01:18 PM EDT 08/26/2014
Originally posted 05/20/2014 06:25AM
It came down to the wire on The Voice Monday as the top three artists – Christina Grimmie, Jake Worthington and Josh Kaufman – delivered knockout performances.
Kaufman closed out the show with applause that went on so long and so loud that the coaches could barely comment. Singing Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain," the Indianapolis father of three made a case for himself as a masterful soul singer.
"Oh, my," his coach, Usher, enthused, barely audible over the cheers. "Throughout this whole process you have wanted to represent soul and that is precisely who and what you are."
Originally posted 05/15/2014 09:15PM
There are many things Blake Shelton loves about his wife Miranda Lambert, but there's one thing (or rather, three) that he's not so fond of – her cats.
"I'm not too big on cats and sometimes I'll say something like that and people get so mad at me," the Voice mentor, 37, tells PEOPLE. "But the truth is, I don't care if they get mad."
So what exactly does he have against his wife's furry friends?
Originally posted 05/15/2014 04:30PM
Three years from the night Miranda Lambert said 'I do' to Blake Shelton on a ranch in Boerne, Texas, the country music superstar stood in the rotunda of Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and celebrated another milestone: receiving her very own exhibit.
"I can't believe I'm here!" she told the VIP crowd at the invitation-only preview opening of "Miranda Lambert Backstage Access." "When you're a little girl standing in front of your mirror singing into a hair brush you never could imagine something like this. Even when you start having success, you think something like this is way down the line."
Originally posted 05/14/2014 03:00PM
It's been three years since Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert's rustic and rowdy May 14, 2011, wedding in the Texas Hill Country, and on Wednesday, the couple decided to celebrate in a way they do well – on social media.
Lambert Instagrammed a photo from their big day with the message "Happy anniversary @blakeshelton! I love you! Cheers to 3 years!"
Originally posted 05/14/2014 07:00AM
With just one week to go until the finale, the Top Five artists on The Voice learned their fate Tuesday in a semifinal elimination that had the male contestants celebrating and the female singers forced to perform one more time for the last Twitter instant save of the season.
Early in the show, the first save of the night offered a genuine surprise: Host Carson Daly revealed Texas teen Jake Worthington would move on to next week's finals.
The decision had coach Blake Shelton beaming – and probably helped him forget about the pile of manure Adam Levine poured on his precious truck the previous evening.
Originally posted 05/13/2014 07:45AM
A popular Disney hit re-imagined as a rock song was not a problem for Kat Perkins, who turned the catchy tune embraced by fans worldwide, "Let It Go," into a head-banging anthem on Monday night's The Voice semi-final.
"You murdered it," said an enthusiastic Usher of Perkins's powerful take on the song from Frozen, which she dedicated to the Keller children for whom she served as nanny, and who watched adoringly from the audience.
"I don't know what I can say anymore. It doesn't get better as far as vocals are concerned," noted her coach Adam Levine.
Originally posted 05/08/2014 08:30PM
He may be a country superstar, but Blake Shelton doesn't need caviar or lobster tail – a slice of pizza (or 10) hits just the spot.
"Look at me! I eat way too damn much pizza," says Shelton, who, beginning May 18, stars in Pizza Hut's commercials for a new line of barbecue pies. "I grew up in a small town in Oklahoma, and pizza was one of the few options we had there, so I grew up loving pizza. This was the perfect opportunity for me."
In fact, it's not too surprising to learn that The Voice coach, 37, still craves a good pie after his shows.
Originally posted 05/07/2014 06:15AM
Some of the strongest artists on The Voice found themselves in the bottom four Tuesday night, which confounded the coaches and forced those singers to perform one more time for the lone Twitter save.
After weeks of deftly avoiding elimination, veteran coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton found themselves in a vulnerable position following Monday night's Top Eight performances when Usher's lone artist, soulful family man Josh Kaufman, and Shakira's only remaining singer, Massachusetts country singer Kristen Merlin, were the first artists to be deemed safe.
A short time later, host Carson Daly revealed Team Adam's teenage dynamo Christina Grimmie also made it through, along with fellow teen and self-professed redneck Jake Worthington of Team Blake.
Originally posted 05/06/2014 06:40AM
The Voice introduced its two newest coaches – Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani, who teamed up to perform "Hollaback Girl" – on Monday night as the eight remaining artists performed.
Team Adam Levine star Christina Grimmie followed last week's genre-bending Drake cover with another original moment on Lil Wayne's "How to Love."
The audience would not stop cheering. "You should be soaking this up right now," Blake Shelton praised. "You look and sound like a superstar up there."
Originally posted 05/05/2014 12:00PM
It was announced Monday morning that Miranda Lambert leads the CMT Awards with six nominations, including two for video of the year for her hit song "Automatic" and her duet with Keith Urban, "We Were Us." Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line trail right behind with five nods each.
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