Blake Shelton



Season 23 of "The Voice" will introduce some new contestants while bidding farewell to its longest-serving coach.

According to a statement released by NBC on Tuesday, the upcoming season will mark Blake Shelton's final appearance on the program. 


Chance the Rapper and former member of One Direction Niall Horan will serve as new coaches.

"I've been wrestling with this for a while and I've decided that it's time for me to step away from 'The Voice,'


In the new season, which will begin in the spring of 2019, Kelly Clarkson will complete the coaching staff.


Shelton stated through the network in a statement.

This program has improved my life in every aspect, and I will always feel at home there.

Shelton praised the "lifelong ties" he has with host Carson Daly and "every single one of my fellow coaches over the years,"

despite the fact that her movements are tracked via a tag on her ankle. She revealed to The New York Times her newfound freedom in Manhattan,