Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan might be buddies but that didn’t stop Bryan from tossing a few barbs Shelton’s way on late-night television.
Bryan visited “Late Night with Seth Meyers” to talk about his gig as one of the judges on the upcoming “American Idol” reboot.
Meyers asked Bryan if he’d gone to Shelton for advice since Shelton has been a long-time judge on rival singing competition “The Voice.” The country crooner affirmed that he had but said that he didn’t know why.
“I would recommend to never reach out to him,” Bryan added. He went on to joke about People choosing Shelton as 2017’s “Sexiest Man Alive,” saying that Shelton is beautiful “from a distance.”
The two have a long history of poking fun at each other on Twitter and in interviews. Shelton claims the two met at an awards show in 2007 and instantly became friends. Bryan joined him briefly on “The Voice” as his key advisor for a season. The two also hosted the Academy of Country Music Awards together in 2013, 2014, and 2015. With the singers on rival shows now, expect the playful exchanges between the two to get even more intense.
Shelton joins Lionel Richie and Katy Perry on “American Idol’s” new judging panel. They’re stepping into the shoes of Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson, who judged singers for the original series. It ran from 2002 to 2016 on Fox and produced stars such as Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood.
ABC launches the new version on March 11, 2018. Ryan Seacrest will be back as the host.