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THE VOICE: Adam Levine Departs

May 24, 2019 by  

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THE VOICE — “Blind Auditions” Episode 1604 — Pictured: (l-r) Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

THE VOICE season 17 is going to have a major change: Adam Levine has unexpectedly quit the show. The Maroon 5 frontman had been with the NBC series since its start.

The news comes just a few weeks after season 16’s entire coaching lineup—Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, and Levine—signed on to return for season 17. Former VOICE coach Gwen Stefani will step in for Levine next season.

THE VOICE host/executive producer Carson Daly was the one to break the news on the TODAY SHOW. Watch the announcement below:

Levine previously won the series three times during his run. However, with the show’s new format, his entire season 16 team was knocked out of competition fairly early in the live rounds.

Update (8:24 AM PT): Levine addressed his departure on Instagram, writing he was “truly honored to have been a part of something I’ll always cherish for the rest of my life.” Here’s his full statement:


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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

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One Response to “THE VOICE: Adam Levine Departs”

  1. Kathi Hernandez on May 24th, 2019 11:03 am

    Very upset to hear Adam is leaving the voice and even more disturbing to hear of his replacement. Will not be watching much of this show anymore. Good luck Adam and you will be missed!!! 💋💋💋