Blake Shelton is saying goodbye to The Voice after the current 23rd season. His former fellow coach Adam Levine isn’t sad about it.
“It’s about time,” Levine said jokingly to Entertainment Tonight at the Vanity Fair Oscars After-Party on Sunday night (March 12). The musicians’ sat together in The Voice‘s spinning red chairs as coaches for 16 seasons before the Maroon 5 frontman left the show in 2019.
Blake Shelton announced he was leaving The Voice back in October. He said, the show has changed his life in every way for the better and it will always feel like home to him.
In a statement posted to Instagram he said “It’s been a hell of a ride over these 12 years of chair turns and I want to thank everyone at The Voice from NBC, every producer, the writers, musicians, crew and catering people, you are the best. It takes a lot of work, passion, and adult beverages (Ha!) to pull off a live show twice a week.”
As coach on The Voice, Blake Shelton is statistically the best coach in terms of winning seasons. He crowned a champion from his team in nine of the show’s 22 [completed] seasons. Not a bad record.
Shelton, a country superstar, who has been on The Voice since it premiered in 2011, recently sat down with his fellow season 23 coaches Kelly Clarkson, Niall Horan and Chance the Rapper to reflect on why he has decided to leave the show.
Shelton said he was close to calling it a day right when COVID hit and then, because of COVID, he didn’t want to walk away from the show and leave everybody in a bind.
Shelton hasn’t ruled out a return, but he says he’ll only return under one condition: To mentor Team Gwen Stefani. He said he’d be honored to be Gwen’s mentor. Can you say “nepotism?”
The Voice is still huge in the US, and just as huge in other countries. Here are some fun performances from the The Voice worldwide.
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