It’s hard not to think of Blake Shelton as anything other than a big-time country music superstar. Yes, he may be dating rock star Gwen Stefani, but the Oklahoma-born singer couldn’t be more country with his flannel shirts, good-natured humor and sexy southern accent.
So when he took on a classic jazz standard by Frank Sinatra, we practically fell out of our chairs. I mean, he totally slayed it.
A brand-new, Rat Pack-inspired clip, as part of the promotion for the upcoming season of NBC’s “The Voice,” shows Blake and his fellow co-star Adam Levine sharing the stage in what appears to be an old school night club on the Las Vegas strip. Together, the two longtime coaches, who look quite dapper in tuxedos, please a classy crowd with Frank’s version of “Fly Me To The Moon,” while backed by a full band.
But first, they treat the fancy audience to some cheesy banter about the “neat” beverage in Blake’s hand.
“Once you get a couple down then you start acting normal again,” Adam joked before taking on the first verse of “Fly Me To The Moon.”
Blake, who is set to mark his 14th run as coach on the show, then had audience members dancing on their feet when he took ownership of the second verse. Heck, he even had fellow “The Voice” coaches Alicia Keys and Kelly Clarkson shimmying along to his smooth rendition from the comfort of their chairs.
But, of course, that didn’t stop Kelly and Alicia from pleasing viewers with yet another stellar throwback. Following a brief introduction from the Maroon 5 hit-maker, the two female stars dazzled onlookers with an impressive cover of Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good.”
An army of violinists opened up the song, as Alicia and Kelly confidently traded lines on the hit. Both singers soared on the song with their powerhouse vocals, while Blake and Adam praised their co-stars performance by raising their glasses. Watch the clip below!
Season 14’s “The Voice” premieres at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, Feb. 26 on NBC.