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Gwen is returning to the show where she first met boyfriend Blake Shelton last year.
Gwen Stefani is returning as a coach on ‘The Voice’ for the competition’s 12th season next year.
Stefani’s return means Miley Cyrus is out, but fan’s needn't worry as she’ll be coming back for the show’s 13th season in the fall of 2017.
Gwen Stefani is coming back to ‘The Voice’ for season 12 next year
Stefani took her three sons, plus new boyfriend Blake Shelton, to her childhood home in Anaheim.
The couple were spotted at Disneyland on Wednesday (October 12th) as the former No Doubt frontwoman documented the fun day out via Snapchat. 40 year old Shelton, who had never been to the theme park before, spent most of the day wearing a ‘1st Visit’ badge as they walked around with Stefani’s three children – Kingston, 10, Zuma, 8 and Apollo, 2.
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton
Ellen DeGeneres quizzed the singer on her future plans with boyfriend Blake.
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are not about to get married, at least that’s what Gwen’s saying. The former coach on ‘The Voice’ laughed off rumours she was set to walk down the aisle again, when she was put in the hot seat by Ellen DeGeneres on Thursday.
Gwen says she's not about to marry Blake anytime soon
Appearing on the talk show, Ellen told Gwen: “I’m so glad y’all are so happy. Before I make plans, because I make plans way ahead of time, tell me when you’re getting married because I need to know. I just need to know so I can clear that schedule.”
Continue reading: Gwen Stefani Laughs Off Rumours She's About To Marry Blake Shelton
The country star has moved on following her divorce from Blake Shelton last year.
While Blake Shelton hasn't been shy about showing off his relationship with Gwen Stefani, his ex wife Miranda Lambert has been keeping her love life more on the down-low since their divorce. But the country singer made it clear who her new man was on Friday night, by wearing his name on her t-shirt during a concert in California.
Sources close to the couple have suggested that wedding bells might not be too far off...
Things have moved very quickly for Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton, having only begun their relationship less than 12 months ago. However, sources close to the couple have now started to intimate that there will be wedding bells for the couple in the near future.
“They are not engaged yet,” says a source close to 46 year old Stefani told People on Wednesday evening (August 3rd). “Everyone is expecting it to happen at some point, though.”
The former No Doubt lead singer, who separated from her ex-husband Gavin Rossdale last July, is currently in the middle of a U.S. tour, promoting her comeback album This Is What The Truth Feels Like, so it’s not been ideal for planning the future.
Continue reading: Is Blake Shelton Planning To Propose To Gwen Stefani?
Messing has been open about her support for Hillary Clinton and took comments by the country star as an endorsement of Trump.
‘Will and Grace’ star Debra Messing has apologised to country singer Blake Shelton for misconstruing some statements he made about the upcoming US election. Messing had implied Shelton was a supporter of Donald Trump and had even asked his girlfriend Gwen Stefani to “talk to your man.”
Debra Messing has apologised to Blake Shelton.
It all started after Shelton spoke to Billboard about presidential candidate Trump and how the Republican doesn't often hold back. "I'm not going to have the political conversation with you about Trump, or about Hillary Clinton,“ Shelton said.
'The Voice' judge and country music star has been getting back to his roots with a couple of intimate shows in tiny venues this week.
Country music star Blake Shelton has been rewarding his loyal fans this week, eschewing the massive concerts he’s become accustomed to playing in favour of impromptu gigs at tiny venues, playing two surprise gigs at extremely short notice in the space of two days.
The 40 year old musician and judge on ‘The Voice’ played an intimate gig at the Whiskey Tango in Kansas City on Wednesday night (July 27th), with queues of thousands streaming back more than a mile many hours before the doors opened.
Blake Shelton played two intimate shows at small venues this week
Continue reading: Blake Shelton Plays Two Free, Intimate Gigs In Tiny Venues
In a new interview with Harper's Bazaar, Stefani spoke about divorcing the father of her three children.
Gwen Stefani has opened up about how she’s still coping with the aftermath of her divorce from her ex-husband Gavin Rossdale, describing the moment they split for good as like having her dreams “shattered”.
The former No Doubt singer, 46, who is currently dating Blake Shelton and in the middle of a North American tour, spoke about her divorce and her new relationship in the August edition of Harper’s Bazaar.
“My dreams were shattered,” she recalled about the moment she parted ways with Rossdale, 50, her husband of nearly 14 years last summer. “All I wanted my whole life was to have babies, be married, like what my parents have.”
During a new radio interview, Stefani denied recent reports that wedding bells are imminent.
Ever since she and the country music star got together at the end of last year, soon after she divorced her husband of more than a decade Gavin Rossdale, the two have been enjoying what looks like a whirlwind romance from the outside. Naturally, this has got internet and tabloid gossip columns working overtime on a number of stories of various degrees of plausibility – including one that claims she’s pregnant.
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton have been dating for nearly 9 months
The couple performed their duet ‘Go Ahead and Break My Heart’ at the awards on Sunday.
