‘The Voice’ Coach Blake Shelton Reveals Why He’s So Impressed With Taylor Swift

This season of The Voice had Taylor Swift join to help contestants go into the Knockout round. A lot of them were thrilled with the opportunity, and the coaches were excited, too.

Blake Shelton isn’t usually the type to say nice things without making a joke. However, he recently shared why he is impressed with Swift. Find out his reason and more about her time on the show.

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Swift previously had appeared on the show to help out contestants. She came back this season to share more of her knowledge for the Knockouts.

“I wanted to come on the show because when I was here before I had a really good time,” she said on the show. “The one thing that’s really cool is that I was in that position. Not on a television show, but you have to put yourself out there so many times in this line of work.”

The pop star was referred to as a “mega mentor.” “That’s really gonna go straight to me head,” she joked.

Taylor Swift has known Blake Shelton for years

Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift on 'The Voice'
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The mega mentor spent time with all the contestants and coaches. However, there is one coach she has a special connection with due to meeting him years ago.

“I think out of all the coaches you’re the person that I know the longest,” Swift told Shelton in an episode. She later added, “I actually rediscovered a diary recently, and it was like ‘I met Blake Shelton. He was so nice!’ And I was 15.”

“Man, that must have been years ago if I was still nice back then,” Shelton joked. 

“Yeah, I must have not understood humor,” Swift said, adding, “You were totally just making fun of me the whole time.”

Shelton also had some kind things to say about her.

“I think Taylor’s perfect because she’s experienced everything in front of the world’s eyes as far as being a star and being on stage,” he said. “That’s a big deal to all of us coaches and even bigger to the artists on the show.”

That’s not the last time he showered her with compliments. He recently shared why he is impressed with her.

Here’s why Taylor Swift impresses Blake Shelton

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Shelton had nothing but good things to say about Swift. He gave a big reason why she makes a great mentor.

She’s just so smart,” Shelton said at an event for the reality show, according to Entertainment Tonight. “We all know how talented Taylor is, but I think 50 percent of her success is also combining her talent with literally how smart she is. Every time I’m around her, I love soaking it in and listening to her talk. And how she always has something to say or a way of looking at something that I never have thought that way.” 

The Voice fans got to see the contestants react to the singer. And Shelton talked a little bit about that.

“People are always blown away when she comes on the show from that side of it,” he said. “Once you get past the, ‘[Gasp], it’s Taylor Swift!’ then you’re even more impressed with her.”

Hopefully, Swift will return to The Voice in the future. For now, it seems Shelton enjoyed his time with her on the show.