An end of an era. Blake Shelton announced his departure from The voice after completing her 23rd season on the hit singing competition show. But why is he leaving? Keep scrolling below to find out everything we know.
Gwen Stefani ‘fully’ backs Blake’s decision
an informant informs In contact that the “Nobody But You” artist has the full support of his wife amid his announcement that he will be leaving the long-running competition show, which he has been on since it premiered more than a decade ago.
“Gwen never thought she’d give up her chair in The voicebut she fully supports his decision,” says the source. In contact.
Blake Shelton announces his departure from ‘The Voice’
“I’ve been wrestling with this for a while and have decided it’s time for me to step away from ‘The Voice’ after season 23,” the country music singer wrote in a lengthy Instagram statement Tuesday, Oct. 11. “This show has changed my life in every way for the better and will always feel like home to me. It’s been quite a ride over these 12 years of chair changes and I want to thank everyone at NBC’s ‘The Voice’, to to all the producers, writers, musicians, crew, and caterers, you guys are the best. It takes a lot of work, passion, and adult beverages (Ha!) to put on a live show twice a week.”
He continued: “I have made lifelong bonds with Carson and each of my fellow coaches over the years, including my wife, gwen Stefani!”
“I have to give a big shout out to the singers, the ‘Voices’ that come onto this stage season after season and amaze us with their talent and a special thanks to those who chose me as their coach,” added the Oklahoma native. “Ultimately, it’s about all of you, the fans, watching and supporting these artists, us, the coaches and everyone at ‘The Voice’ chasing their dreams. It wouldn’t happen without you!”
Will Blake Shelton consider returning to ‘The Voice’?
While his days as a judge are over, the “God’s Country” singer says he would return to the show on one condition. “Oh my gosh, I would be honored to mentor Gwen,” Blake said. entertainment tonight after her last show, the December 13, 2022 finale. “Whatever she tells me to do, I’ll do it,” she added.
Why is Blake Shelton leaving ‘The Voice’?
While the “God’s Country” singer’s statement did not elaborate, a source says In contact that although “Blake loves The voice”, is “ready for new adventures”.
“It was a painful decision because he really enjoys meeting and working with new talent, but he says that 12 years and 23 seasons is a long time,” says the source. “He is ready to shake things up. Blake wants to work on other projects, like his new game show with daly carson, but most of all he wants to spend more time with Gwen and the kids. The kids are growing up so fast and he wants to take advantage of this time before everyone heads off to school and on their own adventures.”
The informant also tells In contact that Blake is writing new music and “wants to collaborate with friends and of course his wife” and has “a few projects in the works.” Plus, the source says the Grammy Award nominee is “looking forward to spending more time on his farm.”
Blake revealed that he almost left The voice in 2020, but felt a responsibility to stay with the show amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “I think I was close to calling it quits for the day right when COVID hit,” the “Came Here to Forget” singer told NBC. Today in an interview on February 27, 2023.
“And then because of COVID, I didn’t want to walk away from the show and leave everyone in a bind. I mean, this show changed my life. I’m staying here until the world returns to normal,” the Oklahoma native continued.
“When I entered this program as a coach, I mean, everything in my life was turned upside down,” Blake explained. “And in a good way, you know? This has been amazing, but it’s about time, you know. It’s time for what’s next. A little bit of nothing would be nice.”
When did Blake Shelton join ‘The Voice’?
Blake has been a judge on the singing competition series since it premiered in 2011. Since then, Blake has mentored countless musical artists throughout their journeys on the NBC show and Team Blake has won nine out of 23 seasons. Until now. His season 2 winner was jermaine paulhis season 3 winner was papa casadeehis season 4 winner was Danielle Bradberyhis season 7 winner was Craig Wayne Boydits season 11 winner was sundance headits season 13 winner was Chloe Kohanskiits season 18 winner was todd tilghmanand their season 20 winner was antonio cam. Their season 23 champion was Bryce Leatherwood.
How much is Blake Shelton’s salary on ‘The Voice’?
While it’s unclear how much money Blake made from his previous seasons on The voicehis salary was revealed around the time season 10 aired. According to the envelopethe “Happy Anywhere” singer made about $13 million per season in 2016. Since The voice it aired two seasons a year from 2011 to 2022, meaning that as of 2016 it was earning $26 million a year. Blake may have received a raise since then. The show has since switched to a one-season-per-year cycle in 2022.