Kelly Clarkson’s Comeback To The Voice Is Slated For The 2023 Season, And Blake Shelton’s Departure Is Announced

In season 23, new coaches Chance the Rapper and Niall Horan will take over. On The Voice, an era is about to come to an end with the departure of Blake Shelton.

The Emmy-winning musical competition series will return for its 23rd season in the spring of 2023, according to NBC’s announcement on Tuesday, and there will be some significant changes.

In the upcoming season of The Voice, which also sees the return of coaches Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton, Chance the Rapper and Niall Horan will be joining the team as coaches. As for the host, Carson Daly will return.

Goodbye To Twelve Years Of The Voice Show

At the end of the upcoming season, Shelton will say goodbye to his red chair, the network did also reveal. He has been a fixture on the show since its inception, and he has eight victories to his credit. He has also coached 15 artists whose songs have topped the iTunes top songs chart.

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In a statement, Shelton said, “he’s been debating this for a while and concluded that it’s time for him to move away from The Voice after season 23. He stated that “this show has improved his life in every aspect and that he will always feel at home there. Over the past 12 years of chair turns, it’s been a wild ride, and he wants to thank everyone at The Voice from NBC, including all of the producers, writers, musicians, crew, and caterers. They are the best. A live show twice a week requires a lot of effort, enthusiasm, and alcohol (Ha!)

He said, “through the years, he’s developed lifetime friendships with Carson and every single one of his colleague’s coaches, including his wife, Gwen Stefani!

He made a big deal out of the vocalists, the “Voices” that perform on this stage year after year and never cease to astonish us. Thanks to everyone who chose him as their coach for sharing their talent with us. Last but not least, it’s about you, the viewers who support these artists, us coaches, and everyone else at The Voice as they pursue their ambitions. Without the help of everyone, it couldn’t happen!

Previously, Clarkson coached during seasons 14 through 21. Her return follows her victory with the brother-sister team Girl Named Tom in season 21. Carson Daly, who hosts the show, has been on the journey with Shelton the entire time. Daly will return for Season 23 as well, per the press release.

Two new coaches, Chance the Rapper and Niall Horan, will work with Shelton and Clarkson in the forthcoming season, the press announcement states.

With current judges, Camila Cabello, John Legend, Stefani, and Shelton, the blind auditions for season 22 aired on Monday. Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC, the battles begin.