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The Voice Coaches Spill on “Nerve-Wracking” Live Shows! Plus, Blake Shelton Reflects on his Beauty Pageant Days!

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The competition is heating up!

It's the second week of live performances on The Voice and our contestants are not the only ones who are nervous for millions of viewers tuning in—the coaches are too!  We caught up mentors Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and CeeLo Green at The Voice's season five press conference and they revealed that the live shows can be extremely daunting for everyone involved.

"It's nerve-wracking now when we have to go back in there and it's spontaneous." Aguilera explains, "Like if you flub a word or if you say something off-the-cuff." Maroon Five's frontman adds, "Exactly, they can't edit us."

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Despite the live-show anxiety, Shelton reveals that this is the time when the coaches really start to step up their competitive spirit. "This next week coming up that's when you'll start to see a different side of us because this is when we really start to feel like we're competing against each other," the 37-year-old singer says.

And hold onto your cowboy hats! At the press conference we also learned a hilarious and unexpected secret about the country superstar: He used to compete in beauty pageants. Oh yes, you read that correctly.

Shelton says that his mother loves to reveal this embarrassing secret to absolutely everyone. "I've seen the pictures but I think it was one of those things where I've blocked it out of my memory but people keep bringing it up in public," Miranda Lambert's hubby continues. "I'm sure that mom has a video that she'll sell for a pretty penny."

 

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Take a look at the full video from the press conference above to find out what the judges have to say about f-bombs, boobs, and why The Voice continues to smash all other reality competitions in the ratings.

Don't miss The Voice's second week of live shows tonight at 8 p.m. on NBC and make sure you vote to save your favorite artists in Tuesday's new twist: The "instant save."

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