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton brought their love to the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night (May 22nd), when they performed their hit song ‘Go Ahead and Break My Heart’. The couple, who have been dating since late last year, debuted the song on ‘The Voice’ earlier this month, the same place where they first began their relationship.
Continue reading: Gwen Stefani And Blake Shelton Perform Romantic Duet At Billboard Awards
The couple collaborated together on ‘Go Ahead and Break My Heart’.
Earlier this month couple Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton released their first duet together, ‘Go Ahead and Break My Heart’, taken from Shelton’s upcoming album If I’m Honest. Appearing on Chelsea Handler’s new Netflix talkshow, Stefani spilled on how the couple’s duet came to be, revealing that when she was initially sent the song she worried that she wouldn't like it.
Continue reading: Gwen Stefani Tells Chelsea Handler All About Her Blake Shelton Duet
Stefani and Shelton (Sheltani?) will perform 'Go Ahead and Break My Heart' on next Monday's episode of 'The Voice' (May 9th).
The couple, who’ve been dating for a little over eight months since Stefani split from her ex-husband Gavin Rossdale last summer, wrote the song ‘Go Ahead and Break My Heart’ together last autumn, and back in April it was announced as the ninth track on Shelton’s upcoming album If I’m Honest, released on May 20th.
Continue reading: Gwen Stefani And Blake Shelton To Perform Duet On 'The Voice' Next Week
A judge confirmed their divorce back on April 8th, and details of the settlement have reached the public domain via TMZ.
Gwen Stefani’s divorce from her ex-husband Gavin Rossdale has been finalised by a judge: and the details of the settlement have made their way into the media spotlight. Unsurprisingly, they’re somewhat favourable toward the former No Doubt singer.
The former couple parted ways in August 2015 after 13 years of marriage and three children together, after Rossdale reportedly cheated on her with their nanny Mindy Mann. They filed court documents in Los Angeles back on April 8th detailing the division of their assets, according to TMZ.
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale in early 2015
Continue reading: Gwen Stefani's Divorce From Gavin Rossdale Finalised
The couple got together after meeting as coaches on The Voice
Are Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton making plans to have a baby together? The new couple got together last year as they both dealt with relationship break-ups and now rumours are surfacing that they’re planning to start a family together.
Suggestions have been made Stefani and Shelton may try to a baby together
In Touch Weekly reported a source that suggested No Doubt frontwoman Stefani, 46, and her country singing man Shelton, 39, are thinking seriously about trying for a baby sister for Gwen’s three sons.
Continue reading: Are Gwen Stefani And Blake Shelton Planning To Have A Baby Together?
She's currently the Key Advisor on series ten, and will be making a more permanent move in September.
She only announced last month that she was joining ‘The Voice’ as a special advisor, but Miley Cyrus seems to be making her move to the NBC reality show more permanent, revealing she’ll be a coach on season 11.
The 23 year old singer will be making her debut on the show on Monday (March 28th) when the knockout rounds commence and her role as Key Advisor begins, which will see her offer advice to all teams and contestants.
Cyrus confirmed the news on Twitter herself, writing: “It's true! I am going to be the newest judge on Season 11 of The Voice @NBCTheVoice #thevoice.” She’ll most likely be joining Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Alicia Keys, the replacement for Pharrell Williams who has already confirmed he will not be returning after the current season.
Continue reading: Miley Cyrus Will Be A Coach On 'The Voice' Season 11
The singer’s 13 year marriage to the Bush frontman ended last October, amid rumours of Rossdale’s infidelity.
Gwen Stefani has said she felt 'so embarrassed' following her split from husband of 13 years, Gavin Rossdale. The 46-year-old has just released her third solo album, This Is What the Truth Feels Like and said that she credits the creative process for helping her get over the heartache.
Gwen Stefani felt ‘embarrassed’ over Gavin Rossdale split.
Speaking to CBS ‘Sunday Morning’ Stefani said her world "changed forever” when her marriage finally broke down. "At that time everything was like I had no skin, it was so raw," Stefani said. "Nobody knew what was happening, and I had this big secret.
Continue reading: Gwen Stefani Felt 'So Embarrassed' During Split From Gavin Rossdale
The former couple announced their split last year after 13 years of marriage.
Gwen Stefani has spoken about her painful break-up from Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale, who she divorced last October after 13 years of marriage. Tabloids have blamed the breakdown of the couple’s marriage on Rossdale’s infidelity, but while Gwen is refusing to confirm the rumours she does admit the saga is a “really good, juicy story”.
Gwen Stefani and new love, Blake Shelton.
Speaking to the New York Times, Gwen said: “If I could, I would just tell you everything, and you would just be in shock. It’s a really good, juicy story.” Rossdale has been accused of having an affair with one of the couple’s nannies, a rumour which neither party has confirmed.
'Team Blake' will apparently be receiving financial bonuses if Shelton and Stefani love it up on air, leaving fellow judge Aguilera fuming.
Christina Aguilera is said to be “furious” with producers of ‘The Voice’ for allegedly offering Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani a ‘sweetheart deal’ to pay them bonuses for ramping up the chemistry between them when on screen.
