LOS ANGELES –
Blake Shelton, the final of the unique panel of judges on “The Voice,” will depart the megahit U.S. model of the singing competitors present after subsequent season.
“This present has modified my life in each method for the higher and it’ll all the time really feel like dwelling to me,” the nation music star mentioned in a press release Tuesday evening. He mentioned he had been “wrestling with this for some time.”
The subsequent season would be the NBC present’s twenty third and Shelton’s final. When it premiered in 2011, Shelton was joined within the massive crimson chairs by Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green. Celebrity judges like Pharrell, Shakira and Miley Cyrus rotated out and in for subsequent seasons, however Shelton had been the fixed (Levine had the second-longest tenure, with 16 seasons ).
“I’ve to provide an enormous shoutout to the singers — the `Voices,’ who come on this stage season after season and amaze us with their expertise,” Shelton mentioned, including “a particular due to those that selected me to be their coach.”
The present is additionally the place Shelton met his spouse, Gwen Stefani. The pop star and “No Doubt” frontwoman joined the present in 2014 for its seventh season and the pair started courting the following yr, after Shelton divorced Miranda Lambert and Stefani divorced Gavin Rossdale. Shelton and Stefani wed in July 2021.
“i’m so pleased with you and so blessed to have discovered u. your expertise brings pleasure to the hearts of so many individuals and i’m so fortunate to be a part of ur life’s journey,” Stefani commented on Shelton’s Instagram put up asserting his departure.
“The Voice,” hosted by Carson Daly, is within the midst of airing its twenty second season. Both Stefani and Shelton are serving as judges, alongside John Legend — in his seventh season on the present — and Camila Cabello.
The Emmy-winning present additionally introduced Tuesday evening that Stefani, Legend and Cabello will vacate their seats subsequent season, changed by Kelly Clarkson — one other frequent decide — and first-timers Niall Horan and Chance the Rapper.