on your first season as a judge on “The Voice.” Last time we saw you,
you were just about to start. -Yes.
-And are you enjoying it? -I am having too much fun. -Too much fun.
-Too much fun. -That´s great.
-It´s amazing. -Do you have a strategy?
Have you developed a strategy? -[ Sighs ] Yes, I have. But I don´t want
to give it away, ´cause I know Adam and Blake
both are watching. -Yeah.
[ Light laughter ] You think like —
So, now, you think… [ Laughter ] …they´re so —
they´re so set on winning that they´re following
your every move. They´re watching tape on you. They´re saying, “If we can find
out anything” — Yeah. -They might want to watch J-Hud,
you know, ´cause everybody wants to win. And then you cannot forget —
they´re — they are the vets. They´re the bookends
of the show. -Yeah. -So they´re a bit
ahead of the game. And I´m playing catchup. And when I do,
oh, they better look out. -Yeah.
[ Cheers and applause ] Oh, interesting. -[ Chuckles ]
-Interesting. Do you — Did —
Now, is someone like Blake — He´s a very kind person.
-He really is. -He´s been here, so I know he´s desperate to win,
but, also, very kind. Does he gave you any advice
on the coaching side? -Yeah, he told me once that
I didn´t pitch hard enough. He´s like, “You got to —
You got to fight, like, battle.” And I´m, like, one minute,
I think I´m coach– I think I´m pitching, and I think I´m, like,
battling it out. And he´s like, “Jennifer,
you´re not pitching hard enough. You´ve got to go harder.” And I´m like,
“I´m not doing enough?” Because Miley —
she doesn´t stop. -Yeah. -Like, that girl
is a firecracker, y´all. -Yeah.
-Like, she goes on and on. And I´ll say my piece, I´ll say
two cents, and I think I´m done. And Blake is like,
“Jennifer, keep pitching. You´re not pitching
hard enough.” And I´m like…
And she´s still going. -Yeah.
[ Laughter ] Well, that´s very —
I mean, that´s exhausting. Trying to keep up with Miley
must be exhausting. -[ Chuckling ] It is.
-She is — -She can talk!
-She is — -I can talk, too,
but she can really talk. -She can really talk.
She has boundless energy… -Yes. Yes. -…in my experiences
with Miley. You had met her years ago…
Pharrell´s birthday party. -[ Chuckles ] Yes. -By the way, that is where
I want all cool people to meet. [ Cheers and applause ] Like, that — that´s
the best place to meet anyone. -It is,
because Pharrell is cool. -Yeah, he is the coolest.
-Yeah, she was twerking, though. -She was twerking.
-She was twerking. -And how — when you saw
her twerking, was your — Did you think, “Oh,
I should go twerk with her?” Did you think — -I tried it.
-You did? -But that is not for me.
-It didn´t work out? [ Laughter ]
-It did not work out. -Interesting. -I will leave it to Miley.
-Whoa. -But she had it down. She was
on the floor, everything. -Gotcha.
[ Laughter ] How quickly —
-Sorry, Miley. -How quickly into your twerking
did you think, “Oh, this is not for me”? -I gave it up quite fast,
because nothing moved. -Okay. -My knee.
-Your knee moved? -Y´all don´t want me to get up
and try to twerk. I don´t even know what that is. But, no,
it didn´t work out for me. -I think, yeah, if your knee
is the only thing moving, you´re doing it wrong.
-That was the only thing moving. -And I know very — I know
very little about twerking. [ Laughter ] But I know enough
to know that´s not great. Yeah.
[ Laughter ] -I want to see you twerk.
Okay. -Oh, no, you don´t want
to see me twerk. If you see me twerk, I will have
to get my ACL replacement. [ Laughter ] You did something on the show
that I get — I will be honest — you —
you — you threw your shoe. This is a photo of you. Someone was singing.
They finished their song. I believe it was
“Try a Little Tenderness.” Was that the song?
-Yes. -Which is —
was incredibly well sung. And then you threw your shoe,
which — I will be honest — if I was onstage
and a shoe came up… [ Laughter ] …I´d think that was
an unsatisfied customer. -No!
-Okay, interesting. -It is a compliment.
-It is a compliment. -Well, at J-Hud Productions,
it´s a compliment. -Gotcha.
-Come on, now. [ Cheers and applause ] If you move me enough that I remove my shoe
to throw it at you, you have done something
just amazing. -That´s fanta– -Like, it´s equivalent
to a standing ovation. -Interesting.
-Yeah. -Has this been your — Has anyone
ever thrown a shoe at you? -Oh, yes.
-Okay. -I did — I had an audition
for a tour with Barry Manilow, like, I don´t know
how many years ago that was. And I sang a song. And the people who
I was auditioning in front of — they literally threw everything
at me off of the desk. -Wow!
[ Light laughter ] -And I was just standing there
like, “Oh, my God.” It was shoes. It was notebooks.
It was pens and everything. They was like,
“Girl, you better sing!” [ Laughter ]
-That´s great. -So when somebody´s singing
for me… -You get — yeah.
-…you might catch a shoe. And if I could get this boot off
right now… -Yeah, well, that´s —
[ Laughter ] Now, this is interesting, because was noticing your boots
as you came in. It would seem — Now, do you
ever think before a night, “Hey, I might see something
I really like. I should wear shoes
that are easy to get off”? [ Laughter and applause ] [ Cheers and applause ] I mean, I´ll say this. If I — If I — the next time
I go to see you live, I´m just gonna wear Crocs, ´cause I want to get them —
get them off. [ Laughter ]
They´re soft. If I should accidentally hit you
in the head, you´ll be fine. -Maybe I should carry one
in my purse. -[ Laughing ] Yeah, exactly.
Well, that would be great. A purse shoe —
that´s what you need. [ Laughter ]
-A purse shoe. -And then people will say,
“Did Jennifer like you?” And they´ll say,
“Well, she threw a shoe, but it was in her purse.”
-“She threw a shoe.” Right, right.
-Yeah. [ Laughter ]
-But I would bring one. But, no, I don´t,
because it´s — it comes from, like — music is
so moving and powerful to me… -Uh-huh. -…that it literally dictates
my every emotion. And I don´t even know
I threw my shoe at you. -Oh, really? -And if you´re close enough,
you might get hit. But it´s a compliment. -Oh, so you´re like — You, like, have a moment
where you are out of body. -I am out of body.
-Yeah. -Like the time when I threatened
Blake and Adam on the show and I told them,
“Don´t you turn around.” -[ Laughs ]
-Like, that — It was like
an out-of-body experience. Like, “I´m so sorry.
I didn´t mean to hit you. I didn´t mean to threaten you.
I didn´t mean to throw a shoe.” [ Laughter ] But it´s just how
the song moves me, music — Y´all might understand —
the band. -Yeah. Yeah.
-Like, music moves me in a unique, special way.
[ Cheers and applause ] -Well — -But it´s all
out of passion and love. -And I can say,
of the times that I´ve been lucky enough
to see you sing live, there is no one who is as moving
when they sing as you. -Thank you. -And so, it is just such a
pleasure as always to see you.