Blake Shelton Gets Hilariously Candid About Ariana Grande Joining The Voice

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Ever wondered how Blake Shelton feels about his latest co-star? This past week, The Voice star sat down to share his true thoughts on Ariana Grande joining him in the hot seat next season. And let's just say he didn't hold back...

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It all started on Tuesday, March 30, when the Positions pop star first announced the big news on Instagram. "There's a new @NBCTheVoice coach in town y'all! Welcome to the fam @ArianaGrande!!!!!" Shelton gushed about Grande's revelation. But how did he really feel?

For starters, he was just as speechless as we were. But then again, maybe, that's because Blake just found out mere days ago... "They never let us know who it's going to be, by the way," Shelton revealed of the big news. "I think we found out about two days ago. The producers texted us."

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But make no mistake about it: He was just as excited as one would expect. "I'm excited about it. I'm a fan of hers, I'm not going to lie," the artist confessed. And suddenly, we've never related to Blake Shelton more....

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But just because the country star might also double as an Arianator doesn't mean he'll be taking it easy on her. In fact, he won't. "We're still going to beat the... out of her, you know, on the show," he joked. How did he put it? "It’s our job — they pay us to win... They don't pay me to lose."

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In case you forgot, Grande will be taking Gwen Stefani's place in the judging seat. After stepping in for the 19th season of the series, it appears the No Doubt artist is ready to call it quits. And suddenly we've got lots of questions...

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Unfortunately, it looks like we'll be waiting a while until we get our answers. But while we have yet to get a release date on the upcoming season, we've got a feeling it'll be well worth the wait. Until then?

Be sure to stay tuned for all of the latest updates.