Hard to believe The Voice has already been on for 16 seasons, but it’s true.
Every spring and fall, we’ve been charmed by the program where the judges have to judge the contestants on absolutely nothing but their voice.
Here’s a clip of the show that turned singing competitions on their ear.
But now, The Voice is losing one of its key judges: Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, who has served on the panel since the very beginning.
“After 16 seasons, Adam Levine, our beloved coach and friend, has decided to leave ‘The Voice.’ Adam was one of the original coaches that launched the show, winning the competition three times and inspiring many of the artists that he worked so closely with over the years … He’ll always be a cherished member of the ‘Voice’ family and, of course, we wish him nothing but the best.”
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) May 24, 2019
Fans are surprised.
highway 20 ride. seeing where adam levine is leaving the Voice. sad.
— Susan Brown (@OkTykester) May 25, 2019
*adam levine is leaving the voice*
me shook that the voice is still a show on tv: pic.twitter.com/lkzY4U8Zyw
— Asma (@AlrightAsma) May 24, 2019
Them: Adam Levine Quit The Voice!
Me: Wait… The Voice Is Still On? For What? pic.twitter.com/tdK0ymYiId
— Wrestle Bunny ♥️ 3000 (@CandiceTinnon) May 24, 2019
— Ria Esmundo (@ria62577) May 25, 2019
And so are his co-hosts.
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.
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) May 24, 2019
Found out last night about @adamlevine leaving The Voice & while I get that he’s been doing the show 4 a while & wants to step away, it will be weird showing up 4 work & he’s not there 👀 To start an amazing show from the ground up is a big deal!
— Kelly Clarkson (@kellyclarkson) May 24, 2019
Fans are all clear about one thing:
the show will not be the same without Adam.
Oh no 😭😭😭😭😭
— Jade Moontears (@JMoontears) May 24, 2019
Going to miss him won't be the same 😥😥😥😥
— Annette Spor (@spor_annette) May 24, 2019
Sometimes personal journeys have to end for others to begin. Good for him.
— 𝚂𝚑𝚒𝚛𝚕𝚎𝚢 𝚂𝚌𝚑𝚊𝚏𝚏 🌺 (@ShirleySchaff) May 24, 2019
I agree, he was a cool cat. Very inspirational guy.
— Milo R (@milodtowntx) May 24, 2019
— Jennifer V. Aiken 🕊🇺🇸 (@LadyJ5569) May 24, 2019
Gwen Stefani, who coached contestants on the show for a few seasons, will be filling Levine’s empty judge seat.
Levine wrote on Instagram:
“[The Voice] went on to be a life-shaping experience that will be close to my heart forever. Thank you NBC for signing me up. I am truly honored to have been a part of something I’ll always cherish for the rest of my life.”
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About 8 years ago, Mark Burnett convinced us to sign up for this show where you sit in a big red chair with your back turned away from the singers on the stage. First thank you must go to Mark. ❤️ We had no idea what we were doing or where it was going. After the first day of shooting, I sat there, stunned. I said to myself “theres some magic here. Something is definitely happening.” It went on to be a life shaping experience that will be close to my heart forever. Thank you NBC for signing me up. I am truly honored to have been a part of something I’ll always cherish for the rest of my life. Thank you to every single coach I ever sat in those chairs with. That is shared experience that is singularly ours. We have that for life. Thank you to everyone who supported this long strange and amazing left turn into a place I never thought I’d go. Thank you Carson Daly for babysitting the musicians and making sure our shoes were tied and we had our lunch boxes. You are the backbone of this thing and we appreciate you more than you know. Audrey, thank you for being perhaps the most patient person in all the free world. 4 musicians all at once is a lot. Sainthood is imminent. Thank you to Paul Mirkovich and the band for their ridiculously hard work and learning more songs than maybe any band ever. 😂 Thank you to the people behind the scenes who do the real work and make this machine hum. To the amazingly talented vocalists who competed on the show and blew my mind on a daily basis. And, BLAKE FUCKIN’ SHELTON. I couldn’t hide my love for you if I tried. Seriously. I tried. Can’t do it. Our friendship is and always will be one for the books. Whatever this whole surreal experience was, Im just happy I got to experience it with you. You’re my brother for life. Kelly and John, take care of the cowboy and I’m sure I’ll be back to say hi very very soon. So much love to you both. And lastly, to all of the loyal voice fans, there’s literally no show without you guys. For me, it was time to move on. Your support has meant EVERYTHING. And Lastly, I’d like to thank my manager Jordan for convincing me to take that meeting. 😊 What an amazing ride. Thank you all so much. ❤️ Adam
“To all of the loyal Voice fans, there’s literally no show without you guys. For me, it was time to move on. Your support has meant EVERYTHING… What an amazing ride. Thank you all so much.”
bro it’s gonna be so boring without him…now no ones there to argue with you🙄 what a rip off
— Jadah🌻 (@JadahAlise) May 25, 2019
Actual graph showing future ratings of the Voice with no more Adam Levine and Blake Shelton banter pic.twitter.com/tDEZ4vwNtw
— Blake Capazorio (@BlakeCapa) May 24, 2019
I mean I don’t really watch The Voice anymore. But I’d Adam Levine is leaving, is it really going to be worth watching? The Blake/Adam banter was EVERYTHING. pic.twitter.com/Od0o3gnnNU
— Amanda (@amandamimande) May 24, 2019
Teresa May resigns but shows up nowhere on trending. Meanwhile, Adam Levine quits the voice and is #1.
— Jameson Gabriel (@JamesonGabriel6) May 24, 2019
Everyone out here being mean to Adam Levine after he announced he was leaving the voice but honestly where would the show be without Adam and Blake arguing
— Ruby T 🌻🖤🥀 (@Ruby_8123) May 24, 2019
The Voice season 17 will come back in fall 2019, with Blake Shelton as the only remaining original judge.
Goodbye, Adam. We shall miss you.