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Blake Shelton Thinks Shakira And Usher Are Doing Better Than Expected On The Voice

March 27, 2013 11:00 AM by Lisa Princ

The Voice returned this week with tons of talent, as well the addition of new mentors, Shakira and Usher. While we may have watched Blake Shelton poke fun at his new competitors, he really thinks that they are doing great on the show, even better than expected!

Shakira and Usher definitely fit in well on The Voice, and though we have seen Blake Shelton poke some fun at them during the first two shows, he definitely respects these two and feels they are doing a great job. Recently, Shelton appeared on Today, where he had nothing but praise for Shakira and Usher, saying: “I think they’re doing way better than Adam and I expected. I mean, the first couple of auditions, we were sitting there, like, ‘Oh, yeah. This is going to be easy.’ But you could tell they’d done their homework.”

Shelton went on to say that Shakira and Usher definitely knew how to play their cards when it came to getting their contestants, and he even admitted that they embarrassed him at some points. “We thought we had somebody won over just because we’d been there longer. That wasn’t the case,” Blake added.

And the addition of Shakira and Usher may have been just what the show needed, as the ratings were up from last season’s first two episodes. The Voice held close to ABC’s Dancing With The Stars this week, but they actually had more viewers in the key demographic group of 18-49. Definitely a win-win situation for NBC.

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3 Responses to “Blake Shelton Thinks Shakira And Usher Are Doing Better Than Expected On The Voice”

  1. debbie Says:
    April 11th, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    I like usher and Shakira so much more then Celo and Christina. They bring fun and alot of talent to the show. I have enjoyed this season way better then last. Keep up the good work. I actually stopped watching Idol because of the class your show has. Thanks

  2. Sam Ullrich Says:
    May 1st, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    It has been a real treat watching Usher and Shakira rise to the top (like cream) on The Voice. Their hands on approach is very modern and fresh. Not to diss Cee Lo and Christina, but their mentoring skills seemed to leave much to be desired. Usher actually teaches his protegees how to move and work the stage like professionals. I hope these two judges stay on for another season or two. They are very humble and likable.

  3. Cindy Says:
    May 31st, 2013 at 11:16 am

    I love Shakira and Usher. They are doing so great! They also get along so much better with Adam and Blake. I just love this season. I wish Christina and Cee Lo weren’t coming back because these 4 are awesome together!

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