The Voice Season 17 is returning this fall with only one of original four coaches — Blake Shelton.
Season 16 wrapped in May 2019 with Maelyn Jarmon emerging as the winner. With the fall TV season only a month away, fans are excitedly looking forward to the return of the hit singing competition on NBC.
Ahead of the return of The Voice for season 17, here is everything we know.
The Voice shared a sneak peek trailer for Season 17 on August 14.
— The Voice (@NBCTheVoice) August 15, 2019
Host and coaches
The Voice longtime host Carson Daly is returning for Season 17.
The Voice confirmed on May 24 that Adam Levine was leaving after Season 16.
— The Voice (@NBCTheVoice) May 24, 2019
Levine also confirmed the news on Instagram.
Having a hard time wrapping my head around @adamlevine not being at @NBCTheVoice anymore. After 16 seasons that changed both of ours lives. I only found out about this yesterday and it hasn’t set in on me yet. Gonna miss working with that idiot.
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) May 24, 2019
Found out last night about @adamlevine leaving The Voice & while I get that he’s been doing the show 4 a while & wants to step away, it will be weird showing up 4 work & he’s not there ? To start an amazing show from the ground up is a big deal!
— Kelly Clarkson (@kellyclarkson) May 24, 2019
Blake Shelton is now the only one of the original four judges that launched the reality singing completion that will return for The Voice Season 17. The original four coaches were Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, and CeeLo Green.
Shelton is returning in Season 17, with John Legend, and Kelly Clarkson, while Gwen Stefani will return to replace Levine.
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are dating, so Shelton should be happy to have her back.
Levine’s departure came after he was the focus of a controversy involving his contestants Reagan Strange, 14, and DeAndre Nico, 22. Both were up for elimination and were competing for an “instant save.” But Strange could not perform because she fell ill. After Nico’s performance, Levine shocked everyone when he declared that he wanted people to vote for Strange.
Fans have also been speculating that his departure was due to his dissatisfaction with recent changes in rules and format of the show. It was also rumored that he did not like that the fact that the show appears to favors country musicians.
Season 17 format
The change in format in Season 16 in which the knockout rounds were eliminated and cross battles introduced will not be retained. The show will return to the traditional format which includes a knockout round, according to TV Guide.
The Voice Season 17 release date
The Voice Season 17 premieres on NBC on Monday, September 23, at 8 p.m. ET. A second episode will air the next day, Tuesday, September 24. Subsequent episodes will air at the same time schedule on Monday and Tuesday.