All eyes were on Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani during the first live telecast of The Voice this season – and they kept it professional, for the most part.
On Monday’s live taping of the singing competition, Shelton and Stefani’s new relationship wasn’t exactly the No. 1 topic, but the couple had their cute moments – especially when it came to ribbing fellow coach Adam Levine, who recently referred to the newly public couple as “family.”
Throughout the night, Stefani’s team seemed to trounce Levine’s – at least, that’s what Shelton would have you believe. The country star threw his support behind his girl Stefani, who was all glammed up for the evening.
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“Team Gwen overall is whipping the crap out of Team Adam tonight. I’m just callin’ it like it is,” a beaming Shelton professed after Stefani’s contestant Victor Kiraly wowed the audience with a cover of “All Around the World,” while Stefani giggled in her red chair.
“It’s fun to see Gwen whip the crap out of Adam tonight, man. It makes me so happy,” the 39-year-old continued, to which Levine responded the only way you can.
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Earlier in the show, Shelton again gave props to Stefani – who had decided to take a risk with one of her contestants by chopping off her long locks, a move that reminded Shelton of a past winner.
“First of all, I think that last time you cut somebody’s hair, Gwen, they won,” Shelton said to an enthusiastic Stefani. “I mean, I ended up with the person but they ended up winning.”
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While Stefani chuckled at her new man’s joke, Levine’s response was exactly mirrored his reaction above.
Monday’s episode marked the first time Stefani and Shelton appeared on the NBC singing competition show as an official couple. The previous rounds – the Battles and the Knockouts – were pre-taped.
Earlier, Stefani had nothing but great things to say about Shelton. “He’s a pretty rad guy, I have to say that,” Stefani said in a pre-taped interview with Dallas/Fort Worth radio station 103.7 KVIL that was broadcast on Monday.
“There’s been loads of people that have helped me with this tragedy,” she said of her divorce from Gavin Rossdale. “There’s definitely key people that have pointed me into the right direction. Blake really helped me.”