Aguilera, 35, has returned to the judging panel on the US version of the reality singing competition after a one year break. She is reported to be unhappy with an exclusive offered to the couple, after Stefani joined as a mentor on fellow judge Shelton’s team.
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have reportedly been offered a 'sweetheart deal' by 'The Voice' producers
Not counting her recently ended marriage to Gavin Rossdale, Stefani has only ever dated current boyfriend Blake Shelton and her ex-bandmate Tony Kanal.
The 46 year old singer, currently making a music career comeback with her new single ‘Make Me Like You’, was speaking to radio station K-Earth 101 on Wednesday (February 17th) when she revealed that, Blake aside, she’s only ever gone out with one person.
“You know I've only had two boyfriends, right?” the former No Doubt singer said when asked if she has a type. “So I'm not like — when you say that, it just sounds funny. It's just so limited. No, I do not [have a type]. That's a funny question. I’m gonna just stop right there."
Continue reading: Gwen Stefani Has Only Ever Had Two Boyfriends
Stefani also cleared up any confusion over ‘that’ fall during her Grammys performance.
Gwen Stefani has admitted that her new single ‘Make Me Like You’ is in fact about her new love, country star Blake Shelton. The former No Doubt singer began dating Shelton last year after meeting on talent show ‘The Voice’, following the end of her marriage to Gavin Rossdale.
Gwen Stefani’s new song is of course about Blake Shelton.
Appearing on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!', Stefani was asked straight up if the song was about Shelton. "It is, actually," she said. "I will admit that that song is about that guy, yeah.” Kimmel then asked Stefani if she thought it was "great that you can take something in your life and you can actually make something out of it that's a creative expression?”
Continue reading: Gwen Stefani Reveals New Song 'Make Me Like You' Is About Blake Shelton
The country star split from husband Blake Shelton last year.
Miranda Lambert has a new man in her life and she’s ready to show him off! The country singer posted a pic of herself snuggling up to new beau Anderson East on New Year’s Eve, showing she’s moved on following her split from Blake Shelton.
Continue reading: Miranda Lambert Posts First Pic With New Boyfriend Anderson East
Dolly doesn’t do ‘advice’, instead she gives information.
Legendary country star Dolly Parton paid a visit to ‘The Voice’ on Tuesday, to offer some help and inspiration to the remaining nine contestants. Parton was brought to the show by fellow country singer Blake Shelton, as the remaining nine prepared to be whittled down to four finalists.
Dolly Parton has paid a visit to ‘The Voice’.
Meeting the contestants earlier in the day Parton told them: “I feel very honoured to be in the presence of all of you. What I love about this show is that they pick you based on your talent. I know that some of you are going to be having to go home tonight - but just because you don't win doesn't mean you're not winners.”
Though Shelton seems to have been very publicly trying to 'win the break-up', Lambert's recovery has been more private and is going fine, according to a close source.
Though she’s been recovering a lot more privately from her divorce than her ex-husband Blake Shelton has, Miranda Lambert has apparently now put the fallout from her marriage break-up behind her and is “really enjoying” life.
An unnamed close to the 32 year old country music star told Us Weekly on Wednesday (December 2nd) that “she has started going on a few dates.”
Lambert and Shelton, 39, announced their divorce after four years of marriage in July this year. While Shelton has been dating his colleague on ‘The Voice’, Gwen Stefani, for just over a month, flaunting their romance in front of the cameras, Lambert has kept details of her private life closer.
Continue reading: Miranda Lambert Is Doing Fine After Blake Shelton Divorce
Voice star Blake Shelton has allegedly invited his new lady over for the holidays
As rumours of her marriage breakdown continue to circle, Gwen Stefani seems to be picking herself up by getting serious with new flame Blake Shelton. The Voice coaches could be spending Thanksgiving together as the pair also think about whether to spend the Christmas period together.
Gwen Stefani's relationship with Blake Shelton is hotting up
Female First has reported that Blake, 39, has invited his new lady and her three sons over to his house in Oklahoma to celebrate the November holiday.
Continue reading: Will Gwen Stefani Be Spending Thanksgiving With Her New Man?
‘The Voice’ coach helped a group of men to safety after they found themselves in trouble near the Oklahoma river.
Country singer and ‘The Voice’ coach Blake Shelton has been hailed as a hero, after he rescued a group of men who were stuck in a mudslide near the Washita River in Ardmore, Oklahoma, on Friday (November 13th).
Blake Shelton helped rescue a group of men stranded near the Oklahoma river on Friday.
The 39-year-old, who is currently dating singer Gwen Stefani, came across the four men, Bryar Blanton, Lenyell Blanton, Josh Turner and Adrian Poplin, while he was enjoying the outdoors during a visit to Oklahoma.
Stefani and Rossdale announced their divorce a few months ago, but the reason behind it has not been officially explained.
An unnamed source close to the couple, who announced their divorce in August this year, claimed to Us Weekly that the reason for the split was because Stefani had discovered a three-year affair between Rossdale and the Australian nanny they had hired to take care of their kids, Mindy Mann. “This was done right under Gwen’s nose,” the source said, as she apparently discovered a series of flirty messages between the pair on the family’s iPad in February.
