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Blake Shelton, Jimmy Fallon Share a ‘Pina Colada’


Summer is a great time to ‘Escape,’ and all Blake Shelton needed to do that was an invitation from NBC’s ‘Late Night’ host Jimmy Fallon.

After sharing a few Bud Light Limes and and sampling some venison jerky, the pair busted out a sidesplitting rendition of Rupert Holmes‘ ubiquitous 1980 smash, ‘Escape‘ (a/k/a ‘The Pina Colada Song.’)

From their comfy spots at the host’s desk, Jimmy first teased with a few lines from the song, waiting for Blake to sing along. When he did, the pair moved over to the stage, in front of the house band, the Roots — and they were off and running! [Watch the video below.]

In spite of the promotional rounds he’s been making for the just-released album, ‘Red River Blue,’ and his role on NBC’s ‘The Voice,’ Blake confessed that he never thought he’d be on the hit reality competition show — to say nothing of being on television at all.

“I don’t plan on being on it ever again after ‘The Voice,'” Blake revealed to Jimmy [quote via Taste of Country]. “I’m not a TV guy. I’m a country singer.”

Although the singer called ‘The Voice’ a “very emotional” experience, saying, “you get so attached to these people along the way and you have to see them go week by week,” they’re not the only attachment he’s gained from the TV series. In addition to keeping in touch with his proteges from the singing competition, he says he and fellow judge Adam Levine (of Maroon 5), will occasionally text each other with taunts of “Kiss my a–” and “What’s it like to be that stupid?”

Blake’s ‘Red River Blue’ is expected to debut atop next week’s Country Albums chart as well as the multi-genre Billboard 200.

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