'The Voice' 2023: Blake Shelton's lie detector test reveals Gwen Stefani married him out of 'sheer pity'
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: The ongoing Season 23 of 'The Voice' has been an exhilarating journey so far, featuring coaches Blake Shelton, Niall Horan, Kelly Clarkson, and Chance the Rapper. Shelton, who's on his last stint as a coach, has been entertaining the audience with his signature antics during the blind auditions.
During Episode 4, when singer Chloe Abbott scored a chair turn from Chance the Rapper with her breezy cover of 'How Deep Is Your Love' by The Bee Gees, Shelton's mischievous behavior was on full display when he underwent a lie detector test as part of his antics. As Kelly hooked him up to the machine, she established a baseline by asking, "Is your name, Blake Shelton?" To which he replied, "My name is Blake Shelton, yes." The lie detector confirmed that his response was true, but the fun was just beginning.
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Olympic aspirant Chloe Abbott auditions for 'The Voice' Season 23
Chloe Abbott, a former all-American track athlete from the University of Kentucky, appeared as a contestant on this season's blind auditions. While pursuing her Olympic dreams for 2024, Abbott has also harbored a keen interest in singing and acting. In her opening video, she is seen practicing at UK's track and field facility alongside her mother and coach. Abbott performed a soulful rendition of the Bee Gees' classic 'How Deep Is Your Love' during her audition, prompting Chance the Rapper to turn his chair and invite her to join his team for the season. When Abbott revealed that she was also training for the Olympics, the judges were impressed and gained even more respect for her. Chance called her the artist he had been searching for.
Blake Shelton reveals Gwen Stefani married him out of 'sheer pity'
In an effort to bond with Chloe Abbott, the promising track-and-field athlete, Shelton humorously boasted about his own athletic pursuits, claiming to be training for the U.S. curling team. However, Kelly had grown weary of Shelton's tall tales and demanded that host, Carson Daly fetch a lie detector machine. "Isn't anyone else just sick of Blake's lies?" she exclaimed. The polygraph test ensued, with Kelly inquiring if she is Shelton's favorite coach on the NBC singing competition, to which the lie detector glowed red and revealed that the statement is false. Meanwhile, Carson asked if Shelton's wife and fellow coach, Gwen Stefani, had only married him out of sheer pity. Shelton's responses were only truthful to the latter, as he sheepishly admitted, "Probably yes." The intense but playful rivalry between Kelly and Shelton is a cherished aspect of the show, and viewers are already feeling the loss as he wraps up his final season. Observing their dynamics unfold on screen has been a source of delight for many across the globe.
singgggg that @BeeGees tune, @chloeeabbott1 !!! pic.twitter.com/xUkwcH9dXR— The Voice (@NBCTheVoice) March 15, 2023
Is Gwen Stefani the reason behind Blake Shelton leaving the show?
After a remarkable 12-year tenure as a judge on the NBC singing competition show, 'The Voice', Shelton has decided to step away from the program. As one of the original coaches on the show, along with Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, and CeeLo Green, Shelton became a mainstay on the program while the others eventually departed. The country superstar is leaving the show to prioritize his time with his wife and former 'The Voice' coach, Gwen Stefani, whom he met while coaching on the show in 2014, as well as his family. While he has several new projects in the works, including the game show Barmageddon, which he co-created with 'The Voice' host Carson Daly, Shelton is in no rush to secure another job and is open to new opportunities as they arise. All in all, one can say that the real reason behind Blake's farewell is love, or rather Gwen Stefani!
'The Voice' Season 23 airs every Monday night at 8 pm ET/PT on NBC. You can catch 'The Voice' Season 23 on FuboTV or stream it on Peacock the next day.