HOLLYWOOD - Right after Jermaine Paul was crowned the winner on The Voice Tuesday night, his coach, Oklahoma's own Blake Shelton, talked with 2NEWS Anchor Justin Wilfon on the red carpet.
"Man, that makes me so proud to hear you say that, 'Oklahoma's own'," said Shelton.
Blake told Justin he couldn't wait to get back home to Oklahoma. He was so anxious, in fact, that he flew from Los Angeles to Oklahoma Tuesday night.
Blake said he's hoping to enjoy about a month of rest and relaxation at his home in Tishomingo before getting back to work.
"A a month-long celebration of winning The Voice this year with Jermaine," said Shelton. "Man, I'm so happy for that guy."
He also raved about the two contestants with Oklahoma ties, former Tulsans Adley Stump and Jamar Rogers.
"Jamar's a really cool guy and people really love him," said Shelton. "And I love Adley. I wish that things could've been different and she could've gone on, but that's The Voice. It's a competition."
Of course he's also thrilled to have coached the winning contestant.
"It's not like winning an award at an awards show or something, it's somebody you invest some time in and you encourage, over time, you become close to," said Shelton. "It's almost like a family member that you watch attain their ultimate dream. I'm just really excited for him."
This was Blake's second season as a coach on The Voice.
You can watch the full interview with Blake on the media player above.
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