Sooner or later we’re going to tire of using “happy” puns to talk about Pharrell Williams … but that day is not today! The newest coach of “The Voice” has not started up work yet on the seventh season, but some of the coaches that he’ll be working with are already doing their best to hand out advice … at least for now. In the span of a few months, they’ll be filming blind auditions and ready to do battle.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter about PHarrell’s addition, Adam Levine handed down what is a pretty classy message for a guy who has already advised on the show in the past:
“He’s so lovely — an unbelievable talent actually … I think he’ll be a great coach. It’s a different experience, so he has to get ready for the roller coaster.”
The benefits of being a coach are pretty simple, as they start off with making a good salary and helping artists try to make their dreams come true. However, there is also a downside in that you have to tell a lot of people “no,” and that cannot always be an easy thing to do when you become attached to people over the years.
Blake Shelton gave a different perspective to Pharrell (who is replacing Cee Lo Green) to the publication, as he chose to relate being a part of the show to being in an athletic competition:
“The gloves have got to come off — he’s got to get mad, gotta get competitive and starting thinking about music like it’s a sport.”
Blake is the biggest competition for Pharrell, mostly because he is the biggest competition for any one of the coaches thanks to his sizable, country music-loving fan following that tends to really get behind his artists.
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