‘The Voice’: Why Gwen Stefani Compared These 2 Contestants to Her Relationship with Blake Shelton

Gwen Stefani joined The Voice for the first time in season 7. It was later revealed that Stefani and Blake Shelton had a close bond because of their situation then started dating.

They are very different, but Stefani talked a little about their relationship in the latest episode of The Voice. Find out why she compared two contestants to their relationship and more.

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani didn’t know each other’s music very well before dating

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

The country singer and pop star are very different. So when the news came out that they were dating it got a lot of attention. It also was revealed that they didn’t know each other’s music that well before dating.

“Yes, that’s safe to assume. But the difference is she genuinely had to, outside maybe a couple of songs I had that she had heard, she really had to like start learning,” Shelton admitted to Seth Meyers.

“I didn’t think I knew much of her music until you go to one of her shows,” he continued. He said that the song “It’s My Life” once played on the radio and he recognized her voice.

“Holy hell, I didn’t know Gwen sang that song,” he said. “I always known ‘Hey Baby’ I didn’t know she sang that freaking song.”

Their different tastes in music isn’t the only thing that sets them apart. They have different personalities and that shows on The Voice.

She doesn’t like competition like Shelton

The country singer seems to thrive off of talking trash to other coaches and trying to win every season. Stefani revealed that she approaches competition differently and she almost didn’t join the show because of it.

“I’m not a competitive person,” she told Travel Girl. “In fact, competition makes me really uncomfortable. It was probably one of the reasons I almost didn’t do the show, because I couldn’t picture myself pitching myself and trying to fight, especially against a very competitive person like Adam Levine.”

She then said, “Blake and Adam were so good at that. The longer I was on the show, the more I understood what I needed to do to ‘pitch’ for an artist and to go for it.”

Stefani has proven to be pretty good at pitching. In season 17 she hasn’t been afraid to use Shelton to her advantage when convincing artists, especially country ones, to join her team.

Stefani compared Royce Lovett and Kiara Brown singing together to her relationship

The coaches are still using their personal experiences to help their team members learn. Stefani had an interesting comparison when helping Royce Lovett and Kiara Brown in part three of the Blind Auditions.

She noted that the two singers are very different, but they both have “intimate” tones to their voice. Stefani said Brown is “super clean” while Lovett is “dirty nasty” and there is a chemistry.

“It’s like me and Blake,” she said. “We do not seem like we would go together, but we fit together perfectly.”

The duo sang “Turn Your Lights Down Low” by Bob Marley. The judges were impressed with both singers. Stefani chose to keep Lovett in the end. She and Kelly Clarkson also hit their button to save Brown. Brown picked Clarkson in the end.