Blake Shelton stunned followers of “The Voice” by asserting that he can be leaving the singing competitors present after its upcoming twenty third season.
On Oct. 11, the nation music famous person revealed in a press release that the season airing in spring 2023 can be his final.
“I’ve been wrestling with this for some time and I’ve determined that it’s time for me to step away from ‘The Voice’ after Season 23,” he stated. “This present has modified my life in each method for the higher and it’ll all the time really feel like residence to me. It’s been a hell of a trip over these 12 years of chair turns and I wish to thank everybody at ‘The Voice’ from NBC, each producer, the writers, musicians, crew and catering individuals, you’re the finest.”
He joked that it takes loads of “grownup drinks” to efficiently movie two stay reveals per week.
Shelton continued, “ I’ve made lifelong bonds with Carson and each single one my fellow coaches through the years, together with my spouse, Gwen Stefani! I’ve to present an enormous shoutout to the singers — the ‘Voices’ who come on this stage season after season and amaze us with their expertise and a particular due to those that selected me to be their coach.”
On the finish of his announcement, he wrote, “Lastly, it’s about y’all, the followers, who watch and assist these artists, us coaches and everybody at ‘The Voice’ chasing their goals. It wouldn’t occur with out you!”
“The Voice” is at the moment airing its twenty second season with Camila Cabello, John Legend, Stefani and Shelton as coaches.
The “Neon Gentle” singer has been a coach on the sequence because it launched in 2011 with Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Inexperienced because the coaches.
Carson Daly has been beside Shelton all through the whole trip because the present’s host. The press launch confirmed that Daly can even return for Season 23.
For the spring season, Shelton will reunite with Kelly Clarkson, who grew to become a coach in Season 14 and received the latest season with trio Woman Named Tom in December 2021.
The press launch additionally revealed that first-time coaches Likelihood the Rapper and Niall Horan can be becoming a member of Shelton and Clarkson subsequent yr.
All 4 judges teased their involvement by means of cryptic Instagram posts shared on their particular person pages and “The Voice’s” account on Oct. 11.
“I’m excited to be becoming a member of this season of ‘The Voice’ as a coach,” Horan stated in a press release. “I’m trying ahead to assembly and mentoring the brand new crop of expertise whereas we battle it out with the opposite groups!”
Likelihood the Rapper shared Horan’s enthusiasm and stated he was “thrilled” to hitch “The Voice” household.
Since Season One, Shelton has delighted viewers along with his fixed jokes and dedication to his group members. He has received the present eight instances and coached nation artists like Cassadee Pope and Danielle Bradbery. The present additionally helped introduce Shelton’s music to a wider viewers.
Throughout an look on TODAY final month with Shelton, Legend and Cabello, Stefani spoke about returning to the sequence for the primary time since Season 19.
“The Candy Escape” singer stated she felt barely “nervous” rejoining the panel after marrying Shelton final yr.
“I used to be slightly bit nervous about it, really, going again, simply because I hadn’t been there for some time,” she shared. “We’re married now. It does change, you understand what I’m saying?”
She added, “I don’t know why I used to be nervous, however as quickly as I walked off set, it felt very nostalgic, like once I met him after which it simply was, like, straightforward.”
Shelton additionally spoke about being the face of the present for over a decade.
“You realize what? It simply appears like residence at this level,” he stated on the time. “It’s form of simply what I do. It’s so bizarre. After, you understand, this lengthy, there’s been so many instances the place it’s like, ‘You realize what? It’s most likely time to name it a day,’ after which subsequent factor you understand you’re already beginning the subsequent season.”