The coaches of The Voice aren't afraid to tease one another throughout the competition — in fact, they've mastered it. On Monday night's episode (Oct. 2), John Legend poked fun at the way Niall Horan talks — or rambles — to the contestants.
After the group heard a standout audition from Noah Spencer singing Zach Bryan's "Something in the Orange," Horan, specifically, wanted the 20-year-old singer on his team. Horan praised the young singer, telling him he has one of his "favorite voices." He also asked about the singer's influences and spoke about his admiration for Bryan.
As Horan continued to speak, Legend pulled a bit of a prank on his fellow coach by pressing a button that played the Allman Brothers Band's "Ramblin' Man." The song instantly got the point across — as Gwen Stefani and Reba McEntire laughed.
Gwen Stefani then gave her pitch to Spencer, promising she wouldn't "ramble" like Horan. However, as she continued to talk about his gravelly voice and stellar performance, she couldn't help but notice she was starting to ramble.
"I am rambling now - I think I caught your disease!" she said to Horan.
"It's contagious," added McEntire.
Legend then gifted Stefani with the "Ramblin' Man" joke as well.
When it came time to choose his coach, Spencer said it was the "toughest decision" he's ever had to make. In the end, however, he chose Team Niall. Instead of one of Horan's songs being played over the speakers when the choice was made, Horan and Spencer celebrated to "Ramblin' Man." Horan took to the stage to greet Spencer after the decision and talk to his parents backstage.
"I love Noah's voice," Horan said in a post-segment interview. "He's got a bit of country, he's got a bit of folk/Americana, he can do pop stuff."
The Voice airs on Monday and Tuesday nights at 8PM ET on NBC.
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