Gwen Stefani Reveals Discomfort about Pitching on 'The Voice'

Gwen Stefani admitted that she felt uncomfortable pitching herself to contestants on “The Voice.”

In an interview with Travel Girl, the 49-year-old singer revealed her inner feelings about the competitive side of judging on the reality talent show.

"Being a mother of three boys, it’s kind of the perfect place. Everything is real now, whereas before, things didn’t seem so real.

“Competition makes me really uncomfortable,” she said. “It was probably one of the reasons I almost didn’t do the show, because I couldn’t picture myself pitching myself and trying to fight, especially against a very competitive person like Adam Levine.

"Blake and Adam were so good at that. The longer I was on the show, the more I understood what I needed to do to ‘pitch’ for an artist and to go for it.”


She also spoke about how the show gave her inspiration and gave her confidence back.

“Watching these artists get up there and go through so much pressure and learn in this boot camp in such a short amount of time is something I don’t think I could have really done,” she said.

“So, it was a really amazing experience and sometimes you just can’t really put your finger on what you’re looking for, but it’s something about the ease that someone might have that connects. It was so inspiring to be around so much talent.”

Aside from meeting inspiring artists among the show’s contestants, Stefani also found her soulmate, country superstar Blake Shelton, on the show. The pair, who served as judges, started dating in late 2015.


The couple have spent much time with her three children with ex-husband, Gavin Rossdale, on Shelton’s in Tishomingo, Oklahoma.

“It’s very tribal,” Stefani said of their time on the ranch. “Blake has a sister, she comes with her kids. We cook and get muddy and dirty. There are ATVs. Being a mother of three boys, it’s kind of the perfect place. Everything is real now, whereas before, things didn’t seem so real.”

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