Adam Levine Breaks Silence On Blake Shelton’s Departure

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The singer Blake Shelton has left the competition show television program “The Voice,” according to Maroon 5 vocalist Adam Levine.

Up until Adam Levine’s departure after season 16, the musicians were a part of the original coaching team for the NBC reality singing competition, along with Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green, according to People magazine. Shakira, Miley Cyrus, Nick Jonas, Usher, and other celebrities joined the coaching staff when Adam Levine left the competition in 2019, leaving Shelton, 46, as the sole original celebrity on the panel. Levine, 43, spoke out for the first time following the announcement outside the Oscar Party, telling Entertainment Tonight, “It is about time!” Blake Shelton declared his departure from the show in October, making the current season his final. According to ‘People,’ Levine made the statement outside the Oscar Party.

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Shelton has appeared on the program for 23 straight seasons and has amassed nine victories since its premiere in 2011. He mentioned his tenure on the popular NBC show in a lengthy Instagram statement announcing his retirement.

Shelton wrote in a statement released in October, as stated by ‘People,’ “I have been grappling with this for a while and I have concluded that it is time for me to move away from The Voice with season 23. This program has improved my life in every aspect, and I will always feel at home there.

“Through the years, I have developed enduring relationships with Carson (Daly) and every one of my fellow coaches, even my wife, Gwen Stefani! I must offer a major shout-out to the singers, the “Voices,” who return to this stage year after year and wow the audience with their skill. I must also express my gratitude to those who picked me as their coach, he continued.

Finally, it is about ‘The Voice’ participants pursuing their ambitions, including you, the viewers who support these artists, the coaches, and everyone else. Without you, that would not happen, he said.