‘The Voice’ recap: Blake Shelton’s and Pharrell Williams’ teams step up

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‘The Voice’ recap: Blake Shelton’s and Pharrell Williams’ teams step up.

Gwen Stefani reportedly pulled the plug on her 13-year marriage to rocker Gavin Rossdale after discovering that he had been sleeping with their kids’ nanny. The second night of “The Voice” live playoffs brought us performances that were just as strong as the first, which, considering how well Adam Levine’s and Gwen Stefani’s teams did on Monday, is saying something.THE Aussie nanny for Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale reportedly had a three-year affair with the Bush singer which Stefani discovered in the worst way. “Everybody knows that my life blew up last February.On Monday, the NBC series aired its first live show of the season, and with Stefani’s and Adam Levine’s teams squared off, Shelton went out of his way to praise Stefani’s group repeatedly.

The “Underneath It All” singer reportedly discovered Rossdale’s explicit texts with the Australian nanny on the family’s iPad — including naked photos of Mann and plans to meet up for sex. “The iPad was linked to Gavin’s phone,” a family insider told the magazine. “One of the other nannies discovered the exchange and told Gwen.” Mann, who had been helping to take care of the couple’s three sons — Kingston, 9, Zuma, 7, and Apollo, 20 months — was reportedly fired after Stefani discovered the steamy texts. Pharrell Williams’ team and Blake Shelton’s looked, overall, like a bunch of real pros, taking the stage with a level of confidence that, in some cases, belied their tender years.

Rossdale is said to have initially claimed that the exchange was merely a “flirtation” before admitting the three-year affair to Stefani a few months later. As for the new “comeback” conceit — in which the coach is allowed to bring back one performer who’d previously been sent home — the jury is still out, as far as I’m concerned. Though he has vehemently denied them, Ben Affleck has yet to escape rumors that he cheated on Jennifer Garner with their 28-year-old nanny, Christine Ouzounian.

The supposed liaison is alleged to have lasted for more than three years, including the period when Gwen was pregnant with their youngest child Apollo. Lest his point not be clear, Shelton repeatedly pointed at himself, replicating his signature move on the show when he’s trying to encourage a contestant to pick him. The alleged reason behind Stefani and Rossdale’s split has close parallels to another A-list couple that called it quits this year: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner. Back in 2005, British heartthrob Jude Law was engaged to actress Sienna Miller – that is until his nanny Daisy Wright detailed their trysts in a London newspaper.

And if you’re lucky enough to have someone in the finale, by then you’re attached and you’re so invested in that person, you really want them to win.” With original coach Christina Aguilera returning for Season 10, Stefani will take a break, but she hopes it doesn’t last for long. “It’s really out of my hands,” Stefani says. “I was on my knees praying to come back this time. Rossdale and Affleck are not the only stars who allegedly committed adultery with the nanny: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ethan Hawke and Jude Law are among the celebs whose relationships were undone by similar affairs.

As for Stefani, she has begun to bounce back from her painful split with her husband: She and her “Voice” co-star Blake Shelton went public with their romance last week. Darius Scott (Team Pharrell): Scott showed off not only his vocal but also his producer chops, coming up with his own arrangement for Kanye’s West “Love Lockdown” and maneuvering his way through it perfectly. I have an amazing team, and I’m such good friends with all the coaches.” So what about the country song that Stefani and her “friend,” Shelton, have reportedly written together?

Levine called the performance “flawless and soulful.” Shelton said Scott was the Team Pharrell member the other coaches had to be most concerned about. The Voice coach however is not letting her broken heart get her down launching into a romance with fellow Voice coach Blake Shelton, who recently divorced his wife Miranda Lambert. Ivonne Acero (Team Blake): This super-likable 18-year-old singer has surmounted her shyness and not only blossomed as a vocalist, but also — we learned Tuesday — been voted homecoming queen and student body vice president at her high school.

