Has The Voice turned into The Feud, with a war led by experienced coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton against Miley Cyrus earning more attention than the want-to-be-singing stars competing on the show? Several reports are claiming that Adam is out to get Miley, with one alleging that he even recruited his buddy Blake to help him “gang up” on the “Wrecking Ball” singer. How did it all begin?
Wind the clock back to April, when Cyrus had the role of key adviser on Season 10 of The Voice. A source told Us Weekly that she and Adam “totally butted heads.”
The two are so similar that they “find each other annoying,” explained the insider.
“Adam would get agitated when Miley would interrupt him, and she enjoyed getting under his skin.”
After serving as a key adviser, the 23-year-old singer took on the task of competing as a coach against Shelton, 40, Levine, 37, and Alicia Keys, 35. But the way that the show is designed, with coaches attacking one another, combined with the alleged backstage feud with Adam and Blake, may have turned what seemed like a dream job into a nightmare.
Shelton even was caught bullying Miley during a recent episode of the show, pointed out Cosmopolitan. And while it’s good news for viewers (the entertainment value is high), it was a bummer for the young singer when Blake set out seemingly intent on annoying her.
However, Cyrus succeeded in taunting Shelton as well. In one scene, Blake gave the other female coach, Alicia Keys, and Miley some merchandise branded with his name. Cyrus promptly questioned Shelton as to why he chose “I ❤️ BS” for his swag. Ahem.
The singing competition is designed to pit coaches and their teams against one another, and that means each coach sets out to lure the best singers, which at times results in battles when two or more coaches fight each other to attract a dream competitor. In one case that highlighted the allegations of bullying by Shelton, however, Blake appeared more intent on pestering Miley than on the contestants.
The scenario occurred when Cyrus sought to get a competitor named Aaron on her team as he sang “Losing My Religion.” But it was Shelton who seemed to be losing his temper, interrupting Miley to scold her that she was too loud and pulling out a megaphone in an attempt to one-up her. Although she won that battle for Aaron, the competition is far from over, both in terms of the TV show and those reports of an epic feud involving Miley, Shelton, and Adam Levine.
As the competition on The Voice heats up, so does the battle among the three coaches, according to Radar Online. Levine’s and Shelton’s war against Cyrus makes a dramatic contrast to another season starring Blake, when his romance with Gwen Stefani delighted viewers of the show.
But while Shelton and Stefani were famed lovebirds who cooed at each other, Blake and Adam ganging up against the 23-year-old are providing a “different vibe” to the show, shared an on-set source. However, the insider also revealed that Shelton and Levine have not yet succeeded in annoying her to the point of getting her to quit.
“Miley is saying she refuses to be beat by the old men [Adam and Blake]!”
In addition, Cyrus does have support from the other female coach, Alicia Keys, added the source, revealing that the two “have bonded” and enjoyed “hanging out” together even when they aren’t on set.
However, her blossoming friendship with Alicia may not be enough to help with what OK! Magazine describes as the “Wrecking Ball” singer’s “meltdown.” Insiders told OK! that Miley is attempting to stay on the show despite incessant feuding with Levine and his country crooner buddy.
And what’s happening during filming sounds depressing, with Cyrus “in tears” from Levine bullying her, shared the sources. Moreover, Adam took the feud to a new level by recruiting Shelton to “gang up” on her. The result of Levine’s and Blake’s attack: Miley has threatened to quit The Voice because “things are so bad,” according to the insiders.
But don’t discount Cyrus just yet. Us Weekly recounted how she threw sassy shade at Blake when he got snarky about her game plan for getting singers on her Voice team.
“That’s class,” said a sarcastic Sheldon.
“Class your a**,” retorted the “Wrecking Ball” singer.
Her buddy Alicia helped out in attacking Blake.
“You’re just a mean, stone-cold killer,” summed up Keys.
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