The star will be in good company at the slime-fest on Saturday

By Melody Chiu
Updated March 11, 2016 06:55 PM
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Blake Shelton can more than hold his own on a stage, but at the Kids Choice Awards on Saturday, he’ll have a little help when he hosts the show.

The singer – who released his new single “Came Here to Forget” on Tuesday – is set to open the show with Selena Gomez, last year’s host Nick Jonas and … Chewbacca.

On Thursday, Shelton, 39, hung out with his new furry friend backstage at the “Fabulous” Forum in L.A. as they rehearsed for Nickelodeon’s annual awards show.

While checking out the “artist canvas wall,” Shelton stumbles upon some familiar signatures. “I don’t really count Maroon 5, but there’s some other cool ones in here,” he says while perusing the wall.

“Oh look, there’s No Doubt. I like those guys – one of them, a lot,” he jokes about his girlfriend Gwen Stefani before making his own mark on the wall.

Aside from hosting the show, the Voice coach could also be going home with a prize. The country singer is nominated for favorite male singer alongside Drake, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Jonas and the Weeknd.

“I’ve been on countless stages throughout my life, but none have promised the madness, excitement and endless slime as Nick’s Kids’ Choice Awards, which is undoubtedly the ultimate party for kids,” Shelton previously told PEOPLE. “There is only one team here, and it’s Team Kids’ Choice so bring it on Nickelodeon!”

The Kids’ Choice Awards airs live Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on Nickelodeon.