“There are some country singers that are really good,” Shelton, who coached pop singer Dia Frampton to the final four last year, told PEOPLE. “We had a few last year but we didn’t end up with a country singer in the final four.”
The celebrity coach – along with Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine – will be back in the rotating chairs for season 2’s blind auditions on Sunday night, following the Super Bowl.
During the blind auditions, the celebrity coaches will hear contestants sing without seeing what they look like. If they like what they hear, the coaches can push the button, turn their chair around and see the face behind the voice, selecting the singer for their team. So, there’s no guarantee that Blake will coach the aspiring country stars.
“I know anything can happen,” he says, “but I really believe in my heart that one of several country singers that we have on our show this year have a shot at winning the whole thing.”