Why 'The Voice’s' Kelly Clarkson Felt ‘Horrible’ After One Contestant’s Heartfelt Tribute to Blake Shelton In His Final Season

Spoiler alert! This story contains minor spoilers for the third night of "The Voice" Season 23’s Blind Auditions, which aired March 13. The battle between "The Voice" coaches Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton has become a huge part of the cowboy’s final season. In fact, the rivalry was already in full swing before the season even started, with the two superstars taking humorous jabs at each other. But the “Since U Been Gone” singer got taken down a peg on the third night of Blind Auditions, when contestant Laura Littleton paid tribute to what the OG coach has done for the show, and Clarkson said she felt “horrible,” because she’d just prevented the artist from having a chance to work with Shelton. Laura Littleton took the stage for the final audition of the March 13 episode to sing Harry Styles’ “Sign of the Times.” Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson recognized some country tendencies in her version of the song, hitting their buttons at nearly the same time. But the American Idol champ just barely edged the “Come Back as a Country Boy” singer, allowing her to use her one and only Block on him. Although Littleton no longer had the option to work with Shelton, she used the opportunity to tell him what an honor it was to be a part of his final season, saying: