Judges were left in tears during Monday night’s live performances on “The Voice.” Contestant Rose Short sang the Foreigner classic ballad “I Want to Know What Love Is,” and Gwen Stefani and Kelly Clarkson both felt all the feelings. Stefani, in particular, was very emotional and had to ask the cameras to cut away.
“I’m not ready. Oh my God, I’m crying,” Stefani said while trying to hide her tears. “That was unbelievable. I’m so in awe of you. I’m so honored to work with you. Cut the cameras!”
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“It was moving, that’s why you’re crying. you are a gift,” Clarkson said. “I don’t care what happens on this show, you are so blessed!”
Viewers at home were just as amazed by Short’s showing. “Wow. Rose Short just took everyone to church, then left that church and took everyone to an even BIGGER church!!!” one said.
“Rose Short taking her time with that opening had me mesmerized. She put some soul and gospel in there with a whole lotta emotion and wonderful unique phrasing. She’s always so amazing. If she don’t Win…,” another wrote.
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“Completely in awe of the depth of emotion Rose Short brings to every performance. She absolutely earned her way into the finale — even though the camera work during her Foreigner cover was less-than-flawless,” another commented.
Got the hood listening to @blakeshelton God’s Country!!!! I love it!!! That’s what music is supposed to do. Bring people together! Whichever version you prefer is fine. The plan is to touch hearts and change minds.🌹
— Rose Short (@IamRoseShort) December 3, 2019
Stefani isn’t a stranger to showing emotion. She talked to Entertainment Tonight recently and got emotional while talking about her boyfriend and fellow “The Voice” judge Blake Shelton.
“Blake saved my life, everybody knows that,” Stefani said. “Like, we’re just having the time of our lives, and we never expected that this late in our lives, so we’re just trying to savor every moment together, and just to be back on The Voice as well — not to change the subject — but working together again has been really fun, and I love being here and I love being with him.”
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