Gwen Stefani Sang “Hotline Bling” Karaoke, Totally Nailed It
It’s no secret that Gwen Stefani has had a rough couple of months. After thirteen years of marriage, this August Gwen separated from her husband, Gavin Rossdale. While most of us would want to spend all winter hibernating in a cocoon of never-ending tears, Netflix and Seamless orders, Gwen Stefani hasn’t let a little lost love affect her cool.
Last night Gwen, who is currently the coach of what is most definitely the weakest team on NBC’s The Voice right now, and her fellow coaches Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Pharrell Williams paid a visit to Jimmy Fallon’s house, where they played a rousing game of “Spin the Microphone.” Basically, each coach would spin an actual microphone, and whichever coach it landed on had the option of either singing the song Jimmy Fallon had provided for them, or passing it along to another coach.
First up, Adam Levine (who thankfully has hair on top of his head again) sang a lackluster rendition of the bubblegum pop classic, “Oops…I Did It Again,” followed by Blake’s lively rendition of “YMCA.” However, the night belonged to Gwen, who was picked to sing a duet version of Drake’s mega-hit, “Hotline Bling.”
Unfortunately for her, she was paired with Blake Shelton, who had never heard the song before, so his contributions were limited to intermittently leaning into the microphone and halfheartedly intoning, “Bling.”
Oh well, at least she sounded good.