Blake Shelton Shows Off His Cooking Skills in New Music Video
We now have proof that Blake Shelton knows his way around the kitchen — but don’t go hailing the country star a domestic god just yet.
Shelton chose Valentine’s Day to release the romantic(ish) video for his latest single, “Doin’ What She Likes,” which shows off his impressive skills in the kitchen, but ends in disaster.
“I think it’d be good for me,” he says to Lambert, who is heard but not seen. “Fan the flames a little bit.” (Shelton asked Lambert to appear in the video, but his rep tells PEOPLE she had to decline because she was opening for George Strait the day of the shoot.)
The Voice judge then gets to work, shedding his jacket and hunkering down in the kitchen to prepare the margarita and fajita feast he sings about it in the song.
Forgoing an apron, we see Shelton first halving a lime and squeezing it into a blender to prepare some serious-looking margaritas. This is not a man who skimps on details in the kitchen; we even see him carefully salting the rims of the glasses.
For the meal, he opts to make it all from scratch: We see him pull dough out of a bowl and begin to knead it, even stopping briefly to give his dog a taste test.
Later, he expertly flips the tortillas in a sauté pan. Is Shelton the next Iron Chef? Not quite. He soon betrays his amateur status, sticking his hand in the pan while it’s on the stovetop and hastily pulling it out while mouthing “ow.” A moment later, he spills some of the margarita as he pours it in a glass.
He redeems himself as he cleans up the clutter around the house and makes a path of rose petals into the bathroom, where he has lit candles and drawn a sumptuous bath.
It all looks like a romantic dream come true — until it turns into a nightmare.
We don’t want to spoil the ending, but suffice it to say Lambert never gets a chance to taste the fruits of Shelton’s labor. Watch for yourself above.
—Kathy Ehrich Dowd