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.”
“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.