Blake Shelton Unhappy With Extra Season of ‘The Voice’
Blake Shelton just wrapped the second season of the wildly popular reality singing competition 'The Voice' last month, but the reigning ACM and CMA Male Vocalist of the Year is already gearing up to begin production on the third season, and he's not happy about it. Despite his season two win with teammate Jermaine Paul, Shelton says the grueling schedule -- two seasons a year -- may be a bit much.
"At some point, something's gotta give at some point," Shelton tells Country Weekly. "And I don't like it. I've been very vocal with the network and Mark Burnett's production company. It's like, 'Man, this sucks.'"
He, along with fellow artist mentors Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green have all signed on for the third season, but Shelton acknowledges the constant television duties may be a distraction to all four artist's main gig. "The reason that you want the four of us is because we're viable artists right now, current," says the 'Over' singer. "And we can't do both if we do back-to-back seasons."
"I've been hammering them about it, but we are gonna do this fall," he adds. "We've already committed to that ... and I look forward to it. I love it, and I can't imagine not being a part of 'The Voice,' ever.
Balancing married life, a superstar singing career and duties as a television personality will be difficult, but the singer remains confident common ground can be found. "I mean, I'd love to do it from now on, but it just needs to work in a way that I can still [tour] and do that at the same time," says Shelton. "So, something's gotta give, you know."
Shelton is currently scaling the charts with 'Over,' the follow up to his three consecutive No. 1 singles from his latest chart-topping album, 'Red River Blue.' As previously reported, the Oklahoma native is currently in the studio working on his first Christmas project.