After 16 seasons, Adam Levine will be saying goodbye to NBC’s The Voice. Levine revealed the news on Friday via Instagram.
Gwen Stefani, a coach on seasons 7, 9, and 12 as well as Blake Shelton’s girlfriend, will be taking Levine's place on the 17th season of the show alongside Shelton, John Legend, and Kelly Clarkson.
Levine was part of the original coach lineup when The Voice lanched in 2011. Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, and Cee Lo Green were also part of that lineup. Levine and Shelton have been coaches throughout the show's existence while two of the coaching seats have regularly rotated out to include Alicia Keys, John Legend, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, and Shakira, to name a few.
Over the years, Levine and Shelton's frenemie relationship has been a staple of the show.
Regarding the news, Shelton tweeted, "It hasn’t set in on me yet. Gonna miss working with that idiot."
The 16th season of the show just ended, with soulful singer Maelyn Jarmon winning alongside coach John Legend. Levine departs The Voice having coached three champions.
Check out Levine's Instagram post, as well as some other reactions on social media below.
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About 8 years ago, Mark Burnett convinced us to sign up for this show where you sit in a big red chair with your back turned away from the singers on the stage. First thank you must go to Mark. ❤️ We had no idea what we were doing or where it was going. After the first day of shooting, I sat there, stunned. I said to myself “theres some magic here. Something is definitely happening.” It went on to be a life shaping experience that will be close to my heart forever. Thank you NBC for signing me up. I am truly honored to have been a part of something I’ll always cherish for the rest of my life. Thank you to every single coach I ever sat in those chairs with. That is shared experience that is singularly ours. We have that for life. Thank you to everyone who supported this long strange and amazing left turn into a place I never thought I’d go. Thank you Carson Daly for babysitting the musicians and making sure our shoes were tied and we had our lunch boxes. You are the backbone of this thing and we appreciate you more than you know. Audrey, thank you for being perhaps the most patient person in all the free world. 4 musicians all at once is a lot. Sainthood is imminent. Thank you to Paul Mirkovich and the band for their ridiculously hard work and learning more songs than maybe any band ever. 😂 Thank you to the people behind the scenes who do the real work and make this machine hum. To the amazingly talented vocalists who competed on the show and blew my mind on a daily basis. And, BLAKE FUCKIN’ SHELTON. I couldn’t hide my love for you if I tried. Seriously. I tried. Can’t do it. Our friendship is and always will be one for the books. Whatever this whole surreal experience was, Im just happy I got to experience it with you. You’re my brother for life. Kelly and John, take care of the cowboy and I’m sure I’ll be back to say hi very very soon. So much love to you both. And lastly, to all of the loyal voice fans, there’s literally no show without you guys. For me, it was time to move on. Your support has meant EVERYTHING. And Lastly, I’d like to thank my manager Jordan for convincing me to take that meeting. 😊 What an amazing ride. Thank you all so much. ❤️ Adam
Having a hard time wrapping my head around @adamlevine not being at @NBCTheVoice anymore. After 16 seasons that changed both of ours lives. I only found out about this yesterday and it hasn’t set in on me yet. Gonna miss working with that idiot.— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) May 24, 2019
May 24, 2019
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Article image: Adam Levine in 2013. (karina3094 [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons.)