Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams join ‘The Voice,’ as new judges for Season 7, but how will they fit in with frenemies Adam Levine and Blake Shelton? The new foursome sounds off on each other in a brand new roundtable interview!
‘The Voice’ Premiere: Expect Competition At The Judges’ Table
Gwen Stefani and Pharrell are being welcomed onto The Voice with open arms by Adam and Blake, but you know that once the competition gets stiff (aka, on the first blind auditions tonight, Sept. 22), the judges’ table will get heated.
“I don’t think that you set out to be competitive, but if you’re going to fit in this puzzle, you just naturally are just for the sake of, you know, helping the people that you’re working with,” Pharrell told HollywoodLife.com and other reporters at an advance screening and press conference for Season 7. “You tend to become competitive.”
Although there’s competition between the judges, Adam praises the two new recruits, saying they’re the best ever. However, he does make sure to let us know, “I never like to operate out of fear…I wasn’t scared.”
“Blake and I have been so lucky. And you just never know what the chemistry is going to be like when people come in,” Adam said. “It’s been really great. It’s been amazing, and it didn’t have to be that way, but it was. And then these guys came in, and it was almost kind of instantaneously we all just kind of congealed…like the chemistry was so quick with all of us and immediate, so I wasn’t afraid of anything. I was really genuinely excited.”
Pharrell & Gwen: Team Adam Or Team Blake?
“Blake has a masterful style,” Pharrell admitted. “I mean, his way of competing is awesome because he’s just being so genuine the entire time. It’s literally who he is on and off the camera…I’m definitely envious of that quality of his. And he’s competitive with it because he’s like super funny.”
So is he Team Blake when it comes to this bromance? Not quite. He’s also a fan of Adam’s, and says that he was convinced to do the show, solely to watch Blake and Adam go “back and forth all day long.” (“Man, I love this show…I genuinely do. The music is great, but those guys.”)
Pharrell raves, “Adam is like, you know, a wordsmith. He’s the guy that’s like joking, and he’s going to poke fun. He says exactly what he wants, and he’s never offensive.”
Gwen disagrees. She jokes, “He’s offensive to me sometimes. He is so inappropriate, and I have been in a band for my whole life, and I know inappropriate. He’s just to another level.”
Guess it’s safe to say that Gwen is Team Blake!
After chatting with the judges at this roundtable interview, we can’t wait to see what Season 7 will bring. Adam, Blake, Gwen and Pharrell are so much fun!
HollywoodLifers, which new judge is your favorite? And are you Team Adam or Team Blake? Sound off below!
— Elizabeth Wagmeister