One of the few constants of The Voice has been the man himself, Blake Shelton. A permanent name among the coaches, he has been a part of the show since its inception.
Blake Shelton is known for his bromance with Adam Levine and fans love to see this country-singer with Gwen Stefani. He met Stefani on the show and they fell in love! And fans just can’t get enough of Shelton and his cheeky humor. He is the coach on the show with the highest number of winners: 6! Surely says something about his coaching right? But even the greatest among us slip at times.
Well, a recent performance by Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins has left fans divided in their opinions about Shelton. While most still remain loyal to his country-singer and seasoned coach, a few are quite displeased. Shelton took to the stage for a duet performance with Adkins and they chose to perform “Hell Right”.
All the while the performance lasted, this country-duo shared spoken-word narratives about enjoying and partying. The chorus had one line: “If you gonna raise hell then you better damn raise hell right” and this is the cause of all the trouble. After repeating swears for the whole performance, Blake Shelton chose to end it with a “Merry Christmas, America”. And this has left many of his rather orthodox fans displeased.
I used to like #TheVoice but I think this might be my last season. I am disappointed in Blake and Trace. I like them both, but I don’t think we need more swearing to be cool and hip. Please be the integrity we need, because that wasn’t
— Lisa (@k9workforce) December 11, 2019
What a Hypocrite Blake is and the whole production as a whole for that matter! Blake comes out singing Hell Right and in the same breath Merry Christmas all and God Bless. What a joke!!!…#TheVoice
— michael heneise (@michaelheneise) December 11, 2019
One such displeased fan expressed how swearing is not cool or hip and another called Blake an outright “hypocrite” for having mentioned “Hell Right” and “Merry Christmas” in the same breath.
Blake; "Hell Right."
Blake in his next breath, "Merry Christmas."
Christ does not approve. #thevoice
— Cee (@Owlallowit) December 11, 2019
But most fans were happy with the performance and enjoyed it thoroughly.
Amazing performance by Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins! #TheVoice
— Paul Onufrey (@onufreyonboard) December 11, 2019
What a way to open up #TheVoice! I love me some Blake and Trace!!
— нεαтнεя (@HeatherD516) December 11, 2019
Blake Shelton often claps back at his haters on social media but this time, he is yet to respond. This single “Hell Right” caused quite a ruckus when it first released as well. But it still ended up being on top of the Billboard Hott 100. Would Blake Shelton really care for a few people’s opinions and not spread his music? We don’t think so!
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