‘The Voice’ winners react to Blake Shelton news after shock lineup change

Previous winners of The voice reacted to the news that Blake Shelton leave, following confirmation that the star is stepping down as coach.

The singer, who appeared on the NBC show since its debut in 2011, announced on October 11 that Season 23 of the singing competition, which will air in early 2023, will be its last.

The voice is currently in the middle of its 22nd installment and stars Shelton, Gwen Stefani, john legend and old Fifth Harmony singer Camille Hair as coaches.

Following the shock news from Shelton, Newsweek spoke with several former Team Blake members about the roster change, and more than one described it as “the end of an era.”

Blake Shelton has confirmed he is quitting his coaching role on NBC’s “The Voice.”
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Craig Wayne Boyd, who won The voice Season 7 under the direction of Shelton, told Newsweek“I am forever grateful for the opportunity Blake has given me to learn and enhance my career. His dedication to the artist to come has shown and I am sure he will continue in all that will follow for him.

“I just hope now he has some time to take me hunting with him!”

Todd Tilgman, The voice Winner of season 18, says Newsweek: “I love Blake. His departure from the show is definitely the end of an era, and I’m grateful to have been a part of The voice family while he was there. Work with Blake on The voice was always fun, lots of laughs, but it was also particularly difficult.

“Because we worked together just when COVID shut down the world, a lot of what we did was remote. He really is a stellar guy, and he’s continued to be good to me since the end of my season. I know the show won’t be the same without him but I say good luck, my friend.”

Craig Wayne Boyd
Craig Wayne Boyd, who won season 7 of ‘The Voice,’ pictured at the 99th Annual 6abc Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Parade, November 2018.
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Adam Wakefield, who was a finalist on The voice Season 10 as part of Team Blake also had nothing but praise for his former mentor, saying the hit show “wouldn’t be what it is today without Blake.”

“He’s a genuine dude who’s not afraid to speak his mind. I’m pretty sure that’s what brought a lot of people back to watch each week. Not to mention this guy is hilarious,” did he declare. Newsweek.

Shelton, who plays on The voice with his wifeStefani, announced that he was leaving his coaching role via his instagram story.

He wrote to his 5.6 million followers: “I’ve been struggling with this for a while and decided it was time for me to step away from The voice after next season.

“The show has changed my life in every way for the better and I will always feel like home. It has been one hell of a journey in these 12 years of changing chairs and I want to thank everyone at The voice from NBC, every producer, writers, musicians, crew and caterers, you are the best. It takes a lot of hard work, passion and adult drinks (Ha!) to put on a live show twice a week. I made buds for life with [host] carson [Daly] and every one of my coaching colleagues over the years, including my wife Gwen Stefani!

“I have to warmly thank the singers, the ‘Voices’, who come to this stage season after season and amaze us with their talent and a special thank you to those who chose me to be their coach. Finally, it is about y’all, the fans, who watch and support these artists, us the coaches, and everyone at The Voice chasing our dreams. This wouldn’t happen without you!”

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John Legend, Gwen Stefani, Camila Cabello and Blake Shelton are the current coaches of ‘The Voice’, but there is expected to be a major shake-up next season.
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Following the announcement, further changes were made to the coaching roster as it was confirmed that Legend, Cabello and Stefani will be replaced as coaches for Blake’s final season, currently scheduled for early 2023.

Long time trainer Kelly Clarkson, who did not appear in season 22will be back, while One Direction Niall Horan and luck the rapper join the show for the first time.

The voice confirmed the lineup by posting on his official Instagram account, “See you in 2023 @niallhoran @blakeshelton @kellyclarkson @chancetherapper.”

It hasn’t been confirmed who will take Shelton’s place for season 24, but the star has already spoken about who he would like to replace him. The voice.

In 2017, when asked by Yahoo Entertainment who should take his place if he left, Shelton named David Lee Rothlead singer of Van Halen, as his potential successor.

The voice continues on NBC Mondays and Tuesdays at 8/7c. Episodes are available to stream the next day on Peacock.

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Kelly Clarkson returns to “The Voice” for season 23.

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