Kelly Clarkson Sparks Fans' Debate as She Speaks out on Adam Levine's 'The Voice' Exit
Kelly Clarkson spoke out about the departure of her co-judge, Adam Levine from "The Voice," and it led to a debate among fans of the show on Twitter.
Adam Levine's sudden departure from the "NBC" singing show "The Voice" took fans of the show by surprise and as they await the new season, they are trying to come to terms with the fact that they will not see the "Maroon 5" lead singer when it returns.
A rare moment of tenderness. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/z6fF7WKuWk— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) May 21, 2019
The country singer wrote that she understood that he has been on the show for years, and wants to step away, but called coming to the studio and not seeing him "Weird."
Clarkson added that starting a show from the ground up is a big deal, and fans of the show while agreeing with that statement, equally have a different view.
The singer's statement sparked a debate as many didn't know what to expect when the show returns. Others felt it was time for the "Girls Like You" singer to move ahead and pursue new endeavors.A Twitter user — @PeicebyPeice_KC — replying to the "American Idol" alum's post wrote,
"You can tell he has been uninterested for a while."
Another follower — Carol Elias — wrote:
"While I truly enjoy the banter between Blake and Adam, I feel that Adam stopped enjoying it a couple of seasons ago…"
She added that she looked forward to seeing the new dynamics on "The Voice" and seeing the singer in his new show "Songland."
The fans and Clarkson are not the only ones shocked by the "Maroon 5" member's departure. Blake Shelton also reacted; he said he was trying to wrap his head around Levine leaving the show that changed "Both their lives" and will miss working with him.
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
The "Wait" singer had a problematic season 16, and by the semi-finals, he had no singer left on his team, and he expressed his displeasure on what he called "A new show I don't understand."
Things appeared to be worse during his performance with his fellow judges at the "NBC" upfront in New York, he looked unhappy and stiff all through, and fast forward to weeks after, he quit the show.
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About 8 years ago, Mark Burnett convinced us to sign up for this show where you sit in a big red chair with your back turned away from the singers on the stage. First thank you must go to Mark. ❤️ We had no idea what we were doing or where it was going. After the first day of shooting, I sat there, stunned. I said to myself “theres some magic here. Something is definitely happening.” It went on to be a life shaping experience that will be close to my heart forever. Thank you NBC for signing me up. I am truly honored to have been a part of something I’ll always cherish for the rest of my life. Thank you to every single coach I ever sat in those chairs with. That is shared experience that is singularly ours. We have that for life. Thank you to everyone who supported this long strange and amazing left turn into a place I never thought I’d go. Thank you Carson Daly for babysitting the musicians and making sure our shoes were tied and we had our lunch boxes. You are the backbone of this thing and we appreciate you more than you know. Audrey, thank you for being perhaps the most patient person in all the free world. 4 musicians all at once is a lot. Sainthood is imminent. Thank you to Paul Mirkovich and the band for their ridiculously hard work and learning more songs than maybe any band ever. 😂 Thank you to the people behind the scenes who do the real work and make this machine hum. To the amazingly talented vocalists who competed on the show and blew my mind on a daily basis. And, BLAKE FUCKIN’ SHELTON. I couldn’t hide my love for you if I tried. Seriously. I tried. Can’t do it. Our friendship is and always will be one for the books. Whatever this whole surreal experience was, Im just happy I got to experience it with you. You’re my brother for life. Kelly and John, take care of the cowboy and I’m sure I’ll be back to say hi very very soon. So much love to you both. And lastly, to all of the loyal voice fans, there’s literally no show without you guys. For me, it was time to move on. Your support has meant EVERYTHING. And Lastly, I’d like to thank my manager Jordan for convincing me to take that meeting. 😊 What an amazing ride. Thank you all so much. ❤️ Adam
He was one of the longest-running judges on the show, and Shelton holds the title alone now. Clarkson and John Legend will return for the new season, and Gwen Stefani will replace Levine.
Season 17 returns in September on "NBC."