Blake Shelton has enlisted the help of none other than Dierks Bentley as his team mentor for this season of The Voice.
Bentley is an American country singer and songwriter best known for songs like “Somewhere ON A Beach”, “What Was I Thinkin ‘”, “Drunk on a Plane” and “I Hold On”.
Country legend Jason Aldean will look after Team Kelly Clarkson again this year and give us a “double dose” of country, to use the words of Taste of Country.
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Speaking to ET recently, Bentley said of his reunion with Shelton, “It was amazing, you know? It was so good to see him. We hadn’t seen each other in a long time. “
He added, “Just being around while talking to these kids was really impressed. He’s been doing this for a long time and he’s really good at leading these kids who have these big dreams, these big hopes. That is so important to him. “
During his interview with ET, Bentley joked about not being invited to Shelton’s and Gwen Stefani wedding. When asked if he had received a wedding present for Shelton, he joked, “My presence at ‘The Voice’ was his present!”
Lately, Bentley has been busy with its Beers on Me 2021 tour.
He told ET about his live performances for fans: “It’s the best feeling… The second my boots hit the stage, it’s like electricity flowing through the floorboards. I’m just so excited to be out there! “
Shelton has an impressive line-up on “The Voice” this season.
His team consists of Peedy Chavis, Wendy Moten, Lana Scott, Hailey Green, The Joy Reunion, Carson Peters, Kaitlyn Velex, Berritt Haynes, Clint Sherman, Manny Keith, Libianca and Tommy Edwards.
A survey was conducted by GoldDerby on October 5, 2021. She asked fans which artist has the best chance of winning season 21.
As of October 11th, viewers believe that Wendy Moten is Team Shelton’s most likely candidate to become the next winner of The Voice. Moten garnered 32.09% of the vote, followed by Carson Peters with 13.43% of the vote.
According to BET, Moten is 56 years old and from Tennessee. During her post-performance interview with the judges, Moten shared that she has been in the music industry for over three decades and that one of her hits, “Come In Out of the Rain,” was a hit in the 1990s. She was also the backup singer for John Oates and Julio Iglesias.
At one point, Grande said to Moten: “What a privilege for her to be able to sing with you. You are spectacular and I need you to be front and center. It’s time.”
The legend added, “You have so much light in your voice and I’m just sad that Blake took the opportunity … you are truly phenomenal and we are lucky to have you.”
In a post-show interview on Today, Shelton said of Moten, “Wendy’s one of the best singers I’ve ever heard on this show.”
Shelton prevented John Legend from adding Moten to his team and despite the best efforts of Clarkson and Grande, the singer decided to perform with Shelton.
Maybe that’s not a bad idea after all. Shelton has taken home the most show titles with eight wins to date. He’s also the most experienced coach on the show, having been with it since season one.
“The Voice” airs Mondays and Tuesdays on NBC at 8:00 p.m. Eastern and Pacific Time.