Looks like a new rivalry has arrived on The Voice! Kelly Clarkson is filling in the fourth chair on the set of Season 14 of NBC’s hit singing competition alongside returning coaches Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, and Alicia Keys.
While Shelton and Clarkson may be longtime friends, that doesn’t mean either of the superstar artists will be backing down when it comes to a fight. During the premiere last night (Feb. 26), Clarkson and Shelton found themselves going head-to-head over multiple talented vocalists, neither of them holding back when it came to swaying the hopeful towards their respective teams.
An aspiring country singer by the name of Kaleb Lee – a corporate business man who put his singing dreams temporarily on hold for his family – delivered a gritty rendition of Kenny Chesney‘s “Never Wanted Nothing More”, earning two-chair-turns from Clarkson and Shelton. The coaches went in gun’s blazing as each tried to sway Lee in their direction, Clarkson reminding everyone she has the same Nashville ties that Shelton has.
“I think you should just shock the world here,” said Clarkson. “And wouldn’t it be great since I have the same ties?”
Clarkson even went as far as singing the chorus of her duet with Jason Aldean “Don’t You Wanna Stay,” pointing out she “was good enough for Jason Aldean” to release a single with.
However, when it came down to making a decision, Lee joined the ranks of Team Blake, prompting Shelton to hysterically blast Clarkson on Twitter during the premiere.
“Better whip my oxygen tank back out for [Kelly Clarkson] after that one. She definitely wore herself out tryin to be more country than me HA!!! Give her some time she’ll recover,” Shelton jokingly tweeted.
Better whip my oxygen tank back out for @kelly_clarkson after that one. She definitely wore herself out tryin to be more country than me HA!!! Give her some time she’ll recover. #VoicePremiere
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) February 27, 2018
Good thing Clarkson has a good sense of humor! The blind auditions resume tonight (Feb. 27) on NBC.