01:25 PM EDT 04/24/2014
Originally posted 02/26/2014 06:30AM
Adam Levine: sexy and shrewd?
The Voice coach – and PEOPLE's reigning Sexiest Man Alive – made a bold move on the second night of blind auditions Tuesday when he relinquished his red swivel chair to country contestant Cary Laine, who managed to turn all four chairs with her commanding performance of "Better Dig Two" by The Band Perry.
Laine, 28, a mom from Pinedale, Wyo., looked and sounded like a perfect fit for coach Blake Shelton, even calling herself country "to the core." Yet Levine and fellow coaches Usher and Shakira did their best to convince Laine to step out of her comfort zone and join their teams.
"Blake is not the right one for you," Levine declared after escorting her to his chair. "Don't you want to break the mold a little bit? Do what you do, but do it through me."
Originally posted 02/25/2014 06:35AM
The Voice opened Season 6 with a wealth of new – and returning – talent and plenty of fireworks, setting up an epic battle between Adam Levine and his nemesis, Blake Shelton, who clearly didn't take losing in Season 5 too well.
And then there's Usher, who dragged out his own shimmering gold Grammy award to lure one of the night's breakout stars, Bria Kelly, 17, who threw it down with a growling version of "Steamroller Blues" that had all judges vying for her attention.
"O-M-G," a stunned Levine said of Kelly's performance, which got a standing ovation from all four coaches. "I can't believe that was you doing that. You haven't been alive long enough to feel the pain that you were showing up there."
But it was Usher's award show bling that won Kelly over, and he wasted no time throwing it up in his fellow coaches' faces, dancing in front of Levine in wicked delight.
Originally posted 02/14/2014 07:45PM
The country star can make margaritas and fajitas for us anytime!
Originally posted 01/29/2014 10:40AM
Nominations for the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards were announced Wednesday, with veterans Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban leading this year's pack.
Originally posted 01/25/2014 09:10AM
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Originally posted 01/16/2014 08:15PM
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Originally posted 12/26/2013 06:45PM
It's been quite a year.
We gained a Prince, lost many beloved stars, saw sad news break and happy occasions happen. And we just happened to get a lot on video.
In our look back at the high points and lowlights of 2013, we found 13 PEOPLE videos that show the year in pop culture – twerking included. So sit back, turn up the volume and reminisce with us.
Originally posted 12/25/2013 02:00PM
“Anything that you can dip a chip in—ranch, cheese, salsa," the Voice coach explains
Originally posted 12/21/2013 04:25PM
You can't argue with Blake Shelton's logic.
The country singer doesn't see any reason why his friend and fellow Voice coach Adam Levine should have a bachelor party.
PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive, who got engaged to Behati Prinsloo in July, doesn't need to be surrounded by a bunch of scantily clad women, says Shelton, 37.
"That's like bringing sand to the beach," he told E! News. "He is marrying a supermodel for God's sakes. A Victoria's Secret supermodel."
Originally posted 12/17/2013 11:20PM
The Voice closed out its fifth season in star-studded fashion Tuesday, but even performances from the likes of Céline Dion and Lady Gaga – who dueted with coach Christina Aguilera for the first time – could not outshine the real star of the night: winner Tessanne Chin.
Tessanne Chin and Will Champlin of Team Adam Levine and Jacquie Lee of Team Christina made the coaches' chairs swivel during their blind auditions, then never failed to out-belt their competitors to win the hearts of their coaches, and the votes of America to earn a spot in the finals.
But only one could walk away with The Voice title.
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