Blake Shelton lied about his cat dying, and too many people on Twitter fell for it
#FakeMews: Blake Shelton lies about dead cat to persuade ‘Voice’ contestant
The Voice’s coaches have been known to do anything to recruit a contestant, and Monday, on the final Blind Auditions episode of this current season, Blake Shelton tried to prey on the sympathy of four-chair-turner Celina Babini by telling her his cat had died earlier that afternoon. “I really think this could really help brighten my day up,” he told her, begging her to join his team in honor of his fallen four-legged friend, Sandy the Cat.
#FAKENEWS. Or, #FAKEMEWS!
The thing is… Blake doesn’t -- or didn’t -- own a cat. When his fellow coaches called his bluff, it was obvious that he was pretending to be in mourning for Sandy, just like he always pretends that he’s not really drinking vodka from his everpresent coffee thermos. Celia didn’t believe his sob story either, eventually picking Adam Levine as her coach.
“The worst thing about Celia going with Adam is the disrespect for Sandy,” grumbled Blake, later posting a dedication to his non-existent dead pet on Twitter that prompted a furry flurry of #SandyTheCat memes. (Personally, I am still in mourning the abrupt and mysterious departure of Purrfect the Cat from The Voice. Purrfect has not tweeted since 2015. I hope she’s OK.)
I could see why Blake’s, or Sandy’s, competitive claws came out for Celia. The 17-year-old’s Lorde-like cover of Billie Eilish’s “Idontwannabeyouanymore” was confident and compelling, also drawing comparisons to Fiona Apple and Adele. But Adam made the better sales pitch by telling Celia, “It is my dream for you to win The Voice. … We're missing a Fiona Apple…. You are the future, as far as I'm concerned.” (Sorry, Sandy. Rest in peace.)
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