The Voice season 18 has looked a little different thanks to the ongoing pandemic, but the coaches are rolling with the punches!
ET caught up with Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, Nick Jonas, John Legend and host Carson Daly during a conference call with press following Tuesday's live results show -- during which the Top 9 competitors were whittled down to the Top 5 -- and they opened up about filming from home and their strategies for the final shows.
"Obviously, we'd like to be there in person with them and it's, you know, the whole physical energy of the show is a little different, but at the same time... it's kind of an advantage to the artist to be so comfortable in your home and getting to perform from your house," Clarkson said of the remote live shows, which began after this season's pre-taped Knockout Rounds. "In some respects, it's kind of cool that they, you know, really can get out of their way and really just perform really well... I think that physical energy is missing, obviously, but it's exciting."
"I think the weirdest part is not being able to hug them goodbye after they're sent home, it feels a little empty," Legend agreed. "You wanna be there to comfort them a little bit as well, but I do enjoy seeing them in their home, I do enjoy the fact that they get time in their own creative space to work on the arrangements and work on the songs so they feel really comfortable."
Like the performers, the coaches have each been filming from their homes -- Clarkson from her ranch in Montana, Shelton from his home in Oklahoma and Jonas and Legend from their homes in Los Angeles -- and they explained that they've needed the help of some family members in order to film themselves. Even host Daly has recruited his 11-year-old son, Jackson, to help him produce his segments!
"He's been extra busy," shared Daly, who is also still co-hosting the Today show from his California home. "[Jackson] has been contributing to Nightly News with Lester Holt, on their kids edition YouTube channel, and I'm also shooting The Voice in our pool house. There's a good chunk of NBC broadcasting coming from this house in Pasadena."
"My husband is now a lighting technician and audio-visual technician," Clarkson joked of hubby Brandon Blackstock. "He's a director, and he's also playing cowboy on our ranch. So, he's got his hands full, we both definitely have our hands full, but you know, it's not just this job, it's the [daytime] TV show, it's also making records, it's a lot of new things happening for us... 100 percent none of this would be happening without my partner in crime."
As for Shelton, he's getting hair and makeup done by girlfriend Gwen Stefani, while her brother, who is quarantining with their family in Oklahoma, has been helping film his segments. "If he wasn't here, I'd be screwed," the country singer joked.