Things are about to get interesting tonight. Blake Shelton, who serves as a coach on NBC’s hit The Voice, has had enough of Simon Cowell’s bickering. The always-unfiltered country star told Access Hollywood his true feelings on Simon’s vocalizations over The Voice and X Factor rivalry. The new season of X Factor USA premieres tonight on Fox at 8 pm EST, while the third episode in the 3-day premiere of NBC’s voice will air in the same time slot on NBC.
Simon told Ellen yesterday on her show that he isn’t happy with the way the shows are to air tonight, claiming that The Voice broke an agreement between the two programs to let each other shine on different nights. Simon said:
“I am pissed off about it, because I think there’s a kind of gentleman’s agreement. But we have to rely that the viewers will make the right selection.”
Blake, who isn’t one to keep quiet about whatever’s on his mind, told Access Hollywood today:
“Every time I turn around the guy is mouthing off… Don’t y’all wish you had time to sit around and bitch and moan like that guy does?”
Blake doesn’t want to start in on the blame game, instead suggesting to the reality show king that he needs to worry about X Factor and not what The Voice is doing. He continues:
“Every time I turn around, he’s mouthing off about our show. It’s like, ‘Do your own show! Come on! Put something together there and do your thing’. We’ll just do ours and we won’t mouth off about you. I wish I had that much time. The guy must just have more free time than he knows what to do with.”
Not wanting to be taken the wrong way, Blake believes that there’s room for both The Voice and X Factor this fall. He tries to keep the peace by adding:
“There’s room for all these shows. “That’s what frustrates me when I hear the bickering. I’m like, ‘We’re all doing pretty good. High five!’ But I think the thing that the other shows probably took notice of was – the four of us on The Voice – we’re not judges.”
What do you think? Is there enough room for both shows, or will you be watching one over the other? Who do you think will win the ratings battle tonight? The Voice airs on NBC tonight at 8 pm EST, while X Factor will premiere it’s new season tonight on Fox at 8 pm EST.