‘The Voice’: Blake Shelton Is Worried About Adam Levine Quitting the Show

A few months ago, it was announced that long-time coach Adam Levine would not return to The Voice for the upcoming season. He had decided to quit the show, and his spot has been replaced filled by Gwen Stefani.

The Voice already started filming again. Although things are going swimmingly, as usual, Levine’s absence is definitely felt by Blake Shelton. In fact, Shelton has shared that there is something that worries him about Levine being gone. Read on below to find out what it is.

Why did Adam Levine quit ‘The Voice’?

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Levine announced that he was leaving The Voice in May 2019, but the singer-songwriter reportedly thought about leaving a long time ago. The reason behind his decision to quit the show has never been revealed. However, that has not stopped onlookers from making speculations.

Some fans believe that it could be due to his declining popularity. Since 2018, Levine has rubbed viewers the wrong way with some of the things he did as a coach, such as playing favorites with his own contestants.

Meanwhile, other people believe that the Maroon 5 frontman just got frustrated with how much country music has taken over The Voice. Coaches such as Shelton and Kelly Clarkson favor singers who perform country music and viewers also vote along that line. It wouldn’t be surprising if Levine chose to leave because he could not compete against country music fans.

Why is Blake Shelton worried now that Adam Levine is gone?

Shelton and Levine are known to be “rivals” on The Voice. The two of them were the original coaches on the show, so they competed against the other a lot.

However, that does not mean that Shelton is happy with Levine being gone. In fact, it worries him to see that an original cast member is no longer there.

“I have to say that it worries me not having Adam there, because he’s been there from the beginning,” Shelton said. “It would freak me out if Carson [Daly] left; we were the three that have been there all along, and it’s just odd to be honest with you.”

He also added: “There’s no way around it, it sucks not having Adam there. He’s a major part of that show, and my favorite person to kick in the nuts.”

How does Blake Shelton feel about Gwen Stefani joining ‘The Voice’?

Of course, even though Shelton would like to see Levine on The Voice again, he’s enthusiastic about working with his girlfriend, Gwen Stefani, again. He told PopCulture that, when he found out about Levine’s departure, he tried to work as he quickly as he could to get Stefani on board, though NBC beat him to it.

“By the time I found out what was going on, which was only about 12 hours before the announcement, they had already reached out to Gwen’s camp,” Shelton revealed. 

A source told ET that Shelton and Stefani seem very happy to be working with each other on the set of The Voice. “They laugh so much on set and backstage, and aren’t shy about showing their affection and are better than ever,” the insider said. “The Voice is where they fell in love, so being back on set seems to have stirred up some cute memories.”

Stefani has also revealed that she really loves working with her boyfriend. “Blake’s my best friend, so I get to hang out with him at work,” she shared. “I wanted to come back so bad. I mean, the show is so fun.”