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Blake Shelton Embodies Elvis' Spirit With This Rousing "Suspicious Minds" Cover

The GOAT of The Voice gave an impressive tribute to The King.

By Jackie Manno

Blake Shelton honored The King in the best way!

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In 2019, The Voice Coach hosted an Elvis Presley tribute special dubbed Elvis All-Star Tribute for NBC. He performed his own rendition of the classic hit "Suspicious Minds" and totally did the late icon justice. The performance started out with twangy guitar notes as Shelton strummed some chords energetically. 

"We're caught in a trap. I can't walk out because I love you too much, baby," he sang in his signature Oklahoma drawl. "Why can't you see what you're doing to me, when you don't believe a word I say?" he continued to croon. 

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Blake Shelton covers "Suspicious Minds" by Elvis Presley

Blake Shelton smiles in a red chair on The Voice Episode 2217A.

Then, when the chorus hit, his slew of backup singers jumped into the mix, harmonizing with Shelton's voice perfectly. "We can't go on together with suspicious minds, and we can't build our dreams n suspicious minds," they sang in unison.

"So if an old friend I know stops by to say hello, would I still see suspicion in your eyes?" Shelton sang with a subtle rasp in his voice. "Here we go again, asking where I've been, you can't see the tears are real, I'm crying," he continued the emotional lyrics. 

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The singers repeated the second chorus with confidence. "We can't go on together with suspicious minds, and we can't build our dreams, on suspicious minds," Shelton sang while riffing with grit. 

Watch the performance here. 

"Suspicious Minds" by Elvis Presley lyrics

We're caught in a trap
I can't walk out
Because I love you too much, baby

Why can't you see
What you're doing to me
When you don't believe a word I say?

We can't go on together
With suspicious minds (with suspicious minds)
And we can't build our dreams
On suspicious minds

So, if an old friend I know
Stops by to say hello
Would I still see suspicion in your eyes?

Here we go again
Asking where I've been
You can't see the tears are real, I'm crying
(Yes, I'm crying)

We can't go on together
With suspicious minds (suspicious minds)
And we can't build our dreams
On suspicious minds

Oh, let our love survive
I'll dry the tears from your eyes
Let's don't let a good thing die
When, honey, you know I have never lied to you, mm
(Yeah, yeah)

We're caught in a trap
I can't walk out
Because I love you too much, baby

Why can't you see
What you're doing to me
When you don't believe a word I say?

Don't you know I'm caught in a trap?
I can't walk out
Because I love you too much, baby

Well, don't you know I'm caught in a trap?
I can't walk out
Because I love you too much, baby

Originally published Apr 12, 2023.