“The Voice” has nearly aired all of its pre-taped episodes of this season, so what was supposed to be the live performances is quickly approaching. Obviously, there will not be shows in the same format as usual given the coronavirus pandemic, but the show will go on in some format.
Blake Shelton talked about the prospect of filming the show from remote locations while everyone is under quarantine.
“What’s scary is we’re going to have to do ‘The Voice’ in some fashion like this,” Shelton said while doing a video interview with Jimmy Fallon, via Pop Culture. “Because obviously the live shows are coming up here in just a matter of weeks, and especially in LA we’re not gonna be ready to have events again. It’s gonna be crazy. We’re gonna have to coach like this, it’s just gonna have to work out this way. It’s gonna be nuts.”
He went on to say that he thinks the show’s producers do a have a plan in mind for how to keep “The Voice” going this season.
Shelton also revealed that it’s tricky for him because he’s not the most computer savvy person.
“Gwen’s brother actually set up this computer and this interview and everything for me today because I clearly don’t know how to do this stuff,” he said. “So I think they have a plan and they’re going to tell me when to be at the computer.”
Despite being in quarantine for the past month, Shelton still has a sense of humor about everything.
“Oh my God they do, they go by so fast,” Shelton joked about the days while under quarantine. “A lot of it’s because I black out normally around 5:30 or 6:00.”
Heath officials are urging people to remain in their homes as much as possible and avoid all social gatherings. Additionally, the CDC has issued some tips for helping to avoid contracting the disease.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.