindness? – to which Blake shrugged, “Possibly” – produced a green “TRUE” result.
“Kelly, Kelly, You should know that lie detectors don’t work on me,” laughs Blake after Kelly’s little stunt is over, throwing in some legitimate ice-rink footage of him participating in Olympic curling exercises. “I I’m a master at lying!”
In another humorous display of enemy-ship from Blake and Kelly on Tuesday, when they were arguing with teen singer Mary Kate Connor, whom Kelly called “young Brandy Carlile”, Blake recalled, “I’m a Brandy. Carlile met Kelly Clarkson at a concert 10 or 12 years ago…” To that, Kelly replied without missing a moment: “No because you were there! But then Kelly thought she might have gone too far, yelling, “I’m just kidding, I’m kidding!” and rushes to give Blake an apologetic hug. At the end of the day, or at least at the end of the hour-long episode, it was clear that these two really do care for each other.
In her jittery fashion, Blake admitted that she missed Kelly when she sat out last season, explaining, “It’s exciting to have Kelly back, because when she left, I really had There’s really no one to fight. And while he’s here, the fight is But, But while Blake was out of earshot, Kelly shared a sweet sentiment.
“Don’t tell him I said it, but he’s sound“Kelly said of his co-star. “He’s the king of sound, so it Is It would be really strange when he is not here. He will be missed by everyone.
Hey, When Blake finally sees that footage, I’m sure the dirty tricksters will use it against Kelly in some way. But really, Kelly didn’t lie. The show will not be the same without him. The blind auditions only have one more week to go before Blake shouts, “My team is full!” Last up, but below is a list of what she, Kelly, Niall, and Chance the Rapper recruited on Tuesday — including the aforementioned Mary Kate Connor Kiss team.
Kate Cosentino, 23: “I Say a Little Prayer”
This sassy woman with “big chick energy” from a large Italian family has the potential to be a massive upset (it seems she makes being Italian her whole persona). But according to Niall, his likeable, jazzy, Sara Bareilles-like demeanor and self-described “clown outfit” made him a “ready-made star”. “The fact that you chose that song means that your standards [high],” said of Kate’s Bacharach/Warwick cover, while Chance called Kate “cool” and “so much fun”, and Kelly loved her “Wayne’s World guitar” and lilting, “lullaby-ish” vocals.
Who turned? Kelly, Chance and Niall.
Result: Team Niall. Kate explains that the Irish and Italians have to live together, and that is what her “ancestors” want. (Apparently Kelly’s “30%” Irish blood wasn’t enough.)
Chloe Abbott, 24: “How Deep Is Your Love”
This competitive track-and-field athlete hoping to qualify for the 2024 Olympics brought her training sound stage, what Chance noticed was her “amazing breath control” on her sultry Bee Gees cover. Chance also described the Detroit Chanteuse as a combination (obviously winning) of Anita Baker and Norah Jones.
Who turned? Merely by chance, surprisingly. Of course, he was thrilled, calling Chloe “the artist I was looking for.”
Result: Team Chance. “I wish she would have stood outside someone’s team, but I’m glad he’s on Victory Team,” the prospect quipped, proving he’s also a fierce competitor — even if he’s not trying to make the US curling team.
Marcos Kovos, 30: “Tu sol tu”
After enjoying an idyllic, music-filled childhood, Marcos was outed by his family as gay in high school – which “made pursuing music painful, because it reminded me of the old life.” Eventually Marcos and his parents reconcile, and as he moves sound stage Tuesday, he declared, “I’ve never performed like myself; It is the first time in my life that I am feeling who I really am, and proud of who I am. There was a sense of triumph, joy and liberation in her performance, which Kelly called “gorgeous” and “passionate”.
Who turned? Kelly, who’s always had a soft spot for Latin and Spanish-language singers…and she seemed to have a lock, Till then The sneaky Blake hits his anger button during Marcos’ final note.
Result: Team Kelly, of course. Blake admitted with a grin, “I knew there was no way I could beat Kelly, but I was glad to see her get mad at me for a second.”
Tiana Goss, 29: “Emotion”
Tiana tried out for Season 22, but “didn’t do it the way I wanted to. … It was honestly a bummer. However, as she was diagnosed in 2020 with a form of epilepsy that can actually affect her song memorization, Tiana clearly isn’t the type to give up. This time, she “picked the right song that showed off all the best parts of her voice”, according to Niall (last year’s Nelly Furtado cover choice was ill-advised), and she was much better.
Who turned? Just Niall, who clearly has a soft spot for soft female badass. I was surprised that Chance declined, because he looked so interesting during Tiana’s Samantha song cover.
Result: Team Niall. “I was hoping for you!” Tiana confesses, who seems as pleased as Niall with this outcome. “I was looking for some character, and she has that in abundance,” said Niall, calling Tiana a “game-changer”.
Mary Kate Connor, 17: “The Stars”
a fan of sound Since she was a very young girl, Mary Kate first heard her blind audition song, a soaring Grace Potter folk ballad, while watching the show. I personally don’t think the Mary Kate version has grown Sufficient – Her performance was very polite and tentative, lacking the raw energy of Grace – but this child of the theater delivered a beautiful, polished, professional tone. Kelly loved “how beautiful and soft it was”, and Blake described Mary Kate’s “Appalachian sound” as “soft and divine”.
Who turned? Blake and Kelly.
Result: Team Blake. I felt like Mary Kate was more into Daniel Bradberry (Season 4’s Blake-coached teen champ) than Brandi Carlile — so this pairing really made sense. Kelly seemed mostly okay with giving it to Blake.
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