Looking back. When Voice debuted on NBC in 2011, no one knew what to expect from yet another singing competition show. However, he quickly became successful, s Carson Daly as a host and a group of successful, entertaining coaches ready to find the next superstar.
The beginning of the first season, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green and Adam Levine filled the coaching chairs, each bringing their own different expertise to the table. Although the Maroon 5 frontman was the first to win the first season with singer Javier Colon, the country superstar went on to win the next three seasons in a row with Jermaine Paul, Cassadee Pope and Danielle Bradbury. Each winner was awarded $100,000 and a record deal with Universal Music Group.
Both Aguilera and Green axed the fourth season and were temporarily replaced Shakira and Usher. The original judges returned to their chairs in Season 5 before leaving again in Season 6.
The “Genie in a Bottle” singer made a brief appearance as a part-time counselor in Season 7 before returning as a coach twice more – for Seasons 8 and 10, officially leaving in 2016 and later calling himself an “energy sink” on the show. . her life.
“It became something I didn’t think I signed up for in the first season. … You realize it’s not about the music. It’s about creating good TV moments and massaging the story,” she said said Billboard magazine 2018 “I didn’t get into this business to be a TV show host and get all this [rules]. … Especially as a woman: ‘You can’t wear this, you can’t say that.’ I would find myself on that show desperately trying to express myself through clothes, makeup or hair. That was my only way out.”
Fans were shocked by her confession. Over the years, many other coaches have come and gone, but only one has had a similar impact. At the end of season 16, Levine announced that he would not be returning after a questionable performance with the other judges at the Upfront presentation in New York. At the time, it seemed underpowered, which was noticed by both the press and advertisers.
In a 2019 Instagram post, he hinted that there was no bad blood, adding that he would “be back and say hello very soon.” However, in 2020 he wrote “no thanks” when a fan asked if he would return.
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