Adam Levine is back on The Voice, and we couldn’t be more excited! The pop star and longtime coach will be returning for the season finale of the show’s 23rd season, which also happens to be Blake Shelton’s last season as a coach.
This news has sent waves of excitement through the country music community and for good reason. Shelton and Levine were both coaches in the very first season of The Voice, alongside Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green, and their rivalry spanned a total of 16 seasons before Levine left the show.
Despite their on-camera banter, the two have always been great friends behind the scenes, and Levine even gave Shelton a special shoutout when he announced his departure in May 2019.
“I’ve been wrestling with this for a while and I’ve decided that it’s time for me to step away from ‘The Voice’ after Season 23,” Blake said, according to TODAY. “This show has changed my life in every way for the better and it will always feel like home to me. It’s been a hell of a ride over these 12 years of chair turns and I want to thank everyone at ‘The Voice’ from NBC, every producer, the writers, musicians, crew and catering people, you are the best.”
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) May 8, 2023
Levine and his band, Maroon 5, will be performing their new single, “Middle Ground,” which is set to release on May 19. The Season 23 finale of The Voice will air on NBC on Tuesday, May 23 at 9 p.m. ET, so mark your calendars and get ready to see these talented performers take the stage.
Shelton revealed in October 2022 that this season of The Voice will be his last, after appearing on all 23 seasons of the show since it first premiere in 2011. He has won a record of nine times, including last season, and he famously met his now-wife Gwen Stefani as a coach on the show.
“When I came on as a coach on this show, I mean, everything in my life was turned upside down,” Shelton said. “And in a good way, you know? This has been incredible, but it’s time, you know. It’s time for not even what’s next. A little bit of nothing would be nice.”
As the season comes to a close and we bid farewell to Blake Shelton, we’re thrilled to see Adam Levine return for the finale. We can’t wait to see what he has in store for us and to hear Maroon 5’s new single.
It’s clear that The Voice has made a huge impact on the lives of both coaches, and we’re just grateful for the incredible entertainment and talent they’ve brought to the show over the years.
Here’s to a fantastic finale and many more seasons of great music on The Voice!