The 2012 bestseller, “Mick: The Wild Life and Mad Genius of Jagger,” shared ample details about what went wrong with the rocker’s relationship with model Jerry Hall. For one, the couple was never able to overcome Jagger’s infidelity with the nanny, whom he allegedly had sex with on the kitchen counter while Hall slept in another room.

When asked point blank if it was true, he simply says, “I don’t know,” declining to even confirm that the song exists. (Which means it probably does.) 2015 may not bring everything that Back to the Future II promised it would: flying cars, self-lacing shoes, we don’t see ’em happening over the next 12 months. (Then again, don’t bet against Nike.) But this year will definitely pack plenty of punch when it comes to cultural happenings. The coaches were all impressed with Acero’s growing confidence, amply on display as she sang Joan Osborne’s “One of Us,” but none more so than her own coach. “You are the perfect example of what makes this show cool,” Shelton told Acero, saying it was mind-blowing to “see an artist make a transformation” as she had. “You still are shy but you’re not a shy performer,” he said. Mad Max will roar back out of the apocalypse while Mad Men rides off into the sunset, rock’s Antichrist Superstar and hip-hop’s Yeezus will rise again. In the Fox Business debate Tuesday, Donald Trump revived his execrable anti-immigrant politics: linking undocumented workers to inner-city drug abuse, promising to build his border wall, and insisting again that millions of immigrants without papers must be expelled from the country. Stefani pointed that out, saying McKeel’s movements had been “too theatrical” and “thought out.” Williams tried to give the “body language” issue a positive spin. “I read it as you being genuine,” he said. “When you tell someone you love them, that doesn’t always look cool.” Nice try, Pharrell.

John Kasich’s assertion that mass deportation was not an “adult argument” by praising the deportations of Mexican workers that took place in the 1950s under Dwight D. For the record: The Eisenhower-era policy that Trump praised in the debate was called “Operation Wetback.” It removed nearly a million people from the United States, creating an indelible stain on our history.

Celeste Betton (Team Pharrell): Williams chose Betton as his “comeback artist” because, he said, sending her home during the battle rounds had “really weighed” on his heart. The language is so offensive that it’s scarcely believable; don’t take my word for it, read this synopsis from the Texas State Historical Association: “Operation Wetback, a national reaction against illegal immigration, began in Texas in mid-July 1954.

Singing “Something in the Water,” by Carrie Underwood, with a power and conviction bordering on ferocity, she more than proved herself worthy of the second chance. Williams said Betton had “tapped into the strongest part of the universe,” adding, “That was all we could ever ask for.” Zach Seabaugh (Team Blake): Shelton suggested this movie-star-handsome 17-year-old former athlete turned country singer might want to play up his heartthrob appeal, but even he didn’t seem to have expected Seabaugh to embrace that identity with such hip-shaking vigor. Riley Biederer (Team Pharrell): This 19-year-old pop singer showed off the appeal that has made her YouTube-famous with a Tori Kelly’s “Should’ve Been Us.” Stefani, who’d been Biederer’s coach for a bit, complimented her on her confidence, beauty and the warmth of her tone. A congressional investigation of one vessel, the Mercurio, where a mutiny erupted after seven deportees drowned, likened it to an “18th century slave ship,” or a “penal hell ship,” according to a history published by Columbia University professor Mae M.

Stefani said the beautiful young singer was one of her favorites on Team Blake, calling her “so pure,” “so honest and real” and with an instinct that was “so true.” “You have a full thing happening,” she said. Barrett Baber (Team Blake): High-school drama teacher and airplane-crash survivor Baber got a lot of love, too, and deservedly so, for his unabashedly emotional take on an unabashedly emotional song, Lee Brice’s “I Drive Your Truck.” Stefani said that Baber gave “so much” of himself with “every note,” “every stance.” “You just give, give, give of yourself, and it’s very powerful,” she said. Shelton echoed his girlfriend’s praise, telling Baber, “The only artist I’ve ever seen give as much of themselves to a performance as you is Garth Brooks.”

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