Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and Fellow ‘The Voice’ Coaches Parody Rick Astley In Hilarious New Video

Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas and John Legend channel their inner ’80s music stars in the latest promo for…


Lauren Jo Black

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February 23, 2021


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Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas and John Legend channel their inner ’80s music stars in the latest promo for the upcoming season of NBC’s The Voice

In the just-released clip, the coaches re-create the music video for Rick Astley’s chart-topping single, “Together Forever.”

The video opens with Shelton reminiscing upon his time on The Voice. As he looks back through photos of previous seasons, he finds himself in an alternate universe with Clarkson, Jonas and Legend by his side. 

Donning a tacky 1980s wardrobe and big hair, the coaches go on to perform the song while dancing and singing together.

When Shelton wakes up from what appears to be a daydream, Jonas joins him on the set. 

“Hey Blake, it’s good to be back,” he says. 

As Shelton stares back with a blank look on his face, he looks down to see the real Rick Astley wink back at him from a Polaroid photo. 

Click above to watch it all go down. 

The upcoming season of The Voice premieres on Monday, March 1 on NBC. 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.