OFFSTAGE: Blake Shelton Fires Back at Simon Cowell’s Comments

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Remember Wednesday (Sept. 12) when I wrote about Simon Cowell’s little rant about The Voice ? Well, now it’s that show’s turn for equal time. Blake Shelton, unofficially representing the cast of The Voice, told Access Hollywood he thinks Cowell should just do his show (The X Factor), and Shelton will do his. “I normally don’t react to the things that Simon has to say about The Voice,” he said when he was asked how he felt about Cowell’s complaints that The Voice premiere was going on too long. “Don’t y’all wish y’all had time to sit around and bitch and moan like that guy does? Every time I turn around, he’s mouthin’ off about our show. It’s like, ‘Do your own show! We’ll just do ours, and we won’t mouth off about you,’” Shelton said, adding that Cowell must just have more free time than he knows what to do with. I so wish American Idol had its judges in place, so we could get their collective point of view on all this.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.