Watch Blake Shelton Join ‘The Voice’ Coaches for Epic ‘More Than Words’ Cover
The Voice is set to return for its seventeenth season on NBC, and Blake Shelton and the other coaches got together to promote the upcoming premiere with a very special performance of the classic ballad "More Than Words."
The iconic reality television singing competition is set to return on Sept. 23. Shelton's team turned to Twitter on Friday (Sept. 13) to share a video of Shelton joining fellow coaches John Legend, Kelly Clarkson and Gwen Stefani in performing the classic song, which scored Extreme a No. 1 hit on Billboard's Hot 100 and became a hit all over the world when the rock band released it as the third single from their sophomore album, Pornograffitti, in 1991.
The Voice host Carson Daly shows off his own musical skills by joining in on acoustic guitar, helping Shelton in rendering the song's famous percussive rhythm figure while the coaches trade lead vocals and join their voices in various permutations to recreate the shimmering harmonies that made the song so timeless.
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Season 17 is bringing major change to The Voice. Adam Levine decided not to return after 16 seasons, and Stefani is re-joining the show alongside Shelton, Clarkson and Legend as coaches.
While Shelton admits he was sad about his longtime friend Levine's departure, he's enjoying having his girlfriend back on the set.
“I always love having Gwen on the show," Shelton says in a promo video for Season 17. "She literally makes my day 100 percent better."
Darius Rucker has also signed on to mentor Shelton's team members during the battle rounds. Usher will mentor Legend's team, while will.i.am will mentor Stefani's team and Normani joins Team Kelly as her adviser.
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