'The Voice' Judges React to Adam Levine's Departure
After eight years and 16 seasons on The Voice, one of the original coaches, Adam Levine, is bidding farewell to his big red chair.
"After the first day of shooting, I sat there, stunned," the Maroon 5 frontman wrote in a lengthy social media post on Friday (May 24), thanking everyone on the singing competition for the opportunity to be a part of the show. "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."
Gwen Stefani will replace Levine in the fall. The announcement comes just a few weeks after he retweeted a promo in which he was announced to be returning for another season.
Fellow coaches John Legend, Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton were equally as upset about the news as The Voice fans. They took to social media to share their thoughts, including Shelton admitting that he's "gonna miss working with that idiot."
See below for their reactions.
Having a hard time wrapping my head around @adamlevine not being at @NBCTheVoice anymore. After 16 seasons that changed both of ours lives. I only found out about this yesterday and it hasn’t set in on me yet. Gonna miss working with that idiot.— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) May 24, 2019
We'll miss you, brother https://t.co/woIegAzboM— John Legend (@johnlegend) May 24, 2019
Found out last night about @adamlevine leaving The Voice & while I get that he’s been doing the show 4 a while & wants to step away, it will be weird showing up 4 work & he’s not there -- To start an amazing show from the ground up is a big deal!— Kelly Clarkson (@kellyclarkson) May 24, 2019