Blake Shelton desperately needed oxygen to survive this “The Voice” episode YouTube / The Voice
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Blake Shelton is heading into his 14th season as a coach on “The Voice.” He is also currently the coach with the most wins, having had contestants take the crown six times. But that doesn’t mean that he should be getting too comfortable, because it looks like Kelly Clarkson is ready to shake things up!

The 35-year-old pop music sensation, who will join the star-studded cast when the series returns on Feb. 26, already seems to have the country crooner shaking in his boots, and trying to catch his breath at the same time.

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In this brand-new video below, which previews the show’s upcoming season, fans get to see how the rookie’s shining personality plays out alongside her co-stars Blake, Adam Levine and Alicia Keys.

In addition to that, you can tell that both Adam and Alicia are on Kelly’s side when it comes to persuading show contestants who are trying to decide whether to join her team or Blake’s.

“Kelly Clarkson, number one, is a saint,” Adam says, while pacing back and forth in front of the swiveling red chairs. “Kelly Clarkson is a badass.”

“Strategically, your chances are higher with Kelly,” Alicia tells a contestant, while comparing Kelly to Blake.

And even though Kelly is not as country as Blake, it certainly seems like she is will be threat when it comes to scoring the country contestants for her team.

“Do y’all know Reba McEntire?” She asks in a slightly cocky manner, while positioned in front of the Oklahoma-born Blake.

As you likely know, both Kelly and Blake have strong ties to Reba. Kelly is married to Brandon Blackstock — Narvel Blackstock’s son. Narvel was married to Reba for 26 years and also managed her career for most of that time. Meanwhile, Brandon and Narvel are Blake’s longtime managers.

Now isn’t that an interesting twist?

If that’s not enough reason to make Blake nervous this season, “American Idol” champ Kelly’s spunk, energy and enthusiasm seems to overtake the set at times. So much so that Blake often needs to take a breath.


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“I scare you,” she playfully tells him, after he covers up his nose and mouth with an oxygen mask.

Yep, it looks like season 14 of “The Voice” is going to be epic!

Nashville-based writer and Rare Country contributor Melinda Lorge has always been passionate about country music. Follow her @MelindaLorge and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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