Blake Shelton Reveals Plans For Life After ‘The Voice’
Blake Shelton took a moment to talk with ET Online before last night’s (5/22) The Voice part one finale of his final season on the show, and he touched on what his plans are after The Voice.
Blake said his plans are simple, “I want to finally have the opportunity to say yes to more stuff in my personal life and not say, ‘Let me check,’ or just flat-out no.”
Het got his star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame a few weeks back. So, Shelton has been celebrated a lot and is ready to move past it. He offered, “I’ve had enough parties thrown for me in the last few weeks. [Gwen] goes, ‘We’re just celebrating you; you’re good right?’ Yeah, I’m good. Please, no more parties for me.”
Tonight’s The Voice Finale will have a big send-off for the longest-standing Voice coach with some special guests like his buddy and former Voice coach Adam Levine. Blake joked, “I think that’s the only bad idea that the producers have had. I hope they don’t let him talk. He’s a great singer; he’s just a crappy coach.”
As for his Voice team and his two remaining artists, Grace West and genre-defying crooner NOIVAS, who could win Shelton his final crown, he said, “I’m excited. Both of these artists, I think either one of them could win the thing. Odds are on Grace because she’s a country artist, and country artists do so well on this show — and she’s the only one left.”
He added, “But NOIVAS, I think people hear him and see him as a country also. I told him, ‘You’re kind of the wild card.'”
The finale half of The Voice’s two-part season 23 finale airs tonight (5/23) at 9 PM PT/ET on NBC.
Surrounded by his wife, Gwen Stefani, and his stepsons and his family from Oklahoma, Shelton received his star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame a few weeks ago (5/12). His former fellow judge from The Voice, Adam Levine of Maroon 5, was there, as was the show’s host Carson Daly.
Blake paid tribute to his late brother, Richie, who died in a car accident in 1990. He said from the podium, “My family’s all here, by the way, from Oklahoma. I was talking to my mom this morning, and I was just thinking about what I’m gonna say when I get up here. She says to me, ‘I wish Richie could’ve been here to see this and everything that you’ve done.’ So I dedicate my star on this Walk of Fame to my brother Richie.”