NBC’s The Voice is filled with surprises for season 20, and one got here within the type of an outdated bandmate for coach Blake Shelton. The contestant, Pete Mroz, is a singer-songwriter from Nashville, and he had a historical past with Shelton.
Mroz carried out Blind Religion’s “Can’t Discover My Approach Residence” for his Blind Audition, and each Blake Shelton and John Legend turned their chairs in the course of the efficiency. Shelton was shocked when the contestant stated, “I’m going to get to you,” when it was his flip to speak.
“Appears like there’s some historical past there,” Shelton responded. “That’s usually not a superb factor for me.”
Mroz pointed to Shelton when he initially rotated, which led Legend to imagine he might need misplaced the battle for Mroz to affix his group earlier than it even began.
Mroz Was a Member of Blake Shelton’s Band
Discuss a full circle second @pete_mroz! I’m excited to be working with you once more man!! #TeamBlake #TheVoice pic.twitter.com/96UsSf40kw
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) March 2, 2021
Mroz put Shelton out of his distress of questioning if he was in hassle when explaining that they’d been in a bunch collectively practically 25 years in the past. The group was known as the Younger Riders.
“Oh my God, wow,” Shelton stated, shocked. “I used to be in a bunch additionally known as the Younger Riders with Pete!”
Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Nick Jonas liked the coincidence.
“I haven’t seen this man in 25 years,” Shelton stated.
Mroz Accused Shelton of Stealing His Bass Participant
The catch-up didn’t cease there: Shelton apparently additionally took one of many members of the band with him when he left. Mroz additionally shared that Shelton had a mullet and “good hair” approach again when.
Shelton stated he didn’t steal the bass participant, although, simply gave him a job.
“I feel one of the best ways to get again at him for stealing your bass participant could be to disappoint him and be part of group Legend,” Legend shared.
Shelton stated that’s not the case and so they might really simply “get the outdated group again collectively. After we say group, it wasn’t really a band.”
Jonas jumped in, “When he stole your bass participant, which, everyone knows he’s a liar and a thief, did you maintain resentment for, 20 plus years? As a result of proper now could be the time to settle the rating… you gotta go along with Group Legend!”
The three different coaches all ganged up on Shelton and tried to get Mroz to affix Legend’s group as an alternative. Shelton stated Mroz shouldn’t go the “Hollywood” route.
“Says the man who’s marrying Hollywood!” Clarkson shouted, and Mroz requested Shelton how that occurred.
He replied, “I don’t know. I’m simply going with it, buddy!”
Legend stated Shelton stole Gwen Stefani “similar to he stole your bass participant!”
Finally, Mroz went with Group Blake for his tenure on The Voice, successfully getting a part of their group from 25 years in the past again collectively as soon as once more.
Shelton later tweeted concerning the encounter and included an outdated picture, writing, “Discuss a full-circle second @pete_mroz! I’m excited to be working with you once more man!”
The Voice airs on Mondays at Eight p.m. ET/PT and Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.
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