Gavin Rossdale allegedly cheated on Gwen Stefani with their children's nanny
Jimmy Fallon provided lots of laughs with his special filming of 'The Tonight Show'.
The Super Bowl XLIX was all anyone could talk about over the weekend - and it wasn't just about the epic win of the New England Patriots over the Seattle Seahawks. As per usual, this year provided some pretty hilarious highlights, most notably from 'The Tonight Show''s Jimmy Fallon.
Jimmy Fallon provided the comedy at Super Bowl XLIX
Fallon was shooting a Super Bowl special for 'The Tonight Show', filming at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix for the first time in honour of the occasion. Despite special guests Brandon LaFell, Danny Amendola and LeGarrette Blount of the Patriots making an appearance, Fallon did well to keep the attention on him with his admittedly impressive 'Super Bowl of Lip Sync Battles' skit.
Continue reading: Jimmy Fallon's Lip-Sync Battle Becomes Super Bowl XLIX Comedy Highlight
Christina Aguilera is returning to the American swivel chair for the eighth season
Christina Aguilera is back in the red, swivelling chair of The Voice, USA. The platinum pop diva will be back for the eighth season, starting in early 2015, making the new line-up look suspiciously similar to the programme’s initial foursome.
Christina has announced she'll be back on The Voice USA for its eighth season
Xtina was part of the originals with Maroon 5 star Adam Levine, country singer Blake Shelton and singer-songwriter CeeLo Green: the quartet that steered the show for the first three seasons. Shakira and Usher took on the coaching roles in season four before the Genie in a Bottle singer returned with CeeLo for season five.
Continue reading: Xtina Is Back On The Voice USA!
If her new album didn't do it, Miranda Lambert's CMT performance definitely cemented her place as the queen of country.
If last year was the year of Taylor Swift, then we’re starting to think 2014 belongs to power couples like Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton. That’s what the CMT awards are seem to be trying to convince us, at least. Not only did Miranda perform at the CMT stage on Wednesday, she and her husband also cleaned out in various categories, including their matching awards for Male and Female Video of the Year. Shelton won for Doin’ What She Likes and Lambert scored with Automatic.
Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert - queens of country.
The country star is frank in her new interview.
Miranda Lambert has opened up on her life lately in an interview with Billboard magazine. The 30 year-old country singer, who rose to fame as a finalist in the 2003 series of Nashville Star, is married to fellow country musician and The Voice coach Blake Shelton. Between them they've sold 12.5 million albums but choose to retreat from the limelight with their dogs and horses in Tishomingo, a small town that is two hours away from Oklahoma City and Dallas.
Miranda Lambert Is Open On The Subject Of The Media In A New Interview.
Miranda may sing about burning men's houses down and welcoming an abusive partner home with a shotgun but the singer reveals that it's the false tabloid reports that she's sensitive to. "I think I've had like five sets of twins in the last two years, and we've been divorced four times, and one of us had a $100 million divorce. We both agreed, 'If one of us has $100 million, one of us is killing the other.' It's craziness," she said.
Ahead of the ceremony, Taylor was announced to receive another distinction.
Taylor Swift and the CMAs – it’s a match made in heaven and one that continues to reap accolades for the young singer. Ahead of tonight’s show, Swift is up for six whole awards. And while she is a favorite to win big (yet again) Taylor also has one in the bag already. The Country Music Association has decided to also honor the singer with the Pinnacle Award for her success, E! News reports. The world may change, but it's reassuring to know that the Country Music Awards still belong to Swift. There can be little argument about that.
The Pinnacle Award is a special distinction, given to artists, who have achieved international success and recognition, as well as record sales of country music. Since country is usually quite a region-specific genre, the award is a very rare honor, given to only the most successful of performers. To give you a bit of perspective, the only other Pinnacle Award laureate is Garth Brooks, after the award was created in 2005. So it's all very exciting for the young singer, who has achieved unparalleled success with her most recent album, RED, and the subsequent sold out tour.
Besides the distinction, Taylor is also nominated for Entertainer, Female Vocalist, Album, Song, Music Video, Musician and Musical Event of the Year, with the song, video and event nominations being for her work on the Tim Mcgraw song Highway Don’t Care. Blake Shelton is the other favorite, with five nominees. The awards will be broadcast tonight at 6pm PST on ABC.
Continue reading: The CMAs Honor Nominee Favorite Taylor Swift With Special Pinnacle Award
All four of the original coaching team are back for the new season of the now Emmy-winning show, and boy, did they come back with a bang!
The quest to find America's next singing sensation is on, and we've got two familiar faces returning to the fifth season of The Voice to boot, as Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green made their triumphant returns to the hit series. And now, with the show earning it's very first Emmy win, for 'Best Reality Competition,' the pressure was on for the season opener to deliver, and you better believe that it did.
Christina was back, and arguably came away from the opening night with the best performer.
Season five's opening episode wasn't just a blast because we got to see Christina, Cee Lo, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton back together again, although admittedly that was pretty great, but more because the first round of acts were some of the best singers the show has ever had! Maybe it had something to do with the return of the Holy Alliance, or maybe it was to do with the night's 'Rock 'n' Roll' theme, who knows maybe the just put something in the water, but last night (23 Sept.) the blind auditions were out of this world.
