The Voice Season 23 Coaches

The Voice Season 23 Coaches

He’s been there since the beginning but now Blake Shelton is leaving The Voice. After a 12 year ride he said the next season will be his last… that means he will have coached 23 consecutive seasons!

Blake Shelton has decided to take a step back from his coaching duties on The Voice after a 12-year ride.

On Tuesday, the “God’s Country” singer announced that the next season of the singing competition show will be his last — marking 23 consecutive seasons with the show before his exit.

“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. 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. It takes a lot of work, passion, and adult beverages (Ha!) to pull off a live show twice a week.”

Kelly Clarkson will be returning for season 23 along with Chance the Rapper and Once Direction heartthrob Niall Horan.

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