- After a 12-year journey, Blake Shelton has decided to step up from his training responsibilities on The Voice.
- Following her departure from season 21, Kelly Clarkson will make a comeback, and Chance the Rapper and Niall Horan will introduce themselves as the new mentors on the show.
Blake Shelton has chosen to make a stride back from his training obligations on The Voice following a 12-year ride.
On Tuesday, the “God’s Country” vocalist declared that the following time of the singing rivalry show would be his last — stamping 23 successive seasons with the show before his exit.
“I’ve been grappling with this for some time, and I’ve concluded that it’s the ideal opportunity for me to back away from The Voice after season 23,” the 46-year-old nation star wrote in an Instagram post. “This show has completely changed me all around to improve things, and it will constantly feel like home to me.”
He proceeded, “It’s been an amazing ride over these 12 years of seat turns, and I need to thank everybody at ‘The Voice’ from NBC, each maker, the essayists, performers, group, and providing food individuals, you are awesome. It takes a ton of work, energy, and grown-up refreshments (Ha!) to pull off a live show two times per week.”
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Shelton then pondered the connections he developed on the show — and gave a whoop to the hopefuls.
“I’ve made deep-rooted bonds with Carson and every one of my kindred mentors throughout the long term, including my better half, Gwen Stefani! I need to give an enormous holler to the vocalists – the ‘Voices’ who come on this stage a large number of seasons and stun us with their ability and an exceptional thanks to the people who picked me to be their mentor.”
He finished: “In conclusion, it’s about you all, the fans, who watch and back these specialists, us mentors, and everybody at ‘The Voice’ pursuing their fantasies. It wouldn’t occur without you!”
Shelton started instructing season one close by Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, and CeeLo Green. The Maroon 5 frontman and Shelton instructed together until Levine’s exit on season 16, and different stars have filled the red seats since, including Miley Cyrus, Shakira, Usher, Scratch Jonas, and that’s just the beginning. Throughout his experience on the show, Group Shelton acquired eight successes altogether.
Beside Shelton’s leave, The Voice likewise declared who might be instructing adjacent to him for season 23. Kelly Clarkson will stamp her return in the wake of leaving season 21, while Chance the Rapper and Niall Horan will make their presentation as mentors on the series.
The stars prodded the declaration before in the day by posting a gesture of goodwill emoticon on their Instagram takes care of and labeling one another. They shared their energy for the new season with the news.
“I’m excited to join The Voice as a mentor for the following season,” said the 29-year-old “Sunday Candy” vocalist. “I’m eager to assist different craftsmen with getting to a higher level and capitalize on this groundbreaking experience. Prepare for #teamchance.”
Horan, 29, added, “I’m eager to join this time of The Voice as a mentor. I’m anticipating meeting and tutoring the new harvest of ability while we fight it out with different groups!”
In the interim, the 40-year-old “Since You’ve Been No more” artist said she’s “eager to be back with my Voice family!”
A debut date for season 23 is yet to be declared; however, watch season 22 of The Voice on NBC Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET. with Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Camila Cabello, and John Legend as mentors.