The nominees for this year's CMA Awards have been announced and it's safe to say the list is packed with talent.
The CMA nominations have been announced, y’all, and this year everyone’s favorite country girl Taylor Swift appears to have some competition, in the face of debutante Kacey Musgraves. Both Swift and Musgraves received six nods for the country awards, including categories, which have been almost reserved for Taylor for the past couple of years – Album of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year.
Taylor might have some tough competition in the face of newcommer Kacey Musgraves.
The other favorite to win some of those… pointy… statuettes this year is Miranda Lambert, whose work has been nominated in both solo and group categories (with Pistol Annies) and whose special brand of sass has been making waves this year. Lambert’s husband, Blake Shelton is also up for five categories, including Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year. No surprises there, but with Swift, Musgraves and Carrie Underwood all competing in the Album category, he’ll have a tough time beating the odds. The same goes for the Entertainer category, where Shelton is once again up against that powerhouse of a performer Swift, as well as Jason Aldean, George Strait and Luke Bryant – all huge names in country at the moment.
The finale had the most talent "The Voice" has ever seen, claims Shelton.
The Voice finally has its winner, but that’s not all that happened during the tense season finale. The last show featured performances by stars like Pitbull, Bruno Mars and Christina Aguilera, who will return to the judging panel next season, as well as a surprise performance by Cher – a rare event these days. But, of course, it wasn’t the main event. What everyone wants to know is who won. So, if you want to find out as well, keep reading ahead. Just in case that wasn’t clear enough, massive spoiler warning ahead. The big winner was, somewhat unsurprisingly, a member of team Blake Shelton. It was Danielle Bradbury, who beat out all other contestants for the top spot. Team Usher, represented by Michelle Chamuel came in second in the running, while the Swon Brothers, Zack and Colton, again mentored by Shelton, took third.
Bradbery, who is only 16, couldn’t contain her excitement after the show, commenting backstage:“I’m so thankful. I’m sorry, I’m speechless.”
Shelton, who coached two of the big-winning acts, had plenty of reasons to celebrate last night, as not only did his team represent (that’s what kids say these days, right?) but he also got to celebrate his 37th birthday on air. And he even got serenaded with Happy Birthday by the audience before the show went live, People reports. That bit wasn’t broadcast, presumably because the burden of copyright still hangs over the Happy Birthday song.
The show is in it's final stages and the race for the title really could go in any direction
The Voice has nearly finished with it's successful fourth season, with the final three now battling it out for the coveted crown being given out by NBC, but decided on by the American public. Monday (June 17) night's show featured more than just performances from the contestants as the season looks to make it's cinematic end, but regardless of the treats on offer the real attention was of course of the final three.
Show judge Usher has already dubbed Michelle Chamuel 'the winner' of this season of the hit singing competition, but Usher's word does not guarantee success and for Chamuel, the race is still on for the prize. Fellow judge Blake Shelton is one person who doesn't rate Chamuel and he is still backing Zach and Colton Swon to take the crown and after their triumphant rendition of 'Danny's Song' before the judge made the duo into a three-piece for a version of Brad Paisley's 'Celebrity.' Even if you don't like country it was hard not to admit that the shaw was something special.
Blake's other entry into the final three, Danielle Bradbery, proved her worth to the panel too, with Adam Levine and Shakira both singling her out as the most impressive performer of the night. "I think Danielle's the winner of this thing," Levine told her after the rendition of Maybe it was Pam Tillis' 'Memphis.' They weren't the only ones who thought highly of Bradbery's performances either and by the end of the night her coach Shelton told the hopeful, "I'm one of the millions of people out there that you have wrapped around your finger. I just thank God that you came to The Voice to debut yourself."
Continue reading: As The Voice Enters It's Final Stage, Is There A Clear Winner In Sight?
It's shaping up to be a tense finale.
It’s semifinals week on The Voice, oh goodie! Anticipation was abundant before last night’s show – who would leave, which judges’ teams would get to compete in the finale, is it going to be all-women or all-country? Once again, the iTunes chart provided some clue as to the rankings. The show kicked off with a performance by Fall Out Boy (who still exist as a band, apparently.) They performed their My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark and were joined by Michelle Chamuel, whose role in the whole performance seemed to be mostly nominal, since her voice was barely audible throughout.
Then, after an emotionally charged performance by season 3 finalist Nicholas David, at last it came time to announce the lucky members if the inner circle for this season – starting, predictably, with Michelle herself. This means that both team Usher and team Country will be represented at the final.
The second act to continue to finals was Blake's Danielle Bradbery, followed, at the very last minute by The Swon Brothers. This of course means that Team Shakira’s Sasha Allen and Team Adam’s Amber Carrington were sent home this week. So the results matched the iTunes charts pretty well and the finale is shaping up to be a tense one. Did the semifinal fit your predictions?
Continue reading: The Voice: Who Went Home And Who Made It To The Final?
