“It’s the blondes against the bros, y’all,” coach Kelly Clarkson says within the season 17 sneak peek. She notes that she’s thrilled to be working with Stefani, who got here again this season after Adam Levine’s shock exit.
As for the No Doubt frontwoman, 49, she will’t wait to work alongside her “favorite human in the world,” a.okay.a. her boyfriend.
“I didn’t know if it was gonna feel awkward to be fighting against him,” she admits to the digital camera. However, if it did, she obtained over that actual fast, even pulling a steal on him.
“I’m very excited to see America’s favorite couple fight it out,” coach John Legend says.
The nine-time CMA winner, 43, turns to his girlfriend and jokes, “I thought you loved me!”
However, Stefani additionally makes use of their relationship as a bargaining chip when singers are attempting to determine which crew to be on. “I’m kinda country now,” she tells one artist. “You get me, you get him!”
Whenever they do butt heads, the opposite coaches appear to like it. “Mom and Dad are fighting,” Clarkson, 37, jokes.
The pair met on The Voice throughout season 7 and Us Weekly confirmed they have been courting in 2015. While they have friendly banter on the present, that’s all a part of the act.
“Gwen is feeling stress to fill very huge footwear with Adam Levine leaving The Voice,” an insider instructed Us solely in August. “Expect Gwen to spar a bit with Blake. Executives have inspired her to take action.”
Following the Maroon 5 singer’s shock departure, Stefani revealed she was shocked but happy on the identical time.
“To think that he’s not going to be there, it’s bittersweet, and being between him and Blake and the amount of laughter, I mean, I would have to stop and massage my face because it would hurt,” she stated on The Talk in June. “But it’s going to be fun and exciting. Blake’s my greatest pal. So I get to hang around with him at work.”
The Voice season 17 premieres on NBC Monday, September 23, at eight p.m. ET.