With special guests including Kelly Clarkson and Toby Keith, Blake Shelton‘s ACM afterparty and free pop-up concert in Las Vegas Sunday night (Apr. 15) was definitely the place to be. After the awards show — where Shelton was nominated for “best single record of the year” for “I’ll Name The Dogs,” the Voice star sent out a tweet announcing a first come/first serve pop up show at House of Blues Las Vegas, and promised he’d bring along some “friends.”
Among the 11 performers Shelton lined up was longtime girlfriend Gwen Stefani, who wore jeans, white boots and a green jacket and got one of the craziest reactions from the audience when she came out to give a energized rendition of her solo hit “Hollaback Girl” and the No Doubt classic “Hella Good.”
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The latter track from Stefani’s long-running band had been a personal request from Shelton, who came out from backstage to ask for it. Stefani agreed, but only if Shelton would perform it with her. “I’m fine doing it if you do it with me,” she said. After intense crowd pressure, Shelton reluctantly got ready to sing. Red solo cup in hand, Shelton tackled “Hella Good’s” chorus alongside his love and even busted out an impromptu dance.
Both artists recently acknowledged marriage talks were becoming more prevalent in their relationship. “I think about it. I don’t think it’s anytime soon or anything,” Shelton said in an interview with CMT’s Cody Alan. “I think about it all the time,” Stefani recently told Ellen.
Check out the full concert below, with Stefani and Shelton coming in at 1:49:00.