“The Voice”: Blake Shelton leaves after season 23

After more than a decade on “The voice“, Blake Shelton getting ready to say goodbye. NBC has announced that the next season of the singing competition will be Shelton’s last.

Shelton coached on “The Voice” for all of its 22 seasons. Season 22 is currently airing on NBC, and Season 23, which airs in the spring of 2023, will be its last.

“I’ve been struggling with this for a while and decided it was time for me to step away from ‘The Voice’ after Season 23,” Shelton said in a statement. “This show has changed my life in every way for the better and I will always feel like home.”

In her statement, Shelton thanked viewers and the team behind the show. He hailed longtime host Carson Daly and Gwen Stefani, his wife he met on the show when they were both coaches in 2014.

“It’s been one hell of a ride in these 12 years of chair rotation and I want to thank everyone at NBC’s ‘The Voice,’ every producer, writers, musicians, crew and caterers, you you’re the best,” Shelton said. . “It takes a lot of hard work, passion and adult drinks (Ha!) to put on a live show twice a week. I have formed lifelong bonds with Carson and each of my fellow coaches over the years, including my wife, Gwen Stefani! I must warmly thank the singers – the “Voices” who come on stage season after season and amaze us with their talent and a special thank you to those who chose me to be their coach. Finally, it’s about all of you, the fans, watching and supporting these artists, us the coaches and everyone at ‘The Voice’ chasing their dreams. This wouldn’t happen without you!

Season 23 will introduce new trainers Niall Horan and luck the rapper. Fan-favorite trainer Kelly Clarkson will return in Season 23 after a hiatus.

“I’m thrilled to join ‘The Voice’ as a coach for next season,” said the Grammy-winning rapper and recording artist Chance the Rapper. “I’m excited to help other artists take it to the next level and make the most of this life-changing experience. Get ready for #teamchance.

Horan knows a thing or two about singing competitions. After all, he debuted on “The X Factor,” which kicked off One Direction. In a statement, Horan said: “I’m thrilled to join this season of ‘The Voice’ as a coach. I look forward to meeting and mentoring the next generation of talent as we battle it out with others. teams.

“The Voice” is known for its game of musical chairs on the coaching panel and has seen a wide array of A-listers over the years. Shelton is the only trainer to have been with the show the entire time, since its debut in 2011 with Shelton’s original panel Adam Levine, CeeLo Green and Christina Aguilera. The current season airing on NBC features Shelton, Stefani, John Legend and Camila Cabello. Throughout its run, the show has hosted the likes of Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Nick Jonas, Pharrell Williams, Usher, and Shakira.

In her Variety cover story Last month, Clarkson opened up about her busy schedule and her double duty on “The Voice” and her nationally broadcast talk show, “The Kelly Clarkson Show.” In that interview, she hinted at returning to “The Voice.” Season 23 will mark his ninth as a coach on the show.

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