'The Voice': Blake Shelton Jokes Gwen Stefani Is His 'Most Expensive Hair and Makeup Artist'

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The Voice kicked off the live shows for season 18 on Monday, and things looked a little bit different!

With the country practicing social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic, host Carson Daly emceed the episode from an empty stage -- with no audience -- while contestants performed from home and the coaches checked in remotely: Kelly Clarkson from her ranch in Montana, Blake Shelton from his home in Oklahoma and Nick Jonas and John Legend from their homes in Los Angeles.    

Shelton is, of course, locked down with girlfriend Gwen Stefani and her kids, and he told his fellow coaches that she helped him get camera-ready for their first remote episode.

"I just had the most expensive hair and makeup artist on the planet Earth, Gwen Stefani, fix my hair and makeup for me," he joked. "I hope that I look appropriate for this thing."

"It's nice to be at home, I got to be honest, and I don't hate this part of what's happening," he added. "To be able to work from home, I've never been able to do that."

For his part, Legend said he was looking forward to being able to go to a restaurant on a date night with wife Chrissy Teigen when social distancing restrictions are lifted, while Clarkson said she was grateful to be safe and sound with her family, despite the chaos and uncertain times.

"Being a working parent with three children running around has been challenging, but it's all right," she admitted. "Trying to figure everything out, that's been challenging, but I do love Montana, so, I'm glad that I'm home and I get to work from there."