Adam Levine won’t be returning for this new season of The Voice. Gwen Stefani is taking his place, but will she feud with Blake Shelton as well? Here is a reason why she might give him a harder time this season.
Blake Shelton and Adam Levine would feud before he quit
The country singer and the band leader met while working on the show and started to have a playful feud. It became a big part of The Voice so it was shocking when Levine announced he quit.
He did make sure to send a message to Shelton in his announcement. Levine wrote in an Instagram caption about his decision:
And, BLAKE F*CKIN’ 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 [sic] just happy I got to experience it with you. You’re my brother for life. Kelly [Clarkson] and John [Legend], take care of the cowboy and I’m sure I’ll be back to say hi very very soon.
Shelton talked about Levine wanting to leave. “I think we all knew, on the inside of the show, that he was ready to make a move,” he told Entertainment Tonight. “For a guy like Adam, who is just — he’s the most ADD person I think I’ve met — for him to have even done it as long as he did without wanting to move on to the next thing, is amazing. But I know he’s happy with his decision.”
The new season promo shows Gwen Stefani and Shelton at odds
Stefani is replacing Levine and it looks like she is ready to compete. The teaser shows her trying to convince a contestant to join her team over Shelton’s team.
“She put our relationship on the line for you!” Shelton told a mysterious singer. John Legend also had something to say about the dilemma. “You’re personally responsible for breaking up one of America’s favorite couples.”
The pop singer has talked about being ready to go up against the other coaches. Shelton welcomes the competition.
They will reportedly be feuding
We already got a peek into how things will go with Shelton and Stefani. However, a source talked about how the couple will interact this season.
“Gwen is feeling pressure to fill very big shoes with Adam Levine leaving The Voice,” a source told Us Weekly. The source also said people should “expect Gwen to spar a bit with Blake.”
That’s not because that’s how they normally act. “Executives have encouraged her to do so,” claimed the insider.
Some may have wondered if there will be a new feud to replace Shelton and Levine. John Legend teased that he might have to step up to the plate.
“[Stefani and Shelton] probably won’t argue as much as he and Adam did…Maybe I’ll have to start arguing with Blake now,” he told E! News. He also talked about Stefani joining the show. “She’ll fit right in,” he told E! News. “We’ll have a lot of fun.”
Of course, Stefani won’t be the only one giving Shelton a hard time this season. Clarkson has been known for giving him a run for his money too. Fans will have to wait and see if this new feud will be as good as Shelton’s relationship with Levine.