Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Stephanie Skipper on The Voice Tells Kelly Clarkson "Don't Apologize"

Stephanie Skipper on The Voice Tells Kelly Clarkson

Both Levine and Shelton were highly complimentary about Skipper's abilities.

Kelly recalled being invited to Gwen's house for the first time with her husband Brandon Blackstock, who's also Blake's manager. Blake's argument that Clarkson "crushed" the artist's vision of working with Keys failed when Kelly shot back, "That's how bad I wanted you", adding, "We could be so great". "I'll be over here", she joked.

"The first time I saw Gwen's house, it's insane!"

Livia Faith, 17, convinced Blake, Kelly and Alicia to turn their chairs around with her unusual choice of "Dream a Little Dream of Me", the 1931 classic recorded by a number of artists, most famously in 1968 by The Mamas and the Papas' Cass Elliot.

"And then I'm like, 'Why is she with him?!'" the "Love So Soft" singer then asked of Gwen being with Blake.

The singer even admitted during their joint interview that he was "wondering the same thing" when it came to his girlfriend of more than two years.

The heart and the soul is there and I think that is the only place, at least on my team here, is the only place I'd ever want to start.


The twosome's latest playful jabs will likely come as no surprise to fans of The Voice.

While the evenings were initially enjoyed at Kelly's home in Nashville, they soon moved to Gwen's Hollywood house - and the former American Idol victor was overwhelmed the first time she saw the plush abode.

It was a big moment for the Omaha native, who chose Kelly Clarkson as her coach on NBC's televised singing competition.

Blake, however, landed Bransen Ireland, a 27-year-old from Missouri who now resides in Nashville, TN, as well as Jordan Kirkdorffer, a 28-year-old accountant from in who now lives in Nashville TN, for his team. "She'll definitely go for the throat".

The couples' double date nights aren't always the cleanest, with Blake remembering one particular incident at Kelly's house when he and Gwen had visited.

"It's a really hard thing to navigate when he's been on there for 14 seasons", the mom of two said of Shelton's long stint on the competition series. Kelly told the Chicago Tribune past year that the two have actually been friends close to a decade due to her husband and the musician's working relationship.

The final week of Blind Auditions begins tonight as coaches Adam Levine, Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson continue the fight to get the best artists possible for their teams before the Battle Rounds begin next week.

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