Spoiler alert! Some fans of The Voice weren't too happy with Blake Shelton after the singer revealed which of the show's four coaches contestant Ricky Braddy chose after his blind audition, with a commercial break starting just before Braddy ultimately decided to go for Team Blake. In a tweet, Shelton celebrated his new team member and got some ribbing in at girlfriend Gwen Stefani's expense at the same time, though his message came just a bit too early for some viewers.
See @GwenStefani… I can play nice! Now you can find more artists on your team.. CAUSE I GOT RICKY!!!— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) October 9, 2019
Fans quickly called Shelton out for revealing the result of the moment just a few seconds before the rest of the country found out what happened.
gdi blake, this was like a full minute early— 🖤 (@truthfeelslike) October 9, 2019
uh little early there— lex (@shaniaxtwain) October 9, 2019
Spoiler!!!— Music&CoffeeLover🎶☕ (@MusicCoffeeLol) October 9, 2019
Lol..still commercial!! Ruined the suspense 😂— Nee 🇨🇦 💚💛 (@nee_tremblay) October 9, 2019
Spoiler 😂😂😂— Bitch Like Homegirl 👑 (@ohmydearbadass) October 9, 2019
Other fans were happy Shelton had gotten Braddy on his team.
Ricky, Hell right 🥃💙SiS— Sue Rendf (@RendfSue) October 9, 2019
Whoa Hoo!!! Yes sir!!! You did it!!! 😎— Diane4Blake💙🎤🎸🎶 (@diane_addona) October 9, 2019
Yay Ricky!! He’s gonna win! He picked the perfect coach.— DeeAnna Oliver (@DeeAnnaOliver2) October 9, 2019
Braddy impressed the judges with his cover of Brandi Carlile's "The Story," earning a chair turn from Shelton, Stefani and John Legend. In classic Shelton fashion, the "God's Country" singer did he all he could to convince Braddy to choose him as his coach, even throwing his girlfriend under the bus for a chance to get Braddy on his team.
"I think we should give Gwen the opportunity to keep looking for more artists, you know? She’s only got one spot left," he said. "She’s not that sold on you, so let’s just let her keep shopping around. Please Ricky!"
Ultimately, Shelton's plea worked, with Braddy becoming the newest member of Team Blake.
"There was a lot of things that I liked about Ricky," Shelton remarked backstage. "He’s got a ton of personality in his voice. He’s got a ton of range, a ton of power, and this guy’s gonna go deep into the competition, I think."0comments
The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
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