Watchers of “The Voice” know of the friendly rivalry among the TV singing competition’s coaches. But get them all singing together, and it’s like, “Voice” judges, hold me close, don’t ever let me go!
Don’t believe me? Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani recently made sweet, sweet harmony together in an online exclusive cover of “More than Words” released through the show’s YouTube account. The video serves to remind us that, despite the focus on the TV show’s competitors, these judges are the real deal stars.
Take a look at the intimate performance yourself in the video below. If you enjoy watching “The Voice” and the entertaining camaraderie among all of the coaches, we bet you’ll love it as much as we do.
How great was that? It’s as if my heart was torn in two! Maybe these four need to form a group and start touring.
Clarkson can do no wrong, especially when she’s singing opposite Legend. And Shelton and Stefani round out this emotional and intimate coach quartet.* Joining the coaches is the show’s host, Carson Daly, who plays backing acoustic guitar.
We already knew these four make for great entertainment, but this performance is next level.
Needless to say, fans loved it.
“Wow, Stunning combination,” commented Instagram user @lisasue277 on @nbcthevoice’s post of the song. “This is proof that music can be blended beautifully from all genres.”
In sharing the performance on his Instagram account, Legend commented, “It was my *extreme* pleasure to sing this song with my castmates from #TheVoice.”
The emphasis on “extreme” alludes to the original version of “More than Words” by the band Extreme. First released in 1991, the soulful, acoustic song was a departure from the rock band’s normal sound but became a huge hit.
“The Voice” returns for its 17th season on Sept. 23 with Taylor Swift acting as a mega mentor for all the contestants.
“And our @NBCTheVoice mega mentor is….. @TaylorSwift!!! #TheVoice @johnlegend,” Shelton wrote on Instagram alongside a video of him and Legend taking guesses as to who the Mega Mentor might be (until they have an unexpected run-in with Swift, of course).
The coaches have said that working with Swift was a highlight for them this season. “She cares about the artists — that’s what I loved about working with her the first time,” Clarkson told People. “I loved that she actually cared and invested. She cried a couple of times. She was really into it.”
And as if that isn’t enough to get you hyped for the new season, the judges have done some fun previews teasing what fans can expect from upcoming episodes.
This pillow fight preview, shared by the show’s official Instagram account, is pretty funny.
But pillow fights aside, did “The Voice” cover of “More than Words” make you want to tune in to the new season to see what the coaches will be up to?
*(Though if you really want to see a great cover of “More than Words,” I direct you to a young JC Chasez and Tony Lucca’s version on “MMC.”)
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