The Voice' Recap: Gwen Stefani, Pharrell's 'Candy Cane Sword Fight' End Auditions

Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Adam Levine and Pharrell of The Voice, 2014.
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Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams and Adam Levine photographed by Smallz + Raskind on August 15, 2014 on the Universal Studios Backlot in Los Angeles, California. 

The Voice's blind auditions wrapped on Monday night with the inevitable: a battle between Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams.

While Adam Levine and Blake Shelton usually throw insults across the studio when fighting for a singer, the veteran coaches knew what was coming between the two newbie coaches. "They're gonna nice each other to death," shouted Shelton, while Levine added, "They're gonna fight each other with rainbows and happiness!"

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Williams let Stefani have the floor first, to which Shelton commented, "See? The first handful of cotton candy has been thrown!" And as they patted each other on the back instead of shooting each other down, Levine noted, "It's like watching a candy cane sword fight over here!"

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