After a run of 445 episodes, 23 seasons, and 12 years, Blake Shelton is saying goodbye to his role as coach on “The Voice.”
The famed country singer has been a constant presence on the NBC vocal competition show since its inception in 2011. However, Shelton has announced his departure and marked his last taping on the show with an emotional post on his verified Instagram account, describing this moment as “bittersweet.”
In his message, Shelton reflected on the show’s inception, stating that none of them knew what “The Voice” would become. Over the past 12 years, he has created lifelong friendships and memories. One of those friends is, of course, his wife and fellow coach, Gwen Stefani, whom he met on the show in 2014 and married in 2021.
In addition, Shelton wanted to recognize the talented singers he has mentored during his time on “The Voice.” He has had the opportunity to work with some truly talented artists, nine of whom have managed to walk away with wins as part of #TeamBlake. He also noted how rewarding it has been to witness the growth of these artists throughout the program.
Shelton concluded his message by expressing his gratitude to everyone involved in the program: the team, the coaches, the contestants, and the fans. He especially thanked his wife, who has made these years truly great.
Season 23 of “The Voice” came to an end with the exciting second part of the live finale, revealing which team of coaches emerged victorious. NBC has already announced that Reba McEntire will join the coaches panel for the upcoming 24th season, alongside Stefani, John Legend, and Horan.
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