Blake Shelton welcomes Camila Cabello to 'The Voice' by muting her microphone

Season 22 of The Voice got off to a quiet start Monday thanks to Blake Shelton welcoming new coach Camila Cabello with a new mute button. While Camila is new to the show, she still has a lot of experience. She was an advisor for Team John Legend last season, and got her start as part of the group Fifth Harmony on The X-Factor, so she wasn't gonna let Blake's shenanigans get to her.

After Blake muted her mic, Camila tried yelling to the contestant, Kate Kalvach, then borrowed the Kalvacht's mic, which Blake also muted. Camila's "bestie" John Legend tried helping her out by letting her talk into his mic, but wouldn't you know it, Blake's mute button seemingly can mute any mic in the studio.

Camila eventually prevailed and finished her plea to Kalvach.

Ultimately, Blake's little tricks may have backfired. The episode ended on a cliffhanger, so we don't know who Kalvach picked as her coach, but while Blake was focused on shenanigans like struggling to bring out a goat, Kalvach was focused on Blake's lack of focus on her. "Blake was my first choice, but he didn't even fight for me," Kalvach said. So we'll find out Tuesday if Blake gets muted by Kalvach.

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CAMILA CABELLO: I like her.

GWEN STEFANI: [INAUDIBLE]

CAMILA CABELLO: I was like, what am I doing, waiting for grandpa.

[BUZZ]

[INAUDIBLE]

[LAUGHTER]

GWEN STEFANI: You really are muting her! That's cute!

- Season 22 of "The Voice" got off to a quiet start Monday thanks to Blake Shelton welcoming new coach Camila Cabello with a new mute button. While Camila is new to the show, she still has a lot of experience. She was an advisor for Team John Legend last season and got her start as part of the group Fifth Harmony on "The X Factor," or as she referred to it--

CAMILA CABELLO: A singing competition show.

- And it didn't take long for Camila to get her hands dirty on "The Voice" by blocking Gwen Stefani.

CAMILA CABELLO: I did my homework. I know how the blocks work. Immediately, my mind went to, oh, Gwen is going to want her. So I blocked her.

BLAKE SHELTON: Who is this person? Get her out of here?

GWEN STEFANI: The new girl on the block blocked me.

- But Blake wasn't going to let that slight against his wife slide by. So he silenced the "Senorita" singer.

[BUZZER]

JOHN LEGEND: What's he doing?

GWEN STEFANI: Oh? How did you do that? Mine doesn't do that.

CAMILA CABELLO: [INAUDIBLE] all the cool things.

BLAKE SHELTON: Can y'all hear her?

- Barely.

JOHN LEGEND: Is her mic on?

BLAKE SHELTON: You can't hear her? I know. Because my mute button really does work, doesn't it?

GWEN STEFANI: Why does yours do that?

BLAKE SHELTON: It's part of my contract.

CAMILA CABELLO: Camila did her best to overcome the muted attack, even getting help from the contestant and her bestie, John Legend, until she finally prevailed.

- Yeah.

CAMILA CABELLO: Nobody can hear me. It's fine. You didn't-- [VOLUME INCREASING] --dissapoint. You thank.

[APPLAUSE]

I'm exhausted.

- While fans loved the back and forth between Camila and Blake, with one person tweeting, "me and my mom laughed so hard when Blake muted Camila in every possible way, lmaooo. This season is going to be so great! Can't wait for tomorrow's episode!" Ultimately, Blake's little tricks may have backfired.

The episode ended "to be continued." But while Blake was focused on shenanigans like struggling to bring out a goat, the contestant was focused on Blake's lack of focus on her.

- Blake was my first choice. But he didn't even fight for me.

BLAKE SHELTON: Hey, I was bringing a goat out here. And the damn thing won't go past the hallway right there.