Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams Need to Be Tougher in ‘Voice’ Sneak Peek (Video)

After a four-chair turn on the NBC series, judges use varying recruitment tactics

Last Updated: September 19, 2014 @ 9:37 AM

NBC offered up a cruel tease that established the styles of new coaches on “The Voice” and offered up a cliffhanger with a sneak peek at the upcoming season.

Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani join Blake Shelton and Adam Levine on the panel, and by the time Luke Wade made his way to the stage, the four judges were settled in and ready to fight for the singers they were most passionate about.

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The Wil Wheaton doppelgänger was definitely one of those, earning a quick four-chair turn for his soulful performance, and he only showcased more power as his performance continued. His voice was so strong it lifted Levine to the top of his chair, where he remained to plead his case.

“I wish I could be higher up,” Levine said. He was already ready to declare Wade the winner of the season and said he was having panic attacks thinking about working with him. It was certainly an impassioned approach that earned Wade’s attention.

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The new coaches went for logic, relying on their professional experiences. As Wade had been with a band for 12 years, Stefani leaned on her long tenure with No Doubt.

“The experience I have,” she said, zoning in on him. “I can really project it into you.”

“I know what to do with that voice,” Pharell countered, referencing the acts he’s produced to stardom, including Justin Bieber and Robin Thicke. “That’s all I wanna do is be your amplifier.”

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Shelton did his usual thing, calling back to his three “Voice” victories and poking fun at the other three coaches. His winning tradition on the show, along with his charisma, have certainly served him well thus far. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, and it looks like both Shelton and Levine are looking to continue their winning bromance on the show.

As for which team Wade chose, NBC’s sneak peek ended before we got to find out. They’re not going to give it away. They want you to tune in for the show’s 7th season premiere, a double dip at 8 p.m. ET on Sept. 22-23 on NBC.

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