The Voice is celebrating 500 episodes on Tuesday, and Blake Shelton has been there for each single one!
The nation celebrity is the one coach who’s been round for all 21 seasons, having spent 10 years in his spinning crimson chair. Forward of Tuesday’s Knockout performances, Blake and his fellow season 21 coaches — Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Ariana Grande — marked the event with a large Voice-themed cake and a celebratory group photograph.
“5 hundred episodes outdated!” Blake marveled.
“You certain are!” Ariana teased.
ET even has a flashback to Blake and Voice host Carson Daly forward of the collection’ premiere in 2011, the place they joked in regards to the star energy of Blake’s OG fellow coaches, Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Inexperienced and Adam Levine. Try the complete video above!
“Carson and I had been a few of the photos, and it was like, ‘Oh my god. Look how younger we’re!'” Blake mentioned of the flashback second. “‘Look how skinny I used to be again then! What occurred to me?'”
Blake’s had loads of success on The Voice — successful eight championships and assembly spouse Gwen Stefani throughout his time on the present. Nevertheless, even he admitted he was intimidated when Ariana joined the competitors as a coach this season.
“It is embarrassing to observe her [onto the Voice stage],” Blake joked throughout the coaches’ preseason press convention of the viewers’s enthusiasm for the “7 Rings” singer. “It exposes my lack of movie star.”
As a longtime “enormous fan of The Voice,” Ariana was humble about her potential benefits, however mentioned she could not await followers to see how her season 21 workforce comes collectively.
“I’ve watched many seasons and I like watching the present,” she mentioned. “It at all times has the most effective vitality. It is such healthful, inspiring tv, and I like seeing the completely different voices and watching so many individuals begin careers for themselves. It is a lovely, wonderful factor.”
See extra within the video under. The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. PT/ET on NBC.