Keith Urban Reveals What He Thinks of Blake Shelton After Working on ‘The Voice’

Keith Urban is heading to The Voice this fall to serve as an advisor to Blake Shelton's team, although he has already filmed his part on the series ahead of the season premiere.

Speaking to and other media outlets recently, Urban revealed that filming with Shelton allowed him to get to know the fellow country star better.

"It was good," Urban said of working on the series. "I like Blake a lot. I liked him even more after spending that whole day with him and getting to know him a little bit more. I realized, I didn't know him that well. I've never really spent any time with him, so I really enjoyed it."

Urban will advise Shelton's team during the battle rounds of Season 14 of the NBC singing competition. The two taped together for a full day, which allowed them to spend time together and gave Urban the chance to mentor new talent.

Speaking to Access, Shelton described Urban as "THUNDER DOWN UNDER," making sure to get a few jokes in along the way and cracking that Urban actually has "talent" when he sits and plays the guitar.

On Urban's end, the 50-year-old said that Shelton is "honest, charming and cunning."

The Voice isn't Urban's first go at reality television, as the Australia native served as a judge on American Idol for three seasons, including the show's final season on Fox in 2016. Urban also judged the Australian version of The Voice during its inaugural season in 2012.

The "Never Comin Down" singer shared that he enjoys helping contestants in a different way than being a judge afforded him.

"I had a blast doing it. I love that side of it," he said. "I love being able to try and offer any advice, feedback, insight, guidance, anything to a lot of these guys and girls who haven't had that opportunity, haven't been around people who can give them specific help. But I loved it."

The Voice Season 15 premieres Monday, September 24 on NBC. Shelton will be joined by fellow coaches Adam Levine, Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson. Kelsea Ballerini will also debut as the show's fifth coach, helming The Voice's first-ever Comeback Stage.


Levine chose former coach Cee Lo Green as his team's mentor, while Hudson's contestants will be assisted by Halsey and Thomas Rhett will step in to offer advice to Clarkson's team.

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