Perhaps it's time that Cher becomes a judge on a singing competition show.
"It was much more of a responsibility than I thought," Cher told me earlier this week while promoting her new album, Closer to the Truth (on sale Sept. 24). "I didn't know what it was going to be, but I couldn't imagine it was going to be anything, um, deep."
How wrong she was.
"It was profound, and I worked really hard," Cher said. "I was focusing, I was so concentrating on these people and I had a great time with [Blake]. He's hysterical and ridiculous. But the actual work is very difficult."
She was impressed by some of what she heard. "It was hard for me though because I kind of got emotionally involved with everybody and I wanted everyone to be good and everyone to win and of course, that's not possible," Cher said. "But there were some people that I thought, 'Boy, these kids are really talented—really, really talented.'"
While Cher may not seem like an obvious choice for Shelton, the country star said the "Believe" legend holds a very special place in his heart.
"My dad's favorite artist on earth, bar none, no question, was Cher," he told Yahoo Music earlier this month. "My dad worshipped Cher. I wish he could have seen tonight's episode because I would've been texting him saying, 'Hey, I met Cher! I took a picture with Cher!'"