Blake Shelton Reveals Gwen Stefani Did His Hair and Makeup for ‘The Voice’

NBC’s The Voice returned this week with the first round of live-to-tape, at-home performances. The contestants, along with coaches Kelly…


Lauren Jo Black

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May 6, 2020


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NBC’s The Voice returned this week with the first round of live-to-tape, at-home performances. The contestants, along with coaches Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, John Legend and Nick Jonas, and Mega Mentor James Taylor, appeared from their homes, while host Carson Daly appeared from The Voice stage in front of four empty coaches’ chairs.

Shelton, who is the only coach that has appeared on every season of the hit show, admitted filming at home was “super weird,” but acknowledged “the show must go on.”

“It’s a way that we can keep the show going and keep these kids in front of America,” he said in a clip shared to The Voice YouTube. “They still get their opportunity, they still get their chance. They’re still hanging out there week to week based on how their performance goes.”

Aside from setting up extensive equipment to film the show at home, the contestants and judges were also faced with a few other tasks.

“We’re all asked to do things that we’ve never done before, like hair and makeup. We’re just doing the best we can,” Clarkson said.

Thankfully, Shelton had someone on hand to assist.

“I just had the most expensive hair and makeup artist on the planet Earth, Gwen Stefani, fix my hair and makeup for me,” he joked. “I hope that I look appropriate for this thing.”

While things are a bit strange, Shelton said the situation does have its perks.

“It’s nice to be at home, I got to be honest, and I don’t hate this part of what’s happening,” he confessed. “To be able to work from home, I’ve never been able to do that.”

The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8/7 c on NBC.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.