Miranda was 'drinking for two' at last night's gala with Blake away in Los Angeles on The Voice duties
On Wednesday night (June 5) the stars of country music were out in force for the annual CMT Music Awards were held in Nashville, Tennessee, but one famous country face wasn't on show: Blake Shelton. With the singer busy on touring duties, it was up to his proud wife Miranda Lambert to act on his behalf during the nights proceedings.
Lambert was presenting the award for Male Video of the Year for when she read out her husbands name (convenient much), with his single 'Sure Be Cool If You Did' taking away the prize on the night. She explained that the Voice judge had "tried hard to get here," but unfortunately couldn't bend his schedule in such a way that he could get to the awards show from Los Angeles in time. Taking on the responsibilities for herself and her husband on the night, Lambert ended her speech by gleefully announcing, "Honey, I'm drinkin' for two tonight!"
Lambert had plenty of reason to drink the night away too, picking up two gongs on the night herself. She won the Performance of the Year award for her song 'Over You,' thanking Shelton, a co-writer of the song, in her speech, before climbing to the stage again to pick up the female equivalent of the award her husband had won: Video of the Year for 'Mama's Broken Heart,' a song she had performed live earlier in the awards gala.
Adam Levine backtracks on the 'I hate this country' remark, sort of.
Adam Levine made a half-apology to Americans yesterday for muttering "I hate this country" during the closing credits of The Voice. We say half-apology because the Maroon 5 took to Twitter to post dictionary definitions of the words "humourless," "lighthearted," "joke" and "misunderstand." Hmm.
In fairness to Levine, his remarks really were pretty throw-away and he was obviously upset that two of his three acts had been eliminated from the NBC singing contest - one of them, Judith Hill, had been the favorite for weeks. The pop singer also released a statement through NBC which classifies that he really doesn't hate America. "I obviously love my country very much and my comments last night were made purely out of frustration," Levine said. "Being a part of The Voice, I am passionately invested in my team and want to see my artists succeed."
Levine added that the elimination of two of his acts was "confusing and downright emotion," and that his remarks were based on "personal dissatisfaction with the results," adding, "I am very connected to my artists and know they have long careers ahead, regardless of their outcome on the show."
Continue reading: Adam Levine Tweets Americans The Definition Of 'Humorless'
Adam Levine is left with just one act after losing two frontrunners.
It was another shock result on NBC's The Voice this week, with two of the clear frontrunners getting eliminated despite strong performances. Unfortunately for Adam Levine, it was both his acts Judith Hill and Sarah Simmons who got the boot, despite being tipped to reach the final, reports E! Online.
Hill, a former backing singer for Michael Jackson, was considered the one to beat since her opening audition, while Simmons had wowed the American public with her soulful tone and consistent performances. The shocking results leaves Team Adam with just one act, Amber Carrington, while Team Blake retains Danielle Bradbery, Holly Tucker and The Swon Bothers. Shakira has just one act left, Sasha Allen, while Usher has one too, Michelle Chamuel. It's looking increasingly like that Blake Shelton will field at least one singer for the grand finale, probably Holly. The Voice audience have really taken to the country singers on the latest season.
Adam Levine may have hurt his one remaining act's chances after a microphone caught him grumbling, "I hate this country!" upon learning that American hadn't voted for Judith or Sarah. The Maroon 5 man was probably joking, though there's some pretty touchy television viewers out there.
Country star will also sing at the wedding
How cool’s this going to be!? Not very, probably, unless you’re Kelly Clarkson: so what’s happening is, Blake Shelton’s going to be there at her wedding. But not just that, right, he’s also going to be singing at her wedding! But that’s not even all – I know! – it turns out that he’s going to be conducting the whole darn shebang!
Speaking to Entertainment Online, Clarkson commented that Shelton did have history of wedding couples and had no hesitance in calling him Reverend Shelton. It’s perhaps just rewards for the country star, after he revealed that he had a hand in the pop singer and her fiancée Brandon Blackstock together. "I told Brandon, 'Man, you need to grow up and figure out that you need to marry this girl,' " Shelton told Hollyscoop last December. "'I am going on the record saying, I will do the music at the wedding or whatever you want to do, I'll be that guy. I will play for four hours if I have to, cause you need to get you head out of your ... and ask that girl to marry you.' "
Apparently Clarkson has already picked out her wedding dress for the occasion and also the moth of the nuptials, although the date keeps getting moved around due to the pair’s busy schedule. We’re not really too surprised by that, but as long as they get down the aisle at some point everything should be alright eh.
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The trio are all good buddies, and now their wedding will bring them all together again
It’s all a close-knit affair, you see; Blackstock is Shelton’s manager, and was instrumental in getting his boss to pop the question. "I told Brandon, man, you need to grow up and figure out that you need to marry this girl," he told the US Magaznie. "I am going on the record saying, I will do the music at the wedding or whatever you want to do, I'll be that guy. I will play for four hours if I have to, cause you need to get your head out of your ass and ask that girl to marry you." Clarkson and Blackstock became engaged late last year in mid-December, with Clarkson taking to twitter to share the good news. “I'M ENGAGED!!!!! I wanted y'all to know!! Happiest night of my life last night! I am so lucky and am with the greatest man ever :)” she posted.
