Adam Levine: Blake Shelton Is A 'Cutthroat Maniac'


On NBC's hit singing competition show The Voice, judges Adam Levine and Blake Shelton have been the two stalwart cast members. While other celebrity judges like Shakira, Usher, CeeLo Green and Christina Aguilera have cycled through the show over the years, these guys keep coming back season after season. But do they get along?

The two music industry luminaries have developed quite the friendly competition -- or maybe it's not so friendly. Recently, Levine spoke to ET's Brooke Anderson, and addressed the love-hate relationship between him and the country crooner.

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"Blake might seem laid back, mellow, but he's not. He's a cutthroat maniac psychopath," the 34-year-old Maroon 5 singer said, with a coy smile.

The two have had a heated and hilarious rivalry since the first season and Levine has been pulling pranks on Shelton since they first sat down in their swivel chairs.

This season, judges Shakira and Usher will be returning, bringing a new energy to the show. While Levine says that there will be stiff competition, he's not taking his sights off Shelton.

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"Blake is the one that I always gun for," Levine revealed. "With Usher and Shakira, it's all fun and games, but with Blake it's deeply personal."

Check out the video for more from Levine about the pranks he's pulled on his fellow Voice judge, and his strategy for getting the most he can from his team of singers.

The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8/7c on NBC.

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