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On Saturday night, he took over the hosting duties from Nick Jonas, who hosted in 2015. Before Jonas, a long line of stars took the reins over the years, like Rosie O’Donnell, Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Ben Stiller, Justin Timberlake, Jack Black, Dwayne Johnson, Kevin James, Will Smith, Josh Duhamel, and Mark Wahlberg.

Part of Shelton’s appeal was that throughout the 90-minute broadcast from The Forum in Los Angeles, he acted like a kid. Like a kid without a celebrity-sized ego. And one who was down for whatever.

First, though, he had to fight off the Stars Wars First Order to get to the stage.

Then once the show started, he spent more of his time in the audience than on the main stage. Along the way, he was hobnobbing with Adam Sandler and his family.

And when it was time for him to get slimed at the very end of the show, Shelton took that slime like an absolute champ.