Kelly Clarkson entertaining a Wembly crowd
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The ACM Awards shortlist has been announced, one of the biggest awards shows in the American country music scene. Fully-named The Academy of Country Music Awards, is looks like 2013 could be the year of Eric Church, who seems to be set for reverence indeed after being named as a candidate in seven categories.
Known as the Chief, Church nevertheless isn’t up for the top category of the event – which will be held on April 7 in Las Vegas. Entertainer of the year will be contested by many of the established names on the country circuit, including Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift. We’re not quite sure how much a part of the ‘scene’ Swift can really feel these days to be honest, but never mind, she’s going for her third straight win in the category.
Going back to whose up for the most gongs though, it would appear that Hunter Hayes is just one behind ‘the Chief’, with six nominations, whilst Lambert and Swift are on five each. We wouldn’t bet against Swift winning all five of her categories: entertainer of the year, top female vocalist, video of the year, album of the year (artist) and album of the year (producer). For Hayes, he was just thrilled with the nominations. “It’s amazing. That puts it in perspective,” he said, according to the New York Daily News. “I’m kind of feeling like I’m part of the family now, especially now, with this. That’s such an honor, such a huge compliment. This is serious. This is for real. This says that my music’s been accepted by this community and it’s unbelievable — and that’s one of the best feelings in the world.”
The man who is alleged to have been the mastermind behind Manti Te’o’s imaginary girlfriend reportedly auditioned to be on The Voice. According to US Weekly, Ronaiah Tuiasosopo spun an elaborate and tragic story, about his cousins dying, which producers now suspect may have been a lie, in light of his apparent involvement in the ‘dead girlfriend’ story.
Ronaiah Tuiasosopo allegedly told the show’s producers that he had started a Christian band, together with his cousins, but that they died in a “massive car crash” on the way to a youth conference in Nevada. According to Ronaiah, a truck crashed into their vehicle and sent the family members sprawling across the freeway. Miraculously, he claims, they were all fine, despite doctors fearing that one of them could be brain-dead. According to the inside, Ronaiah Tuiasosopo had taken the same background check and psych evaluation that all contestants go through and nothing out f the ordinary had cropped up. In light of the Manti Te’o death hoax, though, people are starting to think that he could have been making this up as well.
Luckily for the producers, his journey on the show ended there. He tried to impress the judges – Shakira, Adam Levine, Usher and Blake Shelton with his version of Matisyahu’s ‘One Day’ but they were unimpressed. “No one turned their chair around,” the insider confirmed.
Following her victory in The Voice, Cassadee Pope probably doesn't need any encouragement to believe in herself, but if she does, then Blake Shelton is her go to guy. The team leader and star mentor has issued a glowing reference for the 23-year-old, People reports.
"That's what makes an artist," Shelton praised her after the results were announced Tuesday night. "We are never satisfied. But I hope she's really happy that she won. I would love to do the pop/rock thing, but I know that I gained some amazing country fans and I know how hard it is to get into that world," the Florida native said. "I'd love to add a country music element to it a bit. I used to cover country music when I was a kid and it's stylistically part of my voice somehow.
As a 'Voice' winner, Pope earns a record contract with Universal Republic in her victory, as well as a multitude of fans to springboard her career from. "She's got a lot of options," Shelton added. "She's adored by rock fans, pop fans, country fans. She connects with a lyric the way few people can. The door is wide open." Season 4 of The Voice premieres March 25, 2013, with Usher and Shakira joining Shelton and Adam Levine as team leaders.
It’s been drawing solid ratings but The Voice has largely slipped under the radar news-wise this year; nevertheless, the show drew to a close on NBC last night (December 18, 2012) with Blake Shelton’s protégé Cassadee Pope taking the prize.
Pope won the show over Scottish-native Terry McDermott and the bearded wonder Nicholas David, reports CBS, with a two hour marathon finale deciding who would walk off as the winner. Pope was stunned to win, dissolving into tears and getting out a hasty list of thank yous: "I'm feeling amazing, thank you for everyone who voted for me and all the fans and Blake, the producers, wardrobe, Carson, the band, and Christina, everybody” she gushed.
Pope got to perform with one of her idols in Avril Lavigne, and the Canadian was one of several stars who made a turn at the show’s prestigious finale. Rihanna, Bruno Mars, The Killers, Smokey Robinson and Peter Frampton were among the others who made an appearance during the two hours. Though Pope is the winner of this series, she won’t have long to relish her crown, with the fourth season of the show beginning as soon as March 25, 2013; it’ll be all change on the voice coach panel too, with Usher and Shakira replacing Christina Aguilera and Cee-Lo Green.
Christina Aguilera has really taken her time with albums over the last ten years so it's a nice surprise that her seventh effort 'Lotus' comes only two years after her mediocre record 'Bionic' - which is just as well because there's only so many times you can listen to a record without a single stand out hit to note.
