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Tuesday night’s (October 26) episode of The Voice was a special one. It was the singing competition series’ 500th episode!
The Voice debuted in April 2011 with Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, and CeeLo Green as coaches. Fast forward ten years and 21 seasons later, and the show is still going strong.
Shelton is now the only remaining coach who has been with the show from the start. Host Carson Daly has also been with the show from the beginning.
So when The Voice celebrated its 500th episode, Shelton and Daly were celebrating their 500th episode as well.
Even though the coaches and contestants were in the middle of the knockouts, The Voice wanted to do something special to honor its milestone episode.
“[I’m] five hundred episodes old!” Shelton exclaimed. “You sure are,” new coach Ariana Grande commented in response.
Daly said, “That is, after ten years, we have become the most-watched television show of the decade on a single network.” He then called the coaches up on the stage, as a giant cake was wheeled out to present to them.
The cake resembled the Voice stage (complete with the coaches’ red chairs), and also included a replica of the famous trophy given to the winners.
Shelton spoke with ET about how crazy it is that he’s done 500 episodes of The Voice. He said he and Daly were looking back at old photos from the start of the show, which prompted a hilarious reaction.
“Oh my God, look how young we are,” Shelton recalls thinking when he saw the pictures. “Look how skinny I was back then. What happened to me? That was yesterday.”
Listen to Shelton talk more about the 500th episode of The Voice by tuning in to the video below. The video also includes some clips from earlier Voice seasons. It’s fun to look back on those days!
Have you been watching The Voice since the start? We sure have!