Since Blake Shelton revealed a month ago that this would be his last season on The Voice, the country singer is already compiling a list of appropriate farewell presents.
The coach, who is now married to Gwen Stefani and is participating in this season of the popular NBC competition series, recently joked about his retirement wishes to Entertainment Tonight.
Shelton, who is 46 years old, joked that first-time coach Camila Cabello ought to get an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) for him. “I suppose an ATV,” Shelton remarked of his first pick.
In answer, Cabello, who is 25 years old, taunted, “Whoa, pretty large.” I have no idea how much Santa can spend this year since his budget is so limited.
Shelton and his reality TV co-stars, including Stefani and Cabello, as well as John Legend, sat down for their ET interview on Tuesday, one day before the live Top 10 results program. John Legend was also there.
The second item on the country star’s wish list was a “pallet” of the LVE wine made by Legend. He stated, in a lighthearted manner, “a concoction of his choosing, but not a case — a pallet.”
Shelton has said the following about his famous wife: “We divide everything anyhow, so anything she buys herself is her business.”
Stefani, who is 53 years old, asked her husband, “Can I remodel the home in Los Angeles?” Her husband promptly responded, “This is my retirement!”
The singer known for “God’s Country” made the announcement back in October that the next season of the singing competition program would be his last. This will be the 23rd season in a row that he has participated in the show.
The country artist announced her departure from The Voice after the 23rd season in an Instagram post by writing, “I’ve been grappling with this for a long and I’ve decided that it’s time for me to step away from The Voice after season 23.” “This show has altered my life in every way for the better, and it will always seem like home to me because of how much it has improved my life,” she said.
Shelton went on to say, “It has been one hell of a journey during these last 12 years of chair turns, and I would want to thank everyone at The Voice from NBC, including every producer, every writer, every musician, every crew member, and every catering person. You guys are the greatest. To successfully put on a live concert twice a week requires a significant amount of effort, dedication, and alcoholic drinks (ha!).”
Shelton then offered a shoutout to the competitors and reminisced on the bonds he had with them during the course of the program. But probably the most significant moment in his life was when he first met his wife, Stefani, on the program. They tied the knot in 2012 after being engaged for 20 years.
“Over the years, I’ve developed connections that will last a lifetime with [host] Carson [Daly] and each and every one of my other coaches, including my wife, Gwen Stefani!” He proceeded farther. “I have to offer a great shoutout to the singers, the “Voices,” who come on this stage season after season and stun us with their ability, and a particular thanks to those who picked me to be their coach,” said Adam Levine, host of NBC’s “The Voice.”
Shelton summed up his thoughts on the matter by saying, “Finally, it’s about y’all, the fans, who follow and support these artists, the coaches, and everyone at The Voice who are pursuing their goals.” “If it weren’t for you, it never would have happened!”