'Lotus' could prove to be different, however, with generally good reviews all round so far (at least compared with 'Bionic'). It was released last week on November 9th 2012 with 13 tracks though the 5-time Grammy winner has already released a deluxe version with four further tracks: 'Light Up the Sky', 'Empty Words', 'Shut Up' and a Martin Garrix remix of first single 'Your Body'; a track which has charted worldwide - it will never be a number one hit, but it is at least one of the most energised songs she has released in recent years.
The album, which was recorded at her home studio, includes collaborations with Cee Lo Green and country singer Blake Shelton (former co-judges on the US version of reality show 'The Voice') as well as input from several new producers such as Mike Del Rio, Jamie Hartman, Aeon Manahan, Chris Braide, Supa Dups and Jason Gilbert.
In weeks to come, will young girls be going to the hairdressers and asking for a Christina Aguilera Braid? Well, that remains to be seen, but Christina certainly seems to have caused a bit of a stir with her latest hairdo. She was showing off her new pink dip-dyed look when she appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s chat show on the weekend and that looked pretty neat. On Monday’s episode of the TV news show Extra, she took it one step further and added some elaborate plaits to one side of her head.
With the US election just a day away, Christina was showing her patriotic side, as well, sporting a pair of blue denim jeans with white stars. In fact, she looked every bit the All-American rocker, with a cropped leather jacket and safety-pinned t-shirt to finish off the look. Oh and let’s not forget the snazzy Christian Louboutin heels she had on, too – they were pretty eye-catching. Christina’s style has never exactly been subtle but she’d pulled out all the stops on Monday night to get herself noticed.
After the show, Christina enjoyed a meal with her fellow judge on The Voice, Blake Shelton and her boyfriend Matthew Rutler and frankly, she looked a million dollars in comparison to those two scruffy urchin, if The Daily Mail's pictures are anything to go by.
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Blake Shelton went home after last nights (Nov 1) Country Music Awards with an impressive three trophies to add to his mantle, taking Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist and Song of the Year.
Shelton shared the honour of Best Song with his wife Miranda Lambert for their ballad ‘Over You’, with Lambert breaking down in tears on stage over their success. And as for Shelton’s Best Male Vocalist Award, it marked the third time in a row that the singer has received the coveted award.
As well as Shelton and Lambert, other winners on the night included Country legend Willie Nelson who was presented with a lifetime achievement award at the ceremony held in Nashville, Tennessee. Alabama quartet Little Big Town found double success as they collected the award for Vocal Group of the Year and Single of the Year for their song ‘Pontoon’. Eric Church took home Album of the Year for the smash hit Chief, whilst Toby Keith beat off competition to win Music Video of the Year for the novelty track, ‘Red Solo Cup’.
Continue reading: Blake Shelton Is The Man Of The Hour At CMA Awards
Blake Shelton won his first CMA Entertainer of the Year Award in a ceremony in Nashville on Thursday evening (November 1, 2012). It capped a successful night for the Shelton family, with wife Miranda Lambert scooping the award for female vocalist of the year (Blake won best male).
The show, which demolished The X-Factor USA in its season premiere, has also brought in Usher for Cee Lo Green, according to Entertainment Weekly. The new additions are part of NBC’s plan to develop an “on-going tent of talent” for the show, though Aguilera is likely to return after promoting her new album. Executive producer Mark Burnett said of the new line-up, “Having award-winning artists as coaches means they need to be able to tour…Whether in the red chair or on tour, our coaches have their chairs for life. This is exactly why, after three seasons, we needed to allow them to rotate out so they can get on the road amongst their fans. Meanwhile, we’re incredibly excited to have singular artists like Usher and Shakira joining the fold.” It’s probably a wise move by show bosses, who will be all too aware of the sinking ratings of The X Factor and American Idol, both of which have failed to come up with original concepts in recent years and relied too heavily on all-star judging names.
If you thought The Voice would rest on its laurels after last season’s huge success, then you thought very, very wrong. Not content with demolishing The X-Factor USA in its season premiere, show bosses have already begun tweaking the judging line-up for the forthcoming spring season.
Christina Aguilera – perhaps the most high profile of the four mentors – is being replaced by Colombian pop princess Shakira, while Cee-Lo Green will make way for R&B star Usher, according to Entertainment Weekly. The new additions are part of NBC’s plan to develop an “on-going tent of talent” for the show, though fans of Christina and Cee-Lo shouldn’t worry too much: they haven’t been sacked. The former is releasing a new album and will go on tour, while Green is developing new music and working on a scripted comedy series based on his life – both are likely to return for a later season. Having a rotational judging line-up is an interesting concept, and executive producer Mark Burnett firmly believes that it’s the way forward, saying, “Having award-winning artists as coaches means they need to be able to tour…Whether in the red chair or on tour, our coaches have their chairs for life. This is exactly why, after three seasons, we needed to allow them to rotate out so they can get on the road amongst their fans. Meanwhile, we’re incredibly excited to have singular artists like Usher and Shakira joining the fold.”
Country singer Blake Shelton and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine will continue on the spring season of The Voice – though it’s unclear whether this is through lack of work, or just because they love spinning their mechanical chairs around.
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