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Adam Levine, Blake Shelton Gush About Gwen Stefani: “She’s an Icon”

Gwen Stefani is the latest woman to join The Voice‘s boys’ club, and Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams couldn’t be happier to welcome her to their pack.

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“Gwen Stefani is an icon,” raves Shelton of The Voice‘s new coach in a sneak preview video touting the NBC show’s Sept. 22 premiere. “The level of brilliance Gwen and Pharrell brought into the game . . . I absolutely did not see this coming.”

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Despite the niceties he’s sharing with his fellow coaches, Shelton tells Us Weekly he’s willing to do battle at all costs to make his team stand out.

Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams and Blake Shelton on The Voice
Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams call Gwen Stefani an “icon” in a preview from The Voice – watch the clip!

“I’ve been a liar from day one. When we sit down there in those blind auditions and spill our guts and make our pitches to get artists on our teams, I’m willing to stoop to any level,” the coach tells Us. “I’m just a scumbag, and I admit it!”

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To get Levine and Williams’ take on Stefani’s debut on the series, watch the video above before the show premieres Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. (EST) on NBC.

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