Blake Shelton has served as a judge on the television singing competition ‘The Voice’ for the past twelve years. As Shelton stated on social media, the time has come for a change. The upcoming season will be his final with the show.
In a social media statement, Shelton stated, “I’ve been struggling with this for some time, and I’ve decided it’s time for me to leave The Voice after the upcoming season.”
Shelton continued by describing how the show altered his life, how he made lifelong friends and his wife Gwen Stefani, and how he realized how much work it takes to perform two live shows every week.
It’s about you, the fans, who watch and support these artists, our coaches, and everyone at The Voice who are pursuing their goals. It could not occur without your help!”
He did not hint at his future plans, but it was just reported that Shelton will headline Country Jam Colorado in October of 2023. This may imply that fans will see him on the road more often.
In 2011, “The Voice” debuted. In contrast to other reality singing competitions, “The Voice” began with blind auditions, with the judges’ chairs facing away from the contestants. If the judges were pleased with what they heard, they would turn their chair. The contender could choose which judge to work with based on the number of judges who were available. Season 2 (Jermaine Paul), Season 3 (Cassadee Pope), Season 4 (Danielle Bradbery), Season 7 (Craig Wayne Boyd), Season 11 (Sundance Head), Season 13 (Chloe Kohanski), Season 18 (Todd Tilghman), and Season 20 (Chloe Kohanski) are the seasons in which Shelton’s singers have won the competition (Cam Anthony).