Why Is Blake Shelton Leaving The Voice?

It is the tip of an period: Blake Shelton is formally exiting “The Voice.” On Oct. 11, NBC revealed that the present’s subsequent season would be the nation star’s final.

In a press release shared by the community, Shelton wrote that it took him a very long time to resolve to depart. “I have been wrestling with this for some time, and I’ve determined that it is time for me to step away from ‘The Voice’ after Season 23. 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 has been a hell of a experience over these 12 years,” he wrote. Whereas his assertion did not clearly state why he’d determined to depart, it hinted that the quantity of labor the present entails could have influenced the selection. “It takes lots of work, ardour, and grownup drinks (Ha!) to tug off a reside present twice every week,” he continued. “I’ve made lifelong bonds with Carson and each single one my fellow Coaches through the years, together with my spouse Gwen Stefani!” (Shelton met his spouse, Stefani, as coaches on “The Voice” in 2014, and the pair formally tied the knot in 2021).

“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 because of those that selected me to be their Coach,” Shelton continued. “Lastly, it is about y’all, the followers, who watch and assist these Artists, us Coaches, and everybody at ‘The Voice’ who’re chasing their goals. It will not occur with out you!”

Shelton will seem on season 23 alongside three new judges — Probability the Rapper, Niall Horan of One Course fame, and Kelly Clarkson. The brand new coaches every celebrated their positions with statements, with Clarkson telling NBC, “I’m so excited to be again with my ‘Voice’ household! Let’s do that, Workforce Kelly!”

NBC additionally shared a press release from Probability the Rapper that learn, “I am thrilled to hitch The Voice as a Coach for the following season. I am excited to assist different Artists get to the following degree and profit from this life-changing expertise. Prepare for #TeamChance.” In the meantime, Horan instructed the community, “I am excited to be becoming a member of this season of The Voice as a Coach. I am wanting ahead to assembly and mentoring the brand new crop of expertise whereas we battle it out with the opposite groups!”

Shelton was one of many present’s 4 unique coaches when it premiered in 2011, alongside Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Inexperienced, and Adam Levine. Season 23 will air in spring 2023, although an official launch date has not but been introduced.

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