Blake Shelton and Adam Levine are ready to go head-to-head in Season 15 of The Voice. The coaches, who have been with the show since the very beginning, are going up against Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson this season – and the competition is already heating up.
NBC just released a sneak peek at the upcoming season and it looks like Shelton and Levine are up to their old tricks. In one portion of the video, Levine takes a jab at Shelton for wearing his usual denim attire in what turns out to be a classic ribbing between the longtime friends.
“You’re such a nerd. You look like you’re wearing a pair of jeans that buttons up at your neck. You’re wearing a Canadian tuxedo!” Levine tells Shelton.
Shelton and Levine have some pretty stiff competition this season. Not only do they have to go up against Clarkson (who won last season), but Hudson is returning to action after exit in Season 13. Based on the teaser clip, Clarkson and Hudson already share a special bond together.
The video opens with the pair performing a duet in front of the audience. They also have similar experiences stemming from their early days on American Idol, something Hudson believes gives them an advantage with the contestants.
But that does not mean Clarkson and Hudson will be helping each other out this season. Both women are determined to come out on top, no matter who gets in their way. The trailer offers a look at how the ladies will compete with each other after Clarkson blocks Hudson from nabbing a mentee.
Hudson clearly shows her frustration with the whole blocking system, which was introduced last season. As Adam Levine aptly put it, “They’re finally fighting!”
Kelly is ready for The Voice Season 15 ! pic.twitter.com/FlIb9kYZNh
— My Flawless Kelly (@Kellebrities_) August 22, 2018
While Shelton gears up for the competition, he recently opened up about his biggest heroes in life. The country crooner revealed that he considers his closest friends his greatest role models. And when it comes to his music heroes, one man stands out above the rest: Earl Thomas Conley. In 2014, when Shelton won the Country Music Association’s male vocalist of the year, he credited Conley on stage for being such a huge influence in his life.
As fans may recall, Conley helped Blake Shelton write his hit song, “All Over Me,” which launched his career in 2001.
The new season of The Voice kicks off Sept. 24 on NBC.