Blake Shelton has been a judge on The Voice since the show’s first episode; he is not only one of the most well-liked judges on the show, he is also one of the most successful. Shelton recently announced that he would be returning for the next season of the show, leaving many fans sighing in relief; his continued presence on the show is especially unique, since many musicians and celebrities prefer to do short stints in competition shows before moving on to different things. Thankfully, Shelton has decided to stick around for the foreseeable future. But what is it that makes Blake Shelton such a great judge on The Voice? Let’s take a closer look at what makes this singer one of the best presences on the show.
He knows how to encourage his team members without being condescending or patronizing
While none of the judges on The Voice are outright mean a la Simon Cowell on American Idol, Shelton is definitely one of the judges who knows how to encourage his chosen team members without being too harsh—or too nice. Shelton is very capable of being encouraging in a way that pushes his team members to improve on their performances without being discouraging, but without coddling them either.
He has experiencing coaching his team members to success outside the show
Blake Shelton’s coaching skills aren’t just for the show or television; they have real-life application as well! Multiple former members of his team on The Voice have gone on to have success outside the show, which is a testament to Shelton’s ability to bring out the best in people’s skills and talents. Former successful members include Raelynn and the Swon Brothers, who recently just earned a Best Vocal Duo of the Year award from AWA.
He genuinely wants to help his team members
There is something to be said for the fact that Shelton clearly does love cultivating the fresh and new talent from his team members on the show, and he considers their success to be his own success in some small way. In an interview about his recent decision to return to the show for its next season, Shelton noted that “what really drives me now is to try to help someone else reach the level they want to reach and to have an opportunity for the world to hear … who they are as an artist.” Find other great home entertainment choices.