Many fans are looking forward to seeing what The Voice will be like without Adam Levine for the first time. The good news is that Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton will be reunited and competing against each other once again. When will the new season premiere? Here is everything you need to know.
The coaches for Season 17 changed
It was originally announced that Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, John Legend, and Kelly Clarkson will return for the upcoming season. That changed with another announcement that Levine will be leaving and replaced by Gwen Stefani.
Host Carson Daly said Levine will “always be [a] cherished member of The Voice family, and of course, we wish him nothing but the best” on the Today show.
Stefani has also opened up about her feelings about replacing Levine. “To think that [Adam’s] not going to be there is like bittersweet. And plus, like, being between him and Blake, the amount of laughter, I would have to like stop and massage my face, because it would hurt,” she said on The Talk.
“But it’s going to be fun, it’s going to be exciting. I mean, Blake’s my best friend, so I get to hang out with him at work.” Stefani then said, “I wanted to come back so bad. I mean, the show is so fun.”
The cast has since returned to set
It took a while for there to be an announcement of when the next season will premiere. However, it looked like coaches were getting back to work.
Stefani previously shared old pictures of herself on her Instagram story in June. She wrote, “Never would believe I would be on set on Universal lot.” The pop singer eventually posted a picture of herself relaxing on a coach and wrote, “Back at @nbcthevoice today!!!!!! So many amazing memories in this trailer. Life-changing. So grateful to be back. So excited.”
It’s unknown what they did on set, but it was a sign that the new season is coming together. Stefani has also been competitive with Shelton lately.
“I’m glad that she’s already feeling competitive,” the country singer told People. “Of course, I’m not going to let her win. I’m going to have to win, but I’m going to have to do it in a way that she doesn’t feel like I beat her. I don’t know if that’s possible or not because I definitely don’t want to upset her — that’s not going to pay off for me in the long run. This will be her fourth time on the show, so she’s no stranger to it. She knows what she’s doing.”
Season 17 will start on Monday, Sept. 23
The new season is going to start soon. The first episode will air on Monday, Sept. 23 at 8/7c. The second episode will be that Tuesday.
There are still many things unknown about this upcoming season. Season 16 had the controversial change from including knockout rounds. Instead, there were cross battles which led to Team Adam Levine almost getting completely wiped out last season.
It’s also unknown who will be the advisors for that season. Season 16 included Kelsea Ballerini, Khalid, Brooks & Dunn, and Charlie Puth. These details will probably be revealed closer to this season’s premiere date.