Shelton also took the opportunity to lavish praise on the two newest celebrity coaches joining The Voice this season, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams.

“I love her. I’ve never met her, but clearly I’m a fan,” he gushed in regards to Stefani. “You can’t help but respect what she’s done as a hard-working individual; the success of her band, her success as a solo act, and all the other — the fashion stuff, that I know nothing about but I know it’s a big deal because I hear about it from my wife all the time! I’m anxious to be around anybody like that, I think. I admire her work ethic and think she’ll be good for the show. I feel sorry for her, because she’s going to lose— to me —but I’ll be nice about it.