CeeLo Green’s 10 Most Magic ‘Voice’ Moments
CeeLo Green announced this week that, after serving as a coach for four of the past five "Voice" seasons, he is stepping down — presumably to pursue other activities like touring with Lionel Richie, voicing "American Dad's" hot tub, and releasing his first solo album in four years. While CeeLo did seem emotionally checked-out during last fall's Season 5, indicating that he was already planning his exit and that this development is for the best, I confess, I'm going to miss the guy.
CeeLo always brought the comedy, the fashion, and most importantly, the diversity to "The Voice." He delivered some of the most memorable coach performances, and recruited some of the most interesting and daring contestants, of the entire series. "The Voice" just won't be the same now that it's out of the Red Zone.
Here are my favorite CeeLo-centric magic moments of his "Voice" run:
10. That time when he impersonated Randy Jackson. Back in Season 3, CeeLo shockingly mocked The Dawg with a semi-convincing Randy impression. "Yo, dawg, that was hype, dope, and fresh," he quipped during one of his critiques, at which point his co-star Adam Levine announced, "Randy Jackson, everyone!" — just in case CeeLo's impersonation was so third-rate, no one could figure out which celebrity he was mimicking. Then coach Blake Shelton got in a little jab as well, asking, "Who's Randy Jackson?" Answered CeeLo, "He's Michael Jackson's brother." Oh, snap. And I thought "The Voice" was supposed to be the nice singing show! But you have to admit, this was pretty funny.
9. That time when he brought his Mini-Me onstage. CeeLo never went for subtlety when he performed, and his "Play That Funky Music" duet with Season 3 Team CeeLo finalist Nicholas David truly pulled out all the stops. But on this evening, CeeLo actually got upstaged — a rarity in his career — when 15-year-old Jordan "MiLo" Jackson hit the floor.