Adam Levine exits 'The Voice' after 16 seasons, Gwen Stefani set to return to the red chair
Adam Levine, who along with Blake Shelton, was one of the staples of the NBC reality show, is leaving his red chair days behind
Adam Levine and Blake Shelton have always been synonymous to NBC's 'The Voice', but now it looks like only one of them will be a constant on the show. The host of the music reality show, Carson Daly, announced the shocking news that Levine is leaving his red chair days behind while delivering the 'Today' show's Pop Start segment.
After revealing that it was the Maroon 5 frontman's decision to leave 'The Voice', he said that the long-time guest "will always be a cherished member of 'The Voice' family, and of course, we wish him nothing but the best."
One would assume Shelton, who had a strong bromance with Levine for 16 seasons would be the saddest by the departure, but there is a silver lining for him, and it is pretty blinding to ignore. Replacing Levine on season 17 of the show will be Shelton's lady love, Gwen Stefani. Stefani, who was a coach on seasons 7, 9 and 12 of the show, was also a part-time advisor on seasons 8 and 10.
It will be quite interesting to see how 'The Voice' will fare without the iconic banter between the beloved judges Shelton and Levine. The official Twitter pages for 'The Voice' and Levine are yet to comment on the news.
But, with just three wins in 16 seasons, Levine probably needs a break from the show, and we can respect that. The NBC show just aired the series finale of season 16 on Tuesday, May 21, where Team John Legend's Maelyn Jarmon was crowned the winner. What makes it pretty admirable is the fact that it is Legend's first season on the show.