The Maroon 5 singer revealed his homage to the pop star after her final team member was eliminated

By Emily Kirkpatrick
May 17, 2017 09:25 AM
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Make no mistake about it, the competition on The Voice is steep. And we’re not just talking about the rivalry amongst the show’s many contestants who are all working tirelessly with their mentors, honing their craft, and singing their hearts out every week, but the antagonism between the all-star coaches is also nothing to scoff at. While it’s Blake Shelton and Adam Levine who have the show’s most pronounced conflict, albeit all in good fun, regularly making jokes at one another’s expense, Gwen Stefani and Alicia Keys aren’t exactly pushovers either. But the Maroon 5 singer proved on Tuesday night that, reality show aside, at the end of the day he’s still Gwen’s biggest fan.

On the most recent live episode of the musical competition, the battle to find out who will be the best singer of them all is starting to seriously heat up as contestants vie to make it into the final group of four as the pool of contestants was chopped in half . But even as tensions run high between the four big personalities behind the judging table, what with the last member of Gwen’s team being eliminated while Levine’s remaining member was saved in that instant round, the “Moves Like Jagger” singer took a moment to express his deep appreciation for his pop star colleague.

In the midst of taping, Levine unbuttoned his plain black cardigan to reveal that he’d been wearing a vintage No Doubt t-shirt underneath (it all) the whole time. For those out there somehow unfamiliar with Gwen’s career pre-Harajuku phase, No Doubt is the band she was the lead singer of that produced some of the most iconic songs of the ’90s. Hopefully this mega-fan tribute will inspire the band to get back together one more time, or at the very least inspire Gwen to do a little tour merch quid pro quo and show up in a Maroon 5 t-shirt the next time Adam’s team loses.

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