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The Voice Bids Farewell to One of its First Coaches and Welcomes Back Gwen Stefani!

Adam Levine sat as a judge and coach for The Voice from season 1 until season 16

He Mentored the First The Voice Champion

It has been sweet sixteen seasons for Coach Adam since The Voice first aired on April 26, 2011, but it’s finally time to bid farewell. Maroon 5’s lead artist Adam Levine was the first coach to win NBC’s reality singing competition series The Voice. He mentored the neo-soul singer Javier Colon until being crowned the first champion of the television series.

Adam Levine was one of the pioneer coaches of the singing contest together with Christina Aguilera, Ceelo Green, and Blake Shelton. They serve as critics for the aspiring musicians who auditioned on the show and guide a whole team that they personally picked.

It’s been six years since coach Adam first sat on the big red chair where all the magic and life-changing experiences started to happen. As he reminisces on the good old days when they first started, Coach Adam uploaded an appreciation post on Instagram to thank Marc Burnett for giving him the opportunity to be part of The Voice family. He expressed his gratitude and said that the show forever remains in his heart.

Gwen Stefani will return on The Voice season 17 to replace coach Adam

Gwen Stefani Returns

Based on the reports, Adam was supposed to stay until seasons 17 and 18, but the plan has changed, and the show confirmed Gwen Stefani as Adam’s replacement for the next season alongside Blake Shelton, John Legend, and Kelly Clarkson. Adam’s departure isn’t a bitter goodbye. In fact, he’s been talking to the producers that he wants to move on from the show for quite some time now for personal reasons.

Why Did Adam Leave The Voice?

There were some rumors spreading that the Reagan Strange issue has something to do with Adam’s exit, although nobody denied nor confirmed the hearsays. Coach Adam was very vocal about disapproving some changes like the Cross Battles.

Hence, the other theory saying that the new format actually triggered him to leave the show. Lastly, fans believe that he really just want to free up his hectic schedule so that he can spend more time with his family. Adam recently supported his wife Behati Prinsloo with her Save the Rhino Trust Namibia project.

No Farewell, Just See You Later!

Adam Levine is married to the Namibian supermodel Behati Prinsloo with two daughters

Whatever Adam’s real reason is, The Voice team made sure that he knows he’s always welcome to return. On the show’s official Twitter account, they said that they respect the singer’s decision and he’s always part of their family. The whole cast will surely miss Coach Adam, but they bid him “see you soon” instead of “goodbye”.

Despite missing an estimated $30 million paycheck for turning down two more seasons with The Voice, Adam surely still has plenty of projects, and the fans are excited to hear more of his music, watch him in the silver screen, and support him in all his other ventures.

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