Gwen Stefani has been a dependable coach on “The Voice” through the years, sitting on the panel in Seasons 7, 9, 12, 17 and now 19. Even though the rock star has yet to take an artist across the finish line, she’s found happiness in other ways as the girlfriend of “Voice” mainstay Blake Shelton. Now that the Season 19 blind auditions and battles have concluded, can she prevail for the first time on NBC’s reality TV show? Team Gwen’s current group of artists will next get pared down in the knockouts before facing off in the all-important live shows.
Tour our photos below for a closer look at Team Gwen Stefani’s artists for “The Voice” Season 19, which aired in Fall 2020. Also see our galleries for Team Blake Shelton, Team Kelly Clarkson and Team John Legend.
Carter Rubin — TOP 28
Hometown: Shoreham, New York
Resident: Shoreham, New York
Carter Rubin grew up in a musical family and was inspired by his grandfather, a guitarist and backup vocalist for Jay and the Americans. Carter loves singing and playing music, especially with his older brother, Jack, who has autism. They perform together at their family’s autism foundation, which surprises families with trips to amusement parks. Outside of the foundation, Carter also performs in his school’s musicals and various community events.
Chloé Hogan — TOP 28
Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Resident: Nashville, Tennessee
Chloé Hogan’s musical journey started after she received a piano for Christmas one year. She taught herself to play by ear and began singing soon after. Chloé, who enrolled in a magnet high school for chorus and started writing her own songs, now lives in Nashville and attends Belmont University studying music business. Chloé is currently teaching Black Music in America to kids online as a way to give back and empower a new generation of musicians.
Payge Turner — TOP 28
Hometown: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Resident: Seattle, Washington
Payge Turner was born in the Caribbean on the island of Trinidad and Tobago. Her mother was very musical and taught Payge to harmonize with her sisters at a young age. When she was 11, Payge’s parents separated and thought it best for her to move to the U.S. with her father for a better education. Arriving in Kansas in the middle of winter was a major culture shock for Payge, but she joined the choir and theater and focused on music. She went on to get her degree in music theory and vocal performance, and later moved to Seattle to pursue a career as a soul singer. Payge currently teaches voice and keyboard classes at the School of Rock and plays with her band every chance she gets.
Ryan Berg — TOP 28
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Resident: Dallas, Texas
Ryan Berg’s father was a drummer and introduced him to music when Ryan was very young. Through singing in church and performing in theater and choir in school, Ryan felt music was his calling. He was raised in a conservative household and his tight-knit family was rocked when his mother came out as a lesbian when he was 18 years old. Both of his parents have since remarried to the women they were meant to be with, and Ryan now feels lucky to have not just one mom but three. For the past five years, Ryan has been a full-time musician playing gigs both with his band and as a solo artist.
Van Andrew — TOP 28
Hometown: Cooper, Texas
Resident: Nashville, Tennessee
Van Andrew grew up in Texas on a 15-acre farm as one of 10 children. He dreamed of being a cowboy from an early age, but he always had a deep love for music. He started singing in church and taught himself to play guitar. At 19, Van moved to Oklahoma to fulfill his dream of being a cowboy but realized after a year that he was cut out for something more creative. He taught himself to be a graphic designer and landed a job in Seattle as an art director for a coffee chain. He was able to focus more on his music in Seattle, but ultimately decided to move to Nashville for more opportunities. Van is still a full-time graphic designer and continues to write songs and sing, and he comes to “The Voice” in hopes of jumpstarting his music career.
Larriah Jackson — TOP 28 (SAVED BY GWEN IN BATTLES)
Hometown: Sacramento, California
Resident: Sacramento, California
Larriah Jackson grew up as an only child and was raised by her mother with the help of her stepdad and grandmother. She has been singing since she could talk and had her first performance at an art museum when she was just 3 years old. She has now done more than 300 shows to date. Although she’s opened for artists such as Yolanda Adams and Lyfe Jennings, one of her most memorable shows happened last year, when two fans approached her and revealed that they were her half-sisters. Larriah has since learned that she has nine half-siblings from her biological father’s side and has enjoyed getting to meet her newfound family. Larriah is currently a junior in high school and hopes to attend NYU or Juilliard to continue her passion for music.
Joseph Soul — TOP 28 (STOLEN FROM TEAM KELLY)
Hometown: Hana, Hawaii
Resident: Makakilo, Hawaii
Joseph was born with music in his blood and grew up on the islands of Hawaii with the given name Joe-Sol Keoni Ha’aheo Okalani Malaikini. His grandfather was a respected musician and inspired him to learn to play instruments. At 10, Joe got involved in DJ’ing and by 13 was getting booked to DJ for local events. As he got older, he started winning competitions and later traveled the world as DJ Audissey with residencies in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. In 2015, he decided to pursue a career as a soul artist and began performing under the name Joseph Soul. He now plays 300 shows a year and recently got engaged to his fiancée, Nicole.
Liam St. John — ELIMINATED IN BATTLES
Hometown: Spokane, Washington
Resident: Los Angeles, California
Liam St. John was involved with music and theater growing up, but he always focused on sports and education. He excelled in school and was a star football and track & field athlete. He continued to run track while attending Whitworth University, where he got a degree in marketing. He later got his MBA and went on to coach the track team, but he couldn’t shake his love for music. Liam ultimately chose music over his MBA and successful marketing career and doesn’t have any regrets. Liam currently books his own shows and promotes them with his marketing skills. He comes to “The Voice” to make a new name for himself in music.
Tori Miller — ELIMINATED IN BATTLES
Hometown: Siloam Springs, Arkansas
Resident: Phoenix, Arizona
Tori Miller grew up with two loves: music and the rodeo. Her mother was a singer and raised her on bluegrass, which inspired Tori to start performing at a young age. After high school, she was accepted to Liberty University’s ministry team and spent the next four years traveling the U.S. and Canada as a touring musician. Once she graduated, Tori needed a break from music and went back to the rodeo. She won Miss Rodeo Arkansas in 2016, and later the Rising Star Award, where she was featured in Vogue’s issue on the American cowgirl. She spent a few years traveling with rodeos but ultimately decided to get back to music. Tori now lives in Phoenix and is focusing on her songwriting.
Lain Roy — ELIMINATED IN BATTLES
Hometown: Larkspur, Colorado
Resident: Nashville, Tennessee
Lain Roy was born with music in his blood and grew up in a small mountain town in Colorado. His mother, Trixie Terri, was a touring musician and even sang on the ’80s show “You Can Be a Star.” Inspired by his mom’s success, Lain performed for the first time by singing in his high school talent show and ended up winning the competition. After high school, he decided to pursue music on a larger scale, first attending Berklee College of Music and later moving to Nashville to attend Belmont University. Lain is now pursuing music full-time with a degree in music business but finds time to explore the outdoors and bake his famous chocolate chip cookies.