Adam Levine Leaving ‘The Voice,’ Gwen Stefani Joining Season 17
The news broke during the Today show on Friday morning (May 24), just days after Season 16 wrapped.
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Levine won The Voice three times in his 16-year tenure, but did not place a contestant in the finale in Season 16. Shelton has won The Voice more than any other coach, winning a total of six times. He won Season 2 with R&B singer Jermaine Paul before winning with a pair of country singers back-to-back. Cassadee Pope won Season 4, and Danielle Bradbery took home Season 5 for Team Blake.
Most recently, Legend won Season 16 of The Voice with Maelyn Jarmon. Shelton had three contestants going into the finale; Gyth Rigdon came in second, followed by Dexter Roberts in third place and Andrew Sevener in fourth.
Blake Shelton turned to social media to react to Levine's decision, tweeting, "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."
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