‘The Voice’: Fans Threaten to Stop Watching After Adam Levine Quits

Adam Levine recently announced he would be leaving The Voice after 16 seasons. Fans were surprised and disappointed with the news. Many expressed their feelings on social media. One common response among fans was that they decided to stop watching The Voice. Here’s what some fans had to say.

Fans say the show won’t be the same–and they aren’t going to watch anymore

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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

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After Levine announced he was leaving The Voice, fans took to his Instagram page to share their disappointment. Many said they would no longer watch the show since he won’t the there. “I’m not sure I’ll watch it now, but your decision to leave is respectable,” said one viewer. Another fan agreed, saying the show won’t be the same without him. “Thank you, Adam. You make the show. Won’t watch without you. Just wouldn’t be the same!!” said the fan.

Fans are not happy Adam Levine is gone

Adam Levine | Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for iHeartMedia
Adam Levine | Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for iHeartMedia

Other fans took to The Voice Instagram page to express their displeasure. One fan said Adam Levine is the first person who comes to mind when she thinks of the show. She also referred to Levine as the backbone of the program. In a long Instagram post, she explained why she wouldn’t watch anymore:

Done watching! @adamlevine was the reason I tuned in. When I think of The Voice, his name is the first one that comes to mind. He and @blakeshelton make the show. They are the backbone and also core of the show along with @carsondaly. It will not be the same without him. Goodbye @nbcthevoice.  Let me know if he comes back, then I’ll tune back in.  

Blake Shelton reacts to Adam Levine’s departure

Adam Levine and Blake Shelton | Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo bank
Adam Levine and Blake Shelton | Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo bank

The Voice coach Blake Shelton seemed to have a hard time with the news. He took to Twitter to share his well wishes and to express his sadness about Levine leaving the show. “Having a hard time wrapping my head around @adamlevine not being at @NBCTheVoice anymore. After 16 seasons that changed both of our lives. I only found out about this yesterday and it hasn’t set in on me yet. Gonna miss working with that idiot,” joked Shelton.

Who will replace The Voice’s Adam Levine?

The Voice |  Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
The Voice | Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Gwen Stefani will be back this season to take Levine’s place. John Legend and Kelly Clarkson are also returning to The Voice for season 17. Some fans aren’t thrilled with Adam Levine’s replacement. Many said they don’t like the show when both Blake and Gwen are judging. “I don’t think that Gwen should be on there, seems they could have picked someone that wasn’t connected to Blake, the show ratings will go down now!” said one viewer.

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