Reba McEntire Having ‘A Blast’ On THE VOICE: ‘Fun Rivalry’

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Reba McEntire Having ‘A Blast’ On THE VOICE: ‘Fun Rivalry’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Reba McEntire is opening up about her time on THE VOICE, from counseling her team on nerves to using advice from other coaches. 

“Everybody’s getting along great,” she told USA Today, adding that the other coaches — Niall Horan, Gwen Stefani and John Legend — are “very patient with me, which I’m very grateful for.”

McEntire reemphasized her love for the show’s cast and crew in comments to Extra, saying, “I’m just having a blast. The producers, everybody in the team, just love them all…It’s a fun rivalry, but we have the best time on that show.”

That doesn’t mean McEntire isn’t willing to do whatever it takes to push her team members to the top. 

“Most of the time [McEntire is] a benevolent queen,” Legend laughed. “But every once in a while she’ll do some ruthless, cold-blooded [and] dirty things.”

The country star is also learning from her fellow coaches. 

“You always want to learn new things,” she explained. “That was what was so much fun sitting and listening to the other coaches, what they would say to the contestants. It just made it very interesting to apply to my own career, because you’re always looking for advice yourself.”

McEntire has some of her own advice to dish out, as well. 

“The one thing that each team asked is, ‘What do you do about nerves?’ That’s a very honest, humbling question, because everybody does have nerves,” she said. “I mean, I get nervous. But it’s my job to show them a way to get around it.”

McEntire’s fellow coaches are enjoying having her on THE VOICE. Stefani told Entertainment Tonight that the country star was “great” during the season’s blind audition round. 

“She didn’t have to do anything,” she laughed. “She’d be like, ‘I think you were great. I’d love to have you on my team,’ and then they’d be like, ‘I pick you!’”

Movieguide® previously reported:

Country star Reba McEntire revealed in a recent Newsweek interview that she is “loving” her new role on THE VOICE and is learning how to judge gently.

“It’s a well-oiled machine, so getting in at this time is marvelous. Everybody knows the game plan, from the crew, the producers,” McEntire said. “Everybody on the show is so nice, so sweet and have been so helpful. I’m loving it.”