Christina Aguilera is taking another break from The Voice for Season 9 and BuzzFeed News can exclusively reveal that in her place, Season 7 coach Gwen Stefani will return, joining Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams. The upcoming ninth season will premiere on NBC this fall. Carson Daly will also be back to host.
Levine, Shelton, and Williams were all judges on The Voice’s eighth season, while Stefani served as an advisor for Aguilera’s and Williams’ teams.
Williams is the reigning Voice champion: He earned his first win with contestant Sawyer Fredericks in Season 8. Shelton has had four contestants win. And an artist on Levine’s team has won twice.
3. So, get ready for the return of Gwen Stefani…
“I’m coming back and I’m so excited! I cant believe I get to return to The Voice. It’s so inspiring to be around such incredible talent and music. I’m looking forward to working again with Adam, Blake, and Pharrell. I love those guys,” Stefani said in a statement to BuzzFeed News.
4. Adam Levine…
“I can’t believe we’re already on the ninth season. Time after time, coming back, it honestly feels like the first day of school. It’s become a second family for me and I’m always so excited to come back to it,” Levine said in a statement to BuzzFeed News.
5. Blake Shelton…
“Adam, Gwen, Pharrell and I had a blast together in Season 7 and I’m excited we’re back together again. They are all so talented but I’m pretty damn excited about another winning season for Team Blake,” Shelton said in a statement to BuzzFeed News
7. The Voice Season 9 will premiere in September.
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