Adam Levine Shares His Reaction to Blake Shelton Leaving 'The Voice' (Exclusive)

The pair coached together on the singing competition show for 16 seasons.

Well, there's at least one person who isn't bummed about Blake Shelton leaving The Voice!

As the country music star prepares to depart the NBC singing competition after the current 23rd season, ET spoke with his favorite frenemy and former fellow coach, Adam Levine, outside the Vanity Fair Oscars party on Sunday night.

When asked about his reaction to Blake leaving the show, Adam could only joke, "It's about time!"

Adam and Blake sat opposite each other in The Voice's spinning coaches' chairs for 16 seasons before the Maroon 5 frontman left the show in 2019. While their banter was unmatched, it's been Kelly Clarkson who has stepped into the role of Blake's good-natured rival in recent seasons.

ET spoke with the season 23 coaches -- Blake, Kelly, and newcomers Chance the Rapper and Niall Horan -- ahead of the premiere, who all shared how excited they were to be on the show for The Cowboy's last go-round.

"I texted him," Kelly shared. "If he was gonna do a last season, I wanted to make sure I was there."

However, the talk show host insisted that she won't be letting nostalgia affect her competitive nature.

"If [Blake] wins, I am very happy for him, because that is super cool to win on the last season and he's literally the show, from its conception," she conceded. "But, like, I'm not, like, rooting for him to win. I'll be happy for him if he does, but I'm obviously trying to win myself."

As for the show's new coaches, Niall and Chance said they were ready to put in the work against the Team Blake dynasty.

"It's been awesome," Chance said of joining the show. "Kelly's very, very sweet, very nice to me. And Blake is... here."

The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. PT/ET on NBC.


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