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Blake Shelton's bold statement calling 'Voice' contestant 'the first superstar that we launch off this show'

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The Voice's Season 20 live playoffs ended with an incredible performance by Team Blake Shelton's R&B singer Cam Anthony, who took everyone to church Monday night with his performance of Hozier's "Take Me to Church."

Cam's performance had all four coaches on their feet, and viewers at home singing his praises. The singer, who was blocked from working with John Legend by Nick Jonas during the blind auditions, surprisingly chose to join Team Blake.

On Monday, Blake referred to that day, when he told Cam, "I know there was some blocking and things that went on, but I promised you, when you joined my team, that I would keep the lane open for you and I would do everything I could to get you to this point, but the rest has to be up to you, man. And you have delivered every time you stand on this stage."

Blake then made a bold statement, when he shared, "I've never had more people asking me about an artist on my team in 20 seasons of doing this show, man. You could be the first superstar that we launch off this show."

It's no secret that in the last 19 seasons, almost all of the winners have not gone on to have huge fame like winners from rival show American Idol, which has launched the careers of Kelly Clarkson, Jordin Sparks and Carrie Underwood, but Blake has been around all 20 seasons of The Voice, and he's even won seven of those seasons. So it may have been viewed as some subtle shade toward the show and its past contestants.

Nevertheless, Cam slayed his performance, and Blake might be right – Cam really does have the talent and star power to become the first superstar to come from The Voice.

Video Transcript

CAM ANTHONY: Take me to church. I'll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies. Tell you my sins so you can sharpen your knife. Offer me that, offer me that. Yeah.

KYLIE MAR: The Voice's season 20 live playoffs ended with an incredible performance by Team Blake Shelton's R&B singer Cam Anthony, who took everyone to church Monday night.

CAM ANTHONY: At the shrine of your lies. Yeah. Oh, yeah. Good God, let me give you my life. Take me to church.

KYLIE MAR: Cam's performance had all four coaches on their feet, and viewers at home singing his praises.

JOHN LEGEND: Every time I hear Cam sing, it breaks my heart. Every time, every time it breaks my heart that Nick would use his block in such a way that, not only harmed me, but didn't help him either.

KYLIE MAR: Cam was blocked from working with John Legend by Nick Jonas during the blind auditions. But the move backfired when Cam chose Team Blake. And on Monday, the cowboy made a bold statement about his singer.

BLAKE SHELTON: I've never had more people ask me about an artist on my team in 20 seasons of doing this show, man. You could be the first superstar that we launch off this show.

CAM ANTHONY: Thank you so much.

KYLIE MAR: Sure, in the last 19 seasons most of the winners have not gone on to have huge fame like that of rival show American Idol, which has launched the careers of Kelly Clarkson, Jordin Sparks, and Carrie Underwood. But Blake has been around all 20 seasons of The Voice, and he's even won seven of those seasons.

So it may have been viewed as kind of a slap in the face for past contestants. Nevertheless, Cam slayed his performance, and Blake might be right. Cam really does have the talent and star power to become the first superstar to come from The Voice.

BLAKE SHELTON: I promised you when you joined my team that I would keep the lane open for you, and I'd do everything I could to get you to this point. But the rest has to be up to you, man.

CAM ANTHONY: Yes, air.

BLAKE SHELTON: And you have delivered every time you stand on this stage.

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