The Voice hasn’t crowned its season 10 champion yet, but that hasn’t stopped Blake Shelton from campaigning to keep his girl Gwen Stefani around for more!
Christina Aguilera will return to the singing competition next season, taking her coach’s chair back from the No Doubt singer, but on Monday, Shelton put the pressure on host and executive producer Carson Daly to add a fifth chair so Stefani could stay on.
“We’ll just address that we love Gwen, we love our coaches,” Daly told reporters ahead of the live show, evading the question as delicately as possible. “We're like Iron Chef around here. Once you've been in the kitchen, you're always welcome back in the kitchen.”
“Anytime you want?” Shelton asked pointedly. When Daly responded, “Absolutely,” the country star had the answer he was looking for.
“I’ll see you next season, Gwen,” he said with a laugh, ignoring a teasing “whoop” from fellow coach Adam Levine.
Shelton is also putting his support behind his girlfriend’s team on the singing competition. When asked which contestant from another coach's team he’d pick to win it all, the 39-year-old country star chose Jeffrey Austin of Team Gwen, even though Shelton has two singers in the finals.
“You've left me no choice here but to say Gwen, because it's my goal in life to beat Adam or to see somebody beat him,” he joked. “So I'm going to pick Jeffrey. That's who I would pick to win.”
“I also would have to say Jeffrey,” Levine added in a rare moment of agreement between the two. “He's a great singer, [and] he's not on Blake's team.”
Shelton and Stefani, 46, have been increasingly open about their blossoming relationship in recent weeks, showing off PDA during date nights and even in a recent selfie with their fellow Voice coaches.
"I'm thankful for Gwen for tons of reasons," Shelton told ET in November, "but mostly because she makes us all look a whole lot better on this show."