When Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani took to “The Voice” stage on May 9 for the live debut of their new collaboration, “Go Ahead And Break My Heart,” nearly 10 million people tuned in to see these lovebirds in action.
Would they sound good together?
Would they hold hands?
And please tell us that they would kiss.
It ends up that most of the action did in fact take place before the show even aired. Not only did the pair nail the duet in just two takes before a live studio audience only about an hour before the show was aired nationally, but they also showed a bit more love on the version that wasn’t aired.
“The first time they ran through the song, they were staring at each other the whole time,” said ETOnline.com’s Sophie Schillaci. “At the end, it looked like Blake gave Gwen a little kiss on the head. But that wasn’t the version that they used in the show.”
“The hardest part was not smiling through the whole thing because it was just…umm…we just can’t believe this is happening,” Blake told “Entertainment Tonight” shortly after the show. “When I originally started writing this song, I was just trying to impress Gwen. It’s funny that I am still discovering songs that I didn’t even know that she sang.”