September 27, 2018 06:05 PM

When it comes to persuading contestants on The Voice to join a team, veteran coach Adam Levine comes prepared with a battle plan.

“[Levine] has to have the last word,” Kelly Clarkson says in PEOPLE’s 15 Seasons of The Voice special edition.

“It’s a nice play,” she adds. “He wins a lot of people over.”

With The Voice in its 15th season, the coaches have learned certain tricks come in handy when it comes to wooing contestants. Levine, who currently has a total of three Voice wins, confirms that having the last word is “a technique we realized over time — usually whoever has the last word gets the person.”

Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton
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Host Carson Daly reveals that he’s witnessed contestants go from leaning towards a certain coach to changing their minds after their blind audition.

“I’m with the families when this is all happening,” he tells PEOPLE. “There are times when I ask in that last minute, ‘Who are you going to pick?’ It was going one way the whole time… and then Adam will win them over.”

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Levine and Clarkson join returning coaches Blake Shelton and Jennifer Hudson on The Voice, which premiered its latest season Monday on NBC.

The Voice special edition

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The Voice coaches tell all in PEOPLE’s new special edition, 15 Seasons of The Voice, available this Friday on Amazon and wherever magazines are sold.

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