[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Blake Shelton[/lastfm] is always the jokester, but he’s taking his time as one of the coaches on NBC’s The Voice pretty seriously.
Blake tells The Oklahoman, “I won’t lie, I mean, I wanted to be on the show just because it sounded like fun. But once you turn that chair around and you’re looking into someone’s eyes…and you realize, man, I was that person, that person up there giving that 200 percent, everything they got, they want this more than they want to live. You know, I remember what that feels like. And instantly it goes for me from a game show or entertainment to something real.” Shelton even had his team over for lunch last week! Blake shares, “The thing that’s most important to me is my artists that are on my team. It’s not just a television show to me. I really do want to do what’s best for them, and I’m in constant contact with them… I want to see ’em go on and be stars so that I can wave my hands and say ‘I knew it. I picked those people.'” So is Shelton glad that he got onboard the television show then? He reveals, “I really am having a lot of fun with it. I’m glad I did it. You know, being just a redneck from Oklahoma, I’ve learned the hard way that it’s a different world to step into that Hollywood spotlight and to be on television once a week in front of that many people.”