Part of the magic of The Voice is seeing the celebrity coaches interact with one another. And this season's experts, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton, all get along pretty well. But that doesn't mean there isn't a little conflict as they compete for artists.
Before the coaches headed back out on stage during , Levine requested some drama in the show, asking for "a little more passion" from Clarkson and Hudson while the two were proclaiming their love for each other's music. Clarkson declined, saying that "girls always get pitted against each other," and a fight wasn't going to happen.
"There’s nothing wrong with being competitive, but nice," she said. However, Clarkson may have gone back on her word once the competition got going, and the results were hilarious.
When singer Kymberli Joye stepped onto the stage to sing Whitney Houston's "Run to You" during the blind auditions, Hudson seemed excited as soon as the song started to play, and she looked over to Clarkson with a warning glance. Seconds after that, Clarkson turned her chair around and pressed her button to "block" Hudson. (This feature was , and it allows a coach to stop another coach from adding a contestant to their team.)
Hudson then turned her chair around, but she was shocked to see that she wouldn't be eligible to be Kymberli's coach due to Clarkson's sly move. She looked over at Clarkson in disbelief, but Clarkson kept on dancing and singing while fellow coach Blake Shelton laughed in the background.
When the song finished, Clarkson explained why she had blocked her fellow coach. "I'm so sorry, I had to block her! I heard Whitney, I went nope!" she said.
"No no no, this was not the agreement," Hudson replied. "I thought we were friends, why would you do this?"
"Because!" Clarkson responded. "I don't want to fight with you on this one."
In the midst of all of this, no one seemed to notice that Shelton had also pressed his button, and the showdown between Hudson and Clarkson turned into yet another battle between Clarkson and Shelton. While Clarkson offered Kymberli a custom jacket if she joined her team, Hudson campaigned for Shelton, jokingly saying that Clarkson can't be trusted. Shelton said he had no jacket to offer, but instead listed his track record of bringing singers of all genres to the finale, telling Kymberli that she was "meant to be" on his team.
In the end, Kymberli chose to join Team Kelly, and Twitter had a field day with all of the fun in-fighting.
Clarkson also reached out to Hudson on Twitter, telling her that she'll "make it up to her somehow."