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Blake Shelton Talks Pageant Past on 'The Kelly Clarkson Show'

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If there's anything more delightful than photos or footage of future celebrities as children, it's watching Kelly Clarkson poke fun at her famous friends.

Fans of The Kelly Clarkson Show got both recently when Clarkson teased fellow The Voice judge and country music star Blake Shelton with pics from his beauty pageant contestant past.

"My mom would enter me into pageants. Like, literally pageants, because, so I could sing in the talent portion," Shelton said. "But then you would also have to do the evening wear and, you know ..."

We do know, Blake, because your talk show-hosting friend made sure of it. But seriously, using the talent portion of the pageant to introduce young Shelton's singing talents to more than friends at church or the local elementary school makes perfect sense.

"You're such an a------," Shelton added. "Yes, yes, yes, I did those things. I do remember my two specialties were, I did 'Old Time Rock and Roll' by Bob Seger, and I would do 'Cat Scratch Fever' by Ted Nugent, which didn't go over very well with the soccer moms in the audience because, I don't know if you ever heard that song or what it's about, but you can imagine, I think."

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Clarkson also teased the "Austin" singer about becoming "Break It Down Blake" after the break dancing craze from the '80s hit Ada, Oklahoma.

"I remember there was an ad in the newspaper, maybe a few flyers around town, that this girl was going to be coming to town, and it was like a picture of her on the flyer, I remember that," Shelton said. "And down in the corner, it was like a little picture of Michael Jackson down there, and it was like, 'Take dancing lessons from the teacher who taught Michael Jackson.'"

Shelton and Clarkson are back on NBC's hit TV series The Voice, and they're joined by returning judge John Legend and Shelton's girlfriend Gwen Stefani. The former No Doubt singer returns to the show after a three-season absence to replace Nick Jonas. Past judges include Miley Cyrus and Maroon 5's Adam Levine.

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