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  • Writer's pictureSophie Schillaci

Behind the Scenes of 'The Voice' With Adam Levine and Charlie Puth

I've spent much of the last few years on the set of The Voice -- interviewing the coaches, attending the tapings, catching up with the artists. So it was only fitting that my first shoot back after maternity leave was on the set of this season's battle rounds prep.

I was with Adam Levine and his latest celebrity mentor, Charlie Puth -- who will also contribute to Adam's new NBC series, Songland, when it debuts -- just two days after going back to work in January.

There's not much I can say quite yet about what I saw from the competing artists, but at least one of the pairings will tackle one of Charlie's biggest hits. It was so fun to watch him mentor them through it and talk through his own experience with recording and performing it live.

What made this shoot a full-circle moment for me was the fact that it was the first time I had seen Adam since welcoming baby Everly in August. Almost exactly one year prior, I revealed to Adam and Alicia Keys during an interview that I was expecting my first child. They were both incredibly sweet to offer real advice, which I shared on my Instagram last year.

Later on that season, Adam beamed when I told him that I was having a little girl. "Girls are the best," he said.

As a dad to two little ladies himself, Adam proudly showed off a beaded bracelet from daughter Dusty Rose during our most recent shoot -- with "DADA" spelled out. Heart. Melting.

The Voice returns to NBC Monday, Feb. 25, with Levine, Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend.

Check out the interview below, with more coverage over at

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