Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are set to do a repeat performance of “Go Ahead And Break My Heart” at the Billboard Music Awards on May 22.
Fans of the couple are in for a special treat this time, as a source for Hollywood Life revealed that Gwen, 46, and Blake, 39, are planning to kiss on stage during their big performance at the Billboard awards.
It’s still fresh in everyone’s minds how sparks flew between Shelton and Stefani when they performed “Go Ahead And Break My Heart” for the first time on The Voice earlier this month. At the end of the performance, the audience was pleasantly surprised when Shelton pulled the No Doubt singer in for an embrace.
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As expected, that debut performance generated a lot of buzz among fans. Blake and Gwen, who are both veterans of the music business, must have realized that they have to do something different or unexpected to top their The Voice performance, which means that a hug won’t cut it anymore. This time, a kiss between the two is in order.
“They have to mix up the performance since people have seen it on The Voice already. They are planning to kiss on stage to spice things up and get people talking.”
“Go Ahead And Break My Heart” is a track off of Shelton’s 12th studio album, If I’m Honest. Blake recently joked that he started writing the track to “impress” Gwen.
“[I was] just trying to write her a song to get her excited about me. And I sent her the song half-finished and she wrote the other half of the song. So, it’s such a fifty-fifty emotionally invested thing,” he told Extra.
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Blake said that the song is personal for the both him and Gwen, which is not surprising given the fact that they hooked up not long after they broke up with their respective partners, Miranda Lambert and Gavin Rossdale.
Blake’s plan to impress Gwen worked like a charm, as the “Don’t Speak” singer herself attested during an interview with Chelsea Handler on the May 18 episode of the Netflix show Chelsea.
“The story is that he had written this song and sent it to me on my phone. He’s like, ‘I wrote this song.’ And I was like, ‘Whoa, what if I don’t like it? Huge turnoff!’ I listened to it and thought, Oh, my God, I love this. He said, ‘Write the rest of it,'” Stefani said.
“There was a time when I was really insecure about writing,” she added. “There was such a drought of time when I was so insecure. I think when you have a really long year, you start to compete with your own self and get insecure.”
Blake said that he and Gwen had 50/50 input in the writing of “Go Ahead And Break My Heart,” adding that it was one of the best songs he had ever written.
“I know that I don’t co-write that much because I’m very insecure about it, I guess, and [Gwen’s] kind of got her circle of people that she writes with. But for us to reach out to each other as writers, it may never happen again,” he told Entertainment Tonight. “I hesitate to brag on it too much, but I really think that it’s as good of a song as I’ve ever written in my life.”
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