The most recent season of The Voice was a special one for Gwen Stefani. In leading 15-year-old Carter Rubin to victory, she earned her first win as a coach on a show.
“I just feel so excited for Carter because he is the first male at 15 to win The Voice and this is my first win and we’re in a global pandemic,” Stefani told Access Hollywood. “So, this is a pretty monumental moment.”
The pop icon said she is drawn to working with younger artists so she can impart some of the wisdom she has learned during her decades-long career with them. Stefani also said she felt “magic” in working with Rubin as a mentor on the popular show.
“He’s younger than I was when I started No Doubt. So, it’s just fun to be able to look back at that wake of all the things that I’ve done and be able to help inspire somebody else that has it all ahead of them,” Gwen Stefani said. “It’s magic; it’s a magic thing. The show is a magic thing and to be able to be a coach is a magic thing.”
Filming The Voice during COVID-19 made this season “unique,” according to the singer.
“And, the fact that we were essential enough to shoot is a ridiculous gift for everybody,” Gwen Stefani said. “Music is so healing and so inspiring and so beautiful and so magical. I think that being able to be around all this music, personally, and see it live on stage again was such an incredible moment for me.”
Stefani said the collaboration between the coaches, singers, and the crew made this season of the show special. She also said creating the show without an audience made it feel more “intimate.”
Watch the interview below.