UPDATE 2: People.com has posted a few more quotes from The Voice host Carson Daly about the possibility of Gwen joining the show. He said that he hopes the rumor becomes confirmable since Gwen ”certainly fits that bill, that shortlist of what we have to be a good coach on the show, which is somebody who’s got some experience and who’s on top of their game”, but admitted that ”these things are tough to work scheduling-wise. I don’t know where we’re at with it.” He went on to say that another reason why Gwen would be ”a solid choice” is because ”she’s friends with the other coaches but has a strong opinion, which is also important. They can’t all just be too lovey out there.”
Host and producer Carson Daly also heaped praise on Stefani, but seemed to want to manage expectations about whether she’ll be the one to replace Christina Aguilera.
“She would be great,” Daly said. “These things are tough to work scheduling-wise. I don’t know where we’re at with it.”
Aguilera, who is currently not coaching this season, was originally scheduled to head back to the panel for season 7, but is now taking time off while she’s expecting a baby with fiancé Matt Rutler.
Stefani, 44, welcomed her third son with husband Gavin Rossdale on Feb. 28, and Daly didn’t say whether mom duties might prevent Stefani from signing on.
“I hope it becomes confirmable, but I don’t know,” he said. “But she certainly fits that bill, that shortlist of what we have to be a good coach on the show, which is somebody who’s got some experience and who’s on top of their game.”
As he also points out, she’s got a personality that could benefit the contestants – and her potential fellow coaches.
“She’s just a great mother, she’s a great person,” he said. “She’s friends with the other coaches but has a strong opinion, which is also important. They can’t all just be too lovey out there. So I think she’d be a solid choice.”
One person who stopped short of singing Stefani’s praises? The always competitive Blake Shelton.
“I’ve never actually met her,” he said. “I know who she is and I know some of her music, and I look forward to beating anybody on this show, honestly.”
UPDATE: E! News also spoke with The Voice host Carson Daly and coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton about Gwen possibly joining seven season; Daly again said that Gwen would be ”a great fit” for the show, though he maintained that nothing has been confirmed. Shelton added, “If there is a person in this world named Gwen Stefani, I think she would probably be a great addition to this show.”
There’s no doubt about it…everyone at The Voice loves Gwen Stefani!
The No Doubt frontwoman and and mother of three is close to signing a deal to join the NBC reality hit’s seventh season as a coach, a source confirms to E! News. And while The Voice’s fan favorite coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, who have sat in the spinning chairs all six seasons, were quick to gush about Stefani after Monday night’s show, they weren’t about to jinx anything by confirming that she will be replacing Christina Aguilera.
“If there is a person in this world named Gwen Stefani, I think she would probably be a great addition to this show,” Shelton carefully told E! News, before he and Levine launch into one of their hilarious and infamous back-and-forth conversations you can watch in our exclusive video above. (They even pose with imaginary oranges. Don’t ask, just watch and enjoy.)
The Voice’s host Carson Daly also got in on Stefani gush-fest, saying, “I think she’d be a great fit for this family.”
However, like Shelton and Levine, Daly couldn’t confirm that Stefani would definitely be offering up advice to season seven’s hopefuls.
“I hope it’s true,” he said. “Nothing’s confirmed, but if that’s the case, should there be fire behind the smoke, we should be so lucky!”
Amid the rumors that Gwen will be joining the seventh season of NBC’s The Voice, TV Guide spoke to members of The Voice team on the red carpet last night after Season 6’s first live show, and they were quick to praise Gwen and potential contribution to the show. Host and executive producer Carson Daly effused that Gwen is ”one of the great female artists of our generation”, going on to say that “she’s a mom, she’s a strong figure, she’s got a great individuality. I think she’d be a great fit to our team. She’s also one of the nicest people in the business. She’s got a great reputation for that and that goes a long way as well.” Daly also was confident that Gwen would be well-prepared for the playful banter with the male coaches on the show because of her experience working with the guys of No Doubt, saying, “I know she can handle the men of The Voice”. The Voice coach and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine added, “If there’s any truth to the rumors, I’d just be really excited because I’m a huge fan. I think she’s a wonderful human being. I love her to pieces. She’s so talented.” We couldn’t agree more with all the praise for Gwen and hope to have official confirmation soon about the reports of her joining The Voice!
There hasn’t been any hollaback from NBC about whether or not Gwen Stefani will sit in one of The Voice’s big red chairs next season, but the No Doubt lead singer and fashion icon was a hot topic on the red carpet Monday after Season 6’s first live show.
“She’s one of the great female artists of our generation,” host and executive producer Carson Daly told TVGuide.com. “She’s a mom, she’s a strong figure, she’s got a great individuality. I think she’d be a great fit to our team. She’s also one of the nicest people in the business. She’s got a great reputation for that and that goes a long way as well.”
Adam Levine was equally effusive about the possibility of Stefani signing on for Season 7. “If there’s any truth to the rumors, I’d just be really excited because I’m a huge fan. I think she’s a wonderful human being. I love her to pieces. She’s so talented.”
Although Blake Shelton said he’s never actually met her, he also extended open arms (kind of). “I look forward to beating anybody on the show,” he said with a laugh.
Daly said that Stefani will be well-prepared for that playful banter because of her many years working day in and day out with three men in No Doubt. “I know she can handle the men of The Voice,” he said.
Although neither Levine nor Shelton are confirmed for the fall, Stefani would be alongside at least one male: fellow new addition Pharrell Williams, who is in the midst of a banner year with memorable performance at the Oscars of his inescapable hit “Happy,” multiple Grammy wins, a book and that tearful appearance on Oprah’s Master Class. “I don’t know how we got him. He’s been on our list for awhile though. I think he might have said, ‘Hey, now’s the right time,'” Daly said. “He’s a really great, humble guy and think he’ll be a great addition too.”
After welcoming back last spring’s new coaches, Shakira and Usher, for a second spin this year, Daly is excited to add even a few more faces to The Voice family. “I like it. I think America likes it. I think people understand that on this show, the coaches are all very established musicians. They’re TV coaches second and they need to tour and so we have this revolving door and once you have a red chair, you have it for life and I think people get it,” he said. “It’s worked out for us so far.”
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