Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are happy to be back together on the new season of The Voice — but they’re not pulling any punches with each other!
The couple wasted no time on Monday’s season 19 premiere before they were facing off over a singer. Payge Turner, a 27-year-old crooner from Trinidad and Tobago, got an early chair turn from Blake as she covered The Weeknd’s “Call Out My Name,” but then Gwen hit her button just before the end of the song.
“Why are you doing this to me?!” Blake exclaimed, as John Legend warned the hopeful singer, “You’re about to break up America’s couple!”
Blake did his best to make a case for his team — pointing out the fact that he turned much earlier than his ladylove — but ultimately, Payge went for the glitz, girl power and cross-genre experience that Team Gwen had to offer.
“I’m always looking for the personality, the message — I feel like I got that with Payge,” the No Doubt singer gushed to the cameras after the audition. “Blake won last season, but I’m back this season and I’m gonna get a win.”
— The Voice (@NBCTheVoice) October 20, 2020