'The Voice': Blake Shelton says working with Adam Levine on 16 seasons 'changed both our lives'
Blake Shelton shared on Twitter that he was 'having a hard time wrapping my head around Adam not being at 'The Voice' anymore. He shared, 'Gonna miss working with that idiot'
Maroon 5 frontman Adam Lavine, who made the reality show 'The Voice' an ultimate fan-favorite, is leaving the popular series after 16 long seasons.
The 'Voice' host Carson Daly announced the news on 'Today' on Friday, May 24, noting that Gwen Stefani will be replacing the 'Girls Like You' singer.
Ever since Adam took to the red seat in 2011 to push a button and turn the chair around when a worthy contestant took to the stage, he ensured that he was not there just as a judge or a mentor. With his hilarious bromance with fellow judge Blake Shelton, he cracked jokes and tried to "steal" every stellar performer to his team. In fact, Adam Levine's moment on 'The Voice' has been meme-worthy to date — who can forget the iconic Shakira imitation?
The audience would roar with laughter with the singer's gimmicks and statements, especially his antics with Shelton, but when he was serious, he was dead serious. Adam notched three victories on the show starting with season 1 itself, and many aspirants wanted to work under his wing and chose him to be their "coach." With such infectious energy on TV and stage, Adam knew how to win.
Host Carson Daly said, "of course many viewers will miss watching his frenemy relationship with Blake Shelton. He'll always be a cherished member of 'The Voice' family, and of course, we wish him nothing but the best."
Shelton took to Twitter to express that he is having a tough time accepting the news. "Having a hard time wrapping my head around Adam not being at 'The Voice' anymore," he wrote. "After 16 seasons that changed both of our lives. I only found out about this yesterday and it hasn’t set in on me yet. Gonna miss working with that idiot." Since the show's beginning, Adam and Shelton have been the constants while all the other coaches have rotated.
The most current lineup includes John Legend and Kelly Clarkson, both of whom are returning for season 17.