Blake Shelton Defends ‘The Voice’ Hopeful RaeLynn From Online Critic
An online critic with harsh words for ‘The Voice’ singer RaeLynn is feeling the wrath of the blonde cutie’s coach today. Blake Shelton read a personal assault on his 17-year-old singer’s performance from Monday night and fired back with a (not so safe for work) series of tweets.
“I wish all I had to do in life was lay around on my big a– judging the people who try while eatin’ extra movie theatre butter pop-secret…” Shelton tweeted around 10PM on Wednesday.
He was making reference to a TV.com article in which writer MaryAnn Sleasman said, “If I found myself locked in a room with the choice between Erin Martin or RaeLynn being played on a loop until death mercifully found me, I’d have to go with RaeLynn, but there is no way, America — no way — that her floppy, incomprehensible rendition of ‘Wake Up Call’ was better than Jordis Unga‘s ‘Alone.’”
“Can you believe a grown adult feels good about making a living trashing kids following their dreams while hiding behind their laptop? Sad..” Shelton said.
One of the ‘Honey Bee’ hitmaker’s own followers poked the dragon with a few thought-provoking questions that earned quick rebukes from Shelton. “Aren’t they presenting themselves to be judged?” the fan asked, to which the singer responded, “Judged not bashed… This s–t is hard. And THAT deserves respect.”
An hour later, Shelton finally called it a night with one last tweet. “S–t man… I’m sorry y’all but I can’t stand a chicken s–t… I need a drink. Bad!!! I love y’all so much!! #TeamBlake”
While he came to her rescue here, RaeLynn didn’t have to be saved by Shelton on Tuesday — her performance earned enough fan votes to move her into the next round. After taking a week off while members of Team Adam and Team Cee Lo fight for their lives on the show, she’ll return to sing on April 16.