Not only did the NBC singing competition expose the country crooner to a primetime audience, but it introduced him to Gwen Stefani — who he serendipitously fell in love with in a budding romance that overshadowed last season’s actual competition.
But it looks like Blake’s lady love won’t be heading back to The Voice anytime soon! The Hollaback Girl singer is preparing to go on tour, and producers are bringing fresh meat Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys on board as coaches for next season.
And since Blake has an album of his own about to drop, the Came Here to Forget singer is reportedly thinking about saying goodbye to his giant rotating red chair!
A source told Radar Online:
“Blake is mulling over the possibility of quitting the show after this next season. He is saying that he loves The Voice because it brought him to Gwen, but that he ultimately wants to focus more on his career and give other artists the opportunity that he has had.”
While this would be pretty disappointing news, we’re not surprised one bit!
Aside from Adam Levine, Blake is the only coach who sat in every season so far — so, it makes sense that he’s ready to move on!
The Voice would be different without Blake, but we’re sure there’s a slew of country stars NBC has lined up waiting to replace the veteran! Sam Hunt anyone!?
Would YOU still watch The Voice if Blake Shelton mosied on out?
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