Reba McEntire may have a secret weapon when it comes to luring The Voice contestants to her camp.
In an interview on Todayhost Carson Daly spilled the beans.
“In this season you’ll see that when someone makes it onto her team, they get Reba’s buckets. Then and there, on set.’
Carson was referring to Tater Tots.
The Turn on the Radio singer, 68, is a big fan of the frozen nuggets and has included several recipes for them in her upcoming cookbook, Not That Fancy: Simple Lessons on Living, Loving, Eating, and Dusting Off Your Boots.
Secret weapon: Reba McEntire may have a secret weapon to lure contestant into her tutelage on The Voice. “In this season you’ll see that when someone makes it onto her team, they get Reba’s buckets. Then and there, right on set,” host Carson Daly revealed on Today
The book will be published in October.
In a chat on the Live and learn with the Reba McEntire podcastthe Somebody artist and her boyfriend, Rex Linn, revealed that “Tater Tot” is his nickname for her.
The couple enjoyed dinner with friends, and Reba ordered her favorite side dish.
‘That was the perfect moment. You ordered Tater Tots, you dove in like a great white shark with ketchup,” the Big Sky actor recalled.
‘And I thought: that’s it. It’s ‘Tater Tot.’
In return, Reba calls him ‘Sugar Tot’.
Reba joined The Voice as a guest judge last season, but was hired to replace Blake Shelton, who decided to leave the competition.
Reba, along with Gwen Stefani, John Legend and Niall Horan, will guide the contestants on Monday night when the first episode airs.
Nickname: Reba’s boyfriend, Rex Linn, 66, revealed on the Living and Learning with Reba McEntire podcast that his nickname for her is “Tater Tot.” She calls him ‘Sugar Tot’ (pictured in Los Angeles, September 20)
“Everyone gets along great,” the Forever Love singer said USA today. ‘This couple: so nice.’
“I get to hang out with Gwen without Blake around, so that’s fun,” she joked.
Coaching: Reba joined The Voice last season as a guest judge, but was hired to replace Blake Shelton, who decided to leave the competition. “I get to hang out with Gwen without Blake around, so that’s fun,” she joked to USA Today
Fun group: Reba calls her fellow judges John Legend, Niall Horan, Gwen Stefani and host Carson Daly a “fun group.” “We’re all getting along well,” she said. The Voice debuted Monday night at 8pm ET
Reba said she plans to use her own experience in coaching the superstar hopefuls.
“While I have their attention, I want to give them that advice from life experiences that they can tap into,” the Kennedy Center Honors alum explained.
“The music and the melody are technical things that I don’t have,” she argued. “I’m not a perfectionist, so I don’t really care if it’s a little flat or sharp.”
“If you put your heart and soul into it and I felt something, then we did our job.”